NBA roundup: Surging Spurs hammer slumping Hawks, 114-95

Tiago Splitter and Kawhi Leonard lead San Antonio to easy win at Atlanta, which loses its third straight

Tiago Splitter scored a season-high 23 points, Kawhi Leonard had 20 and the San Antonio Spurs won their third straight game, an easy 114-95 victory Sunday over the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks in Atlanta.

Paul Millsap finished with 22 points and Dennis Schroder had 18 points for Atlanta, which dropped its third in a row. Boris Diaw scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Danny Green added 15 for San Antonio, which never trailed and took its biggest lead, 26 points, early in the third.

The Spurs, playing their fourth straight game without key reserve Manu Ginobili (sprained ankle), contested nearly every Hawks shot and pass. No Atlanta player looked more flustered than 12th-year guard Kyle Korver. Wearing protective gear to cover up a broken nose, Korver returned after a three-game absence but scored only six points and committed five turnovers in 29 minutes.

at Oklahoma City 93, Miami 75: Russell Westbrook had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 17 assists, his 10th triple-double this season and eighth in his last 14 games, and Enes Kanter had 27 points and 12 rebounds as the Thunder won its third straight.

Cleveland 108, at Milwaukee 90: LeBron James had 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and J.R. Smith scored 23 as the Cavaliers won their third straight. The Bucks lost their sixth in a row.

at Phoenix 98, Dallas 92: Archie Goodwin sank a go-ahead three-pointer, Markieff Morris added a crucial jumper in the final 30 seconds and the Suns got past the Mavericks.

at Toronto 106, New York 89: DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Tyler Hansbrough had a season-high 18 and the Raptors won for the third time in four games.

at Sacramento 109, Washington 86: Rudy Gay scored 26 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Kings, who have won consecutive games for the first time since late November.

Detroit 105, at Boston 97 (OT): Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Pistons snapped an eight-game road losing streak.

Denver 119, at Orlando 100: Danilo Gallinari's career-high 40 points lifted the Nuggets to only their 11th win in 36 road games this season.

Charlotte 109, at Minnesota 98: Mo Williams scored 24 points against his former team, and the Hornets snapped a three-game skid.

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