Saturday's NBA Capsules
Sunday, January 30, 2011
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili scored 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs became the NBA’s first 40-game winner, beating the Houston Rockets 108-95 on Saturday night.
Richard Jefferson added 18 points to help the Spurs win their 18th in a row at home. But it was San Antonio’s last game at home for three weeks with the Spurs embarking on their annual Rodeo Road Trip.
The NBA-best Spurs (40-7) will play nine straight on the road heading into the All-Star game, in which Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will direct the West squad.
Luis Scola led the Rockets with 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Kings 102, Hornets 96
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Sacramento snapped New Orleans’s winning streak at 10 games.
Sacramento never trailed in winning consecutive games for the second time all season. The Kings were coming off another huge win Friday night when they beat the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Fouled-plagued Tyreke Evans had nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter for the Kings, who have won three of four games. Samuel Dalembert had 16 points and Beno Udrih added 14.
David West scored 21 points for the Hornets, who were looking to set a franchise record with 11 straight victories. Chris Paul had 19 points and seven assists.
Grizzlies 107, Wizards 93
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 24 points and 20 rebounds, Darrell Arthur added a career-high 22 points and Memphis kept Washington winless on the road this season.
Mike Conley and Tony Allen added 15 points each, Conley also had 12 assists, and Marc Gasol scored 14 points to help Memphis improve to 5-1 in its last six games.
John Wall led the Wizards with 14 points and eight assists. The loss was the fourth straight for the Wizards, and left them 0-23 on the road.
Clippers 103, Bobcats 88
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Randy Foye added 21 points in his third straight start for the injured Eric Gordon and Los Angeles extended its home winning streak to eight.
The Clippers matched the 1992-93 squad for the longest home winning streak since the franchise moved from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 1984-85 season. Griffin had his 38th double-double of the season and 32nd in 33 games, shooting 11 for 23 in 41 minutes.
Stephen Jackson and reserve Gerald Henderson each scored 14 points for Charlotte.
Bucks 91, Nets 81
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew Bogut had 17 points and 18 rebounds and Brandon Jennings had two points in his return after missing 19 games because of a broken foot to help Milwaukee win its third consecutive game.
Carlos Delfino led Milwaukee in scoring with 21 points and Keyon Dooling had 14 points and nine assists. Brook Lopez scored 26 points for New Jersey.
Bulls 110, Pacers 89
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Derrick Rose added 20 points despite two stomach ulcers and Luol Deng had 19 for Chicago.
The Bulls improved to 11-0 against Central teams while remaining the lone unbeaten team against its own division. Josh McRoberts led Indiana with a career-high 20 points.
Mavericks 102, Hawks 91
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points and Jason Terry added 18 points and a season-high 11 assists to help Dallas improve to 5-1 following a six-game losing streak.
Jason Kidd had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Tyson Chandler also had 12 points for the Mavericks. Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 27 points.
Timberwolves 103, Raptors 87
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Love had his NBA-leading 42nd double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds and Minnesota handed Toronto its 11th straight loss.
Minnesota ended a six-game losing streak, holding Toronto to 33.7 percent shooting — the lowest this season for both sides. Andrea Bargnani and Ed Davis each had 15 points for Toronto.