Highlights of Thursday's NBA games

Highlights of Thursday's NBA games
By Reuters

02/12/2016 at 07:52

Dec 1 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Thursday:

Rockets 132, Warriors 127 (double overtime)

James Harden converted two free throws and Eric Gordon added an interior hoop following a flagrant foul on Draymond Green, propelling the Houston Rockets to a 132-127 double-overtime road victory that ended the Golden State Warriors' 12-game winning streak on Thursday night.

Harden finished with a 29-point, 15-rebound, 13-assist triple-double for the Rockets (12-7), who had lost eight in a row to the Warriors.

Golden State played the final 3:25 of the second overtime without Stephen Curry, who fouled out on an offensive foul, his first disqualification since Dec. 13, 2013.

Curry finished with 28 points, and Durant had 39 points and 13 rebounds for Golden State (16-3), which lost for the first time since Nov. 4.

Clippers 113, Cavaliers 94

Blake Griffin scored 13 points and passed for a season-high 11 assists in the Los Angeles Clippers' 113-94 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers, ending their three-game losing streak.

DeAndre Jordan grabbed 15 rebounds, while Chris Paul scored 16 points and passed for nine assists on a night Los Angeles passed for a season-high 33 assists.

The Cavs' struggles continue. Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and LeBron James scored 16 points, but Cleveland passed for just 12 assists while committing 18 turnovers. It was their most lopsided loss of the season.

Hornets 97, Mavericks 87

Kemba Walker scored 18 points with two clutch 3-pointers down the stretch and the Charlotte Hornets never trailed en route to a 97-87 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

The Hornets (11-8) led by 11 early in the second quarter but could never put the Mavericks away until the final four minutes.

The Mavericks (3-15) have lost 10 of their last 11. They have the worst record in the NBA and are off to the worst start through 18 games in franchise history.

Bucks 111, Nets 93

Giannis Antetokounmpo totaled 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the Milwaukee Bucks took control in the third quarter and pulled away for a 111-93 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Antetokounmpo likely would have had his seventh career triple-double but he sat in the fourth quarter

The Nets (5-13) lost for the eighth time in nine games. Seven of those defeats have been double-digits.

Grizzlies 95, Magic 94

The Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit, and Marc Gasol scored the winning points at the free-throw line in a 95-94 victory over the Orlando Magic.

Gasol finished with a team-high 25 points and added five blocks and three assists.

The Magic (7-12) had a chance to win, but couldn't find a shot with their last possession.

Heat 111, Jazz 110

Goran Dragic scored 27 points and James Johnson added 24 off the bench to help the Miami Heat escape with a 111-110 victory over the Utah Jazz, whose four-game winning streak ended.

Miami (7-12) weathered a late Jazz comeback to earn its third straight road victory.

Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 32 points for Utah -- his second consecutive game with at least 30 points.

Utah (11-9) played without its usual starting backcourt of George Hill (sprained toe) and Rodney Hood (hamstring strain).

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