SAN ANTONIO — Pau Gasol scored 22 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 118-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night, snapping a two-game skid.
Kawhi Leonard had 12 points in 27 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter after the Spurs led by as many as 28 points.
San Antonio (53-16) moved within two games of idle Golden State (55-14) for the league’s best record.
Buddy Hield had 18 points for Sacramento, matching his high with the Kings since being acquired Feb. 20 in a trade that sent All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.
RAPTORS 116, PACERS 91: DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points in three quarters, and all five Toronto starters were in double figures as the Raptors beat Indiana in Toronto.
DeRozan added four assists and three rebounds and was able to rest the entire fourth quarter as the Raptors cruised to their second straight victory. Serge Ibaka had 16 points, while Jonas Valanciunas finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 41-29.
TRAIL BLAZERS 115, HEAT 104: Damian Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, 28 of them coming after halftime and Portland continued its playoff push by winning in Miami.
Lillard tied a career high with nine 3-pointers, giving him 1,002 for his career. He shot 14 for 21 from the field, 9 for 12 from 3-point range and made all 12 of his free throws.
Jusef Nurkic added 21 points and 12 rebounds for Portland (32-37), which moved within a game of idle Denver for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.
MAVERICKS 111, NETS 104: Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and nine rebounds, J.J. Barea scored 20 and Dallas beat Brooklyn in New York.
Harrison Barnes added 19 points for the Mavericks.
Brook Lopez scored 27 points and Spencer Dinwiddie had 18 for the Nets. Randy Foye and Quincy Acy each had 11.
PISTONS 112, SUNS 95: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 23 points and Detroit overcame a sluggish performance for the much of the game, finally pulling away from short-handed Phoenix in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The Suns were without several top players, but they still led the playoff-chasing Pistons 65-53 in the third quarter. Detroit finished strong in that period and then built a double-digit lead of its own in the fourth.
PELICANS 123, TIMBERWOLVES 109: Anthony Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and New Orleans won at home.
DeMarcus Cousins added 15 points and 11 rebounds in his return from a one-game absence because of left knee and rib soreness.