NBA CapsulesBy The Associated Press , Associated Press
Dec. 7, 2013 12:55 AM ET
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Korver set the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer, Al Horford scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-89 Friday night.
Korver's 3 with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter gave him at least one in a record-90th straight game, breaking a tie with Dana Barros (1994-96). Korver was 2 for 3 from beyond the arc and finished with 10 points.
Dion Waiters scored a season-high 30 points for the Cavaliers. Andrew Bynum tied his season high with 20 points and grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds, and Jarrett Jack added 13 points.
The rest of the Cavs, however, combined to shoot 12 for 50 and starters Kyrie Irving and Alonzo Gee went scoreless. Irving, who entered the game averaging 20.8 points per game, shot 0 for 9.
BOBCATS 105, 76ERS 88
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeffery Taylor matched a career high with 20 points, leading six Charlotte scorers in double figures.
Subbing for injured starter Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward, Taylor scored nine of Charlotte's first 22 points. Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker added 18 apiece, and Walker also had a season-high 10 assists.
Al Jefferson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Bobcats. Ramon Sessions added 13 points and rookie Cody Zeller chipped in with 10.
Philadelphia was led by Tony Wroten's 21 points. Evan Turner added 16, Hollis Thompson scored 12 and Spencer Hawes had 10 points and 13 rebounds.
The Sixers played without starting point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who came in averaging 17.7 points. The rookie sat out because of a sore right knee.
KNICKS 121, MAGIC 83
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and New York snapped a seven-game home losing streak.
Andrea Bargnani and J.R. Smith each added 17 points for the Knicks, who followed their 113-83 rout of Brooklyn on Thursday with an even more powerful performance, giving them consecutive victories for the first time this season after a nine-game losing streak.
The Knicks hadn't won at home since beating Milwaukee in their season opener on Oct. 30. The seven-game skid had matched the longest in franchise history, set during the 2007-08 season.
Arron Afflalo scored 20 points for the Magic, who dropped their fourth straight. Victor Oladipo added 17 points and nine rebounds.
CELTICS 106, NUGGETS 98
BOSTON (AP) — Kris Humphries came off the bench and had a season-high 18 points and seven rebounds for Boston, which scored the first 14 points of the game and held on for the win.
Jordan Crawford had 22 points and eight assists, and Avery Bradley scored 18 as the Celtics won their second straight game to remain in first place in the Atlantic Division despite a 9-12 record that would rank no better than fifth in any division in the Western Conference.
Ty Lawson scored 20 points and J.J. Hickson had 17 for Denver.
BUCKS 109, WIZARDS 105, OT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Khris Middleton scored a career-high 29 points and Brandon Knight added 20 as Milwaukee outlasted Washington in overtime.
John Henson had 19 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks (4-15), who had lost 13 of their previous 14.
John Wall scored 30 points and Trevor Ariza added 22 points and 12 rebounds for Washington.
With the score tied at 102 heading to the extra period, Hensen's jumper put the Bucks ahead in the opening minute and Ersan Ilyasova layup made it 106-102 with 3:12 to go.
Ariza was fouled and made three free throws with 42.8 seconds left to pull the Wizards within one. Knight answered with a jumper with 21.1 seconds left and added a free throw 12 seconds later to seal the win.
THUNDER 109, PELICANS 95
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook added 25 and Oklahoma City beat New Orleans for the ninth straight time.
Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder, who have won 14 of their last 15 against the Pelicans, with most of those games occurring when the team was called the Hornets.
Ryan Anderson scored 18 for the Pelicans, who lost their second straight at home while playing their third full game without power forward Anthony Davis, sidelined by a broken left hand. New Orleans also lost Tyreke Evans to a left ankle sprain late in the third quarter.
ROCKETS 105, WARRIORS 83
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 34 points and Dwight Howard had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead Houston.
Terrence Jones added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who had lost two straight. Harden shot 13 for 22 from the field and 7 for 9 on free throws two nights after shooting 3 for 17 — including 0 for 10 on 3-pointers — against Phoenix.
Howard was 12 for 20 on free throws as the Rockets finished 25 for 39 from the line.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 22 points and five assists, but was just 5 of 14 from the field while making all 11 free-throw attempts. Harrison Barnes had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Kent Bazemore added 12 and David Lee 11 points as the Warriors saw their two-game win streak end.
SUNS 106, RAPTORS 97
PHOENIX (AP) — Markieff Morris made his first 11 shots en route to a 25-point performance and Phoenix handed Toronto its fifth straight loss.
Morris, who also grabbed 11 rebounds, finished 11 of 14 from the field, tying his career high in field goals made. His scoring total was three shy of his career best.
Eric Bledsoe added 19 points, including 3 of 3 on 3-pointers, and P.J. Tucker had 18 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for the Suns.
Amir Johnson scored a season-best 22 for the Raptors. Kyle Lowry added 19 and Rudy Gay 17.
The Raptors lost Tyler Hansbrough with a sprained left shoulder in the first quarter.
LAKERS 106, KINGS 100
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jodie Meeks made two huge 3-pointers in the final minutes to finish with 19 points, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers past Sacramento in what was expected to their last game before Kobe Bryant returns.
Pau Gasol had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Steve Blake added 13 points and 10 assists. The Lakers held the Kings scoreless for nearly 3½ minutes until Ben McLemore's 3 in the final seconds.
The Lakers are figuring to get an even bigger boost when Bryant returns against Toronto on Sunday, nearly eight months since undergoing surgery on his torn left Achilles tendon.
TRAIL BLAZERS 130, JAZZ 98
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz for their 15th win in 16 games.
Damian Lillard added 21 points and Nicolas Batum had 13 for the Blazers, who set a franchise mark with 17 3-pointers en route to a season high for points.