(Reuters) CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard combined for 53 points as the Portland Trail Blazers swept to their 11th straight victory, a 113-105 decision over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.
McCollum scored 29 points and Lillard added 24 for the Trail Blazers, who have won 17 of their past 18 outings at Moda Center.
LeBron James totaled 35 points, 14 rebounds and six assists for the Cavaliers, who have lost five of their past eight games. Kyle Korver added 19 points for Cleveland.
Bulls 111, Grizzlies 110
JaMychal Green had a game-winning dunk disallowed after the buzzer as Memphis saw its losing streak reach 19 games with a defeat against visiting Chicago.
Memphis remains winless since Jan. 29 as the NBA’s longest skid of the season continues.
With 1.8 seconds left, Jarrell Martin inbounded to Marc Gasol. The center missed a 12-foot shot, and Green grabbed the rebound and went up for the dunk, but when he released the ball, the red light was flashing, indicating the game was over.
Raptors 106, Pacers 99
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 17 rebounds to lead Toronto to a victory over Indiana at Indianapolis.
The Raptors have won 10 games in a row and eight consecutive road games. Toronto rallied from a two-point deficit after three quarters.
Indiana center Myles Turner left the game with a sprained left ankle in the second quarter but was able to return early in the third quarter. Turner had to leave again with 4:14 left in the game, finishing with just two points in 19 minutes. Al Jefferson had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers.
Rockets 101, Clippers 96
Eric Gordon and Clint Capela carried the load during a decisive third-quarter run, and James Harden later added a critical step-back jumper as Houston claimed a victory over visiting Los Angeles.
Houston extended its home-court winning streak to 13 games by rallying from a 12-point deficit. Gordon was instrumental, scoring 11 of his 23 points down the stretch of the third quarter, with Houston closing that period on a 24-8 run to erase a 66-54 deficit.
Gordon matched his season high of seven 3-pointers while Capela produced a career-high six blocked shots to go along with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Harden finished with 24 points, five rebounds and seven assists. Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 29 points.
Nuggets 120, Pistons 113
Jamal Murray scored 26 points and Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists as Denver brushed aside visiting Detroit.
Will Barton added 23 points for the Nuggets, who won for the fifth time in eight March games.
Blake Griffin had 26 points, nine assists and six boards while Dwight Buycks added 22 points and Andre Drummond totaled 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons.
Jazz 116, Suns 88
Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points to lead a balanced offensive effort that sparked Utah to its eighth consecutive win.
Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 13 rebounds while Ricky Rubio chipped in 12 points and 11 assists for the Jazz, who won for the 20th time in 22 games.
TJ Warren scored 19 points and Josh Jackson added 17 to lead the Suns. Phoenix lost for the 17th time in 18 games.
Spurs 98, Pelicans 93
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points as host San Antonio defeated New Orleans.
Dejounte Murray added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Manu Ginobili scored 11 as the Spurs won their second straight game to start a six-game homestand.
Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans with 24 points as their seven-game road winning streak ended. Pelicans star Anthony Davis added 21 points and 14 rebounds before fouling out in the final minutes.
76ers 118, Knicks 110
Joel Embiid had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Dario Saric had 21 points and 12 rebounds as Philadelphia placed all five starters in double figures during a win at New York.
Michael Beasley had 24 points and Courtney Lee and Trey Burke each added 16 points to lead the Knicks, who squandered an eight-point lead to lose their ninth straight and for the 17th time in 18 games.
The Knicks went into the fourth quarter up 91-83 and led by eight with 7:05 remaining, but the 76ers hit back-to-back 3-pointers with 3:23 left to take a two-point lead.
Hornets 129, Hawks 117
Dwight Howard scored from the inside and outside while leading Charlotte to a win over host Atlanta.
Howard, who played for the Hawks last season, finished with 33 points and 12 rebounds. He hit 13 of 20 field-goal attempts, including multiple outside jumpers, and even made 7 of 8 free throws.
Taurean Prince led the Hawks with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and John Collins added 21 points and nine boards.