Highlights of Monday's NBA games
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[February 07, 2017]
Feb 6 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Monday's NBA games:
Cavaliers 140, Wizards 135 (overtime)
Kevin Love scored 39 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped the
Washington Wizards' 17-game home winning streak with a thrilling
140-135 overtime win on Monday night despite LeBron James fouling
out for the first time in more than three years.
Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 23 points in overtime. Seven of those
came in the final 62 seconds for the Cavaliers, who forced OT on a
miraculous 3-pointer off the backboard by James with 0.3 of a second
left in regulation.
James finished with 32 points and career-high 17 assists before
picking up his sixth foul with 4:13 remaining in overtime.
Heat 115, Timberwolves 113
Goran Dragic scored 33 points, including a career-high seven
3-pointers, and Hassan Whiteside had 19 points and 13 rebounds as
Miami extended its winning streak to 11 games.
Dragic made his first seven 3-point attempts and was 13 of 17 from
the field for the game. He added nine assists for Miami, which has
the current longest winning streak in the NBA and is one behind the
season-best, 12-game streak by Golden State.
Rodney McGruder had 15 points for Miami, which held on despite
Minnesota closing within a basket several times in the fourth
quarter. Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points for the Timberwolves, who
have lost four games in a row.
Pacers 93, Thunder 90
Paul George had 21 points, including a clutch basket with 1:20
remaining, and Indiana extended its season-best winning streak to
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who finished with 27 points, 18
rebounds and nine assists, missed two potential game-tying
3-pointers in the final 7.8 seconds, including one at the buzzer.
Jeff Teague added 17 points for Indiana, which won despite shooting
only 37.9 percent from the field.
Lakers 121, Knicks 107
Los Angeles won in Madison Square Garden to snap a 13-game road
The Lakers hadn't won on the road since beating the Philadelphia
76ers 100-89 on Dec. 16. Los Angeles posted its first win at the
Garden since Feb. 11, 2011. Lou Williams scored 22 points to lead
seven Lakers in double figures.
The Knicks, who lost for the ninth time in 13 games, were led by
Carmelo Anthony with 26 points.
Pistons 113, 76ers 96
Marcus Morris led seven Detroit players in double figures with 19
points against Philadelphia at The Palace.
Andre Drummond collected his 33rd double-double with 16 points and
17 rebounds. Reggie Jackson had 14 points and six assists, and
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Aron Baynes and Jon Leuer added 12 points
apiece for Detroit.
Jahlil Okafor's 16 points led Philadelphia.
Jazz 120, Hawks 95
Utah's second decisive victory over Atlanta gave the Jazz a
seven-game winning streak against Eastern Conference teams and
increased their lead over second-place Oklahoma City to 3 1/2 games
in the Northwest Division.
Gordon Hayward had 30 points and Utah shot 61.3 percent from the
Dennis Schroder scored 21 points for Atlanta.
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Pelicans 111, Suns 106
Anthony Davis had a game-high 34 points, including six free throws
in the final 67 seconds, and Jrue Holiday added 30 points and seven
assists to lead New Orleans over Phoenix at the Smoothie King
The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Pelicans and
sent the Suns to their seventh loss in eight games.
The Suns were led by T.J. Warren with 20 points.
Nuggets 110, Mavericks 87
Will Barton scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed eight
rebounds, Gary Harris had 20 points and Denver beat Dallas.
Denver was without Danilo Gallinari (groin), Emmanuel Mudiay (back)
and Kenneth Faried (personal) but stopped Dallas' four-game win
streak. Wilson Chandler had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Barton
added two blocks and five assists to pick up the slack for Nikola
Jokic, who played just 24 minutes because of foul trouble.
Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrell scored 15 points each and Dwight Powell
had 14 off the bench for the Mavericks.
Raptors 118, Clippers 109
DeMar DeRozan returned to the lineup and scored 31 points, leading
Toronto past Los Angeles. DeRozan, who missed seven of the previous
eight games due to a sprained ankle, helped the Raptors to their
second straight win but only their fourth in the past 12 games.
Kyle Lowry added 24 points and eight assists for the Raptors, Jonas
Valanciunas scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Cory
Joseph chipped in with 12 points off the bench.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with a triple-double, scoring 26
points and adding 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Austin Rivers added 22
Bulls 112, Kings 107
Dwyane Wade scored 31 points, and his baseline jumper with a
defender draped on him with 13 seconds lifted Chicago over
Wade scored Chicago's final five points to help the Bulls hold off a
furious Kings rally from a 27-point, second-half deficit. Michael
Carter-Williams finished with 21 points, and Robin Lopez added 17
Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds
and five assists, but he was ejected after his second technical foul
in the final seconds. He earned a one-game suspension for the Kings'
Wednesday contest against the Boston Celtics, an automatic
punishment for reaching 16 T's on the season.
Grizzlies 89, Spurs 74
Marc Gasol scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Memphis
defeated San Antonio.
The Grizzlies won for the fifth time in six games, taking advantage
of 17 Spurs turnovers that translated into 19 points. Mike Conley
finished with 12 points and a game-high nine assists. Zach Randolph
had 15 points and six rebounds off the bench, and Vince Carter
finished with seven points, six rebounds and his first four-block
game since April 2009.
The Spurs played without forward Kawhi Leonard, sidelined due to a
right quad contusion. David Lee led San Antonio with 14 points off
the bench. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 13 points and 10
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