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Rockets down Grizzlie to bring up 14th straight win

Rockets down Grizzlie to bring up 14th straight win

The Houston Rockets set the longest winning streak in the NBA this season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 116-95 on Friday _ its 14th straight win.
Tracy McGrady had 25 points and six assists for Houston, which is one win shy of the longest winning streak in franchise history, reached twice, with the last time coming in their championship season of 1993-94.
The Rockets are seventh in the Western Conference, still two games off the lead of the Southwest Division.
Memphis has lost seven straight and is only 1-1/2 games off the bottom of the West.
Hornets 110, Jazz 98
In New Orleans, Chris Paul had 24 points and 16 assists as New Orleans held on to beat Utah for the first time in three meetings this season.
David West had 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets.
Mavericks 115, Kings 106
In Dallas, Jason Kidd scored a season-high 21 points and was an assist shy of his 100th triple-double as Dallas downed Sacramento.
Kidd, who was benched in the final seconds of a pivotal game the previous night because he was reluctant to shoot, shot 9-of-18 and grabbed 11 rebounds.
The Kings lost their fourth straight.
Trail Blazers 119, Lakers 111
In Portland, Oregon, the home side snapped Los Angeles' 10-game winning streak.
Brandon Roy returned after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and had 20 points and 12 assists for Portland, which also snapped the Lakers' seven-game winning streak on the road.
Los Angeles, which has lost five straight at the Rose Garden, is 1-1/2 games clear atop the Pacific Division.
Cavaliers 92, Timberwolves 84
In Cleveland, LeBron James had 30 points and 13 assists to lead Cleveland over Minnesota.
James showed no ill affect from an ankle sprain on Wednesday.
Pacers 122, Raptors 111
In Toronto, Mike Dunleavy matched his career high with 36 points to lead Indiana over Toronto.
Kareem Rush added 23 for the Pacers, while Toronto lost All-Star Chris Bosh to a sore knee in the first quarter.
Toronto's three-game winning streak ended, leaving it fourth in Eastern Conference standings.
Celtics 108, Bobcats 100
In Boston, Ray Allen scored 23 points as Boston beat Charlotte to record its fourth straight victory.
Kendrick Perkins added 19 for the Celtics, who avenged their only double-digit defeat of the season, a 95-83 loss on Jan. 9.
Boston is 13 games clear atop the Atlantic Division.
The Bobcats have lost their past five contests and nine straight on the road.
Nuggets 110, Clippers 104
In Denver, Allen Iverson scored 38 points, including two big jumpers in the final two minutes, to lead Denver over Los Angeles.
Carmelo Anthony added 30 for the Nuggets, who brought up win number 864 for George Karl, tying him with Jack Ramsay for 10th place on the career coaching list.
The Clippers dropped their fourth straight game.
Warriors 119, 76ers 97
In Oakland, California, Brandan Wright eclipsed his career high in scoring before the end of the first quarter as Golden State beat Philadelphia.
Mickael Pietrus scored a season-high 23 points for the Warriors.
Wright, a little-used rookie, scored 11 of his 12 points _ one more than his previous best scoring game _ in the first quarter of his third start, and the Warriors never trailed.
Hawks 99, Knicks 93
In Atlanta, the home side overcame a shaky start to the fourth quarter to beat New York.
Mike Bibby set up a go-ahead, alley-oop dunk by Josh Smith with 1:12 left. Bibby, playing his second home game since his trade to Atlanta, had his second straight double-double with 11 points and 10 assists.
Wizards 97, Bulls 91
In Chicago, struggling Washington used a third-quarter surge to overcome an 18-point deficit and beat Chicago.
Antawn Jamison, Roger Mason and Andray Blatche each scored 17 points for the Wizards, who started the third on a 22-1 run to turn a 52-34 deficit into a 69-66 lead. It was a stunning turnaround for a team that shot just 27.9 percent in the first half.
Heat 103, SuperSonics 93
In Seattle, Miami won for the just the third time in 30 games by downing Seattle.
Dwyane Wade scored 31 points for the Heat.
Seattle had a 10-point lead with three minutes left in the third when the Heat turned things around, taking the lead by the end of the quarter.


Updated : 2021-05-08 22:48 GMT+08:00