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  • Spurs up streak to 14, add to Sixers' travails

  • SAN ANTONIO — Austin Daye had 22 points and Tim Duncan added 19 as the San Antonio Spurs earned their 14th straight win with a 113-91 victory Monday night that sent the Philadelphia 76ers to their 25th consecutive loss.
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  • SAN ANTONIO — Austin Daye had 22 points and Tim Duncan added 19 as the San Antonio Spurs earned their 14th straight win with a 113-91 victory Monday night that sent the Philadelphia 76ers to their 25th consecutive loss.
    Philadelphia will face Houston on Thursday with the dubious distinction of being a loss shy of tying the NBA record for consecutive losses set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010-11.
    Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills scored 15 points each and Cory Joseph added 12 for San Antonio, which maintained the league's best record at 54-16. The Spurs did not play starters Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter and Danny Green, but did not need them against the lowly 76ers.
    Thaddeus Young and Michael Carter-Williams each scored 19 points, Byron Mullens added 15 and Elliot Williams had 14 for Philadelphia (15-56).
    Pistons 114, Jazz 94
    At Salt Lake City, Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons shot a season-best 55 percent to blow by the Utah Jazz.
    Rodney Stuckey scored 19, Greg Monroe had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Brandon Jennings added 15 points to help the Pistons snap a 14-game road losing streak in the finale of a four-game Western Conference trip.
    Gordon Hayward scored 32 points — his highest total since he had 37 against Oklahoma City on Jan. 7 — to lead the Jazz, who have lost seven of eight.
    Kyle Singler scored five points in 28 minutes. He was 2-for-5 from the field with a 3-pointer to go with three rebounds, an assist and a block.
    Rockets 100, Bobcats 89
    At Charlotte, N.C., James Harden scored 31 points, Dwight Howard had a double-double in his return to the court and the Houston Rockets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats for their fourth straight win.
    Harden had 14 points in the pivotal third quarter and finished 11-of-19 from the field. Terrence Jones added 18 points and seven rebounds in the victory.
    Suns 102, Hawks 95
    At Atlanta, Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points to lead five Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns won their fourth in a row, beating the Atlanta Hawks to pull even with Dallas for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
    Bulls 89, Pacers 77
    At Chicago, Taj Gibson led five players in double figures with 23 points and the Chicago Bulls brushed off a poor offensive first half to rally past the Indiana Pacers.
    Thunder 117, Nuggets 96
    At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant had 27 points and eight assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Denver Nuggets.
    Grizzlies 109, Timberwolves 92
    At Memphis, Tenn., Mike Conley had 23 points and six assists, Marc Gasol added 14 and 12 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies built an early lead and easily dispatched the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves.
    Pelicans 109, Nets 104, OT
    At New Orleans, Tyreke Evans scored a season-high 33 points and the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans rallied from 22 down in the third quarter, beating the Brooklyn Nets.
    Clippers 106, Bucks 98
    At Los Angeles, Blake Griffin had 27 points and 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers made it consecutive 50-win seasons with a lackluster victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
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