AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Al Horford had 19 points and 16 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks withstood a spirited Detroit rally Friday night, holding on for a 106-103 victory to extend their winning streak to seven games and snap the Pistons’ run at seven.
The Eastern Conference-leading Hawks have won 21 of their last 23 and handed Detroit its first loss since the Pistons waived Josh Smith. But after trailing by 23 in the second quarter, Detroit rallied and had a chance to tie when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Caldwell-Pope scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. The Pistons went 13 of 43 from 3-point range on a night when standout big men Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond were a combined 7 of 20 from the field.
Paul Millsap scored 17 points for the Hawks.
WARRIORS 112, CAVALIERS 94
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Klay Thompson scored 24 points, and Golden State completed a perfect six-game homestand.
Stephen Curry had 23 points and 10 assists for the Warriors, and Draymond Green added 10 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Cleveland is 1-6 since LeBron James has been sidelined with a strained back and left knee. He is expected to miss at least two more games.
J.R. Smith scored 27 points, Kyrie Irving had 23, and Kevin Love added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who stayed close most of the way until Golden State blitzed them late.
The NBA-leading Warriors (29-5) have won 14 in a row and 16 of 17 at rowdy Oracle Arena this season.
LAKERS 101, MAGIC 84
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jeremy Lin scored 18 points, Carlos Boozer added 12 points and 14 rebounds, and the Lakers beat the Magic without Kobe Bryant.
Rookie Tarik Black had all of his career-high 14 points and nine rebounds in the second half for the Lakers, who won for the second time in their five games this season with Bryant sitting out to rest.
Victor Oladipo scored 17 points and Tobias Harris added 15 for the Magic, who have lost five straight for the first time this season.
The Lakers maintained a lead throughout the final 45 minutes, and they finished off Orlando with a 12-2 run midway through the fourth quarter, highlighted by three straight baskets from Boozer.
WIZARDS 102, BULLS 86
WASHINGTON (AP) – John Wall finally beat Derrick Rose head-to-head, with Washington taking a 20-point first-quarter lead and holding on to top Chicago.
Wall finished with 16 points and 12 assists and had a hand in seven of Washington’s final eight baskets in the first half after the Bulls had begun to rally. The leader in All-Star votes among Eastern Conference guards, Wall snapped his 0-5 record when both he and Rose are on the court.
Marcin Gortat added 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards.
Rose has been in a horrid shooting slump – 25.5 percent over his previous six games – and he went 8 for 19 and scored 19 points.
SPURS 100, SUNS 95
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Danny Green had 20 points and San Antonio fought through the second half without its Big Three, rallying to beat Phoenix.
Patty Mills had 15 points, including two 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes, and Cory Joseph scored nine of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to help San Antonio snap Phoenix’s four-game winning streak.
P.J. Tucker and Eric Bledsoe had 19 points each and Goran Dragic added 17 points for the Suns. They have lost five straight in San Antonio.
The Spurs were able to rally without the Big Three, scoring a season-high 41 points in the final quarter. Tim Duncan had 12 points and seven rebounds, but played less than a minute in the fourth quarter as coach Gregg Popovich chose to rest Duncan and Tony Parker. Parker left at the 4:24 mark of the third quarter with seven points in 21 minutes. Manu Ginobili sat out the second half because of back spasms.
BUCKS 98, TIMBERWOLVES 84
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Brandon Knight scored 14 points, O.J. Mayo and John Henson each had 12 and Milwaukee handed Minnesota its 14th straight loss.
Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 10 points each to help the Bucks snap a four-game home skid. Andrew Wiggins had 20 points and seven rebounds for Minnesota.
THUNDER 99, JAZZ 94
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Kevin Durant scored 32 points and Dion Waiters made a splash in his home debut for Oklahoma City.
Waiters, in his first home game with the Thunder since being acquired from Cleveland, hit a 3-pointer off an assist from Durant with 23 seconds left to put Oklahoma City up by four. He had 15 points.
Russell Westbrook had 25 points and 12 assists for the Thunder.
Gordon Hayward scored 27 points for Utah. Derrick Favors had 22 points and 11 rebounds.
PELICANS 106, GRIZZLIES 95
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Tyreke Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead New Orleans past Memphis.
The Grizzlies lost their second straight despite the return of power forward Zach Randolph from right knee soreness that sidelined him nine games.
Jrue Holiday had 23 points and eight assists for New Orleans. Anthony Davis had 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, and Ryan Anderson also scored 20 points.
Marc Gasol and Mike Conley each scored 19 points for Memphis, and Randolph finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
New Orleans hit 10 of 20 3-point attempts.
NUGGETS 118, KINGS 108
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Arron Afflalo and Ty Lawson each scored 22 points to help Denver beat Sacramento for its fourth consecutive victory.
The Nuggets erased a six-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Kings 36-15 in the third period. Kenneth Faried’s three-point play put Denver ahead by 20 with just over 6 minutes to play.
Rookie center Jusuf Nurkic and JJ Hickson had 16 points apiece for the Nuggets.
DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high four blocks for the Kings, who are 4-8 since coach Tyrone Corbin replaced Michael Malone on Dec. 15.
76ERS 90, NETS 88
NEW YORK (AP) – Nerlens Noel dunked with 3 seconds left, lifting Philadelphia past Brooklyn.
Brook Lopez made a tying jumper for Brooklyn with 25 seconds to go. After Philadelphia took a timeout, Michael Carter-Williams ran off some of the clock before driving and dishing to Noel for the winning jam.
Lopez, who led the Nets with 18 points, missed on a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
Robert Covington scored 20 points for Philadelphia (6-29), and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 16. Noel finished with 12.
Mason Plumlee had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for Brooklyn.
PACERS 107, CELTICS 103, OT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Roy Hibbert scored 19 points, C.J. Miles added 17 and Indiana outlasted Boston.
Avery Bradley had 23 points for short-handed Boston, which traded forward Brandan Wright to Phoenix earlier in the day. The Celtics also played without scoring leader Jeff Green, who could be on his way to Memphis.