White­side pow­ers Mi­ami to 10th con­sec­u­tive win

The Washington Post Sunday - - HOCKEY -

Has­san White­side scored 30 points and grabbed 20 re­bounds, Dion Wait­ers needed only 10 shots to score 21 points, and the Mi­ami Heat pushed its win­ning streak to 10 games with an easy 125-102 vic­tory over the vis­it­ing Philadel­phia 76ers on Satur­day night.

White­side had a dou­ble-dou­ble af­ter the first 9:38 and posted the first 30-20 game of his ca­reer even while sit­ting out the fourth quar­ter. He played just 27 min­utes.

Goran Dragic had 16 points and eight as­sists for Mi­ami. The 10game streak is the long­est cur­rent one in the NBA and ties Houston for the sec­ond long­est in the league this sea­son. Golden State won 12 straight in Novem­ber.

Er­san Ilyasova scored 21 for Philadel­phia, which was with­out Joel Em­biid, Jahlil Okafor and Robert Cov­ing­ton be­cause of in­juries.

CAVA­LIERS 111, KNICKS 104: LeBron James had 32 points and 10 as­sists, Kevin Love added 23 points and 16 re­bounds in his re­turn from back spasms, and vis­it­ing Cleve­land beat New York.

The Cava­liers won for the ninth straight time against the Knicks and didn’t need Kyrie Irv­ing, who didn’t play be­cause of right quadri­ceps sore­ness.

Love was back af­ter miss­ing two games and showed why the NBA cham­pi­ons might have no rea­son to en­ter­tain the trade ru­mors in­volv­ing him and Carmelo An­thony that sur­round the teams.

The Knicks’ Bran­don Jen­nings had 23 points and 10 as­sists in place of Der­rick Rose, who missed his fourth straight game with a sprained left an­kle.

James, 32, be­came the youngest player in NBA his­tory to sur­pass 28,000 points in lead­ing the Cava­liers to their seventh straight win at Madi­son Square Gar­den.

GRIZZLIES 107, TIM­BER­WOLVES 99: JaMy­chal Green scored a ca­reer-high 29 points, and short­handed Mem­phis de­feated Min­nesota in Min­neapo­lis.

Mike Con­ley added 20 points and eight as­sists for the Grizzlies, who rested Marc Ga­sol, Tony Allen and Chan­dler Par­sons on the sec­ond night of a back-to-back.

Karl-An­thony Towns had 27 points and 16 re­bounds for the Tim­ber­wolves.

Ear­lier Satur­day, Min­nesota an­nounced that guard Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the sea­son af­ter an MRI exam re­vealed he has a torn an­te­rior cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment in his left knee. LaVine was in­jured the night be­fore in the team’s loss at Detroit.

SPURS 121, NUGGETS 97: Manu Gi­no­bili and Tony Parker scored 18 points each to help Gregg Popovich be­come the win­ningest coach with a sin­gle fran­chise in NBA his­tory as host San An­to­nio de­feated Den­ver.

Popovich earned his 1,128th vic­tory to pass for­mer Utah coach Jerry Sloan for the record.

HAWKS 113, MAGIC 86: Paul Mill­sap scored 21 points, all in the first three quar­ters, and host At­lanta never trailed in its ru­n­away vic­tory over Or­lando.

The Hawks (30-21) have won 15 of 20 to move to a sea­son-high nine games over .500.

PACERS 105, PISTONS 84: Paul Ge­orge scored 21 points, help­ing In­di­ana ex­tend its sea­sonbest win­ning streak to six games with a vic­tory over Detroit in In­di­anapo­lis.

BUCKS 137, SUNS 112: Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo scored 30 points to lead six Mil­wau­kee play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures, and the Bucks snapped a five-game skid with a vic­tory at Phoenix.

Devin Booker, whose 20-foot bank shot at the buzzer beat the Kings in Sacra­mento on Fri­day night, scored 31 points for the Suns, in­clud­ing 27 dur­ing a blis­ter­ing fi­nal 7:13 of the first half.

JAZZ 105, HOR­NETS 98: Gor­don Hay­ward had 33 points, and Utah erased a 10-point fourthquar­ter deficit and de­feated Char­lotte in Salt Lake City.

ALAN DIAZ/AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Mi­ami’s Has­san White­side, here shoot­ing over Philadel­phia’s Ner­lens Noel, had 30 points and 20 re­bounds Satur­day night.

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