MI­NUS TER­RIFIC TRIO, CAVA­LIERS LOSE TO GRIZ­ZLIES

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mem­phis, tenn.» Troy Daniels scored 20 points and Marc Ga­sol had 17 points and 11 re­bounds to lead the Griz­zlies to a 93-85 vic­tory Wed­nes­day night over the short-handed Cava­liers, who left their top three scor­ers at home to rest.

Tony Allen added 16 points, eight re­bounds and three steals as Mem­phis won for the sev­enth time in eight games. The only loss dur­ing that stretch was a 110-89 de­feat Tues­day night in Cleve­land.

LeBron James, Kyrie Irv­ing and Kevin Love did not make the trip for the Cava­liers, leav­ing an av­er­age of more than 70 points per game back home in Cleve­land.

The re­sult was the Cava­liers set­ting a sea­son low for points.

HIGH­LIGHTS

Rod­ney Hood scored 25 points and the Jazz de­feated the Thun­der 109-89 to break a tie atop the North­west Division be­tween the teams. … James Har­den had a triple-dou­ble — 15 points, 14 as­sists and 11 re­bounds — in just three quar­ters to lead the Rock­ets to their eighth straight win, 132-98 over the short-handed Kings. Hous­ton’s win­ning streak is the long­est cur­rent one in the NBA and the team’s long­est since 2014. It was Har­den’s fifth triple-dou­ble this sea­son and the 14th of his ca­reer, which ties him with Ha­keem Ola­ju­won for most in fran­chise his­tory. … Bo­jan Bog­danovic scored 23 points, Sean Kil­patrick had 22 and the Nets sent the Lak­ers to their eighth straight loss with a 107-97 vic­tory. … Austin Rivers made seven 3-points and scored 25 points in his re­turn from a con­cus­sion to help the Clip­pers beat the Magic 113-108. … Has­san White­side had 26 points and 22 re­bounds, Tyler John­son scored 15 off the bench and the Heat beat the Pac­ers 95-89. … DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 20 to help the Rap­tors win their fourth straight game, 123-114 over the 76ers. … John Wall and Bradley Beal com­bined for 19 of their 45 points in the third quar­ter as the Wiz­ards beat the Hor­nets 109106. … Reg­gie Jack­son scored 20 points and An­dre Drum­mond added 17 re­bounds as the Pis­tons beat the Mav­er­icks 95-85. … Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points as the Spurs beat the Celtics 108-101.

FOOT­NOTE

Wal­ton fined. Lak­ers coach Luke Wal­ton was fined $15,000 by the NBA for ver­bally abus­ing a game of­fi­cial and not leav­ing the court in a timely man­ner af­ter an ejec­tion Mon­day in a 116-92 road loss to Sacra­mento.

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