76ERS’ 23-GAME ROAD LOSING SKID COMES TO END
new orleans» Ersan Ilyasova scored 23 points, Sergio Rodriguez added 16, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a franchise record-tying 23-game road losing streak, beating the reeling New Orleans Pelicans 99-88 on Thursday night.
Philadelphia last won a road game on Jan. 20 against Orlando.
Joel Embiid had 14 points and blocked four shots to go with three steals for Philadelphia, which arrived in New Orleans on an eight-game skid and had lost all seven of its road games this season. Nik Stauskas also scored 14 points.
Anthony Davis had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Langston Galloway added 19 points for New Orleans.
Dwyane Wade scored 20 points, and the Bulls handed the Spurs their first road loss after a 13-0 start, 95-91. San Antonio fell one win shy of matching the NBA’s best road start set by the Golden State Warriors last season. Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points for San Antonio. … Stephen Curry scored 26 points and the Warriors controlled the Jazz from start to finish in a 106-99 victory. Curry scored 14 points during a 29-1 run that made it 29-5. Kevin Durant added 21 points and 11 rebounds for Golden State. Jazz center Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds. … DeMar DeRozan had 27 points, Kyle Lowry added 25 and the Raptors handed the Timberwolves their 13th straight loss in Toronto, 124-110. Zach Lavine scored 29 points for the Timberwolves. … Marc Gasol scored 36 points and Toney Douglas made two free throws with less than a second left to give the Grizzlies an 8886 comeback victory over the
Two Kings sued after nightclub incident. Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins of the Kings are being sued after a nightclub altercation. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday says a New York couple was attacked Monday at a nightclub in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. It says Barnes choked a 26-year-old woman by the neck and her date intervened. It adds that Cousins punched the man and Barnes knocked the woman unconscious with his elbow. The lawsuit says Barnes and Cousins then punched and kicked the man. The couple was taken to a hospital. No one was arrested. The Associated Press