MILLS’ 3-POIN­TER LIFTS SPURS OVER ROCK­ETS BY TWO

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hous­ton» Patty Mills hit a 3-poin­ter with 12.9 sec­onds left to lift the Spurs over the Rock­ets 102-100 on Tues­day night.

Eric Gor­don missed a 3-point at­tempt af­ter that be­fore Manu Gi­no­bili missed two free throws to give Hous­ton one last chance, but James Harden’s 3-point at­tempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

The vic­tory is San An­to­nio’s fifth straight and im­proves the Spurs to 15-1 on the road. It also snaps Hous­ton’s NBA-long 10game win­ning streak.

Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 21 points, and LaMar­cus Aldridge added 17 points with 10 re­bounds.

Harden fin­ished with 31 points, 10 re­bounds and seven as­sists.

TUES­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

LeBron James buried a go-ahead 3-poin­ter with 24 sec­onds left in over­time and the Cava­liers held on for a 114-108 vic­tory over the Bucks. James had 34 points and passed Moses Malone for eighth on the all-time scor­ing list. … Kyle Lowry had 23 points, Nor­man Pow­ell scored a sea­son­high 21 and the Rap­tors de­feated the Nets 116-104. Brook­lyn got 14 points from for­mer CU star Spencer Din­wid­die. … Carmelo An­thony matched a sea­son high with 35 points and the Knicks used a sec­ond-half turnaround to beat the Pac­ers 118-111. … An­thony Davis had 31 points and 16 re­bounds to lead the Pel­i­cans over the 76ers 108-93. … Kemba Walker had 28 points and 10 as­sists, Marco Be­linelli scored 11 fourth-quar­ter points and the Hor­nets ral­lied from 19 down to beat the Lak­ers 117-113. … Nik Vuce­vic had 26 points and 12 re­bounds, Evan Fournier scored 26 and hit the 3-poin­ter that put Or­lando up for good, and the Magic topped the Heat 136-130 in dou­ble over­time. El­frid Pay­ton scored 22 points and Serge Ibaka added 20 for the Magic. … Isa­iah Thomas scored a ca­reer­high 44 points, in­clud­ing 36 af­ter half­time to lead the Celtics past the Griz­zlies 112-109 in over­time.

FOOT­NOTES

Mahinmi out for six weeks. Wiz­ards cen­ter Ian Mahinmi will un­dergo treat­ment on his knees and is ex­pected to miss six weeks. The team an­nounced the treat­ment Tues­day af­ter Mahinmi con­sulted with Dr. James An­drews and Wiz­ards head physi­cian Wiemi Douoguih. … Rock­ets owner Les­lie Alexan­der is do­nat­ing a to­tal of $4 mil­lion to eight un­de­ter­mined char­i­ties in the Hous­ton area.

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