Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Monday night's games in the NBA.
needed overtime to beat the Miami Heat 121-119 at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday night. Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta were leading by seven with 90 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter but
made three free throws in the closing stages to force an extra period and it was Ray Allen 's two free shots which eventually secured the victory for the defending champions. Michael Beasley scored a career-high 26 points as the Lance Stephenson eased to a 103-86 success over the Indiana Pacers . Brooklyn Nets
A triple-double from Stephenson and 26 points from
cruised past the Nets, who struggled to compete after Paul George was ejected from the game due to a flagrant foul on Paul Pierce . George Hill recorded 26 points and eight assists in a 112-99 victory over the Tony Parker at the AT&T Center. Toronto Raptors
The Raptors kept pace with the Spurs for most of the game but the hosts pulled away in the final quarter to record their 10th home win of the season.
posted 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in a tense 111-110 win in overtime against the Kemba Walker . Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks led by 18 at one stage but they wasted the advantage and were dealt a further blow when a possible game-winning three-point effort from
in overtime only produced two points as the officials decided the forward's foot was on the line. Khris Middleton scored 25 points and Josh Smith added 21 as the Brandon Jennings recorded a seventh win in eight away games with a dominant display against the Detroit Pistons . Cleveland Cavaliers
The Pistons took the lead midway through the first quarter and they never looked back on their way to a 115-92 victory.
A 25-point lead for the
was reduced to one in the fourth quarter but New York Knicks 's side held on for a 103-98 win over the Mike Woodson at the Amway Center. Orlando Magic
Despite the victory, the Knicks were dealt a blow when
was forced off the court in the third quarter with a sprained ankle. Carmelo Anthony recorded 29 points and 15 rebounds at the Toyota Center but he couldn't prevent the Dwight Howard from losing 111-104 to the Houston Rockets . Dallas Mavericks moved up to 13th on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 31 points as the Mavericks took full advantage of a Rockets team missing James Harden. Dirk Nowitzki
lost for the 23rd time this season as Utah Jazz inspired the Zach Randolph to a 104-94 win at the FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies
Randolph recorded 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while
also impressed with 17 points in the second half. Jerryd Bayless 's ninth straight double-double helped the David Lee pick up an 89-81 triumph over the Golden State Warriors . Denver Nuggets
The Warriors outscored the Nuggets 25-15 in the final quarter of the game, with
hitting a crucial three-point shot late on against his former team. Andre Iguodala and Gerald Green combined for 39 points in a convincing 117-90 victory for the Miles Plumlee over the Phoenix Suns . Los Angeles Lakers
Plumlee added a career-high 20 rebounds to his impressive statistics as the Lakers once again struggled without Kobe Bryant.
returned to Sacramento with an impressive display to lead his new side, the Tyreke Evans , to a 113-100 success from their meeting with the Kings. New Orleans Pelicans
The former NBA Rookie of the Year also provided 12 assists as the Pelicans ended a run of four defeats in a row by claiming their fifth away win of the season.
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