Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Spurs edge Cavs, home streak at 32

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Tony Parker had 24 points and the Spurs used a furious start to the fourth quarter to beat the Cavaliers 99-95 Thursday night, remaining undefeated at home this season and avenging their previous home loss.

Kawhi Leonard added 20 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio, which has won 10 straight overall.

LeBron James had 20 points for Cleveland, which had won eight in a row.

The Spurs are 23-0 at home this season and have won 32 straight at home dating to 2015.

Their last loss at home came against the Cavaliers on March 12 when Kyrie Irving scored an NBA season-high and career-high 57 points in a 128-125 overtime victory.

Cavs big man Tristan Thompson played in his 325th straight game, taking over the longest active streak from the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, who missed Wednesday's game. Jordan's streak ended at 360 games.

BUTLER SCORES 53: Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 53 and E'Twaun Moore had seven of his 14 in overtime to lead the visiting Bulls to a 115-111 victory over the 76ers. Butler also had 10 rebounds and six assists. He made 15 of 30 field goals and 21 of 25 free throws to become the first Chicago player to score 50 since Jamal Crawford in 2004. Nerlens Noel was introduced as Philadelphia's starting power forward, but before the game started he sprinted to the locker room with mild nausea. Noel entered midway through the first quarter.

MAGIC FALLS IN LONDON: The Magic played on a different continent, but the end result remained painfully similar. It was another loss. Orlando came back from a double-digit deficit midway through the fourth quarter to force overtime, but the Raptors won 106-103 in front of a sellout crowd on the banks of the River Thames in London. The Magic, which has lost six of its past seven, had a chance to win at the end of regulation but Jason Smith missed a fadeaway 21-foot jumper.

around the league: Cleveland's James will co-produce and star in a reality TV series, Cleveland Hustles, which will debut this summer on CNBC. Four aspiring entrepreneurs will get a chance to realize their dreams while revitalizing a neighborhood in Cleveland. … Commissioner Adam Silver said Paris could be the next destination for an international game. He called France "a fantastic basketball market.''

Spurs 99, Cavaliers 95

CLEVELAND (95): James 9-17 3-4 22, Love 4-10 0-0 10, Thompson 7-11 4-5 18, Irving 6-17 2-2 16, Smith 7-13 0-0 17, Dellavedova 2-8 0-0 5, Shumpert 3-3 0-0 7, Mozgov 0-0 0-0 0, Cunningham 0-0 0-0 0, Jefferson 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 38-82 9-11 95.

SAN ANTONIO (99): Leonard 6-14 6-6 20, Aldridge 2-7 2-2 6, Duncan 4-10 1-2 9, Parker 11-18 2-4 24, Green 1-7 2-3 5, Mills 2-4 0-0 6, Ginobili 4-12 2-2 10, Diaw 1-2 0-0 2, West 5-7 3-3 13, Simmons 1-1 0-0 2, Anderson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 38-83 18-22 99.

Cleveland 32 18 23 22— 95

San Antonio 20 24 28 27— 99

3-Point GoalsCleveland 10-26 (Smith 3-7, Love 2-4, Irving 2-5, Shumpert 1-1, James 1-3, Dellavedova 1-4, Jefferson 0-2), San Antonio 5-17 (Mills 2-2, Leonard 2-4, Green 1-4, Duncan 0-1, Parker 0-2, Ginobili 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCleveland 45 (Thompson 14), San Antonio 50 (Leonard 10). AssistsCleveland 15 (James 5), San Antonio 17 (Leonard 5). Total FoulsCleveland 23, San Antonio 16. A18,418 (18,797).

Raptors 106, Magic 103, OT

TORONTO (106): Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Scola 4-8 0-0 11, Valanciunas 6-11 1-3 13, Lowry 5-20 12-14 24, DeRozan 4-19 5-6 13, Joseph 9-11 1-2 19, Biyombo 3-4 5-6 11, Patterson 4-7 0-0 11, Ross 1-6 0-0 2, Powell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-90 24-31 106.

ORLANDO (103): Harris 7-13 0-0 16, Frye 1-2 0-0 2, Vucevic 8-22 1-1 17, Oladipo 10-20 2-2 27, Fournier 8-11 3-3 21, Payton 2-8 0-0 4, Nicholson 0-2 0-0 0, Gordon 0-0 0-2 0, Hezonja 0-4 0-0 0, Smith 8-15 0-0 16. Totals 44-97 6-8 103.

Toronto 31 30 16 19 10— 106

Orlando 18 36 19 23 7— 103

3-Point GoalsToronto 8-24 (Scola 3-3, Patterson 3-5, Lowry 2-9, Joseph 0-1, DeRozan 0-2, Ross 0-4), Orlando 9-23 (Oladipo 5-7, Harris 2-4, Fournier 2-4, Payton 0-1, Vucevic 0-1, Hezonja 0-2, Smith 0-2, Nicholson 0-2). ReboundsToronto 60 (DeRozan 11), Orlando 55 (Vucevic, Harris 11). AssistsToronto 20 (Lowry 7), Orlando 28 (Oladipo 6). Total FoulsToronto 16, Orlando 22. A18,689 (14,467).

Bulls 115, 76ers 111

CHICAGO (115): Mirotic 2-13 2-2 7, Gibson 5-9 1-2 11, Noah 3-8 0-0 6, Hinrich 2-4 0-0 5, Butler 15-30 21-25 53, Snell 0-1 0-0 0, Brooks 1-2 0-0 2, Portis 0-1 0-0 0, McDermott 7-12 2-2 17, Moore 6-8 0-0 14. Totals 41-88 26-31 115.

PHILADELPHIA (111): Sampson 1-3 3-4 5, Landry 4-8 0-0 8, Okafor 5-11 2-3 12, Smith 10-25 2-2 24, Stauskas 4-10 1-2 12, Noel 3-7 2-2 8, Covington 8-16 3-4 25, Thompson 3-8 0-0 7, McConnell 4-5 2-3 10, Holmes 0-0 0-0 0, Canaan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-93 15-20 111.

Chicago 22 24 31 27 11— 115

Philadelphia 34 28 17 25 7— 111

3-Point GoalsChicago 7-17 (Moore 2-2, Butler 2-4, McDermott 1-2, Hinrich 1-3, Mirotic 1-5, Snell 0-1), Philadelphia 12-27 (Covington 6-10, Stauskas 3-5, Smith 2-5, Thompson 1-5, McConnell 0-1, Landry 0-1). Fouled OutCovington. ReboundsChicago 62 (Noah 16), Philadelphia 46 (Noel, Covington 6). AssistsChicago 17 (Noah 8), Philadelphia 23 (Smith 8). Total FoulsChicago 20, Philadelphia 27. A14,063.

Grizzlies 103, Pistons 101

DETROIT (101): Morris 5-10 1-2 12, Ilyasova 6-13 2-2 17, Drummond 5-11 1-4 11, Jackson 5-7 1-1 12, Caldwell-Pope 3-6 2-2 9, Johnson 7-14 0-0 19, Jennings 3-5 2-2 10, Tolliver 3-5 0-0 8, Baynes 0-1 3-4 3, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-72 12-17 101.

MEMPHIS (103): Allen 1-4 0-0 2, Randolph 6-10 1-3 13, Gasol 8-20 3-4 19, Chalmers 9-15 5-6 25, Lee 1-7 6-7 8, Barnes 6-7 0-0 18, Je.Green 6-10 3-3 16, Carter 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Ja.Green 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 37-76 20-25 103.

Detroit 24 19 28 30— 101

Memphis 21 27 31 24— 103

3-Point GoalsDetroit 15-32 (Johnson 5-9, Ilyasova 3-5, Tolliver 2-4, Jennings 2-4, Jackson 1-3, Caldwell-Pope 1-3, Morris 1-4), Memphis 9-16 (Barnes 6-6, Chalmers 2-6, Je.Green 1-2, Lee 0-2). ReboundsDetroit 43 (Drummond 11), Memphis 41 (Allen 7). AssistsDetroit 18 (Jackson 6), Memphis 21 (Chalmers 8). TechnicalsJackson, Gasol. A15,977 (18,119).

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