OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert) — Results and scores from the NBA games that took place on Sunday, Jan. 19.
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder were among the winners on Sunday as they got past the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings, respectively.
In Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Kevin Durant scored 30 points, his seventh straight game with at least 30 points, while he also dished out nine assists to lead the Thunder (31-10) to a 108-93 victory over Sacramento (14-25).
Serge Ibaka added 20 points and Reggie Jackson added 16 points for the Thunder as they won their third successive outing.
Isaiah Thomas scored 27 of his career-high 38 points in the 1st half to lead Sacramento, with DeMarcus Cousins adding 16 points and 14 rebounds, his 14th straight double-double, and Jason Thompson also grabbing a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat for the Kings.
“Isaiah Thomas is a hard cover but I thought Thabo took the challenge (of Thomas) in the second half. I thought Thabo’s defense was outstanding,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks.
At the AT&T Center, San Antonio (32-9) rebounded from Friday’s 109-100 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers, with a 110-82 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks (7-33).
Patty Mills scored 20 points, Marco Belinelli had 14 points, Jeff Ayres and Nando De Colo had 13 points apiece and Tim Duncan ended with 11 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in the easy win for the Spurs.
At the other end, Brandon Knight scored 21 points, and John Henson had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Milwaukee, which remains winless in the new year.
In other NBA scores on Sunday, Nick Young returned from suspension to score 29 points, while Pau Gasol had 22 and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 112-106.
The Orlando Magic finally win in 2014, after holding on to beat the Boston Celtics 93-91 and snapped a 10-game losing streak.
Arron Afflalo grabbed a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds and Tobias Harris added 18 points for the Magic, who last won on Dec. 29 against Atlanta.
“The emphasis was to win,” Afflalo said. “I thought we did that because I could feel no personal agendas, could feel nothing but five guys on the court and the two guys who came off the bench really looking for a way to get a victory.”
NBA Scoreboard, Results and Records on Jan. 19
San Antonio Spurs 110 (32-9), Milwaukee Bucks 82 (7-33)
Oklahoma City Thunder 108 (31-10), Sacramento Kings 93 (14-25)
Phoenix Suns 117 (23-17), Denver Nuggets 104 (20-20)
Los Angeles Lakers 112 (16-25), Toronto Raptors 106 (20-16)
Orlando Magic 93 (11-30), Boston Celtics 91 (14-28)