MILLS’ 3-POINTER LIFTS SPURS OVER ROCKETS BY TWO
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.
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.
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.