Clippers run win streak to eight games
LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had 25 points and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 97-83 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.
DeAndre Jordan, making a push for his first career All-Star selection, had 19 rebounds. It was the 11th straight game in double digits for the franchise's career rebounding leader. He led the NBA in rebounding the previous two seasons.
J.J. Redick added 17 points for the Clippers. The winning streak is their fourth of eight or more games in the past four seasons. They had an 11-game run in 2013-14, a nine-game stretch last season, and won a franchise-record 17 straight in 2012-13 — including a 16-0 December.
Jeremy Lin had 26 points for the Hornets. They have lost a season-worst six in a row and seven straight on the road.
HAWKS 120, BULLS 105: At Atlanta, Al Horford scored a season-high 33 points and had 10 rebounds, Paul Millsap added 18 points and Atlanta beat Chicago. Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 27 points in the third quarter for Chicago, and Nikola Mirotic had 24 points. The Bulls had won six straight.
RAPTORS 108, 76ERS 95: At Philadelphia, Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and DeMar DeRozan added 19 to lead Toronto over Philadelphia. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points for the Atlantic Division leaders, who will go for their fourth straight win when they wrap up a six-game road trip against Orlando on Thursday in London.
PISTONS 103, NETS 89: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Detroit pulled away at the beginning of the fourth quarter to beat Brooklyn for their third straight victory. Reggie Jackson had 23 points and eight assists for Detroit, and Ersan Ilyasova added 19 points and 13 rebounds.
WIZARDS 105, MAGIC 99: At Orlando, Fla., John Wall had 24 points and 10 assists to help Washington defeat Orlando for the 12th straight time. The victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Wizards, who got double-figure scoring from all five starters and reserve Gary Neal. Otto Porter, Jared Dudley and Neal each scored 16 points.
JAZZ 98, HEAT 83: At Salt Lake City, Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 34 points and Utah beat Miami to break a three-game losing streak. Hayward came out of the locker room after a passive first half and scored 18 points in the third quarter, including nine in a row to give the Jazz a 68-60 lead. The Heat got as close as four in the fourth, but a late 6-0 run pushed the lead back to 88-78.
WARRIORS 128, KINGS 116: At Sacramento, Calif., Stephen Curry made eight 3-pointers and scored 38 points, Draymond Green added 25 and Golden State defeated Sacramento for its sixth consecutive victory. The Warriors (35-2) broke loose for 36 points in the third quarter and built a 12-point lead. Curry had 14 points in the fourth to hold off the Kings. Green hit five 3s and grabbed nine rebounds. The Warriors shot 19 of 37 on 3-pointers, hitting 12 in the opening half — the most the Kings have allowed in a half all season.