San Antonio Spurs win 10th in a row, end Cleveland Cavaliers’ eight-game streak

Manu Ginobili, LeBron James

Cavaliers forward LeBron James is fouled by Spurs guard Manu Ginobili on a drive to the basket in the first half Thursday night.

(Darren Abate / Associated Press)

Tony Parker scored 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs used a furious start to the fourth quarter Thursday night to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-95, and remain undefeated at home.

Kawhi Leonard added 20 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio, which has won its last 10 games.

LeBron James scored 22 points and Tristan Thompson added 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who had won eight in a row.

The Spurs extended their home winning streak to 23 games to begin the season. They’ve won 32 in a row at home dating to last season.


Their last loss at home came against the Cavaliers on March 12, when Kyrie Irving scored an NBA season-high and career-high 57 points in a 128-125 overtime victory.

Irving was limited to 16 points on six-of-16 shooting this time, but the game was just as tense as last season.

Chicago 115, at Philadelphia 111 (OT): Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 53 points and E’Twaun Moore scored seven of his 14 in overtime, helping the Bulls end a three-game losing streak. Butler, who also had 10 rebounds and six assists, made 15 of 30 shots and 21 of 25 free throws in becoming the first Bulls player to score 50 points since April 11, 2004, when Jamal Crawford scored 50 against the Toronto Raptors.

at Memphis 103, Detroit 101: Mario Chalmers scored 25 points, including a leaning 19-foot jumper with less than a second remaining, to lift the Grizzlies. Chalmers was fouled on the play and missed the ensuing free throw, his shot appearing to miss the front of the rim. Players scrambled for the rebound as time ran out.


Toronto 106, Orlando 103 (OT): In London, Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Cory Joseph scored 19 and DeMar DeRozan had 13 points and 11 rebounds to help the Raptors to their fourth consecutive victory.

Sacramento 103, at Utah 101: Rudy Gay scored 24 points and made the game-winning shot with 0.9 seconds to play. DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 17 rebounds in his 21st double-double of the season, helping the Kings move to one game behind the Jazz for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

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