Rockets End Blazers’ Streak – NBA Roundup For Jan. 21st
UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Rockets prevented the Portland Trail Blazers from regaining a share of the NBA's Western Conference lead.
The Blazers' five-game winning streak is over after Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had seven assists in the Rockets' 126-113 win over Portland. Dwight Howard finished with 24 points, James Harden had 22 and Patrick Beverley added 17 in his return from a broken hand.
The outcome drops the Blazers one game behind West-leading San Antonio.
The Indiana Pacers stretched their lead in the East to 4 ½ games by beating Golden State after Miami fell in Atlanta.
Paul George scored 23 points and the Pacers earned their fifth straight win by topping the Warriors 100-94. Lance Stephenson finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Roy Hibbert added 14 points and 13 boards to help Indiana improve to a league-best 33-7.
Paul Millsap scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame LeBron James' 30 points to knock off the Heat 121-114. DeMarre (deh-MAHR'-ay) Carroll added 19 points for the Hawks, who trailed 107-104 before closing on a 17-7 run to complete their first win over Miami in 10 tries since January 2012.
The Heat are just 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Elsewhere in the NBA:
— Anthony Davis scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat Memphis 95-92 to snap an eight-game losing streak. Tyreke (ty-REEK') Evans scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and had seven assists.
— Chicago beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-100 on Taj Gibson's buzzer-beating layup in overtime. Joakim (JOH'-keem) Noah had 17 points, 21 rebounds and six assists as the Bulls won for the eighth time in 10 games to climb back to .500 for the first time since Nov. 27.
— Brooklyn won for the seventh time in eight games as Joe Johnson delivered 25 points in the Nets' 103-80 laugher against the Knicks in New York. Andray Blatche had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Alan Anderson scored 15 points for the Nets.
— Bradley Beal scored 22 points with nine rebounds and eight assists as Washington downed Philadelphia 107-99. Marcin Gortat (MAHR'-chin GOHR'-tot) had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help the Wizards reach .500 for the fourth time this season.
— Al Jefferson had 22 points and 19 rebounds as the Bobcats held on to win 100-95 over Toronto. Ramon Sessions had 23 points for the Bobcats, who led by 30 in the third quarter en route to their seventh straight win over the Raptors in Charlotte.
— The Clippers breezed to a 112-103 win over the Pistons as DeAndre Jordan contributed 16 points and 21 rebounds. Jamal Crawford finished with 26 points and Blake Griffin added 25 as the Clippers improved to 6-2 since losing point guard Chris Paul to a shoulder injury.
— In Cleveland, the Cavaliers were stopped by the Mavericks 102-97 as Monta (MAHN'-tay) Ellis scored 22 points while Shawn Marion added 18. The Cavaliers roared back from a 24-point deficit in the first half and trailed by three with 2.8 seconds remaining before Jarrett Jack was called for a five-second violation.
All Times EST
Dallas 102, Cleveland 97
L.A. Clippers 112, Detroit 103
Washington 107, Philadelphia 99
Charlotte 100, Toronto 95
Brooklyn 103, New York 80
New Orleans 95, Memphis 92
Atlanta 121, Miami 114
Chicago 102, L.A. Lakers 100, OT
Houston 126, Portland 113
Indiana 102, Golden State 94
Orlando at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m.
Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Boston at Washington, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Houston, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Indiana at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Miami, 8 p.m.
Denver at Portland, 10:30 p.m.