Memphis Slips Past Denver – NBA Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs set a franchise record with their 18th straight victory, and did it breezing. Tony Parker scored 22 points in the Spurs' 103-77 rout of Indiana on the Pacers home court.
Boris Diaw (DEE'-ow) added 14 points for the Spurs, who bettered their previous longest winning streak that was set in 1996.
Paul George scored 16 points for the Pacers, who've lost five of six and fell six percentage points behind Miami for best record in the Eastern Conference.
In other NBA action:
— LeBron James scored 32 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Miami Heat moved into the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 93-83 win over the Toronto Raptors. Chris Andersen scored 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting and Mario Chalmers added 12 for Miami, which was again without Dwyane (dwayn) Wade, Greg Oden and Ray Allen.
— Darren Collison had 28 points and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers didn't miss a beat with Blake Griffin out with a back injury in a 114-104 victory over Minnesota.
— Zach Randolph had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies kept pace in the playoff race with a 94-92 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Grizzlies moved into a three-way tie with Dallas and Phoenix for seventh in the Western Conference
— Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points on 11-of-19 shooting, and the New York Knicks pulled away for a 92-83 victory over the Utah Jazz. The Knicks are one game back of the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.
— Paul Millsap scored 28 points and Lou Williams added 22 off the bench in rallying the Atlanta Hawks to a 103-95 victory that denied the Philadelphia 76ers their first winning streak in nearly three months. The Sixers were coming off Saturday night's victory over Detroit that ended their 26-game losing streak.
— Greg Monroe had 28 points and 14 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons ended a three-game skid with a 116-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
— DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 14 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a three-game skid with a 102-97 victory over New Orleans.
— Mike Dunleavy had 22 points to lead five Bulls in double figures and Chicago broke open a close game with 13 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 94-80.
— Charlotte went on a 19-4 run to end the game and rallied for a 100-94 win over Washington. Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 21.