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April 15, 2021

NBA Roundup

Associated Press
The NBA roundup …
PHILADELPHIA — Tony Parker scored 37 points, Gary Neal added 18 off the bench and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Philadelphia 76ers 100-90 in a matchup of division leaders Wednesday night.
Tim Duncan had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Tiago Splitter scored 15 for the Southwest Division-leading Spurs.
Lou Williams led Philadelphia with 22 points. Andre Iguodala had 17 and Thaddeus Young scored 16.
The Atlantic Division-leading Sixers fell to 4-2 during a seven-game stretch that coach Doug Collins termed “Death Row” because of the quality of their opponents. After building a strong record early in the season against lesser competition, they beat Orlando, Chicago, Atlanta (on the road) and the Los Angeles Lakers. Their other loss was at home to Miami.
CAVALIERS 99, CLIPPERS 92
CLEVELAND — Ramon Sessions had a season-high 24 points as a last-minute replacement for injured rookie Kyrie Irving, and Antawn Jamison scored 27 to lead Cleveland over Los Angeles.
Blake Griffin had 25 points and 15 rebounds before fouling out with 6.6 seconds left for the Clippers, who tied it at 87 with 2:10 left after trailing by 15 in the third quarter.
MAGIC 102, HEAT 89
ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 25 points and 24 rebounds, Ryan Anderson scored 27 and Orlando hit 17 3-pointers against Miami.
Anderson had five 3s — all in the first half — and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Magic. Howard posted his 20th double-double of the season.
BULLS 90, HORNETS 67
NEW ORLEANS — Carlos Boozer scored 18 points and Chicago won its fourth straight game while nearly holding New Orleans to a franchise low in points.
Joakim Noah had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls. Taj Gibson scored 14 and Kyle Korver 12.
KNICKS 107, WIZARDS 93
WASHINGTON — Jeremy Lin had 23 points and a career-high 10 assists, Tyson Chandler scored 25 points with 11 rebounds and New York beat Washington for its third straight win.
Chandler, a 10-year NBA veteran, finished two points short of his career high, but it was Lin’s night again. Following his two breakout games of 25 points against New Jersey and 28 against Utah, Lin was 9 for 14 from the field and 5 of 6 from the line.
BUCKS 105, RAPTORS 99
TORONTO — Mike Dunleavy scored 16 of his 18 points in the second quarter and Stephen Jackson had 17 as the Bucks won for the seventh time in eight games against Toronto.
HAWKS 97, PACERS 87
ATLANTA— Josh Smith scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Atlanta defeated Indiana to snap a three-game home losing streak.
GRIZZLIES 85, TIMBERWOLVES 80
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rudy Gay had 19 points and nine rebounds, Quincy Pondexter added a career-high 17 points and Memphis ended a three-game slide with a victory over Minnesota.
PISTONS 99, NETS 92
NEWARK, N.J. — Greg Monroe had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lift Detroit over New Jersey for its season-best third straight victory.
Jonas Jerebko added 16 points and Tayshaun Prince had 15 for the Pistons.

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