CLIPPERS ROLL ON ROAD AT CAVALIERS
cleveland» J.J. Redick scored 23 points, Blake Griffin matched a career high with 11 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers bounced back from a brutal loss with a 113-94 victory on Thursday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have lost two straight for the first time as defending NBA champions.
Chris Paul scored 16 and DeAndre Jordan had 15 rebounds for the Clippers, who blew an 18-point lead and fell in double overtime at Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Los Angeles took control with a 13-2 run to open the third quarter.
Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and LeBron James had 16 for the Cavs, who were outplayed for the second game in a row.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Jabari Parker scored 22 points and the Bucks beat the Nets 111-93. … Kemba Walker scored 18 points and the Hornets beat the Mavericks 97-87. … Marc Gasol scored 25 points, including two free throws with 12.2 seconds remaining to give the Grizzlies a 95-94 victory over the Magic. Gasol’s free throws completed a 14-point comeback in the fourth quarter. Evan Fournier scored 28 points for the Magic. … Goran Dragic scored 27 points and the Heat beat the Jazz 111-110. Utah had the ball with 3.9 seconds remaining, and Gordon Hayward missed a contested midrange jumper before time expired.
Rivers fined. Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $15,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection in a double-overtime loss to Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Pistons center Andre Drummond was fined $15,000 by the NBA for striking Hornets center Roy Hibbert in the back of the head with an elbow.