Clippers And Warriors Win – NBA Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers still lead the NBA's Pacific Division by three games over Golden State following victories by both teams Monday night.
Jamal Crawford shot 7-for-12 from 3-point range and finished with a team-high 24 points to shoot the Clippers past the Pelicans 123-110 at New Orleans. Blake Griffin contributed with 22 points and Chris Paul chipped in 19 points and 13 assists.
The Warriors picked up their fourth straight win as Stephen Curry had 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to lead a 104-96 win over the Pistons in Detroit. Klay Thompson also had 19 points for the Warriors, who held the Pistons to 13 points in the final period.
Also in the NBA:
— Dallas blew an eight-point lead in the final 90 seconds before Dirk Nowitzki's buzzer-beating jumper gave the Mavericks a 110-108 triumph at New York. Vince Carter scored 23 points and Monta (MAHN'-tay) Ellis had 22 for the Mavs, who won nine of 11 to move a season-high 12 games over .500.
— Milwaukee won a battle of the league's two worst teams as O.J. Mayo hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 25 points in the Bucks' 130-110 romp over Philadelphia. Ersan Ilyasova had 20 points to help the Bucks deal the 76ers their 11th consecutive loss.
— Marvin Williams scored 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting as the Jazz handed Boston its fifth straight loss, 110-98. Alec Burks finished with 21 points and Derrick Favors added 20 after missing Utah's previous three games with a hip injury.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards forward Nene (neh-NAY') will be sidelined for approximately six weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, an injury suffered in the third quarter of Sunday night's 96-83 win at Cleveland. Nene is averaging 14.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 30.1 minutes. He's already missed seven games this season, with the Wizards losing six of those contests.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have bought out the contracts of Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih (BAY'-noh OO'-drihk), allowing them to sign with other teams and qualify for the playoffs.
World Peace finally got his wish to play for the Knicks when he signed last summer, but the native New Yorker and former St. John's player never gained a place in Mike Woodson's rotation and appeared in just 29 games before asking for his release.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Police say Felton turned himself in at 12:50 a.m. today and was questioned in the 20th Precinct in Manhattan, hours after his team lost at home to the Dallas Mavericks.
Police say the charges don't stem from his using the firearm in a menacing manner, but from possessing a gun he wasn't registered to have.