NBA roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on March 13

By The Sports Xchange  |  March 14, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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San Antonio Spurs 107, Atlanta Hawks 99

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard poured in 31 points to lead four teammates in double-figure scoring as the San Antonio Spurs played through a season-high 23 turnovers and defeated the Atlanta Hawks 107-99 on Monday at the AT&T Center.

San Antonio (52-14) moved into a tie with the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the NBA. The Spurs hold the tiebreaker between the two teams if they are knotted at the end of the regular season. San Antonio has won nine of its past 10 games overall and nine in a row at home.

Leonard, who had been going through the NBA's concussion protocol after getting hit in the head on March 9 against Oklahoma City, was cleared to play hours before the game.

Dennis Schroder with 22 points and 10 assists for the Hawks, who saw their three-game winning streak end.

Memphis Grizzlies 113, Milwaukee Bucks 93

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Vince Carter, making his first start of the season, scored 24 points and Mike Conley added 20 points and 10 assists to lead Memphis.

Carter, who started in place of injured forward Chandler Parsons, made each of his eight shots, including six 3-pointers, to help the Grizzlies snap a season-long five-game losing streak.

Milwaukee had its six-game winning streak, its longest in five seasons, snapped. The Bucks were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who finished with 18 points.

Minnesota Timberwolves 119, Washington Wizards 104

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio continued his impressive stretch with 22 points and 19 assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 39 points and 13 rebounds to lead Minnesota.

Minnesota reserve Nemanja Bjelica had his fourth double-double in his last seven games with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The Timberwolves (27-38) have won eight of their past 12 games and have defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors and Washington in their past three home games.

John Wall had 27 points for the Wizards (41-24), who had won five games in a row.

Chicago Bulls 115, Charlotte Hornets 109

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rajon Rondo, back into the starting lineup for the first time since late December, helped the Bulls snap a five-game losing streak with a season-high 20 points while adding seven rebounds and six assists.

Nikola Mirotic, who wasn't even active for the Sunday loss at Boston, came off the bench to lead the Bulls with 24 points and 11 rebounds. The Bulls also got 23 points, 11 assists and six rebounds from Jimmy Butler.

Jeremy Lamb led the Hornets with 26 points.

Toronto Raptors 100, Dallas Mavericks 78

TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and added six rebounds and two assists to lead Toronto.

The Raptors (39-28) had lost their two previous games to end a road trip at 2-3. It was the second loss in a row for the Mavericks (28-38), who just completed a 4-1 homestand.

Norman Powell added 19 points for the Raptors while Jonas Valanciunas contributed 14 points and nabbed 12 rebounds.

Harrison Barnes led Dallas with 18 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 17 points and seven rebounds and Dwight Powell scored 10 points.

Utah Jazz 114, Los Angeles Clippers 108

SALT LAKE CITY - Gordon Hayward scored 27 points and hit four 3-pointers to lead Utah to its first win over the Clippers this season.

The Jazz shot 11 of 12 from 3-point range after halftime and made 10 straight 3-pointers to open the half before finally missing one late in the fourth quarter.

George Hill added 19 points while Joe Ingles chipped in 18 points for the Jazz.

Chris Paul scored a season-high 33 points for the Clippers, who fell two games behind Utah in the race for a top-four seed.

Sacramento Kings 120, Orlando Magic 115

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Darren Collison scored 19 points and added 11 assists, one of them an alley-oop to Willie Cauley-Stein that broke a tie and enabled the Kings to end an eight-game losing streak.

The Kings made 16 3-pointers, the most important of them being Anthony Tolliver's team-high fifth of the night with under a minute left that gave Sacramento a four-point lead.

Nikola Vucevic led all scorers with 23 points and added nine rebounds, but Orlando lost for the third straight time and for the fifth time in six games.

Denver Nuggets 129, Los Angeles Lakers 101

DENVER -- Will Barton and Jamal Murray scored 22 points each, and Nikola Jokic had 18 points and nine rebounds as the Nuggets won their third straight game.

Danilo Gallinari also scored 18 points and Mason Plumlee had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who were without Wilson Chandler (groin), Kenneth Faried (back) and Darrell Arthur (left knee soreness).

Ivica Zubac scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who have lost 10 of their last 11 games.

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