Trevor Ariza scores 40 as Wizards top 76ers

Washington 122, at Philadelphia 103: Trevor Ariza made eight three-pointers and scored a career-high 40 points to help the Washington Wizards win their sixth straight game, 122-103 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Ariza made all six three-point attempts in the first quarter for 24 points and finished 14 for 23 from the floor overall.

The 76ers lost their 13th straight game on the night they retired Allen Iverson's No. 3. Iverson had his number sent to the rafters, fit between Maurice Cheeks' No. 10 and Charles Barkley's No. 34.

The 76ers had a rare sellout of 20,856 for Iverson's triumphant homecoming. The fans, though, saw the same old 76ers.

Ariza had plenty of help for a Wizards team making a run in the Eastern Conference. John Wall had 17 points and 16 assists, and Marcin Gortat had 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Indiana 102, at Boston 97: Paul George scored 10 of Indiana's last 12 points and the Pacers beat the Celtics. The team with the best record in the NBA had trouble with the Celtics, who have the fourth-worst record in the East.

at Memphis 110, Cleveland 96: Zach Randolph had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Grizzlies used a big second half to defeat the Cavaliers.

at Houston 118, Detroit 110: Terrence Jones had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Rockets opened a big early lead and beat the Pistons for their third win in four games.

at Miami 112, Orlando 98: LeBron James' switch to a clear mask didn't hinder his shooting eye, and he had 20 points to help the Heat earn its seventh consecutive victory by beating the Magic.

Brooklyn 107, at Milwaukee 98: Marcus Thornton scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Nets to a victory over the Bucks.

Minnesota 108, at Sacramento 97: Kevin Martin scored 26 points, Kevin Love had 22 and the Timberwolves reached .500 with a win over the Kings. It was the second straight win for the Timberwolves.

at Portland 102, Denver 96: Robin Lopez scored 18 points, LaMarcus Aldridge returned from an injury to add 16, and the Trail Blazers beat the Nuggets to sweep the series for the first time in 15 years.

at Clippers 108, New Orleans 76

— Associated Press

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