nba roundup | Saturday’s other games
Bucks 109, Warriors 102
Brandon Jennings scored 20 points to lead the Bucks over the Warriors. Milwaukee’s Monta Ellis scored 20 points against his former team, while Ersan Ilyasova added 18 points and 12 rebounds. Larry Sanders added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 26 points. Klay Thompson added 19.
Spurs 108, Suns 99
Tony Parker had 31 points and the Spurs collected their eighth consecutive win by shutting down the Suns in the final quarter. Manu Ginobili added 20 points, Tiago Splitter had 13, Boris Diaw finished with 11 for San Antonio (36-11), which has won 16 in a row at home. The Spurs were without Tim Duncan (sore knee) and coach Gregg Popovich (illness) for a third consecutive game.
Rockets 119, Nets 106
James Harden scored 29 points, Chandler Parsons added 16 points and a career-high 11 assists and the Rockets beat Brooklyn for their 12th consecutive win over the Nets. Omer Asik had 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets, who outrebounded the Nets 50-31 and outscored Brooklyn 60-24 in the paint. Nets star Deron Williams scored 27 points, but cooled off after a 20-point first quarter. He was ejected with 1:07 left after arguing a call with referee David Jones. Bobcats 102, Timberwolves 101
Gerald Henderson hit a 3-pointer from 25 feet with 4.6 seconds left to lift the Bobcats, snapping a 16-game home losing streak. The Bobcats streak was stopped two short of the NBA record held by the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks.
76ers 97, Knicks 80
Jrue Holiday scored a career-high 35 points, Nick Young had 20 and the 76ers cruised past the Knicks. Evan Turner also added 20 points for the Sixers, who led from the start and beat the Knicks for the first time in four tries and second in eight games. Carmelo Anthony needed 28 shots to get 25 points.
Wizards 86, Bulls 73
Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 16 rebounds, helping the surging Wizards beat the Bulls. John Wall and Nene scored 16 points for Washington, which has won consecutive games for the second time this season.