Spurs pick up sixth straight
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker scored a season-high 25 points and he San Antonio never trailed in beating Denver, 109-98, for its sixth straight victory on Wednesday.
Kawhi Leonard added 20 points, Tim Duncan had 12 and LaMarcus Aldridge 11 for the Spurs, undefeated at home after five games. Patty Mills was 3 for 6 on 3-pointers in scoring a season-high 17 points.
Denver rookie Nikola Jokic had 23 points off the bench, and Gary Harris added 15.
The Spurs were without Manu Ginobili, who will miss the next two games with bilateral hip tightness.
MAVERICKS 106, CELTICS 102: At Boston, Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Wesley Matthews had 18 and Dallas erased an 18-point, first-half deficit to defeat Boston for its fifth consecutive win.
Zaza Pachulia had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks. Deron Williams added 16 points, including consecutive key baskets.
Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 19 points. Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Avery Bradley scored 18 as the Celtics had a three-game winning streak snapped.
PACERS 112, 76ERS 85: At Philadelphia, Paul George scored 34 points and C.J. Miles added 20 to lead Indiana to a rout of winless Philadelphia.
T.J. McConnell scored 16 points for Philadelphia, which dropped to 0-12 while setting a season high with 31 turnovers.
George, who has scored at least 26 points in eight straight games, finished 13 for 24 from the field and 5 for 10 from 3-point range.
HAWKS 103, KINGS 97: At Atlanta, Paul Millsap scored 23 points, including a running one-hander with 15.7 seconds remaining as Atlanta held off Sacramento.
The Hawks, who had lost four of five, appeared in good shape when Lamar Patterson hit a layup off an extra pass from Thabo Sefolosha, pushing Atlanta to a 99-88 lead with 2:49 left.
DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Kings. Rajon Rondo managed a triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
THUNDER 110, PELICANS 103: At Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook had 43 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and Oklahoma City recovered from a slow start to beat injury-depleted New Orleans.
Enes Kanter added 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunder, who bounced back after blowing fourth-quarter leads in losses to Boston and Memphis. The Thunder (7-5) are 2-2 without star forward Kevin Durant, who missed his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury.
Ryan Anderson scored 30 points for New Orleans (1-11), which lost its fifth straight game. The Pelicans suited up only nine players, with standout forward Anthony Davis sitting out with a shoulder injury sustained Tuesday against Denver.
HORNETS 116, NETS 111: At Charlotte, N.C., Nicolas Batum had 24 points and eight assists as Charlotte held off Brooklyn.
Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker chipped in with 18 points apiece for the Hornets, who have won six of nine to get back to .500. Marvin Williams scored 14 points and Jeremy Lin had 13 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Hornets (6-6).
Thaddeus Young had 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting for the struggling Nets. Brook Lopez added 23 points.
MAGIC 104, TIMBERWOLVES 101, OT: At Orlando, Fla., Evan Fournier scored 26 points and hit a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left in overtime to push Orlando past Minnesota.
Elfrid Payton had 24 points and six assists for the Magic. Tobias Harris finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 28 points. Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 12 rebounds.
JAZZ 93, RAPTORS 89: At Salt Lake City, Alec Burks made the go-ahead jumper with 1:12 left and scored nine of his 13 points in Utah's big fourth quarter, helping the Jazz beat Toronto.
Derrick Favors had 18 points, 11 rebounds and a clinching three-point play for the Jazz, who trailed by six midway through the final period before an 11-2 run gave them their first lead since the second quarter.
BULLS 103, SUNS 97: At Phoenix, Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 32 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns for their fourth straight victory.
Pau Gasol added 17 points and eight rebounds, Kirk Hinrich scored 14 points and former Phoenix guard Aaron Brooks had 12 points as Chicago ended the Suns' three-game winning streak.