Thursday, December 12, 2013
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ATLANTA - Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks won their fifth straight game Saturday night with a 104-93 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder breezes by the Philadelphia 76er defenders in the first half Saturday night. Durant scored 37 points in a 116-109 overtime victory.
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Blake Griffin scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 19 for the Clippers.
Los Angeles has lost a season-high three consecutive games after winning six straight.
"It's a terrible road trip for us, especially with all of them being winnable games," Paul said. "I think what we've learned from it is that it's not as easy as it looks. That's where you build your identity at, on the road."
HEAT 110, CAVALIERS 108: Ray Allen took a pass from LeBron James and made a 3-pointer with 18.2 seconds left, and Miami rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 1:52 at home.
James finished with 30 points for the Heat, who remained perfect at home despite leading for only 2:29. Chris Bosh scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and Allen finished with 17 for the Heat, who lost Shane Battier in the third quarter to a sprained right knee.
THUNDER 116, 76ERS 109: Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 and Oklahoma City won at Philadelphia in overtime.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points for the Thunder, who have won 9 of 11 to go to 10-4.
Thad Young had a season-high 29 points and career-high 15 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 26 points for Philadelphia.
BOBCATS 108, WIZARDS 106: Byron Mullens scored 27 points, Ramon Sessions had 20 and Ben Gordon added 19 as visiting Charlotte earned its seventh win of the season and kept Washington winless with a double-overtime victory.
Last season the Bobcats went 7-59 in the lockout-shortened season, the lowest winning percentage in NBA history, but already have equaled that victory total in their 12th game.
LAKERS 115, MAVERICKS 89: Metta World Peace hit three early 3-pointers and Los Angeles scored 36 points before Kobe Bryant took his first shot at Dallas.
Bryant, the league's leading scorer, finished with 19 once he did start shooting as the Lakers hit 100 points for the first time in four games under Coach Mike D'Antoni.
BULLS 93, BUCKS 86: Carlos Boozer and Richard Hamilton scored 22 points apiece to lead Chicago at Milwaukee, breaking a four-game losing streak.
The win by the Bulls was the ninth straight over the Bucks and the fifth straight at the Bradley Center. The last time Milwaukee beat Chicago was on April 10, 2010, in Chicago.
76ERS: Center Andrew Bynum, who was acquired from the Lakers in a four-team trade before the season, is out indefinitely with injuries to both knees.
"We don't know when he'll be back," General Manager Tony DiLeo said. "Only Andrew's body can answer that question. When he feels better, we can step up the rehab program. We just have to wait to see how he reacts to the rehab."