Highlights of Saturday’s NBA games

(The Sports Exchange) – Highlights of Saturday’s National Basketball Association games.

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Cavaliers 97, Bulls 93

Center Andrew Bynum had 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks as the Cleveland Cavaliers posted a home victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Big-man Bynum, who missed the 2012-13 campaign with knee issues, showed flashes of his best form as he recorded his first double-double of the season and helped the Cavs end a five-game losing skid and improve to 5-12 for the season.

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Rockets 112, Spurs 106

The Houston Rockets survived a spirited comeback by the San Antonio Spurs to hand their Texas rival their first home loss of the season.

Guard James Harden scored a game-high 31 points for the Rockets, who led by 23 points in the second quarter.

The Spurs opened the second half with much more intensity and closed out the third quarter with a 20-8 run, briefly cutting the lead to a single point.

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Timberwolves 112, Mavericks 106

Shooting guard Kevin Martin finished with a game-high 27 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a three-game losing skid by picking up a rare road victory.

The Dallas Mavericks lost for only the second time at home this season, but it was their second consecutive defeat after blowing a 17-point lead at Atlanta on Friday.

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Nets 97, Grizzlies 88

Guard Joe Johnson scored a game-high 26 points as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies for just their second win in their last nine games.

Memphis never had a second-half lead but pulled within one-point early in the final quarter, before fading to drop their fourth straight home game.

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Wizards 108, Hawks 101

Point guard John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, swingman Trevor Ariza scored 24 and the Washington Wizards survived a chaotic second half to beat the Atlanta Hawks.

Washington never trailed during the final three quarters, led by 18 points in the second half, and made 12 three-pointers to fend off multiple Atlanta rallies.

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