Nets Beat Spurs – NBA Roundup For Feb. 7th
UNDATED (AP) — Alan Anderson scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half, helping the Brooklyn Nets pull away from the short-handed San Antonio Spurs, 103-89. The Spurs were playing without their four top scorers -- Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo jih-NOH'-blee) and Kawhi (kuh-WY') Leonard -- for various reasons.
Deron (DEHR'-ihn) Williams added 16 points and eight assists as Brooklyn ended a six-game losing streak to San Antonio with its first victory since March 29, 2010.
In last night's other NBA game, Stephen (STEH'-fihn) Curry poured in 34 points and dished out nine assists and the Golden State Warriors downed Chicago 102-87. Taj Gibson had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls.
NEW YORK (AP) — Portland's Damian Lillard will become the first player to compete in three events during All-Star Saturday night in New Orleans, including a slam dunk contest that features three All-Stars for the first time in 26 years.
Indiana's Paul George and Washington's John Wall also will take part in the night's marquee event Feb. 15. There haven't been three All-Stars in the dunk contest since the famed 1988 duel, when Michael Jordan beat Dominique Wilkins on his home floor in Chicago, in a field that also included Clyde Drexler.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The flailing Cleveland Cavaliers have fired general manager Chris Grant. With the 16-33 Cavs sliding further toward the bottom in another disappointing season, owner Dan Gilbert decided to make the move a day after Cleveland was beaten by an injury-ravaged Los Angeles Lakers team that finished the game with just five players.
Cleveland's only win in their last nine games was against the Milwaukee Bucks, who have the worst record in the NBA.