Clippers 107, Timberwolves 99
Blake Griffin scored 12 of his 26 points in the final 6:32 to lead host Los Angeles to a victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Griffin also had eight rebounds and seven assists, Chris Paul added 20 points and nine assists, and J.J. Redick added 18 points for the Clippers.
Los Angeles beat Minnesota for the 13th consecutive time and seventh straight at Staples Center. The Clippers tied their longest winning streak against any opponent in franchise history.
They had a 13-game streak against Utah that ended Wednesday night with a 102-91 loss.
Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points for Minnesota.
Hornets 87, Bucks 82
Kemba Walker scored 22 points, and host Charlotte overcame the loss of center Al Jefferson to hold off Milwaukee.
Jefferson went out with a left calf strain with 5:09 remaining in the first quarter. Nicolas Batum added 15 points for the Hornets. They have won five out of six, all at home.
Khris Middleton scored 19 points for the Bucks. They have lost three straight.
Grizzlies 92, 76ers 84
Zach Randolph had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead host Memphis to a victory over Philadelphia, sending the 76ers to their record-tying 18th straight loss to start the season.
The Sixers have lost an NBA-record 28 consecutive games dating to last season and at 0-18 matched the New Jersey Nets’ start in 2009-10.
•?Philadelphia center Jahlil Okafor apologized through social media for his recent decisions, days after he was involved in a fight in Boston.
Suns 107, Raptors 102
Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and 11 assists, Mirza Teletovic also had 20 points and visiting Phoenix beat Toronto to snap a four-game losing streak.
Teletovic was 6-of-7 from 3-point range, Brandon Knight and Jon Leuer each added 16 points for the Suns, and T.J. Warren had 15.
DeMar DeRozan matched a Toronto season high with 29 points. Coming off a victory Saturday night in Washington, the Raptors had won four straight.
Nets 87, Pistons 83
Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Brook Lopez scored 15 points and host Brooklyn beat Detroit to improve to 4-13.
Andre Drummond had his NBA-leading 15th double-double for Detroit with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 21 points and contributed seven rebounds.
Magic 110, Celtics 91
Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and Nik Vucevic added 18 points and 10 rebounds to help host Orlando beat Boston for its third straight victory.
Tobias Harris had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 20 points and seven assists.
Rockets 116,?Knicks 111 (OT)
Trevor Ariza hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left in overtime and Marcus Thornton made two free throws with less than a second left as visiting Houston beat New York.
James Harden led Houston with 26 points. Thornton and Clint Capela each had 18 and Ariza finished with 16.
Arron Afflalo had 31 points for the Knicks, who played without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony because of an illness. Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Langston Galloway and Jose Calderon each missed potential game-tying 3-pointers in the final minute.
The Rockets erased a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit and tied the game on Thornton’s 3-pointer with 32 seconds left..
NOTEBOOK:?Bryant says he’ll retire
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to retire after this season.
The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on the Players’ Tribune.
The decision was not totally unexpected, given that Bryant has said many times in recent weeks that he was considering making his 20th NBA season his last.
There’s no more wondering now.
After two decades, two Olympic gold medals, five championship rings, 17 All-Star selections, an 81-point game that ranks as the second-best in NBA history and more than 32,000 points, Bryant’s career is officially winding down.
“This season is all I have left to give,” Bryant said in what he called a letter titled “Dear Basketball.”
Bryant said during an interview on Sirius XM Radio just last week that “if something changes,” he would come back and play next season.
Only a few days later, that’s apparently no longer an option for the superstar player.