Blazers And Spurs Win Eight Straight – NBA Roundup For Nov. 21st
UNDATED (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points, Damian Lillard added 17 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 for their eighth straight win.
Wesley Matthews had 15 points, all in the first half, to help Portland complete a sweep of a four-game Eastern Conference road trip. The Trail Blazers have won 10 of 12 to start the season.
In other NBA action:
__ The San Antonio Spurs also won their eighth in a row, 104-93 over Boston. Tony Parker led the way with 19. Kawhi (kuh-WY’) Leonard added 16.
__ The L.A. Clippers downed Minnesota 102-98 behind Blake Griffin’s 20 points and 10 boards. Chris Paul scored 16 of his 20 in the fourth quarter and finished with 11 assists for his 12th straight double-double.
__ Monta Ellis had a season-high 37 points and assisted on the go-ahead basket to spoil Dwight Howard’s best offensive night for Houston, and the Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Rockets 123-120. Howard had 33 for the Rockets.
— LeBron James scored 21 points and handed out seven assists, Chris Bosh scored 18 points and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 120-92 for their fifth straight victory. James Jones scored 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter, when the Heat turned what was a five-point game into a runaway.
— Paul George made three throws to tie it with 5.2 seconds left in regulation, then scored nine of his season-high 35 points in overtime as the Indiana Pacers pulled out a 103-96 victory over the New York Knicks. That’s the Knicks’ sixth straight home loss while the Pacers improved to 10-1.
— Kemba Walker scored a season-high 31 points and the Charlotte Bobcats handed the turnover-prone Brooklyn Nets their sixth loss in their past seven games 95-91. The Nets committed 18 turnovers.
__ Atlanta beat Detroit 93-85, spoiling Josh Smith’s return to Atlanta. Paul Millsap, signed in the offseason to replace Smith, led the Pistons with 19. Smith had 11 on 5 of 15 shooting.
__Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their second straight game, 105-98 over the Utah Jazz.
— DeMarcus Cousins overcame a sore shoulder to score 19 points and grab 12 rebounds, leading the Sacramento Kings past the Phoenix Suns 113-106 for their first road victory.
— DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points and Rudy Gay had 18 to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-98.
__ Washington won its second game in two nights, 98-91 over Cleveland. Bradley Beal led the way with 26 and Nene (nuh-NAY’) added 24 points.
__ In overtime, Memphis rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit and beat Golden State 88-81 in overtime. Marc Gasol led the way with 18 points and 11 boards.