NBA Scores: Lakers win Steve Nash's return, Rockets destroy Grizzlies

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Nash is back, and the Lakers won a big game in his return against the Warriors.

Lakers 117, Warriors 114 (OT)
A brilliant second quarter sparked by the incorrigible Jarrett Jack helped the Warriors take a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter in Oakland on Saturday night. But per usual, Jodie Meeks was just too clutch for words as he and Kobe Bryant brought L.A. back from the brink to send the game to overtime, where Bryant finished it off. Stephen Curry missed a tying three late and finished with 20. Kobe led all scorers with 34. And how did Steve Nash do his return from injury that seven weeks got him listed as "doubtful"? He had 12 points and nine assists in 41 minutes. (Way to ease him back in, D'Antoni!)

Rockets 121, Grizzlies 96
James Harden dropped 31 points on 9-13 shooting to go with eight assists ... on Tony Allen. His buddy Jeremy Lin went for 15 points, 11 assists and just two turnovers on Mike Conley, all three Memphis frontcourt starters struggled in Houston as the Rockets got the blowout win. Rudy Gay, in particular, was limited: he scored six points on only six shots over 30 minutes.

Hawks 92, Bulls 75
On Friday, the Hawks were blown out by the middling Sixers and the Bulls knocked off the scorching Knicks. So much for all of that! Al Horford led Atlanta with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Chicago shot just 42 percent from the floor. The vaunted Bulls' defense didn't do its job; Atlanta shot nearly 50 percent.

Heat 105, Jazz 89
LeBron James! Thirty points, nine rebounds, seven assists.

Pacers 81, Hornets 75
The Hornets were fantastic ... except in the third, which they lost 24-7. In that quarter, they shot 3-17 with six turnovers and 10 fouls. Yikes.

Nuggets 110, Bobcats 88
Denver shot 51 percent and Charlotte shot 39 percent. Yep.

Pistons 96, Wizards 87
Detroit with the all-important home-and-home sweep of the Wizards. Charlie Villanueva was the unlikely leading scorer for the Pistons with 19.

Cavaliers 94, Bucks 82
Monta Ellis had 15 made field goals. The rest of the Bucks had 16. Ellis had an effective field goal percentage .592. The rest of the Bucks: .327.

Blazers 96, Suns 93
Portland wrapped a 6-1 homestand to crawl over .500 at 13-12. Damian Lillard was not only the top scorer with 25, but hit a critical j in the final minute. R.O.Y.!

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