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SPURS 122, CAVALIERS 101

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CLEVELAND • Danny Green scored 24 points and San Antonio turned to its 3-point shooting to shake off a sluggish start in a victory over Cleveland.

Kawhi Leonard added 18 points, and Patty Mills and Boris Diaw had 16 apiece as the Spurs won their fourth straight. They did it with stars Tim Duncan and Tony Parker combining for just 14 points.

San Antonio, chasing Oklahoma City for the best record in the Western Conference, made 14 of 33 3-pointers. The Spurs trailed by 12 early in the second before making six straight 3s.

Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters scored 24 each for the Cavs, who have lost nine straight to the Spurs. Spencer Hawes added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland.

CLIPPERS 104, SUNS 96

PHOENIX • Matt Barnes scored 18 of his season-high 28 points in the third quarter and Los Angeles beat Phoenix for its fifth victory in a row.

Barnes made 12 of his first 13 shots, scoring 16 points in the first 5:09 of the third quarter. Blake Griffin added 22 points and Darren Collison had 18 for Los Angeles.


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DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and 17 rebounds and blocked Goran Dragic’s layup try with the Suns still in it with 41 seconds to go.

P.J. Tucker scored 18 and Gerald Green 17 on 6-of-19 shooting for the Suns, who played without center Miles Plumlee (right knee sprain). They also lost guard Leandro Barbosa to a broken left hand in the first half.

PELICANS 132, LAKERS 125

LOS ANGELES • Anthony Davis had 28 points and 15 rebounds, Eric Gordon also scored 28 and New Orleans beat Los Angeles to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Brian Roberts scored 10 of his 19 points for New Orleans during a 1½-minute span in the fourth quarter. Tyreke Evans had 24 points and 11 assists, helping the Pelicans salvage the finale of a five-game road trip.

The win ended a string of nine straight road losses to the Lakers and was only the third for New Orleans in the last 18 meetings overall.

Pau Gasol had 29 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who were attempting to match their longest winning streak of the season at three. The loss was their 27th in 35 games and dropped them back into sole possession of last place in the Western Conference.



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