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February 8, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — After Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis hurt his right shoulder on a hard, awkward fall on an alley-oop dunk, Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls pulled away for a 107-72 victory over New Orleans on Saturday night.

Gasol had 20 points and 15 rebounds for Chicago, which snapped a three-game skid. Derrick Rose added 20 points for the Bulls, who went on a 40-11 run after Davis went out.

The dunk that drove Davis from the game was a two-handed jam of Tyreke Evans’ lob. Davis’ body swung like a pendulum as he held the rim, then the 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward fell horizontally as he lost his grip. Davis stayed in briefly before taking himself out with 4:16 left in the first half and the game tied at 35.

On Friday night in Oklahoma City, Davis scored 41 points and hit a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Pelicans a 116-113 victory.

Tony Snell scored 19 points and Jimmy Butler 18 for Chicago.

Evans had 15 points for New Orleans.


DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki capped a late rally with a 3-pointer that forced overtime and finished with 25 points, and Chandler Parsons scored 10 of his 20 in the extra period for Dallas.

The Trail Blazers lost their seventh straight road game by blowing an 11-point lead in the last 2 minutes of regulation. Nowitzki’s high-arching swish from the top of the key with 20 seconds left finished a 7-0 run for a 96-all tie.

The Mavericks scored the first nine points of overtime as part of a 22-2 run. Parsons started overtime with two free throws and pumped his fist after a fadeaway jumper that put Dallas ahead by 10.

Damian Lillard scored 26 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 for the Blazers.


NEW YORK (AP) — Draymond Green had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Golden State beat New York to give Steve Kerr a win in his first game coaching in the arena he nearly called home.

Kerr picked the Warriors over the Knicks during the offseason, and the difference is 30 victories as the teams near the All-Star break.

Stephen Curry scored 22 points and Klay Thompson had 16 on a night neither shot well.

Golden State improved to 40-9, tops in the Western Conference, while the Knicks fell to 10-41.

Langston Galloway scored 15 points for the Knicks, who gave Carmelo Anthony a night off and lost their third straight.


WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 17 points, Rasual Butler had 15 and Washington beat Brooklyn to break a five-game skid.

Playing without starting guard Bradley Beal, who sat out with an injured right big toe, Washington led throughout. The 37-point margin of victory was its largest of the season.

Brook Lopez led the Nets with 19 points.

JAZZ 102, KINGS 90

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 30 points in Utah’s victory over Sacramento.

Derrick Favors finished with 20 points for the Jazz and Enes Kanter had 17 points and 13 rebounds. The Jazz had lost five of six and were playing their fourth game in five days.

DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 27 points and 10 rebounds.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 14 points and 11 rebounds to help Milwaukee beat Boston for its sixth win in seven games.

Jared Sullinger had 17 points and Marcus Smart added 13 for Boston.

76ERS 89, HORNETS 81

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Robert Covington scored 11 of his 22 points in a pivotal third quarter, leading Philadelphia past Charlotte.

It was Philadelphia’s fourth straight home victory after opening the season 3-18 on its home floor.

Hollis Thompson added 18 points for Philadelphia. Al Jefferson had 18 points for Charlotte.

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