Lakers Win 7th Game in a Row
ATLANTA (AP) — Not looking the least bit tired after a whirlwind weekend, LeBron James scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven with a 101-96 victory over the pesky Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.
The Lakers pulled even with Milwaukee for the NBA’s best record at 24-3.
The Hawks kept it close all the way. Rookie Cam Reddish got a look at a tying 3-pointer from the corner, but the shot clanked off the rim. Danny Green went to the other end and knocked down a pair of free throws to send the Hawks to their fourth straight loss.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jonathan Isaac had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Orlando handed New Orleans its franchise-record 12th straight loss.
Orlando center Nikola Vucevic returned from a sprained ankle to score 20 points.
NETS 109, 76ERS 89
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points, Joe Harris had 16 points and Brooklyn beat Philadelphia.
DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Garrett Temple finished with 13 points for the Nets.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reserve guard Aaron Holiday scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter in Indiana’s victory over Charlotte.
Holiday was a point shy of his career high set a month ago at Brooklyn.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovich scored 25 points, Buddy Hield added 19 and the Sacramento Kings routed the Golden State Warriors.
The Kings won for the fourth time in five games and shook off a disappointing home loss Friday to the lowly New York Knicks.
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic made a late go-ahead 3-pointer and finished with scored 25 points to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the New York Knicks.
Will Barton had 16 points, Gary Harris added 15 and Jamal Murray had 14, including a key 3-pointer in the late going. The Nuggets, who led by as many as 20 points, hung for their 12th straight victory over the Knicks in Denver.
Marcus Morris led New York with 22 points. The Knicks were coming off back-to-back road wins under interim coach Mike Miller. They played Denver 11 days ago in New York and lost by 37 points, a setback that preceded the firing of David Fizdale as coach.