Clippers roll to seventh straight win


    KAWHI Leonard had 34 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers posted their seventh consecutive victory with a 108-100 win over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday (Monday in Manila).

    Serge Ibaka contributed 17 points and six rebounds for the Clippers, who defeated the Thunder for the second time in three days.

    Reggie Jackson scored 14 points, Paul George chipped in 11 and Ivica Zubac added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Thunder, who lost their third in a row. George Hill scored 22 points and Hamidou Diallo had 14 points. Isaiah Roby collected 10 points and 10 boards.

    In other games, it was the Blazers 116, Knicks 113; Bucks 129, Hawks 115; Celtics 141, Cavaliers 103; Spurs 121, Wizards 101; Raptors 107, Pacers 102; and Hornets 107, Magic 104.

    Trail Blazers 116, Knicks 113

    Damian Lillard recorded 39 points and eight assists to lead Portland to a victory over visiting New York.

    Lillard made six 3-pointers and was 11 of 17 from the field as he scored at least 35 points for the fourth time in the past five games. He also made all 11 free-throw attempts to raise his consecutive streak to 66, breaking his own franchise mark of 64 set in March of 2018.

    Rookie Immanuel Quickley established season highs of 31 points and five 3-pointers for the Knicks. Julius Randle scored 25 points and Alec Burks added 18 for New York, which shot 45.3 percent from the field and made 12 of 29 from behind the arc while losing its second straight contest.

    Bucks 129, Hawks 115

    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, becoming the sixth player in franchise history to reach 11,000 points, to lead Milwaukee to a win over visiting Atlanta and end its two-game losing streak.

    Antetokounmpo was 9-for-13 from the floor and had 14 rebounds and eight assists. He entered the game tied with Marques Johnson in career scoring with 10,980 points. The Bucks also got a season-high 21 points off the bench from Bobby Portis and 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists from Khris Middleton.

    Atlanta got a career-high 33 points from De’Andre Hunter and 30 points from John Collins, including a career-high six 3-pointers. Danilo Gallinari came off the bench to score 17. – Field Level Media