Lin tallies triple-double in Rockets' win
Rockets 106, Cavaliers 92
Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin recorded his first career triple-double and provided the burst needed for a critical third-quarter run that pushed Houston to a 106-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Lin finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and served as the catalyst after the Rockets (32-17) surrendered the opening 11 points of the second half.
Lin emerged from the bench and sparked a 13-3 run that enabled Houston to suppress the Cavaliers for good.
Grizzlies 99, Bucks 90
Memphis gave rookie Nick Calathes the first NBA start of his career and he rewarded the Grizzlies with career highs in points (22), made three-pointers (four) and rebounds (five) in a 99-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
It was a sixth successive win and 11th in their last 12 games for Memphis, who got another double-double from power forward Zach Randolph (23 points, 10 rebounds).
Milwaukee (8-39) lost their sixth in a row and are now 1-15 in 2014.
Suns 105, Bobcats 95
Phoenix guard Goran Dragic Dragic scored 15 of the Suns' first 23 points in their 105-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
He finished with 25 points on 10-for-10 shooting from the field.