NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — NBA scores, results and records, as well as the NBA standings after the games on Saturday night, Jan. 25.
Jamal Crawford had 37 points and 11 assists and Blake Griffin scored 30 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.
Crawford scored 26 of his season-high 37 points off the bench in the 1st half Saturday, which was his most in a reserve role in any first half in his career.
J.J. Redick shook off a sore back to score 18 points and Darren Collison, 12 for the Clippers (31-15) to win their second straight and third in the last four games.
Terrence Ross finished with a franchise-record tying 51 points for the Raptors (22-21), which got 17 points and 12 rebounds from center Jonas Valanciunas in the defeat at Air Canada Centre.
At the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, D.J. Augustin had 28 points, Taj Gibson added 13 points and seven rebounds off the bench and Joakim Noah ended with 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Chicago Bulls held off the Charlotte Bobcats 89-87 on the road.
Mike Dunleavy scored 11 points and Carlos Boozer, 10, as the Bulls (22-21) won 10 of their last 13 games to jump above .500.
Al Jefferson led the Bobcats (19-27) with 32 points and 13 rebounds, while Jannero Pargo finished with 15 points in the defeat.
In Philadelphia, at the Wells Fargo Center, Kevin Durant scored 30 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals and the Oklahoma City Thunder (35-10) beat the 76ers, 103-91.
Durant, who returned to action Saturday from a shoulder problem that forced him to sit out Friday’s win over Boston, was scoring 30-plus points for the 10th successive game.
Serge Ibaka contributed 25 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks in the win, which was Oklahoma City’s seventh in a row.
James Anderson led Philadelphia (14-30) with 19 points, Evan Turner scored 15, Thaddeus Young added 13 points and 10 boards in the defeat.
In other NBA scores on Saturday, Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds and Mike Conley scored 17 points for the Memphis Grizzlies to beat the Houston Rockets 99-81 in back-to-back nights.
Paul Millsap scored 20 points and Louis Williams added 18 in the Atlanta Hawks’ 112-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Denver Nuggets (21-21) jumped off to strong start and then held on to beat the Indiana Pacers (34-9) at the Pepsi Center, 109-96.
The Pacers were coming off a battling overtime 116-111 victory over the Sacramento Kings, but found the Nuggets a little too pacey for their likings.
Wilson Chandler led the way for Denver with 25 points, and got good assistants from Timofey Mozgov and Nate Robinson, who both scored 15 points off the bench, while J.J. Hickson collected a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds and Ty Lawson added 12 and assists in the win.
Lance Stephenson was the main man for Indiana with 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, with Paul George ending with 18 points and 11 boards.