Wright, Warriors bump off Clippers
Dorell Wright scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half, Monta Ellis added 19 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors knocked the Clippers out of first place in the Pacific Division with a 97-93 victory Sunday night in Los Angeles.
David Lee had 18 points and 10 rebounds, helping the Warriors beat the Clippers on the road for the fourth straight time despite blowing a 21-point third-quarter lead.
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry, a game-time decision due to a mildly sprained right ankle, started and played 10 scoreless minutes.
Blake Griffin had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who missed 16 of 35 free throws.
Cavaliers 118, Rockets 107 - Antawn Jamison scored 28 points as host Cleveland recorded a season high in points in beating Houston.
Luis Scola scored 30 points for Houston, which has lost six of seven.
76ers 106, Knicks 94 - Lou Williams scored 12 of his 28 points in a dazzling flurry, Evan Turner had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Philadelphia handed host New York its fifth straight loss.
Magic 107, Pacers 94 - Dwight Howard had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and J.J. Redick added 18 points and nine assists as host Orlando ran past Indiana.
Bucks 105, Raptors 99 - Ersan Ilyasova had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Drew Gooden added 21 points, and Milwaukee beat Toronto for the sixth straight time.
Grizzlies 94, Nuggets 91 - O.J. Mayo scored 22 points, including a critical 3-pointer in the closing seconds as visiting Memphis hung on to beat Denver.
Hawks 106, Kings 99 - Josh Smith scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half for visiting Atlanta, which defeated Sacramento for the eighth straight time.