Blake Griffin had 19 points and nine rebounds in the Los Angeles Clippers' 102-83 win over the Toronto Raptors. Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford netted 16 points apiece for Los Angeles, which has won six straight on the heels of a four-game skid. DeMar DeRozan poured in 24 points for the Raptors, who have lost four consecutive contests and 10 of their last 11. Linas Kleiza added 17 points in the setback.
Final Score: Milwaukee 97, Brooklyn 88
Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Brandon Jennings scored a game-high 26 points and Monta Ellis followed with 24 as the Milwaukee Bucks held off a late fourth quarter Brooklyn Nets rally for a 97-88 victory at Barclays Center on Sunday. Jennings knocked down 4-of-7 from three-point range while Ellis shot an effective 8-of-13 overall from the field in the Bucks second straight win. Marquis Daniels totaled 13 points and seven rebounds. Brooklyn lost its fourth consecutive game and has won just once since starting center Brook Lopez went down with a foot injury. Gerald Wallace and Deron Williams helped fuel a fourth comeback, but the 29-point hole the Nets fell into during the third quarter was too much to overcome. Wallace posted a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds while Williams finished with 18 points and eight assists in defeat.
Final Score: Oklahoma City 104, Indiana 93
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder ran their winning streak to eight in a row with a 104-93 triumph over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Kevin Martin netted 24 points on 7-of-12 from the floor and Russell Westbrook donated 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Thunder. Serge Ibaka contributed 12 points and nine boards. David West hit 10-of-16 from the field for a team-high 21 points to go with nine rebounds, while Paul George gave 17 points and eight boards for the Pacers, who have lost two straight.
Final Score: New York 112, Denver 106
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony showed no ill effects in his return, scoring 34 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Denver Nuggets, 112-106, at Madison Square Garden. Anthony missed the previous two games with a lacerated middle finger on his left hand. Jason Kidd finished with 17 points and seven assists for the Knicks, who improved to 8-0 at home this season. It's their best start as host since opening the 1992-93 campaign with nine straight wins. Tyson Chandler had 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds for New York. Ty Lawson led six Denver players in double figures with 23 points to go along with six assists and four rebounds. Danilo Gallinari had 21 points and nine boards, while Andre Iguodala and Corey Brewer supplied 15 points apiece. The Nuggets fell to 1-2 on their five-game road trip and have dropped five of seven overall.
Final Score: Orlando 98, Phoenix 90
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - JJ Redick hit 4-for-8 from three-point range en route to a game-high 20 points and nine assists as the Orlando Magic knocked off the Phoenix Suns, 98-90, on Sunday at U.S. Airways Center. Andrew Nicholson netted a career-high 19 points on an impressive 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds, while Glen Davis contributed 15 points and seven rebounds for the Magic, who concluded a five-game road trip with a 3-2 mark. Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and nine boards in the victory. Shannon Brown scored a team-high 17 points and Jared Dudley added 15 points for the Suns, who lost for the seventh consecutive game. Marcin Gortat donated 12 points and six rebounds in the setback.
Final Score: Utah 117, LA Lakers 110
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Paul Millsap poured in a team-high 24 points to go with nine rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to a 117-110 road victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at Staples Center. Mo Williams netted 22 points and Al Jefferson donated 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who have won three straight on the heels of a three-game slide. Enes Kanter dropped in 14 points and grabbed six boards in a 17-plus minute run off the bench and Gordon Hayward also contributed 14 points in the victory. Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 34 points and Jordan Hill added a career-high 17 points and nine boards for the scuffling Lakers, who have lost seven of their last 10 and played without Pau Gasol for the fourth consecutive game due to knee tendinitis. Jodie Meeks put home 16 points and Dwight Howard added 11 and 16 boards in the setback.