NBA roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on March 27

By The Sports Xchange  |  March 28, 2017 at 6:51 AM
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San Antonio Spurs 103, Cleveland Cavaliers 74

SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points before leaving to a standing ovation with 10:32 to play as the San Antonio Spurs clobbered the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-74 on Monday.

The loss dropped the Cavaliers a half-game behind idle Boston for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland's 74 points were a season low.

Cleveland's LeBron James took a blow to the back of his neck in the final minute of the third quarter after a collision under the basket with the Spurs' David Lee. He slumped to the floor near midcourt and stayed there for several minutes before walking to the bench on his own. With the Cavaliers trailing 81-58 entering the fourth quarter, James -- who had 17 points, eight assists and eight rebounds -- did not see the court again.

San Antonio, which has won five straight games, pulled back to within two games of idle Golden State in the race for the best record in the NBA. The Spurs and Warriors play in San Antonio on Wednesday.

Oklahoma City Thunder 92, Dallas Mavericks 91

DALLAS -- Russell Westbrook racked his 37th triple-double with 37 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, and he finished off a 14-0 game-ending run with an 18-foot jumper to lift Oklahoma City past Dallas.

The Thunder trailed by as many as 14 in the fourth, but after the Mavericks went up 91-78, they wouldn't score again.

Westbrook's final shot from just inside the top of the key connected with 7.1 seconds left. Harrison Barnes missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Mavericks.

New York Knicks 109, Detroit Pistons 95

NEW YORK -- Kristaps Porzingis came through for New York with 25 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Carmelo Anthony, who missed the previous two games with a sore knee, had 21 points, and Derrick Rose added 27 points.

The Pistons have lost four straight and seven of their last eight. The loss dropped the Pistons 1 1/2 games behind the Heat for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Marcus Morris led the Pistons with 20 points.

Toronto Raptors 131, Orlando Magic 112

TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 36 points to lead Toronto to its sixth straight victory.

Cory Joseph added a double-double for the Raptors with 15 points and a career-best 13 assists.

Elfrid Payton led Orlando with 22 points and nine assists.

Sacramento Kings 91, Memphis Grizzlies 90

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Darren Collison scored 23 points and made two free throws with 5.7 seconds left, and Sacramento edged Memphis for its second win in two days in the final seconds.

Memphis guard Mike Conley missed on a drive to the hoop with 14 seconds left, and Collison rebounded, drove the length of the court and drew a foul. His two free throws gave the Kings their first winning streak since February.

Sacramento was coming off a 98-97 road victory over the Los Angeles Clippers that came courtesy a 22-3 run over the final 5:23 of the contest.

Utah Jazz 108, New Orleans Pelicans 100

SALT LAKE CITY -- Rudy Gobert scored 20 points, collected 19 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead Utah past New Orleans.

Rodney Hood also scored 20 points while Joe Ingles added 19 and George Hill tacked on 17. That trio combined to make a dozen 3-pointers. Utah swept the season series 3-0 after dominating from the perimeter for four quarters.

Anthony Davis scored 36 points, collected 17 rebounds and had three blocks to lead New Orleans. Jrue Holiday added 19 points. The Pelicans lost for only the third time in nine games, but they fell 4 1/2 games back of the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets, who are tied for the final Western Conference playoff position.

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