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Thunder rolls past Lakers for third straight victory

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POSTED January 18, 2018 2:05 a.m.

THUNDER 114,

LAKERS 90

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points to help Oklahoma City beat Los Angeles, which was still without Lonzo Ball.

Steven Adams had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Russell Westbrook added 19 points and seven assists for the Thunder, who won their third straight. The Thunder shot 48 percent overall and outrebounded the Lakers 54-30.

Julius Randle scored all 16 of his points in the first half for the Lakers.

HAWKS 94,

PELICANS 93

ATLANTA (AP) — Kent Bazemore hit a jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining and Atlanta rallied from 19 points down to beat New Orleans.

With the score tied at 92, DeMarcus Cousins drew a blocking foul on John Collins with 13.7 seconds remaining, earning a trip to the foul line. Cousins made only one, giving the Hawks a chance to pull out the victory.

SPURS 100, NETS 95

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 points, Patty Mills made seven 3-pointers and San Antonio responded to the latest absence of Kawhi Leonard by beating Brooklyn.

Mills finished with 25 points and combined with Aldridge on the most important play of the game, a three-point play for Aldridge with 53 seconds remaining on a pass from the reserve guard after the Nets had cut a 17-point deficit to three.

HORNETS 133,

WIZARDS 109

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 21 points, Dwight Howard had another double-double and Charlotte used a record-setting first half to beat Washington in coach Steve Clifford’s return.

The Hornets made 12 of their first 13 shots and scored a franchise-record 77 points in the first half to build a 16-point lead. They extended that to 28 in the second half in a game that was never close.

Kemba Walker had 19 points, Howard had 18 points and 15 rebounds and Jeremy Lamb had 16 points for the Hornets, who won for the fifth time in their last seven games.

CLIPPERS 109,

NUGGETS 104

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Los Angeles held off Denver for its season-high sixth straight win.

Montrezl Harrell added 18 points and Lou Williams had 17 for the Clippers. Los Angeles is 12-3 in its last 15 games, tied with Golden State for the NBA’s best record over that span.

The Clippers were just 7 of 14 from the free-throw line over the final 3:09, but they hung on after last-second turnovers by Will Barton and Wilson Chandler.

Gary Harris scored 19 points in the Nuggets’ fifth straight road loss. Nikola Jokic added 18 points, Barton had 17 points and Mason Plumlee had 16 points and 14 rebounds.

GRIZZLIES 105,

KNICKS 99

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyreke Evans had 23 points, including three free throws in the closing seconds, along with 10 assists to lift Memphis over New York.

JaMychal Green added 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Dillon Brooks and Jarell Martin added 17 points each to help Memphis win its second straight.

Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 21 points, while Enes Kanter finished with 20, including 18 in the first half. Courtney Lee and Michael Beasley had 18 points each.

Memphis played without starting center Marc Gasol, who sat out with an illness.

RAPTORS 96,

PISTONS 91

TORONTO (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 16 rebounds, C.J. Miles scored 21 points and Toronto beat Detroit.

Kyle Lowry scored 18 points and DeMar DeRozan had 17 to help the Raptors avoid their first three-game skid of the season.

Andre Drummond had 25 points and 17 rebounds but the Pistons lost for the seventh time in eight road games.

HEAT 106,

BUCKS 101

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hassan Whiteside had a season-high 27 points with 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead Miami over Milwaukee.

Goran Dragic and Kelly Olynyk added 15 points apiece to help Miami rebound from a loss at Chicago that snapped the Heat’s season-high seven-game winning streak.

Khris Middleton had 25 points to lead Milwaukee, which lost to Miami for the second time in four days.

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