MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 16 boards to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to their sixth straight victory, 119-105 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
Chris Paul had 19 points and eight assists and J.J. Redick scored 18 points for the Clippers (9-1), who have the best record in the NBA. Los Angeles shot 52.6 percent and outscored the Timberwolves 21-10 in transition.
SPURS 106, ROCKETS 100
Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points to lead San Antonio over Houston.
The Spurs avenged a 101-99 loss to the Rockets in San Antonio on Wednesday night and improved to 5-0 on the road, where they have outscored opponents by an average of 12.8 points.
James Harden had a triple-double for a second straight game against the Spurs, finishing with 25 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, but also added seven costly turnovers.
RAPTORS 118, KNICKS 107
DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, Norman Powell added 19 and Toronto beat New York for the fourth straight time.
DeRozan, the NBA’s leading scorer, had his eighth 30-plus-point game in nine starts this season, putting him in an exclusive club. In the last 50 years, Michael Jordan, World B. Free and Tiny Archibald have started a season registering 30-plus points in eight of the first nine games.
JAZZ 102, HEAT 91
Gordon Hayward scored 25 points, Rodney Hood added 17 and Utah handed Miami a fourth consecutive loss.
CELTICS 105, PACERS 99
Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points, including Boston’s final eight, and the Celtics beat Indiana.
HAWKS 117, 76ERS 96
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points, Kent Bazemore added 17 and Atlanta won its fourth straight game.
Dwight Howard, the NBA’s active leader in double-doubles, had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks.
LAKERS 126, PELICANS 99
Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points, Lou Williams added 21, and Los Angeles won for the fifth time in six games, beating New Orleans.
BULLS 106, WIZARDS 95
Jimmy Butler scored 37 points, and Chicago beat short-handed Washington.
PISTONS 106, NUGGETS 95
Tobias Harris scored 19 points, Marcus Morris had 17 and Detroit beat Denver for its first road win of the season.
NETS 122, SUNS 104
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading Brooklyn to its first road victory of the season.