SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 14 rebounds and Rudy Gay added 21 points as the San Antonio Spurs held Houston to its lowest-scoring game of the season, beating the Rockets 100-83 on Sunday.
The Spurs remained fourth in the Western Conference after preventing a season sweep by the Rockets. Houston owns the NBA’s best record.
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James struggled before extending his record double-digit scoring streak to 868 games and Cleveland had a rough time with Dallas before putting away the lottery-bound Mavericks.
James, who broke Michael Jordan’s NBA mark for consecutive games with at least 10 points on Friday night, didn’t reach 10 until 7:59 remained. He finished just 5 of 21 from the field but made a pair of 3-pointers as the Cavs finally pulled away with a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter.
TRAIL BLAZERS 113, GRIZZLIES 98
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 27 points and nine assists, and Portland held off a late run by Memphis.
The Trail Blazers clinched their fifth straight playoff spot earlier in the evening when Utah won at Minnesota.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Russell Westbrook had a triple-double to lead Oklahoma City.
Westbrook finished with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists. Paul George scored Oklahoma City’s first 11 points in the second quarter and finished with 27. Carmelo Anthony added 16 and Steven Adams had 14.
The Pelicans got within 104-99 with 1:57 left, but Westbrook scored on a layup, and after a basket by Anthony Davis, George made a 3-pointer.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ben Simmons had 20 points and 15 assists as Philadelphia kept up its passing prowess to beat Charlotte.
The Sixers set a team record with its ninth straight game of 30 or more assists — they had 36 on their 48 baskets.
PISTONS 108, NETS 96
NEW YORK (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 29 points, Stanley Johnson had 17 and Detroit preserved its slim playoff hopes with a victory over Brooklyn.
Detroit, playing its third straight game without injured All-Star forward Blake Griffin, avoided elimination from postseason contention for at least one game. Griffin, acquired Jan. 30 from the Los Angeles Clippers, suffered a bone bruise in his right ankle during last Monday’s win over the Lakers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 30 points, Myles Turner added 24 and Indiana rallied for its fifth straight victory.
Oladipo shot 11 of 17 from the field and had 12 assists for the playoff-bound Pacers, who have won four in a row over the Clippers.
BUCKS 125, OT
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 35 points and 13 rebounds, Jamal Murray scored 18 of his 27 points after the third quarter and Denver rallied from eight down in the final minute of regulation to win in overtime.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio scored 23 points, including a season-high 5-for-6 shooting on 3-pointers, and Donovan Mitchell added 21 points for Utah.
The Jazz shot a season-high 60.5 percent from the field and got 50 points from their reserves to split the season series with the Wolves by winning the last two games. Utah has won 25 of its past 30 games.
BULLS 113, WIZARDS 94
CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Lauri Markkanen scored 23 points and connected on 5 of 8 3-pointers to lead Chicago.
Bobby Portis had 18 points and hit 4 of 5 from long range, and Sean Kilpatrick added 14 points. Chicago shot 52.4 percent overall from the floor and was 18 for 34 on 3s — matching its season high — as Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg missed the game with an upper-respiratory infection.
HAWKS 94, MAGIC 88
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Dorsey scored 19 points, including back-to-back baskets after Orlando trimmed Atlanta’s lead to five points late in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s worst records.
Dewayne Dedmon had 17 points and 10 rebounds and rookie John Collins added another double-double for Atlanta with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Hawks snapped a five-game losing streak.