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Los Angeles Clippers's DeAndre Jordan, center, gets a rebound against Cleveland Cavaliers's Matthew Dellavedova, left, and Spencer Hawes during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 102-80. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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First Published Mar 17 2014 09:42 am • Last Updated Mar 17 2014 11:20 pm

CLIPPERS 25, CAVALIERS 80

LOS ANGELES • Blake Griffin had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists on his 25th birthday, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-80 Sunday night for their 11th consecutive victory.

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Chris Paul had 15 assists and scored 11 of his 16 points in the final 6:04 for the Clippers, who haven’t lost since Feb. 21.

Los Angeles matched the longest winning streak in the NBA this season, equaling 11-game runs in November by Portland and San Antonio.

Luol Deng scored 23 points and Dion Waiters had 15 for the Cavaliers, who lost Kyrie Irving in the first quarter to a left biceps injury. Cleveland had won on its first two stops of a three-game West Coast road trip, but never led against the Clippers.

Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 14 points on his 23rd birthday as Los Angeles matched the 1974-75 Buffalo Braves for the second-longest winning streak in franchise history.

HEAT 113, ROCKETS 104

MIAMI • Ray Allen scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 24 and Miami stopped its worst skid in three years.

Chris Bosh added 18 points for the Heat, who won for just the second time in their last seven games. They were down 97-92 following a 3-pointer by James Harden midway through the fourth, then finished the game on a 21-7 run.


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Allen had 11 points during that late stretch, including a 3-pointer that allowed him to pass Allen Iverson for 21st on the NBA’s scoring list.

Harden finished with 30 points for Houston, which got 21 points and 14 rebounds from Dwight Howard. Patrick Beverley added 15 points and Terrence Jones scored 12 for the Rockets, who’ve dropped three straight.

PELICANS 121, CELTICS 120, OT

NEW ORLEANS • Anthony Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds for New Orleans, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in overtime.

Tyreke Evans added 26 points and Gordon had 19 for the Pelicans, who had lost two consecutive games. Gordon’s foul shots with 9.4 seconds remaining gave the Pelicans a 121-117 lead.

Davis did not score in overtime but controlled the middle by grabbing six rebounds. He became the first player in franchise history to have at least 40 points and 20 rebounds in the same game.

Jeff Green scored 39 points, including three big free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation, but Boston lost its fourth consecutive game. Kris Humphries had 16 points, including a long jumper to send the game into overtime.

WARRIORS 113, TRAIL BLAZERS 112

PORTLAND, Ore. • Stephen Curry scored 28 of his 37 points in the second half and Klay Thompson made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds remaining, leading Golden State to the win.

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