Parker spurs San Antonio past Chicago


(The Sports Xchange) – Stephen Curry had a quiet day but his Golden State team mates stepped up to guide the Warriors to a 106-98 win over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers.

Draymond Green had 23 points, and Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston contributed 21 apiece as the Warriors (49-12) notched their 27th win in 29 home games this season.

Curry was held to 12 points and four assists in a matchup with fellow All-Star guard Chris Paul, who recorded a 14-point, 11-assist double-double for the Clippers (40-23).


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Spurs 116, Bulls 105

Tony Parker scored a season-best 32 points, helping the San Antonio Spurs defeat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 116-105 for their fifth straight win.

Parker, who has missed more than a dozen games over the past three months due to a hamstring problem, scored 15 straight for the Spurs (39-23) in the third quarter, converting seven of nine shots. He hit 13 of 19 for the game.

Spurs forward Tim Duncan failed to score from the field for the first time in his long career.


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Jazz 95, Nets 88

Gordon Hayward scored 24 points and the Utah Jazz continued their recent surge with a 95-88 road victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Former Nets forward Derrick Favors added 22 and eight rebounds as the Jazz (26-36) surpassed their win total from last season and concluded a four-game trip with their ninth win in 12 games.


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Magic 103, Celtics 98

Victor Oladipo scored 22 points and Tobias Harris added 21 to lead the Orlando Magic to a 103-98 victory over the Boston Celtics.

The Magic (21-43) used a 12-0 run late in the fourth quarter to dent the playoff hopes of the Celtics (25-36).


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Hornets 108, Pistons 101

Al Jefferson scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half and the Charlotte Hornets extended their winning streak to five games with a 108-101 victory over the sinking Detroit Pistons

Reggie Jackson’s 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists led the Pistons (23-39), who dropped their sixth straight.


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Thunder 108, Raptors 104

Guard Russell Westbrook collected his fifth triple double in six games to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 108-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

Westbrook posted 30 points on nine of 21 shooting to go along with 17 assists and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma City improved to 35-28. The Raptors lost their third straight to fall to 38-25.


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Mavericks 100, Lakers 93

Guard Monta Ellis scored 26 of his 31 points in the second half and the Dallas Mavericks staged a late rally for a 100-93 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Ellis connected on 12 of 22 field-goal attempts, including two clutch buckets late in the fourth quarter as the Mavericks overturned a six-point deficit inside the final seven minutes.

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