Saturday's NBA Capsules
Sunday, February 19, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gary Neal hit key 3-pointers in regulation and overtime, Tony Parker scored 30 points and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Los Angeles Clippers 103-100 on Saturday for their NBA-leading 10th consecutive victory.
Neal stole the ball and hit the tying 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left in regulation, and his 3 with 25 seconds to go in overtime snapped a 98-all tie. He finished with 17 points.
Matt Bonner added 13 points, Tim Duncan had 11 points and 17 rebounds, Danny Green scored 11 points for the Spurs, 6-0 on their annual rodeo trip that includes nine games.
Spurs star Manu Ginobili, who finished with two points in 19 minutes, twice left the court in the fourth. He was playing in his fourth game after missing 22 games with a broken bone in his left hand.
Blake Griffin had 22 points and 20 rebounds, and Chris Paul and Randy Foye scored 21 points for the Clippers. Paul scored Los Angeles’ last 10 points in regulation, rallying his team from a four-point deficit over the final 2:31, but the Clippers still lost for the 20th time in their last 21 games against the Spurs.
GRIZZLIES 104, WARRIORS 103
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tony Allen scored on a tip-in with 5.6 seconds left to lift Memphis past Golden State for its fourth straight victory.
Allen scored after Rudy Gay missed a shot to the right of the lane. Memphis also won off a miss from Gay on Friday night, beating Denver 103-102 on Dante Cunningham’s tip.
The Warriors had one last shot after Allen’s tip-in, but David Lee was called for an offensive foul with less than a second left, sending the Warriors their third straight loss.
Gay led Memphis with 19 points, and O.J. Mayo had 18. Marc Gasol added 17 points and 13 rebounds, Marreese Speights had 16 points, Mike Conley finished with 15 points and six assists, and Allen had 11 points.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 36 points, matching his season high. Monta Ellis finished with 33 points, and Lee had 14 points and nine rebounds.
NETS 97, BULLS 85
CHICAGO (AP) — Deron Williams scored 29 points, Kris Humphries had 24 points and 18 rebounds, and New Jersey beat Chicago to snap an eight-game losing streak.
Chicago’s Derrick Rose missed his fifth straight game because of back pain, and the Nets took advantage, jumping out to a 22-3 lead while rolling to their first victory since Feb. 1.
Carlos Boozer and Mike James each scored 16 points for Chicago.
TRAIL BLAZERS 97, HAWKS 77
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a left ankle injury and Portland beat Atlanta to snap a four-game home losing streak.
Nicolas Batum had 22 points to help the Trail Blazers avoid losing five straight at home since the 2005-06 season. They also ended a six-game losing streak to the Hawks.
Joe Johnson had 19 points for Atlanta, and Josh Smith added 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Hawks have lost six of their last nine games.