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Walker on form for Bobcats

Kemba Walker poured in 31 points as the Charlotte Bobcats snapped the Memphis Grizzlies' four-game winning streak with a 92-89 victory.

The Bobcats - 4-0 since the All-Star break - prevailed thanks to four free throws from Walker in the closing seconds and despite Al Jefferson shooting 2-of-13 and tying a season low in managing just six points.

Elsewhere, Atlanta ended an eight-game skid with a 107-98 success against the New York Knicks, Mike Scott scoring 30 points and Jeff Teague 28 for the Hawks to ensure Carmelo Anthony finished on the losing side despite contributing 35 points.

Kevin Love first career triple-double - 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists - helped Minnesota crush Utah 121-104, earning the Timberwolves a third straight win and condemning the Jazz to a third consecutive loss.

Jermaine O'Neal's 23-point haul also gave the Golden State Warriors their third victory in a row as they toppled the Brooklyn Nets 93-86.

Nene's season-high 30 points, including the game-winning dunk with 0.3 seconds left, saw the Washington Wizards edge New Orleans 94-93 - their fifth straight success against the Pelicans.

Dallas toppled the Dallas Mavericks 113-102, Dirk Nowitzki leading the Mavericks with 24 points.

Paul George's 32 points spurred the Indiana Pacers to a 110-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks and the Sacramento Kings overcame the Boston Celtics 105-98.