Friday, December 15, 2017
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7-point possession lifts Spurs

MIAMI — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28, Kawhi Leonard added 23 and the Spurs got seven points on one possession to beat the Heat 119-101 on Tuesday night — the sixth straight time San Antonio has topped Miami, dating to the 2014 Finals.

Miami got within 87-80 with 9:51 left. Then the Spurs' Patty Mills made a 3-pointer while getting fouled by Beno Udrih, Mills made the free throw as the Heat's Hassan Whiteside hit Boban Marjanovic with an elbow and drew a flagrant foul, Marjanovic made one free throw and Leonard hit a jumper to complete the possession.

GRIFFIN SUSPENDED: Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay for punching a team staff member Jan. 23, and the Clippers will dock the forward's pay for an additional game because he broke his right hand. Griffin will lose $859,442 from his salary of $18,907,725. The suspension will begin when Griffin is cleared to play. He was expected to be out 4-6 weeks.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his right foot. … The Heat will retire Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 at the start of next season, joining Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway. He played 31/2 seasons for Miami, getting traded in 2008. … Marv Albert agreed to a multiyear extension with TNT to call NBA games.

Spurs 119, Heat 101

SAN ANTONIO (119): Leonard 11-17 0-0 23, Aldridge 10-16 8-8 28, West 2-4 2-2 6, Parker 3-10 1-1 7, D.Green 6-10 1-2 15, Mills 2-6 2-3 8, Simmons 5-9 0-1 10, Marjanovic 3-5 5-7 11, Diaw 4-8 0-2 9, Butler 1-3 0-0 2, McCallum 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 47-89 19-26 119.

MIAMI (101): Deng 3-7 3-5 11, Bosh 6-12 6-6 18, Stoudemire 1-3 0-0 2, Dragic 5-9 0-2 10, Wade 9-12 2-3 20, Whiteside 6-9 2-3 14, G.Green 3-7 0-0 8, Winslow 1-2 0-0 2, Udrih 5-7 3-3 13, McRoberts 1-2 0-0 2, Stokes 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 40-70 17-24 101.

San Antonio 20 34 31 34— 119

Miami 24 23 28 26— 101

3-Point GoalsSan Antonio 6-14 (D.Green 2-4, Mills 2-5, Leonard 1-1, Diaw 1-2, Butler 0-2), Miami 4-12 (G.Green 2-4, Deng 2-5, Winslow 0-1, Bosh 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsSan Antonio 51 (Leonard 9), Miami 35 (Stoudemire 8). AssistsSan Antonio 25 (Parker 5), Miami 21 (Dragic 6). Total FoulsSan Antonio 17, Miami 20. Flagrant Fouls—Whiteside. Ejected— Whiteside. A19,723.

Wizards 111, Knicks 108

WASHINGTON (111): Dudley 5-8 0-0 14, Porter 5-6 0-0 13, Gortat 6-9 2-2 14, Wall 10-24 5-6 28, Beal 8-14 5-9 26, Temple 2-4 0-0 5, Oubre Jr. 0-0 0-0 0, Gooden 0-2 0-0 0, Nene 1-5 2-2 4, Sessions 2-5 3-6 7, Humphries 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 39-78 17-25 111.

NEW YORK (108): Anthony 12-22 6-6 33, Porzingis 8-14 2-2 20, Lopez 6-9 2-2 14, Calderon 0-4 0-0 0, Afflalo 5-7 0-0 11, Thomas 1-5 0-2 2, Galloway 6-11 0-0 14, Seraphin 4-6 0-0 8, Vujacic 0-3 0-0 0, Williams 2-2 2-2 6. Totals 44-83 12-14 108.

Washington 35 28 20 28— 111

New York 21 29 33 25— 108

3-Point GoalsWashington 16-26 (Beal 5-8, Dudley 4-5, Porter 3-3, Wall 3-5, Temple 1-2, Humphries 0-1, Gooden 0-1, Sessions 0-1), New York 8-26 (Anthony 3-6, Galloway 2-5, Porzingis 2-6, Afflalo 1-2, Vujacic 0-2, Thomas 0-2, Calderon 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsWashington 39 (Gortat 10), New York 49 (Anthony 13). AssistsWashington 26 (Wall 17), New York 22 (Calderon 6). Total FoulsWashington 18, New York 20. TechnicalsNew York defensive three second. A19,812.

Bucks 112, Celtics 111

BOSTON (111): Crowder 7-12 1-1 18, Johnson 2-6 2-2 6, Sullinger 2-8 0-0 4, Thomas 4-9 7-7 15, Bradley 7-12 0-0 18, Smart 3-8 5-6 12, Turner 2-8 2-2 6, Zeller 1-4 2-2 4, Olynyk 5-9 4-4 15, Jerebko 6-8 0-0 13. Totals 39-84 23-24 111.

MILWAUKEE (112): Antetokounmpo 6-12 2-2 14, Parker 5-12 0-1 10, Plumlee 3-6 0-0 6, Mayo 0-2 0-0 0, Middleton 6-16 6-8 20, Carter-Williams 6-8 4-6 16, Monroe 13-21 3-6 29, Bayless 5-9 0-0 14, Vaughn 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 45-88 15-23 112.

Boston 30 24 20 37— 111

Milwaukee 26 27 40 19— 112

3-Point GoalsBoston 10-29 (Bradley 4-9, Crowder 3-6, Jerebko 1-1, Olynyk 1-4, Smart 1-5, Thomas 0-2, Sullinger 0-2), Milwaukee 7-19 (Bayless 4-6, Middleton 2-7, Vaughn 1-2, Carter-Williams 0-1, Antetokounmpo 0-1, Mayo 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBoston 50 (Sullinger 11), Milwaukee 47 (Monroe 12). AssistsBoston 28 (Turner 10), Milwaukee 25 (Mayo 6). Total FoulsBoston 23, Milwaukee 20. A13,215 (18,717).

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