MINUS TERRIFIC TRIO, CAVALIERS LOSE TO GRIZZLIES
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.
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.
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.