SAN ANTONIO, Sporting Alert – Tony Parker scored 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs used a strong fourth quarter to setup a 99-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.
Parker, who scored 18 of his total points in the first half, shot 11-of-18 from the floor, also had four rebounds and three steals for the Spurs (35-6, 23-0 home) who remained undefeated at home this season.
Kawhi Leonard added 20 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks, David West had 13 points and five rebounds and Manu Ginobili ended with 10 points for San Antonio, which outscored Cleveland 35-12 in points from the bench.
The victory on Thursday night pushed Spurs out to their 10th straight win overall.
LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists, but the visitors only had 15 total team assists on 38 made field goals and had 18 turnovers, which resulted in 19 Spurs points.
Tristan Thompson had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go with 14 rebounds, J.R. Smith had 17 points and Kyrie Irving added 16 points and four assists for Cleveland.
All-Star forward Kevin Love had 10 points and 12 boards for the Cavaliers (27-10) which fell to 12-9 on the road.
At Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Jimmy Butler exploded for a career-high 53 points and 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals to help Chicago Bulls rallied from a 24 deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 115-111 in overtime.
Bulter’s performance was the highest by a Chicago Bulls player since Michael Jordan in 1996.
Doug McDermott added 17 points, E’Twaun Moore scored 14 points, including seven in overtime, while Taj Gibson finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls.
Center Joakim Noah also had and effective night — pulling down 16 rebounds, dishing out eight assists, had two steals and six points for Chicago (23-15) which ended a three-game skid.
The 76ers were led by reserve forward Robert Covington, who scored 25 points and six rebounds, while Ish Smith had 24 and eight assists in the defeat.
Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas each had 12 points for Philadelphia (4-37) which dropped four straight and six of the last seven.
At ORACLE Arena in Oakland, Stephen Curry scored 26 points and made eight 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors beat Los Angeles Lakers 116-98.
Shaun Livingston added 17 points, Leandro Barbosa finished with 15 points and Harrison Barnes ended with 12 points off the bench for the Warriors (37-3, 19-0 home) who stayed undefeated at home this season.
Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 22 points, Lou Williams added 21, while Julius Randle finished with 14 points and nine rebounds and D’Angelo Russell finished with 14 points in the defeat for Los Angeles.
NBA Scores And Results
Thursday, Jan. 14
SPURS 99, CAVALIERS 95
WARRIORS 116, LAKERS 98
BULLS 115, 76ERS 111, OT
GRIZZLIES 103, PISTONS 101
KINGS 103, JAZZ 101
RAPTORS 106, MAGIC 103, OT