NBA Roundup: Trail Blazers top Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the San Antonio Spurs, spoiling LaMarcus Aldridge’s return from a health scare.

C.J. McCollum added 26 points for the Trail Blazers, who were coming off a 23-point loss in New Orleans on Tuesday.

Aldridge had 19 points and seven rebounds after missing two games with a minor heart arrhythmia. He was cleared Wednesday morning and does not have any playing restrictions.

Kawhi Leonard had 34 points to lead San Antonio.

Grizzlies 98, Bulls 91

CHICAGO — Mike Conley and Marc Gasol each scored 27 points to lead Memphis past Chicago, which lost Dwyane Wade to a sprained elbow.

Conley and Gasol scored 18 of the team’s 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Grizzlies held off the Bulls, who lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Rajon Rondo scored 17 points to lead Chicago.

Heat 120, Pelicans 112

MIAMI — Goran Dragic played through a black eye and bloodied mouth to score 33 points, and Hassan Whiteside had 20 points and 17 rebounds in Miami’s victory over New Orleans.

Wayne Ellington scored 19 for the Heat, who made 16 3-pointers and have won 18 consecutive games when connecting at least 10 times from beyond the arc.

Anthony Davis scored 27 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 19 for the Pelicans.

Kings 107, Suns 101

PHOENIX — Rookie Skal Labissiere scored 21 of his career-high 32 points in the fourth quarter, a breakout performance that lifted Sacramento over Phoenix.

T.J. Warren scored 24 for the Suns.

Pacers 98, Hornets 77

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George made six 3-pointers and finished with 39 points to lead Indiana past Charlotte.

Frank Kaminsky led Charlotte with 20 points.

Mavericks 112, Wizards 107

WASHINGTON — Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, Harrison Barnes finished with 22 and Dallas boosted its slim playoff hopes with a win over Washington.

Wizards guard John Wall had 26 points and 11 assists.

Celtics 117, Timberwolves 104

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to lead Boston past Minnesota.

Al Horford added 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Celtics, who earned their 11th straight home win over Minnesota.

Ricky Rubio had a season-high 23 points to lead the Timberwolves, who dropped to just 10-21 on the road this season.

Rockets 139, Lakers 100

HOUSTON — Lou Williams scored 30 points against his former team and James Harden had his 17th triple-double of the season to lead Houston over Los Angeles.

Harden had 18 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds as Houston handed the Lakers their 11th loss in 12 games.

Julius Randle had 32 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers.

Jazz 97, Pistons 83

DETROIT — Gordon Hayward scored 25 points and George Hill added 17 and Utah beat Detroit.

Hayward added eight rebounds and six assists, while Rudy Gobert had 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

Aron Baynes had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit.

Bucks 97, Clippers 96

LOS ANGELES — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton each scored 16 points to lead six Milwaukee players in double figures, and the Bucks held off the Los Angeles Clippers when Blake Griffin’s last-second shot rolled off the rim.

DeAndre Jordan had 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers. Griffin added 18.

The Bucks improved to 11-5 since losing second-leading scorer Jabari Parker to a season-ending knee surgery.

By Paul Wager

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