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NBA roundup — Jan. 20

Associated Press

Clippers 112, Pistons 103

DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds, and Los Angeles breezed to victory over host Detroit.

Jordan made his first seven shots — almost all on dunks. Blake Griffin added 25 points and Jamal Crawford scored 26 for the Clippers, who are now 6-2 since losing star point guard Chris Paul to a shoulder injury.

J.J. Redick added 20 points for Los Angeles, including two four-point plays when the Pistons fouled him beyond the arc.

Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points for Detroit and Josh Smith added 24, but the Pistons got almost nothing from their starting backcourt. Brandon Jennings went scoreless and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored only six points.

Wizards 107, 76ers 99

Bradley Beal scored 22 points with nine rebounds and eight assists, Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 11 rebounds and host Washington reached .500 for the fourth time this season with a win over Philadelphia.

Each of the previous three times Washington has made it to break-even, it has lost the next game. On Wednesday against Boston, the Wizards try to get over .500 for the first time since they were 2-1 on Oct. 31, 2009.

Beal missed 12-of-14 shots in Saturday’s loss to Detroit but snapped back to score 13 in the second quarter and help give Washington a 61-51 lead at halftime.

Bobcats 100, Raptors 95

Al Jefferson had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and host Charlotte held on beat Toronto for the seventh straight time in Charlotte.

Jefferson became the first Bobcats player to have a double-double in the first quarter with 10 points and 10 rebounds, sending Charlotte to a 26-11 lead. The Bobcats stretched the lead to 30 in the third quarter but needed to withstand a furious rally by the Raptors.

With point guard Kemba Walker out with a sprained ankle, Ramon Sessions and Jannero Pargo combined for 40 points on 10-of-17 shooting. Sessions had 23 points and was 10-of-11 from the foul line, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds left.

Nets 103, Knicks 80

Joe Johnson scored 25 points and Brooklyn Nets sent host New York to a fourth straight loss with a victory, evening this season’s New York rivalry at a game apiece.

Making a triumphant return from London, the Nets improved to 7-1 in 2014 and avenged last month’s blowout loss with a romp of their own.

Andray Blatche had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Alan Anderson scored 15 points for the Nets.

Deron Williams finished with 13 points in his return from a five-game absence.

Pelicans 95, Grizzlies 92

Anthony Davis scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds as New Orleans snapped its eight-game losing streak with a victory over host Memphis.

Tyreke Evans added 15 points.

Brian Roberts scored 13 points and Eric Gordon finished with 12 for the short-handed Pelicans, who won for only the second time in January.

Hawks 121, Heat 114

Paul Millsap scored 26 points and host Atlanta overcame LeBron James’ 30 points to beat Miami.

DeMarre Carroll added 19 points and Pero Antic had 17 for the Hawks, who snapped a nine-game losing streak in their series with the Heat.

Chris Bosh had 21 points for Miami, which was without Dwyane Wade for the second straight game.

James sank back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the final period to give Miami its first lead of the second half at 107-104. The Hawks regrouped to lead 112-108 following two free throws by Millsap.

Rockets 126, Trail Blazers 113

Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard added 24 points to lead host Houston to a win over Portland that snapped the Trail Blazers’ five-game winning streak.

The Rockets won their second straight, building a big lead early and answering every time Portland made a run.

James Harden added 22 points and had five assists and Patrick Beverley returned from a broken hand to score 17 points. Parsons added 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Bulls 102, Lakers 100

Taj Gibson made a layup at the buzzer in overtime, lifting host Chicago to victory over Los Angeles.

With nine-tenths of a second left, Mike Dunleavy inbounded from underneath the basket and found Gibson cutting down the middle. The athletic forward then muscled toward the hoop for the winning basket, which was confirmed by a video review by the officials.

Joakim Noah had 17 points and 21 rebounds for Chicago.


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