Austin Daye had 22 points and Tim Duncan added 19 as the San Antonio Spurs earned their 14th straight win with a 113-91 victory Monday night that sent the Philadelphia 76ers to their 25th consecutive loss.
Philadelphia will face Houston on Thursday with the dubious distinction of being a loss shy of tying the NBA record for consecutive losses set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010-11.
Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills scored 15 points each and Cory Joseph added 12 for the host Spurs, who maintained the league’s best record at 54-16. San Antonio did not play starters Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter and Danny Green.
Thaddeus Young and Michael Carter-Williams each scored 19 points for Philadelphia (15-56).
at Miami 93, Portland 91: LeBron James scored 32 points for the Heat, including a layup with 11.4 seconds left, and Chris Bosh capped his 30th birthday by blocking Damian Lillard’s layup in the final moments. The Trail Blazers overcame a 17-point deficit with nine minutes left.
at Chicago 89, Indiana 77: Taj Gibson scored 23 points and the Bulls kept the Pacers from clinching the Central Division title.
at Oklahoma City 117, Denver 96: Kevin Durant had 27 points and eight assists and Caron Butler scored 23 points, his highest total since the Thunder added him right after the trade deadline.
Houston 100, at Charlotte 89: James Harden scored 31 points and Dwight Howard had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets after missing three games in a row with an ankle injury.
at New Orleans 109, Brooklyn 104 (OT): Tyreke Evans scored 33 points and the Pelicans rallied from 22 points down in the third quarter. The Nets lost for the first time in five games.
Phoenix 102, at Atlanta 95: Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points to lead five players in double figures and the Suns won their fourth in a row.
at Memphis 109, Minnesota 92: Mike Conley had 23 points and six assists and the Grizzlies won their 10th in a row at home.
Detroit 114, at Utah 94: Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the Pistons shot a season-best 55% to end a road losing streak at 14 games.