February 14, 2013

NBA Roundup: Back at full strength, Spurs win

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - Kawhi Leonard's 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds remaining gave the San Antonio Spurs a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Brook Lopez, Kosta Koufos, Ty Lawson
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Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez fights for a loose ball against Denver’s Kosta Koufos, left, and Ty Lawson during the Nets’ 119-108 win over the Nuggets at New York on Wednesday.

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Leonard's clutch basket came after Dion Waiters' jump shot with 9.5 seconds remaining put Cleveland ahead 95-93.

The Spurs, who have won 14 of 15, had stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili on the floor together for the first time since Jan. 13.

HAWKS 108, MAGIC 76: Josh Smith had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Al Horford added 26 points and 12 rebounds as Atlanta won at Orlando, Fla.

The Magic have now lost 24 of their last 27 games.

PACERS 101, BOBCATS 77: Paul George posted his second triple-double of the season with 23 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists, and Indiana won in a rout at home.

Tyler Hansbrough tied a season high with 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Pacers, starting in place of David West, who was sidelined by an eye injury.

PISTONS 96, WIZARDS 85: Will Bynum scored six of his 20 points in a late run and Detroit went on to win at Auburn Hills, Mich.

Calderon led the Pistons with 24 points, while Greg Monroe finished with 16 points and 18 rebounds as Detroit rebounded from a lopsided home loss Monday to New Orleans

Emeka Okafor had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Wizards.

NETS 119, NUGGETS 108: Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and Brooklyn avoided another second-half meltdown with a win at home.

All-Star center Brook Lopez had 23 points and eight rebounds and Kris Humphries chipped in 14 points for Brooklyn.

HORNETS 98, TRAIL BLAZERS 63: Anthony Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and New Orleans, playing at home, handed Portland a fifth straight loss.

Davis, who missed all seven of his field goal attempts on Monday night in Detroit, was 10 of 17 against Portland.

RAPTORS 92, KNICKS 88: Reserve Alan Anderson scored 26 points in one of the few good performances for either team, as Toronto won at New York.

DeMar DeRozan added 20 points for the Raptors, who overcame a 4-for-21 performance from Rudy Gay because Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was just as ineffective -- shooting just 5-of-24 for 12 points.

BUCKS 94, 76ERS 92: Monta Ellis scored 28 points, Brandon Jennings added 21 and Milwaukee rallied in the fourth quarter for a win at home.

MAVERICKS 123, KINGS 100: Vince Carter scored 26 points to pass Larry Bird on the NBA's career scoring list, as the Mavericks headed into the All-Star break with a win at Dallas.

JAZZ 97, TIMBERWOLVES 93: Al Jefferson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Paul Millsap scored 21 points for Utah in a win at Minneapolis.

NOTES

MAGIC: Forward Hedo Turkoglu was suspended 20 games by the NBA after testing positive for steroids.

The NBA said Turkoglu tested positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid. He began serving the suspension Wednesday.

NBA ALL-STARS will face the media Friday, and fans will have a new way to watch.

They may even see a player answer a question they asked.

The All-Star player availabilities will be live streamed on the Internet for the first time.

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