Three of the league's worst teams -- the Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers -- all picked up wins Saturday, including buzzer-beating game-winning shots for both the Bobcats and Cavs.
Cleveland (13-32) picked up its third straight win by beating Toronto 99-98 on a three-pointer from Kyrie Irving with 0.7 seconds remaining in the game. Irving scored 32 points with five assists and four rebounds. It was his third consecutive game scoring 30 or more points. He had 40 points against Boston and 35 points agains Milwaukee earlier in the week. Amir Johnson led Toronto (16-28) with 18 points and 12 rebounds and Alan Anderson scored 17 points off the bench.
Gerald Henderson also hit a game-winning three on Saturday, knocking down his shot for the Charlotte Bobcats (11-32) with 4.6 seconds remaining to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves (17-24) 102-101. Henderson finished with 15 points. Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and Ramon Sessions and Ben Gordon combined for 41 points off the bench. Luke Ridnour led Minnesota with 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
The Wizards (11-31) were the third bottom-feeder to pick up a win Saturday, upsetting the Chicago Bulls (26-17) 86-73. Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 16 rebounds, Nene scored 16 points and John Wall had 15 points and seven assists for Washington. Nate Robinson was the only Bull in double figures, scoring 19 points off the bench.
Jrue Holiday scored 35 points and Evan Turner and Nick Young scored 20 points each for Philadelphia (18-25). Carmelo Anthony scored 25 for the Knicks (26-15) but shot just 9-28 and Amar'e Stoudemire had 20 points off the bench.
James Harden scored 29 points and Omer Asik had 20 points and 16 rebounds for Houston (24-22). Deron Williams led the Nets (26-18) with 27 points and 11 assists.
Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings scored 20 points, and Larry Sanders (16 points and 11 rebounds) and Ersan Ilyasova (18 points, 12 rebounds) each had double-doubles for the Bucks (23-19). Stephen Curry led the Warriors (26-17) with 26 points and seven assists.
Tony Parker had 31 points and seven assists and Manu Ginobili scored 20 points off the bench for the Spurs (36-11). Jared Dudley scored 23 points to lead the Suns (15-29).
Ty Lawson had 26 points and six assists and Andre Iguodala scored 20 points to lead six Nuggets (27-18) in double figures. Aaron Brooks led the Kings (16-29) with 16 points.
Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap combined for 46 points to lead the Jazz (24-20). David West scored 24 points, Paul George had 23 and George Hill scored 22 points for the Pacers (26-18).
Nicolas Batum had a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists and Damian Lillard scored 20 points for the Blazers (22-21). Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 24 points and Jamal Crawford scored 19 points off the bench.