Thunder top Spurs; win streak 11
OKLAHOMA CITY – Serge Ibaka tied his career best with 25 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs, 107-93, for their 11th straight win.
The Thunder took control with a string of 11 straight points during the third quarter, punctuated by Nick Collison’s putback that made it 71-56 with 4:27 remaining in the period.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich kept his starters parked on the bench throughout the fourth quarter, even as San Antonio cut an 18-point lead in half with 5½ minutes left.
Clippers 88, Pistons 76: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Jamal Crawford scored 15 points, and Chris Paul added 14 to lead Los Angeles past Detroit for its 10th straight win.
Blake Griffin had 15 points for the Clippers, who had five players in double figures. Griffin had two breakaway dunks in the last 30 seconds, one on a pass banked off the backboard by Crawford.
Magic 102, Timberwolves 93: At Orlando, Fla., Glen Davis scored 28 points, and J.J. Redick had 18 points and seven assists as Orlando beat Minnesota.
The Magic won their third straight and stopped the Timberwolves’ four-game winning streak.
Kevin Love led Minnesota with 23 points and 15 rebounds.
Suns 101, Kings 90: At Phoenix, Shannon Brown scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and Phoenix pulled off another big rally to beat Sacramento.