NBA roundup — Dec. 29

Associated Press

Hawks 109, Pacers 100

Lou Williams had 21 points and a career-high 12 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and host Atlanta won its fourth straight Saturday.

David West scored a game-high 29 points for Indiana, which had won four straight and seven of eight.

With Josh Smith, Atlanta’s leading scorer this season, unable to play because of a right hip flexor, Hawks coach Larry Drew started Zaza Pachulia, who responded with 17 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

George finished with 18 points and George Hill added 15 for Indiana.

Bucks 104, Heat 85

Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and Mike Dunleavy had 13 of his 18 in the fourth quarter as host Milwaukee beat the Miami to spoil Dwyane Wade’s return from a one-game suspension.

Wade had 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting, four assists, six rebounds and three turnovers. LeBron James added 25 points as Miami failed to reach 100 points for just the third time in 28 games.

Raptors 123, Magic 88

DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Jose Calderon added 15 points and 10 assists, helping visiting Toronto to an easy win over injury-depleted Orlando.

Rookie Ed Davis had 18 points and seven rebounds as Toronto won for the seventh time in eight games. The Raptors, who hit a season-high 15 3-pointers, got 16 points apiece from Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross.

Rookie Andrew Nicholson led Orlando with a career-high 22 points.

Thunder 124, Rockets 94

Russell Westbrook had 28 points and Kevin Durant added 26 as visiting Oklahoma City built a big lead in the second quarter and routed Houston.

Durant scored 11 points during a 16-0 run by the Thunder to end the first half and extend the lead to 18. Oklahoma City had another big run early in the third.

Former Thunder sixth man James Harden scored 25 for the Rockets.

Hornets 98, Bobcats 95

Eric Gordon had 24 points and seven assists as visiting New Orleans overcame a 21-point first-half deficit and extended Charlotte’s losing streak to 18 games.

The Bobcats are one game away from a winless December. They haven’t won since Nov. 24.

Ryan Anderson had 19 points for the Hornets.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats.

Bulls 87, Wizards 77

Reserve Marco Belinelli scored 17 points as host Chicago beat Washington.

Carlos Boozer added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls (16-12), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Belinelli made 7-of 16 shots in a reserve role.

Bradley Beal led the NBA-worst Wizards (4-24) with 14 points.

Timberwolves 111,
Suns 107

Nikola Pekovic had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Love added 23 points and 18 boards to lift host Minnesota over Phoenix.

Andrei Kirilenko added 20 points and five rebounds for the Timberwolves.

Luis Scola had 33 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who lost their fifth straight game.

Grizzlies 81, Nuggets 72

Rudy Gay 19 points down as host Memphis beat Denver. Zach Randolph had 12 points for Memphis, which won despite shooting 40 percent.

Andre Iguodala, Corey Brewer and JaVale McGee all had 12 points for Denver.


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