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It's a breeze as Spurs stretch winning streak to 19

Tony Parker had 18 points and eight assists and Tim Duncan had 15 points and eight rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 111-90 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, extending their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich was able to rest his core players with his team leading by as many as 26 points and never trailing after the opening three minutes.

at Washington 118, Boston 92: The Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, clinching an Eastern Conference berth as Marcin Gortat scored 22 points against the Celtics, who have lost six in a row and 11 out of 12.

at Minnesota 102, Memphis 88: Kevin Love had 24 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double and the Timberwolves dealt the Grizzlies a loss they could ill afford in the Western Conference race.

at Miami 96, Milwaukee 77: LeBron James scored 17 points and the Heat stayed percentage points ahead of Indiana at the top of the East. The Bucks (14-61) are one loss away from tying the franchise record for most defeats in a season.

at Indiana 101, Detroit 94: Paul George had 27 points and 13 rebounds and the Pacers ended a three-game losing streak.

at New York 110, Brooklyn 81: J.R. Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Carmelo Anthony added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Knicks extended a late-season playoff push by winning for the 12th time in 15 games. They are percentage points ahead of ninth-place Atlanta in the East.

Chicago 105, at Atlanta 92: D.J. Augustin scored 23 points and the Bulls held off the slumping Hawks, knocking them out of the final playoff spot in the East.

Charlotte 123, at Philadelphia 93: Al Jefferson had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the Bobcats inched closer to a playoff berth.

at Toronto 107, Houston 103: DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points, Jonas Valanciunas and Greivis Vasquez each had 15 and the Raptors won their seventh straight home meeting against the Rockets.

Cleveland 119, at Orlando 98: Dion Waiters scored 26 points and the Cavaliers shot 58% as they remain in contention in the East.

at Denver 137, New Orleans 107: Kenneth Faried had a career-high 34 points to go with 13 rebounds for the Nuggets. The Pelicans' Anthony Davis left the game with back spasms.

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