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Grizzlies hand 76ers record-tying 18th consecutive loss
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis to help send Philadelphia to a record-tying 18th straight loss to start the season.

The Sixers have lost an NBA-record 28 consecutive games dating to last season and at 0-18 matched the New Jersey Nets’ start in 2009-10.

Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 20 points, while Matt Barnes and Jeff Green finished with 13 apiece as Memphis won for the seventh time in the last nine.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored 13 points on 4-of-20 shooting after declaring he will retire at the end of the season, and the Indiana Pacers hung on to send his Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth consecutive defeat, 107-103 Sunday night.

Paul George scored the Pacers’ final 11 points in the last 1:27, finishing with 39 as Indiana opened a four-game West Coast road trip with its fifth straight victory despite blowing all but one point of a 22-point lead.

Bryant overcame another poor shooting night with two big late jumpers that reflected his vintage offensive skills. 




Blake Griffin scored 12 of his 26 points in the final 6:32 to lead Los Angeles past Minnesota.

Griffin also had eight rebounds and seven assists, Chris Paul added 20 points and nine assists, and J.J. Redick added 18 points for the Clippers.

Los Angeles beat Minnesota for the 13th consecutive time and seventh straight at Staples Center. The Clippers tied their longest winning streak against any opponent in franchise history. 

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TORONTO (AP) — Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and 11 assists, Mirza Teletovic also had 20 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Toronto Raptors 107-102 on Sunday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Teletovic was 6 of 7 from 3-point range, Brandon Knight and Jon Leuer each added 16 points for the Suns, and T.J. Warren had 15.

DeMar DeRozan matched a Toronto season high with 29 points. Coming off a victory Saturday night in Washington, the Raptors had won four straight.



NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Ariza hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left in overtime and Marcus Thornton made two free throws with less than a second left in Houston’s victory over New York.

James Harden led Houston with 26 points. Thornton and Clint Capela each had 18, and Ariza finished with 16. Arron Afflalo had 31 points for the Knicks, who played without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony because of an illness. Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and 13 rebounds.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 22 points, and Charlotte overcame the loss of center Al Jefferson to hold off Milwaukee.

Jefferson went out with a left calf strain with 5:09 remaining in the first quarter. Nicolas Batum added 15 points for the Hornets. They have won five of six, all at home.


NEW YORK (AP) — Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Brook Lopez scored 15 points and Brooklyn beat Detroit to improve to 4-13.

Andre Drummond had his NBA-leading 15th double-double for Detroit with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 21 points and seven rebounds.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and Nik Vucevic added 18 points and 10 rebounds to help Orlando beat Boston for its third straight victory.