Spurs race to 40th victory

SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili scored 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs became the NBA's first 40-game winner, beating the Houston Rockets 108-95 on Saturday night.

Richard Jefferson added 18 points to help the Spurs win their 18th in a row at home. But it was San Antonio's last game at home for three weeks with the Spurs embarking on their annual Rodeo Road Trip.

The NBA-best Spurs (40-7) will play nine straight on the road heading into the All-Star game, in which Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will direct the West squad.

Kings 102, Hornets 96

At Sacramento, Calif., DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Sacramento snapped New Orleans's winning streak at 10 games.

Sacramento never trailed in winning consecutive games for the second time all season. The Kings were coming off another huge win Friday night when they beat the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Fouled-plagued Tyreke Evans had nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter for the Kings.

Grizzlies 107, Wizards 93

At Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph had 24 points and 20 rebounds, Darrell Arthur added a career-high 22 points and Memphis kept Washington winless on the road this season.

Mike Conley and Tony Allen added 15 points each, Conley also had 12 assists, and Marc Gasol scored 14 points to help Memphis improve to 5-1 in its last six games.

Clippers 103, Bobcats 88

At Los Angeles, Blake Griffin had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Randy Foye added 21 points in his third straight start for the injured Eric Gordon and Los Angeles extended its home winning streak to eight.

Griffin had his 38th double-double of the season and 32nd in 33 games, shooting 11 for 23 in 41 minutes.

Bucks 91, Nets 81

At Milwaukee, Andrew Bogut had 17 points and 18 rebounds and Brandon Jennings had two points in his return after missing 19 games because of a broken foot to help Milwaukee win its third consecutive game.

Bulls 110, Pacers 89

At Chicago, Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Derrick Rose added 20 points despite two stomach ulcers and Luol Deng had 19 for Chicago.

The Bulls improved to 11-0 against Central teams while remaining the lone unbeaten team against its own division.

Mavericks 102, Hawks 91

At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points and Jason Terry added 18 points and a season-high 11 assists to help Dallas improve to 5-1 following a six-game losing streak.

Jason Kidd had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Tyson Chandler also had 12 points for the Mavericks. Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 27 points.

Timberwolves 103, Raptors 87

At Minneapolis, Kevin Love had his NBA-leading 42nd double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds and Minnesota handed Toronto its 11th straight loss.

Minnesota ended a six-game losing streak, holding Toronto to 33.7 percent shooting — the lowest this season for both sides. Andrea Bargnani and Ed Davis each had 15 points for Toronto.

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