NBA roundup

Roundup: With stars sitting, the Spurs fall

Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points for the Trail Blazers.
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Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points for the Trail Blazers.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and the Trail Blazers routed San Antonio, 137-97, last night in Portland, Ore., while the Spurs rested Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.

Jamal Crawford scored 20 points, shooting 5 for 7 on 3-pointers, and had eight assists for the Blazers, who led by as many as 48 points and sat all of their starters for most of the fourth quarter. Gerald Wallace and Nicolas Batum each had 19 points.

Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead San Antonio, which snapped an 11-game winning streak overall and an eight-game streak on the road.


Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said before the game that he was resting Parker and Duncan because the Spurs were playing three games in four nights. Parker is averaging 19.5 points per game, while Duncan’s averaging 19.9 points and 8.6 rebounds.

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Heat 120, Kings 108 - In Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and added 10 assists, Mario Chalmers and Chris Bosh each scored 20 points, and the NBA-leading Heat stretched their winning streak to seven games.

LeBron James scored 18 points, Norris Cole had 12, and Udonis Haslem added 10 for Miami (26-7), which has won each of its games during this streak by at least 12 points.

“It was a good game for me, just trying to be aggressive and was able to get my teammates some shots,’’ said Wade, who shot 11 for 16 and tied his career-best with 11 straight games of shooting 50 percent or better, matching a run from his rookie season.

Cavaliers 101, Pistons 100 - Antawn Jamison scored 32 points and rookie Kyrie Irving led Cleveland’s comeback from a 17-point deficit with 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers held on to win at home.


Pacers 117, Hornets 108 - Roy Hibbert had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead host Indiana to the overtime victory.

Grizzlies 89, 76ers 76 - Marc Gasol had 15 points and 14 rebounds as host Memphis moved a season high-tying four games above .500.