CLEVELAND – Mo Williams made two free throws with nine seconds left and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the San Antonio Spurs 97-95 Monday night.

Williams finished with 17 points for the Cavs, playing their second straight game without LeBron James, who is nursing a tender right ankle. Delonte West had 16 points and made a key steal in the final minute as Cleveland became the first team to reach 50 wins this season.

Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 38 points to lead the Spurs, playing their first game without guard Tony Parker, who’s expected to be out six weeks with a broken hand.

The Cavs were 0-9 in the past three years without James, who twisted his ankle on Friday against Detroit. If it was the postseason, James would be on the floor, but Cavs Coach Mike Brown wants to give James as much rest as necessary. Cleveland doesn’t play again until Friday.

Cleveland forward Antawn Jamison left late in the third quarter with an apparent left knee injury and did not return. The team said Jamison, acquired last month in a trade with Washington, had stiffness behind his knee.


KNICKS 99, HAWKS 98: New York beat visiting Atlanta for the third time this season when video replay showed Al Horford’s basket came after the buzzer.

Wilson Chandler stopped Josh Smith’s drive with seconds to play and the ball bounced out to Horford in the lane. Officials originally ruled his short jumper good, but replay clearly showed the light was on above the backboard with the ball still in his hands.

Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points for the Knicks.


HORNETS 135, WARRIORS 131: Darren Collison had 16 points and a career-high 20 assists, and New Orleans snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over visiting Golden State.


MAVERICKS 125, TIMBERWOLVES 112: Shawn Marion had a season-high 29 points and 14 rebounds and Dallas stretched the league’s longest active winning streak to 12 straight games with a victory at Minneapolis.


GRIZZLIES 107, NETS 101: Mike Conley and Rudy Gay each had 21 points and Marc Gasol added 19 points and 13 rebounds as Memphis withstood a second-half rally to defeat New Jersey and snap an eight-game home losing streak.


GRIZZLIES: Zach Randolph, Memphis’ leading scorer and rebounder, missed the game against New Jersey with lower back stiffness. It was the first game he has missed this season.

• Memphis recalled rookie center Hasheem Thabeet from the Dakota Wizards of the NBA Development League. The 7-foot-3 Thabeet was sent to the D-League on Feb. 25.


NUGGETS: Forward Kenyon Martin will receive therapy on his aching left knee and is expected to return before the end of the season.

The team announced Martin will begin platelet rich plasma therapy, a treatment that uses a patient’s own blood components to stimulate healing.

• Coach George Karl will miss Wednesday night’s game at Minnesota as he undergoes another round of cancer treatment.


WARRIORS: Golden State said center Andris Biedrins will need surgery to repair a small tear of an abdominal muscle.

Biedrins was examined by a specialist in Philadelphia who confirmed he had a sports hernia and the muscle tear. Biedrins will undergo surgery today.


HEAT: Miami practiced again without suspended point guard Rafer Alston, whose tenure with the club appears to be over.


NETS: Forward Yi Jianlian did not accompany the team on a four-game road trip because of a sprained left ankle.


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