The Associated Press
Feb. 10, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs' huge fourth-quarter rally helped Gregg Popovich reach the 1,000-win milestone Monday night.
Marco Belinelli's baseline jumper with 2.1 seconds left capped San Antonio's 95-93 victory at Indiana.
Popovich became the ninth coach with 1,000 regular-season wins and the third-fastest to achieve the feat. He also joined former Utah coach Jerry Sloan as the only coaches in NBA history to win 1,000 games with one team.
Tony Parker led the Spurs with 19 points. Tim Duncan had 15.
Rodney Stuckey scored 18 for Indiana, which had won a season-best three in a row.
The Pacers had a 79-65 lead after three quarters. But the Spurs scored nine straight to tie the score at 91, tied it again at 93, took the lead on Belinelli's shot and held on when George Hill's 3-pointer bounced off the rim.
THUNDER 124, NUGGETS 114
DENVER (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 40 points and Russell Westbrook had 26 as Oklahoma City beat Denver to hand the Nuggets their sixth loss in a row.
Durant matched a career best by hitting seven 3-pointers and finished 13 of 19 from the floor. Mitch McGary added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.
The Nuggets, who have lost 13 of 14, were led by Wilson Chandler's 23 points. Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson each added 22 for Denver, which also lost its sixth straight at home — its longest home skid since dropping seven in a row at the Pepsi Center from Feb. 6 to March 2, 2003.
Trailing by 14 at halftime, the Nuggets scored the first nine points of the third quarter to pull to 73-68. But Westbrook countered with a 3 to spark a 13-3 burst that put the Thunder back in front by 15.
WARRIORS 89, 76ERS 84
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 20 points and Leandro Barbosa had 16 off the bench as Golden State snapped Philadelphia's four-game home winning streak.
Klay Thompson and former Sixer Andre Iguodala added 13 points apiece for the Warriors (41-9), who have won four of five and two straight after opening their four-game road trip with a loss to the Hawks on Friday.
Robert Covington scored 21 points to pace the 76ers (12-41), who committed 27 turnovers and shot 7 for 24 from 3-point range. Luc Mbah a Moute had 13 points and nine rebounds.
Golden State, the NBA's second-best 3-point shooting team, shot just 7 for 29 from behind the arc.
HAWKS 117, TIMBERWOLVES 105
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and DeMarre Carroll added a career-best 26 points to lift Atlanta over Minnesota.
Paul Millsap had 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Hawks (43-10), who bounced back from a loss to Memphis the previous night. The NBA-leading Hawks still have not lost back-to-back games since Nov. 18. They shot 51 percent and outscored Minnesota 58-44 in the paint.
Kevin Martin scored 21 points and Shabazz Muhammad had 18 points and eight rebounds in his first game since Jan. 9 because of a strained oblique for Minnesota. The Timberwolves lost for the first time in four games.
WIZARDS 96, MAGIC 80
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall fell one point short of his first triple-double of the season, and Marcin Gortat had 14 points and 14 rebounds as Washington beat Orlando to sweep the season series.
Wall hit a 3-pointer early in the third quarter — the first shot made from beyond the arc by either team — to open an 11-0 run that put Washington in control. He wound up with nine points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds after missing a floater with about 50 seconds left.
The Wizards have won two in a row following a five-game losing streak. They went 4-0 against the Magic this season and have won the past eight matchups.
Evan Fournier scored 18 for Orlando, which is 1-2 under interim coach James Borrego. Overall, the Magic have lost 12 of 13.
HEAT 109, KNICKS 95
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh scored 32 points and Mario Chalmers added 18 as Miami pulled away from New York.
Luol Deng and Norris Cole each scored 12 for the Heat, who posted their biggest comeback win of the season after trailing by 14 early.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points for the Knicks, who became the first NBA team this season to be guaranteed of finishing with a losing record. Anthony left in the fourth quarter to get his knee re-taped, but never returned.
The Heat outscored New York 32-18 in the fourth.
Miami again was without Dwyane Wade, still sidelined by a strained hamstring.
BUCKS 103, NETS 97
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 12 of his 18 points in the third quarter as Milwaukee rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Brooklyn.
Jared Dudley had 19 points for Milwaukee, which won its fifth straight home game. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 12 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals.
After a poor-shooting first half, the Bucks turned up the defensive pressure and forced eight turnovers in the third quarter as they outscored Brooklyn by 16.
Jarrett Jack had 26 points for the Nets.
JAZZ 100, PELICANS 96
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half as Utah overcame a 14-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat New Orleans.
Derrick Favors scored 18 and Enes Kanter had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Utah, which won its second straight while handing the Pelicans their second consecutive loss.
Eric Gordon tied a career high with seven 3-pointers on eight attempts and finished with 31 points for the Pelicans. Tyreke Evans added 18 points and 10 assists.
New Orleans was unable to overcome the absence of leading scorer and rebounder Anthony Davis, who sprained his right shoulder on Saturday, and Ryan Anderson, who has a sore right elbow.