Bobcats put brakes on Celtics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Byron Mullens had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated Boston, 94-91, on Monday night to snap the Celtics’ seven-game winning streak.
Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Celtics, but missed a key 18-footer that would have given Boston the lead late in the game. Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley had chances to send the game into overtime in the final seconds, but missed open 3-pointers.
Timberwolves 100, Cavaliers 92: At Cleveland, Luke Ridnour scored 21 points, Ricky Rubio added 13 and 10 assists and Minnesota snapped an eight-game road losing streak.
Ridnour dropped a critical 3-pointer with 1:43 left for the banged-up Timberwolves, who hadn’t won on the road since Jan. 3 – star center Kevin Love’s last game before he was lost indefinitely with a broken hand.
Clippers 107, 76ers 90: At Philadelphia, Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and Los Angeles cruised past Philadelphia.
Nets 89, Pacers 84 (OT): At Indianapolis, Brook Lopez scored 25 points and Brooklyn opened overtime on a 9-3 run to pull away from Indiana.
Hornets 105, Pistons 86: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Ryan Anderson scored 31 points, Robin Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and New Orleans won for the third time in eight games.
Wizards 102, Bucks 90: At Milwaukee, rookie Brandon Beal scored a season-high 28 points to help Washington to a rare road win.
Hawks 105, Mavericks 101: At Dallas, Josh Smith had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Devin Harris made a key steal in the final minute for Atlanta.
Al Horford had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Jeff Teague scored 20 points to help the Hawks win for just the second time in their last 10 road games.