Latest NBA Scores From January 17: Spurs Matched Record

SAN ANTONIO, Sporting Alert — NBA scores and results from the games that took place on Sunday, January 18. There were wins for the Spurs, Thunder and Timberwolves.

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San Antonio Spurs Basketball. NBA Scores and Box Scores

SAN ANTONIO, Sporting Alert — NBA scores and results from the games that took place on Sunday, January 18. There were wins for the Spurs, Thunder and Timberwolves.

SPURS 112, MAVERICKS 83

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks 112-83 in an NBA fixture on Sunday night.

The victory at the AT&T Center on Sunday saw the Spurs (36-6) staying undefeated at home and improving that record to a franchise-best 24-0 on the season. Overall, they have won 33 straight won at the AT&T Center, which dated back to March 2015.

Aldridge shot 9-of-15 from the field and also grabbed seven rebounds in the win.

“It’s just easier having guys that can make plays, guys that can have big nights,” Aldridge said. “Last game David (West) played great, I was in foul trouble.

“(Tony Parker) had two or three games where he was killing. Kawhi (Leonard) had the previous five games. I think it just makes it easier on everyone out there.”

Boris Diaw scored 16 points, Kawhi Leonard finished with 15 and Jonathon Simmons added 14 for San Antonio, which matched its best start after 42 games.

The club also had a 36-6 start after 42 games in 2010-11.

Meanwhile, point guard Tony Parker played 25 minutes and finished with two points after going 0-of-4 from the floor. Parker went out of the game late in the third quarter after complaining of a right hip problem.

For the Dallas Mavericks, Dwight Powell scored 15 points and Wesley Matthews added 12 in the defeat.

“We’ve got to credit these guys, credit the Spurs,” Matthews said. “Obviously they’re undefeated at home for a reason. They’re a great team. They play hard every single possession. Everybody that checks into the game plays hard.”

“They’re a great team. They play hard every single possession. Everybody that checks into the game plays hard.”

Star forward Dirk Nowitzki was 2-of-10 from the field for four points.

THUNDER 99, HEAT 74

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double and Kevin Durant collected a double-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat 99-74 in the NBA on Sunday.

Westbrook finished the game with his second consecutive triple-double of 13 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, although he was only 5-of-16 on shooting from the floor.

The energetic point guard was posting his fifth triple-double of the season and the 24th of his career. This season he only sits behind Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors for the most triple-doubles this term.

He has eight in total.

Kevin Durant had 24 points, 10 rebounds and three steals, Serge Ibaka finished with 19 points and seven rebounds, and Dion Waiters added 18 points off the bench for the Thunder (30-12) who improved to 20-5 at home this season.

They also became the third team to reach 30 wins this campaign — joining fellow Western Conference powerhouses San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors.

Dwyane Wade led Miami Heat with 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting on his 34th birthday, while center Hassan Whiteside added 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in the defeat.

Chris Bosh ended with 12 points for Miami (23-18) which was scoring the fewest points as a team this season, while finishing its six-game road trip with a 2-4 record.

TIMBERWOLVES 117, SUNS 87

MINNEAPOLIS — Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins each scored 18 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 117-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the NBA on Sunday.

In total, seven Minnesota players scored in double-digits, with Gorgui Dieng added 15 points and six rebounds, Karl-Anthony Towns ended with 14 points and eight rebounds and Shabazz Muhammad, Zach LaVine and Kevin Martin all finished with 11 points for the Timberwolves (13-29) who snap a nine-game losing streak.

Minnesota’s win was built around two strong performances in the second and fourth quarters where it scores 34 points in each section.

Brandon Knight led the Suns with 20 points and Markieff Morris had 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in the defeat.

NBA SCORES AND FINAL BOX SCORES
Games From Sunday, Jan. 17

SPURS 112, MAVERICKS 83
THUNDER 99, HEAT 74
TIMBERWOLVES 117, SUNS 87
ROCKETS 112, LAKERS 95
NUGGETS 129, PACERS 126

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