Grizzlies rout Clippers 107-91, improve to 12-2
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 30 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 107-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
Gasol was 13 of 18 from the field as six Grizzlies reached double figures. Courtney Lee added 13 points for Memphis, which maintained the league’s best record (12-2).
Tony Allen had 12 points, while Beno Udrih and Quincy Pondexter had 11 points apiece off the Memphis bench. Zach Randolph had 10 points.
Chris Paul had 22 points, five assists and four steals for the Clippers, who had their two-game winning streak snapped. Jamal Crawford scored 19, and J.J. Redick finished with 15, going 3 of 6 from outside the arc.
Blake Griffin scored 12 points, but was 5 of 17 from the field.
Miami’s Luol Deng scored 26 points, and Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each added 20 as the Heat held on in the final seconds to beat the Charlotte Hornets 94-93.
Kemba Walker missed two potential go-ahead shots in the final half-minute for the Hornets, and Al Jefferson’s tip-in try bounced off the rim as time expired as Charlotte dropped its fifth straight.
Chalmers had 10 assists for his second double-double of the season and Shabazz Napier scored 14 for the Heat.
Jefferson finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds for Charlotte.
At Boston, LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Celtics 94-88 to extend their winning streak to seven games.
Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum also had 12 points.
Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger had 19 points apiece for Boston, which dropped its fifth in six games.
The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-86 after Marreese Speights scored 28 points to match the second-highest scoring game of his career and his best total since 2009.
Klay Thompson scored 20 points and Stephen Curry added 15 for the Warriors (10-2), who won despite shooting a season-low 35.5 percent from the field. Thompson and Curry, two of the top 10 scorers in the league, combined to make just 11 of 35 shots.
Reggie Jackson had 22 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and Anthony Morrow added 16 points and matched a career high with 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City.
Wilson Chandler scored 19 points for Denver and Ty Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists as the Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-94 in overtime.
Arron Afflalo added 15 points for the Nuggets, who have won five of six following a 1-6 start that was capped by consecutive double-digit losses to Portland.