Spurs outlast Celtics for eighth win in a row

Spurs outlast Celtics for eighth win in a row
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard looks to drive against Celtics guard Avery Bradley during the first half Friday night. (Elise Amendola / Associated Press)

Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Patty Mills scored 19 on Friday night as the visiting Spurs won their eighth consecutive game. 

Mills sank a three-pointer with 45 seconds left after the Celtics made it a one-possession game. David Lee had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Davis Bertans scored a career-high 15 for San Antonio.

The Spurs fell behind by 14 points in the first quarter but scored 12 in a row — seven from Leonard — in the second to get back into the game and improve to 9-0 on the road this season.

Isaiah Thomas finished with 24 points and eight assists while Avery Bradley had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics. Al Horford had 12 points and 10 rebounds in his second home game since signing a four-year, $113-million contract with Boston this summer. 

Jae Crowder scored 10 of his 18 points in the first quarter for the Celtics, who had won three in a row before losing to San Antonio for the 10th consecutive time. 

Houston 117, at Sacramento 104: James Harden had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and the Rockets set an NBA record with 50 three-point attempts.

Washington 94, at Orlando 91: John Wall had 26 points and 10 assists for the Wizards, who held on after surrendering a 17-point first-quarter lead. Otto Porter Jr. scored 19 for Washington and all five starters finished in double figures. 

at Cleveland 128, Dallas 90: Kevin Love scored 27 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cavaliers led by as many as 45 points in a rout of the Mavericks. Love made seven three-pointers while Irving scored 19 points in the first quarter. 

at New York 113, Charlotte 111 (OT): The KnicksCarmelo Anthony scored a season-high 35 points, including the tiebreaking jumper with 3.1 seconds left in overtime. Derrick Rose added 16 points and blocked Kemba Walker's three-pointer that would have won it for the Hornets in regulation.

Chicago 105, at Philadelphia 89: Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade had 26 points apiece for the Bulls, who finished a six-game road trip with a 4-2 record.

at Utah 95, Atlanta 68: Gordon Hayward scored 24 points as the Jazz beat the Hawks. The 68 points were the fewest the Jazz have allowed this season. 

Toronto 105, at Milwaukee 99: DeMar DeRozan DeRozan scored 26 points, including a contested jumper with 16 seconds left over two defenders, for the Raptors

Miami 90, at Memphis 81: Tyler Johnson matched his season high with 22 points, Dion Waiters added 15 as the Heat snapped their two-game losing streak.

at Indiana 118, Brooklyn 97: Glenn Robinson III scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds for the Pacers, who opened the second half with a 20-5 run and led by as many 31 points. 

Oklahoma City 132, at Denver 129 (OT): Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for his sixth triple-double as the Thunder won in overtime.

Minnesota 98, at Phoenix 85: Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 22 and the Timberwolves rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit. 

at Portland 119, New Orleans 104: Damian Lillard scored 27 points and CJ McCollum added 24 for the Trail Blazers.