January 17, 2013

NBA Roundup: Son of a gun: Rivers loses to his kid

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Doc Rivers, Austin Rivers
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Austin Rivers of the Hornets hugs his father, Celtics Coach Doc Rivers, after scoring eight points to help New Orleans end Boston’s six-game winning streak with a 90-78 victory.

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MAGIC 97, PACERS 86: Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Orlando snap a six-game home losing streak.

HAWKS 109, NETS 95: Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and Atlanta won at home to stop Brooklyn's seven-game winning streak.

BULLS 107, RAPTORS 105: Luol Deng hit a tie-breaking jump shot with three seconds left in overtime as visiting Chicago earned its eighth victory in nine meetings against Toronto.

THUNDER 117, NUGGETS 97: Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Martin had 20 and Oklahoma City snapped visiting Denver's six-game win streak.

SPURS 103, GRIZZLIES 82: Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists, and Tim Duncan added 19 points to help San Antonio extend its home win streak to 13 games.

MAVERICKS 105, ROCKETS 100: Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points and O.J. Mayo hit two tie-breaking free throws as Dallas held on at home.

NOTES

LAKERS: Pau Gasol expects to return from a concussion Thursday night when the Los Angeles Lakers are home against the Miami Heat.

HAWKS: Atlanta suspended forward Josh Smith for the game against Brooklyn for "conduct detrimental to the team."

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