Spurs win ninth straight game, over the Wizards

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LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points while Tony Parker added 20 as the San An­to­nio Spurs beat the Washington Wizards 112-100 on Satur­day night for their ninth straight vic­tory. The Spurs (14-3) swept a three-game road swing and are a per­fect 10-0 away from home. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 for San An­to­nio, which shot 53.3 per­cent (40 of 75) from the field. The Spurs led by 10 at half­time and as many as 19 in the sec­ond half. Bradley Beal led Washington (5-10) with 25 points and John Wall scored 21 as all five starters fin­ished in dou­ble fig­ures. Marcin Gor­tat had 10 points and 10 re­bounds.


Rus­sell West­brook recorded his sec­ond straight triple­dou­ble and NBA-best sev­enth of the sea­son with 17 points, 15 as­sists and 13 re­bounds as Ok­la­homa City beat Detroit. West­brook shot just 8 for 22 from the field af­ter scor­ing at least 30 points for eight straight games. It was just the sec­ond time this year West­brook failed to score 20. An­thony Mor­row scored 21 points off the bench to lead the Thun­der (10-8), who were play­ing their fourth game in six nights in four dif­fer­ent cities. Vic­tor Oladipo added 18 while Steven Adams had 16 points and nine re­bounds. Tobias Har­ris scored 21 points for the Pis­tons, who have lost five of their last seven.


Stephen Curry had 34 points, eight re­bounds and six as­sists as Golden State over­came the ab­sence of do-ev­ery­thing Dray­mond Green to beat Min­nesota. Curry shot 13 for 19 with four 3-point­ers, while Kevin Du­rant added 28 points, 10 re­bounds, five as­sists and a ca­reer-high six blocked shots. Klay Thomp­son scored 23 points with four 3s to go with six re­bounds for Golden State. Zach LaVine scored 31 points with five 3s, while Karl-An­thony Towns had 12 of his 18 points in the first quar­ter on 6-for-10 shoot­ing.


Kemba Walker scored 28 points and Jeremy Lamb added 18 points and a ca­reer-high 17 re­bounds as Char­lotte snapped a four-game los­ing streak. Frank Kamin­sky added 14 points, in­clud­ing two clutch 3-point­ers late in the fourth quar­ter as the Hor­nets snapped the Knicks’ three-game win­ning streak.

The Hor­nets (9-7) avenged an over­time loss to the Knicks on Fri­day night at Madi­son Square Gar­den in which Carmelo An­thony hit the go-ahead jumper with 3.1 sec­onds left and fin­ished with 35 points. An­thony didn’t fare as well the sec­ond time around, limited to 18 points on 7-of-24 shoot­ing. Kristaps Porzingis had 25 points and Der­rick Rose added 18 points, eight as­sists and eight re­bounds for the Knicks.


Marc Ga­sol scored a sea­son-high 28 points and Mike Con­ley had 11 of his 21 in the fi­nal 3:06 as Mem­phis beat Mi­ami. Troy Wil­liams added 18 for the Griz­zlies, who earned a split of the home-and-home with the Heat and gave coach David Fiz­dale a win in the build­ing where he served as a Mi­ami as­sis­tant un­der Erik Spoel­stra for the past eight sea­sons. Dion Waiters scored a sea­son-high 28 for Mi­ami, which got 15 points and 12 re­bounds from Has­san Whiteside, and 15 points from Josh Richard­son. Mem­phis outscored Mi­ami 27-16 from the line, and turned the ball over only six times. —AP

WASHINGTON: Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) takes a shot against San An­to­nio Spurs cen­ter Pau Ga­sol, of Spain, (16) dur­ing the first half of an NBA bas­ket­ball game, Satur­day, in Washington. Also seen is Washington Wizards cen­ter Marcin Gor­tat, of Poland, (13). — AP

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