(THE SPORTS XCHANGE) - LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 23 points and Kawhi Leonard added 19 as San Antonio Spurs finally found a way to beat Memphis 97-90.
With Memphis within 92-87 in the final 30 seconds, the Spurs' Tony Parker hit a ringing three-pointer with the shot clock winding down to give San Antonio a final bit of breathing room.
The win was the third straight for the Spurs but just the first in three games this season against Memphis, a team which always gives San Antonio fits.
Brook Lopez scored 12 of his 19 points in the third quarter as Brooklyn rallied from an early 15-point deficit and pulled away for a 126-98 rout of Phoenix. Lopez saw his string of 20-plus-point games end at six as he sat out the fourth quarter.
His showing helped the Nets win consecutive games for the first time since home wins over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers on March 24 and March 26, 2016.
Reserve KJ McDaniels added a season-high 16 points and Jeremy Lin added 13 after sitting out of Tuesday's win over the Detroit Pistons with a sprained right ankle.
Trevor Booker contributed 14 while Quincy Acy chipped in 12 and the Nets received a season-high 81 points from their reserves.
DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, and the Raptors rallied from an early 15-point deficit to defeat the Heat 101-84.
DeRozan shot 14-of-25 from the field and made 12 of 13 free throws as Toronto won its fourth straight game.
In one first-quarter stretch, DeRozan scored 14 consecutive points for a Raptors line-up still without starting point guard Kyle Lowry, who remains sidelined because of an injury to his right wrist.
Miami got 16 points and 14 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside.
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 50 points as Portland swept past New York 110-95 at Moda Center.
Lillard scored 30 points and McCollum added 20 for the Trail Blazers, who won for the ninth time in 12 outings.
Jusuf Nurkic contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds for Portland.
Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 points and Courtney Lee chipped in 16 for the Knicks, who have lost seven of their last eight contests.