The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - Sports -

Rockets 121, Bulls 105: James Har­den made six 3-point­ers and scored 30 points to help Houston to its sec­ond straight win, beat­ing vis­it­ing Chicago. The vic­tory comes a night af­ter the Rockets snapped a season-high four game skid with a win 136-105 win at San Antonio.

Wizards 102, Nets 88: John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and Wash­ing­ton handed Brook­lyn its sixth straight loss. Marki­eff Mor­ris re­bounded from a 1-for-10 shoot­ing night Fri­day in a loss at Philadel­phia to score 20 points on 9-for-12 shoot­ing. He had 15 points in the fourth quar­ter. Allen Crabbe led Brook­lyn with 14 points. The los­ing streak is the Nets’ long­est since an eight-game skid in Fe­bru­ary.

Rap­tors 106, Cava­liers 95: Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, Fred VanVleet added 15 and Toronto won its eighth straight game de­spite missing All-Star guard Kyle Lowry in Cleve­land. Danny Green and Pas­cal Si­akam added 15 apiece as the Rap­tors im­proved the NBA’s best record to 20-4, reach­ing the 20-win mark quicker than at any time in their his­tory. Toronto also is a league-best 10-2 on the road.

Pistons 111, War­riors 102: Blake Grif­fin scored 26 points and Detroit spoiled Stephen Curry’s re­turn, beat­ing Golden State in Detroit. Curry re­turned af­ter missing 11 games with a groin strain. He scored 27 points on 10of-21 shoot­ing, go­ing 3 of 9 from 3-point range.

Celtics 118, Tim­ber­wolves 109: Gor­don Hay­ward had a season-high 30 points and added nine re­bounds and eight as­sists, help­ing re­vived Bos­ton win its third straight game by hold­ing off Min­ne­sota.

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