Nuggets End Clippers Streak – NBA Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Another night, another loss for the Philadelphia 76ers, who haven't recorded a victory since Jan. 29.
The Sixers absorbed their team-record 21st consecutive loss as Lance Stephenson scored 25 points to lead Indiana's 99-90 victory in Philadelphia. Paul George added 24 points for the Pacers, who earned their fourth straight win and stretched their lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference to 3 1/2 games over Miami.
The 76ers actually had an early nine-point lead before breaking the previous club mark for consecutive losses set by the 1972-73 team. The league record is 26 straight losses held by the 2010-11 Cavaliers.
Oklahoma City has climbed within 1 ½ games of the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs.
Kevin Durant poured in 35 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Thunder's 97-85 victory at Chicago. Russell Westbrook had 17 points, nine boards and nine assists after missing the Oklahoma City's previous game to rest his surgically-repaired knee.
In other NBA action:
— The Los Angeles Clippers' 11-game winning streak is over after J.J. Hickson contributed 21 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to lead the Nuggets to a 110-100 triumph at Denver. Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 16 boards for the Nuggets, who held the Clippers to 39 percent shooting and outrebounded them 55-43. Chris Paul had a game-high 29 points and Blake Griffin added 26, but the rest of L.A.'s starters combined for just 25.
— Houston ripped Utah 124-86 as Terrence Jones poured in 30 points and Patrick Beverley added 19. The Rockets hit 13 3-pointers, shot 58 percent from the field and ended a three-game losing streak.
— Dirk Nowitzki contributed 19 points and Dallas opened a franchise-record eight-game homestand by edging Boston 94-89. Monta Ellis had 17 points and Devin Harris added 12 as the Mavericks moved a season-high 14 games over .500.
— Deron Williams scored 28 points and Brooklyn picked up its ninth straight win by downing Phoenix 108-95. Joe Johnson added 19 points for the Nets, who've lost just twice in nine games since Kevin Garnett left the lineup due to back spasms.
— Atlanta has a four-game winning streak after Paul Millsap scored 28 points in a 97-83 win at Charlotte. The Hawks ended the Bobcats' eight-game home winning streak and beat Charlotte for the 11th straight time.