Spurs lock down Jazz
SAN ANTONIO — Tiago Splitter scored 14 points, Kawhi Leonard had 12 points and nine rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed while holding Utah to a season-low scoring total in an 89-69 victory over the Jazz on Sunday night.
Tim Duncan added 11 points in 23 minutes for San Antonio, which has won three straight — including the last two with Leonard back in the lineup.
Rudy Gobert had 13 points and a season-high 18 rebounds and Gordon Hayward added 10 points for Utah. The Jazz shot 33 percent while also setting season lows in points by a San Antonio opponent for the game and in the first half (27).
Utah beat San Antonio 100-96 on Dec. 9 in a game that Leonard initially injured his right hand, suffering a small tear to a ligament while bracing his fall following a failed dunk attempt.
MAGIC 127, THUNDER 99: At Orlando, Fla., Kevin Durant had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder ran past the Orlando Magic.
Russell Westbrook finished with 17 points and six assists. Serge Ibaka and Dion Waiters each added 16 points.
The Thunder never trailed, and led by as many as 38 on their way to snapping a four-game road losing streak. They also shot 57 percent in the first of five road games in nine nights.
Victor Oladipo led Orlando with 23 points. Elfrid Payton added 19 points and eight assists.
The Magic gave up a franchise-record 79 first-half points on their way dropping their second straight game. The Thunder were also the sixth consecutive opponent to score 100 or more points against them.
PELICANS 95, RAPTORS 93: At Toronto, Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with less than 2 seconds to go and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto, their first victory in seven meetings with the Raptors.
Evans scored 26 points, and Alexis Ajinca had 22 to help the Pelicans win without injured starters Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Davis and Holiday sat out for the second straight game. Davis is sidelined by a sprained toe on his left foot, and Holiday has a sore right ankle.
Eric Gordon added 14 points for New Orleans, and Omer Asik had 11.
DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 22 points, and Amir Johnson had 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Raptors have lost seven of their last nine games.
Lou Williams added 17 points, Greivis Vasquez had 16 and Patrick Patterson 10 for Toronto.