Leuer matches career-high, launches Memphis Grizzlies to 112-84 victory over Detroit Pistons
AP Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 12:14 am TWN
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan -- Jon Leuer matched a career-high with 23 points, Zach Randolph had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the second half to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-84 on Sunday afternoon.
Memphis had six players in double figures, including 15 from former Piston Tayshaun Prince.
Greg Monroe led Detroit with 19 points, while Andre Drummond added 15 points and 14 rebounds.
The Pistons lost their fourth straight and fifth in a row at home. They are now 4-10 after a 10-10 start to the season.
The Grizzlies continued to alternate wins and losses, going 3-2 in their last five without back-to-back victories or defeats.
Warriors 112, Wizards 96 Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut connected on a trick play worthy of the NBA's slam dunk contest, and the Golden State Warriors have their longest in-season winning streak since 1975 after Sunday night's 112-96 win over the Washington Wizards.
The Warriors won their ninth in a row by turning the third quarter into a laugher, opening the period with a 30-5 run.
Curry and Thompson topped John Wall and Bradley Beal in the battle of the two highest-scoring backcourts in the NBA. Curry scored 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting, but the league's most turnover-prone player had 10 assists and only two giveaways. Thompson was 9 for 14 from the field, including 6 for 9 from 3-point range.
Wall had 14 points and 10 assists, but he shot 4 for 11, including 1 for 5 in the crucial third quarter.
Pacers 82, Cavaliers 78 Paul George scored 16 points, Roy Hibbert made a putback and two free throws in the final 1:09 and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland's late rally for an 82-78 win over the short-handed Cavaliers on Sunday night.
The Pacers led by 16 in the fourth before Dion Waiters brought Cleveland back by scoring 12 points in a 16-1 run that got the Cavs within 75-74 with 3:35 left. Hibbert's free throw with 7.9 seconds left put the Pacers up 81-78, and Indiana got the ball back when Cleveland's Earl Clark stepped out on an inbounds pass 1 second later.
David West made one free throw with 5.4 seconds left, and the Pacers escaped with their seventh win in eight games. At 27-6, Indiana has the NBA's best record.
Waiters scored 21 for the Cavaliers, who played without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.
Other games on Sunday:
Heat 102, Raptors 97
Thunder 119, Celtics 96
Knicks 92, Mavericks 80
Nuggets 137, Lakers 115
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