John Wall scored 29 points and the Wizards became the latest team to rally past the Pistons in the fourth quarter, beating Detroit, 106-99, on Monday night in the Motor City.

Washington trailed by 87-78 before starting the final period with a 17-4 run. The Pistons never went back ahead.

It was another frustrating loss for Detroit, outscored by 28-12 in the fourth quarter. The Pistons also have blown comfortable fourth-quarter leads at home against Portland and Charlotte recently.

The Wizards (14-14) are at .500 after 28 games for the first time since finishing the 2007-08 season 43-39.

Miami 97, Denver 94 - LeBron James returned from a groin injury to score 26 points on his birthday, and the Heat beat the Nuggets in Denver. Heat star Dwyane Wade sat out the second half with an unspecified injury. James, who turned 29, injured his groin Friday during the Heat's loss at Sacramento.

Dallas 100, Minneapolis 98 - Shawn Marion scored 32 points and hit two huge three-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Mavericks withstand a furious second-half charge from the Timberwolves. Dirk Nowitzki had 16 points for the Mavericks, who led by 19 late in the first half before the Wolves came back.

New Orleans 110, Portland, 108 - In New Orleans, Chester native Tyreke Evans hit a pull-up jumper from 17 feet with 1.2 seconds left and the Pelicans beat the Trail Blazers. Ex-76er Jrue Holiday scored 15 of his season-high 31 points in the fourth quarter and tied a season high with 13 assists for the Pelicans.

Parker: Sorry for salute

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker apologized for a newly surfaced photograph that shows him making the same gesture with anti-Semitic connotations that French soccer star Nicolas Anelka displayed while celebrating a goal this weekend, creating an uproar in their home country.

The photograph shows Parker and a French comedian making a gesture known in France as a "quenelle," which critics describe as an inverted Nazi salute. Parker said in a statement released through the Spurs that the photograph was taken three years ago.

Wade bloodline grows

Dwyane Wade acknowledged that he fathered a son while separated last year from his fiancee, actress Gabrielle Union. Wade proposed to Union on Dec. 21, and news of Wade's son was reported Monday morning. Wade said any "We have a blessing to the bloodline, to the Wade bloodline," he said. - Associated Press