Hot shooting sinks Spurs


The shots weren’t falling early for Kevin Durant and never fell for Russell Westbrook, so it was Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb who carried the Oklahoma City Thunder to their most impressive win of the season.

Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs’ 11-game winning streak.

Jackson scored eight straight points for the Thunder during a surge early in the fourth quarter that put Oklahoma City ahead by 11 points. The Spurs rallied within three points before Jackson and Durant combined to score the Thunder’s final 13 points and put the game away.

“We couldn’t guard (Jackson) tonight,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “He really helped them. He was basically the difference in the game. He did a great job.”

Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which is 7-0 at home.

Tony Parker had 16 points and seven assists for the Spurs (13-2), who were seeking the best start in franchise history. San Antonio also started 13-1 during the 2010-11 season.

Suns 120, Trail Blazers 106

In Phoenix, Goran Dragic scored 31 points, Channing Frye added 25 and the Suns used their up-tempo style to recover from a poor start to snap Portland’s 11-game winning streak.

Pacers 99, Bobcats 74

In Charlotte, C.J. Watson made five 3s in the fourth quarter and finished with 18 points to send Indiana to its fifth straight triumph.

Heat 95, Cavaliers 84

In Cleveland, LeBron James scored 28 points and added eight rebounds and eight assists against his former team.

Grizzlies 100, Celtics 93

In Boston, Jerryd Bayless scored 22 points and Mike Conley had 14 with nine assists to propel Memphis past the hosts for its fifth straight road win.

Lakers 99, Nets 94

In New York, Wesley Johnson made the tiebreaking basket on a steal and dunk with 1:35 left, and Los Angeles blew a 27-point lead before beating the Nets.

Wizards 100, Bucks 92 (OT)

In Milwaukee, Marcin Gortat scored 25 points, John Wall added 19 points and Washington extended the Bucks’ losing streak to 10 games.

Magic 105, 76ers 94

In Orlando, Nik Vucevic had 21 points and 16 rebounds as the Magic beat Philadelphia to post back-to-back wins for the first time since early this month.

Bulls 99, Pistons 79

In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Taj Gibson had a career-high 23 points and Chicago pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Pistons.

Nuggets 117, Timberwolves 110

In Minneapolis, Ty Lawson scored 23 points, reserve Nate Robinson added 15 and Denver held off the Timberwolves.

Rockets 113, Hawks 84

In Houston, Francisco Garcia scored a season-high 21 points, Aaron Brooks also had 21 and the Rockets cruised to their third straight win.

Mavericks 103, Warriors 99

In Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points to offset a rough night for playmaking partner Monta Ellis, and the Mavericks held off a late charge from Golden State.

Clippers 93, Knicks 80

In Los Angeles, Blake Griffin had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul had 15 points and seven assists before leaving with a strained right hamstring in the Clippers’ win over New York.

The Knicks fell to 3-11.