CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets’ seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory Wednesday night.
Tristan Thompson had a career-high 21 rebounds and 17 points for the Cavaliers, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Korver tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer and scored a season-high 23 points in the Hawks’ victory over the Clippers.
Korver, returning from a bruised rib that sidelined him the last four games, tied Dana Barros’ NBA 18-year-old record by hitting a 3-pointer in his 89th straight game. Barros set the mark during stints with Philadelphia and Boston from Dec. 23, 1994, to Jan. 10, 1996.
SUNS 97, ROCKETS 88
HOUSTON (AP) — Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix over the Rockets.
PJ Tucker added 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six rebounds.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks beat the Pelicans 100-97 Wednesday night.
Nowitzki gave Dallas the lead with a free throw to make the score 98-97 with 32.3 seconds left. He then got a piece of Eric Gordon’s driving floater, grabbed the rebound and hit two more free throws with 8 seconds left.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andre Drummond had 24 points and 19 rebounds and the Pistons rode a strong second-half performance to beat the Bucks.
Greg Monroe contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons, who had three players with double-doubles and five score 15 or more points.
Trail Blazers 111,
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 38 points and added 13 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped Oklahoma City’s eight-game winning streak with a 111-104 victory over the Thunder on Wednesday night.
Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer with 29.9 seconds to go that all but sealed it for Portland, which has won 14 of its last 15 games. The win also snapped Oklahoma City’s seven-game winning streak against the Blazers.