BOSTON (AP) DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 22 points to help the Atlanta Hawks win their 10th straight game, 105-91 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Paul Millsap added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta, 31-8 overall and 15-5 on the road. The Hawks have their first double-digit winning streak since winning 11 in a row early in the 1997-98 season. They also have won 10 straight on the road, the longest streak in club history.
Teague, Millsap and Carroll were well-rested after getting a night off Tuesday, when Al Horford led the Hawks past Philadelphia with his first career triple-double. On Wednesday, it was Horford and veteran outside shooter Kyle Korver resting up as their teammates easily took care of the Celtics.
Avery Bradley had 17 points and Jared Sullinger finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for Boston.
WARRIORS 104, HEAT 89
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers and finished with 32 points and Golden State overwhelmed undermanned Miami for its eighth straight victory.
With a strained left hamstring sidelining Heat star Dwyane Wade, the NBA-leading Warriors (31-5) mowed down Miami the way they have most opponents recently. Golden State has won by an average of 19.8 points during its current streak.
Chris Bosh had 26 points and seven rebounds but couldn’t carry the Heat alone. Luol Deng added 19 points, and Hassan Whiteside had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Miami.
Wade left with the hamstring injury in the first half of the Heat’s win at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. The team said he is ”day to day.”
SPURS 98, HORNETS 93
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Manu Ginobili had 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting and San Antonio beat Charlotte to snap the Hornets’ winning streak at five games.
Danny Green scored 18 points and Tim Duncan added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the defending champion Spurs beat the Hornets for the eighth straight time.
Ginobili had a key driving layup and a 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter after the Hornets cut the Spurs’ lead to one with 4 minutes to play.
Kemba Walker had 28 points on 9-of-24 shooting after averaging 30.2 points during the Hornets’ winning streak, Hornets center Bismack Biyombo had 12 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots filling in for Al Jefferson. Lance Stephenson returned from a 14-game absence due to a pelvic sprain and had eight points in 19 minutes.
CLIPPERS 100, TRAIL BLAZERS 94
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Jamal Crawford scored 25 points, DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 18 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied in the fourth quarter.
Crawford scored the go-ahead basket on a 3-pointer with 3:55 remaining as the Clippers (26-13) came back from a six-point deficit.
It was Los Angeles’ second win over Portland (30-9) this season and ended the Trail Blazers’ four-game winning streak.
Chris Paul had 23 points and 10 assists and Blake Griffin scored 18 points for the Clippers.
WIZARDS 105, BULLS 99
CHICAGO (AP) – Paul Pierce had 22 points and Washington beat Chicago, despite Derrick Rose’s season-high 32 points for the Bulls.
John Wall scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter. Bradley Beal added 17, and the Wizards knocked off the Central division leaders for the second time in six days.
Washington trailed by as much as 11 in the first half but outscored Chicago 32-19 in the third quarter to take a seven-point lead to the fourth. The Wizards hung on after Chicago pulled within one, giving the Bulls their fourth loss in five games.
The Bulls played the second half without Joakim Noah after he injured his right ankle.
PELICANS 105, PISTONS 94
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as New Orleans handed Detroit only its second loss in 11 games.
The Pelicans were missing Jrue Holliday (ankle), but easily picked up their second win in five games. Tyreke Evans added 18 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.
Brandon Jennings had 19 points for the Pistons, and Greg Monroe had 16 points and eight rebounds.
GRIZZLIES 103, NETS 92
NEW YORK (AP) – Zach Randolph had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Memphis beat slumping Brooklyn in the Grizzlies’ first matchup against former coach Lionel Hollins.
Hollins’ new team dropped its seventh straight.
Marc Gasol and Courtney Lee added 18 points apiece for the Grizzlies, who began working newly acquired Jeff Green into one of the Western Conference’s top teams. Green finished with 10 points in 26 minutes off the bench in his first game since his arrival from Boston.
Mason Plumlee had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Nets, playing without the suspended Kevin Garnett and still without the injured Deron Williams.
MAGIC 120, ROCKETS 113
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Victor Oladipo had 32 points, Nik Vucevic added 25 and 12 rebounds and Orlando rallied to beat Houston.
Houston led 85-84 entering the fourth quarter, but was outscored 36-28 in the final 12 minutes.
Elfrid Payton and Channing Frye each added 15 points for Orlando.
James Harden had 26 points and 10 assists for Houston. Dwight Howard added 23 points and eight rebounds. He’s 3-2 against his former team.
RAPTORS 100, 76ERS 84
TORONTO (AP) – Kyle Lowry had 18 points and 12 assists and DeMar DeRozan returned from a groin injury to score eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter in Toronto’s victory over Philadelphia.
Amir Johnson had 10 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, Lou Williams added 19 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 12 to help Toronto improve to 7-0 against Atlantic Division opponents.
Michael Carter-Williams scored a season-high 29 points for Philadelphia. The 76ers lost their second straight and fell to 2-7 on the second night of back-to-backs. Philadelphia lost at home to Atlanta on Tuesday night.
NUGGETS 114, MAVERICKS 107
DENVER (AP) – Ty Lawson had 29 points and 12 assists to help Denver beat Dallas for its fifth straight victory.
Kenneth Faried scored four of his 22 points down the stretch and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Dallas coach Rick Carlisle gave three of his best players the night off after an overtime victory Tuesday night in Sacramento. Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo rested while Raymond Felton, Richard Jefferson and Greg Smith started. J.J. Barea led the Mavericks with 17 points.