James Harden scored 21 points and Trevor Ariza and Jason Terry added 16 each to help the shorthanded Houston Rockets cruise to a 105-96 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
The Grizzlies (15-3) had won five in a row, and their two previous losses this season had been by a combined five points.
Memphis jumped out to an 8-0 lead in this one but couldn't do much after that. Houston didn't trail after the first quarter.
Nets 95, Spurs 93 - Mirza Teletovic had a season-high 26 points and a career-best 15 rebounds starting in place of Kevin Garnett, and host Brooklyn snapped San Antonio's eight-game winning streak with an overtime victory.
Wizards 111, Lakers 95 - Bradley Beal scored 27 points, John Wall had 17 points and 15 assists, and Washington beat Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles.
Scott wants Kobe around
Lakers coach Byron Scott wants Kobe Bryant to keep playing - and he's willing to do whatever it takes to keep the star on the court.
Throughout a miserable 5-14 start to the season, Bryant has been a bright spot. He's leading the NBA in scoring with a 26.0 average in nearly 36 minutes per game.
"The one thing I've got to do is look at his minutes and make sure I don't go overboard," Scott said before Wednesday's loss.
The 16-time all-star played 33 minutes Tuesday night in a win at Detroit, and said afterward he was tired. Scott said Bryant can set his own schedule - for practice.
Cousins out of hospital
Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was released from the hospital after being treated for a viral infection that will keep him sidelined through the weekend.
Cousins missed the Kings' last three games - all losses - with the illness. The team said Wednesday that Cousins will not be in uniform when Sacramento hosts Indiana on Friday and Orlando on Saturday.
The Kings said Cousins is improving daily and he is expected to make a full recovery and rejoin the team next week.
Cousins is averaging career highs of 23.5 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks.