Bulls win 4th straight at Bucks' expense

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Jan 11 2014 05:38 PM | Updated as of Jan 12 2014 01:38 AM

The Chicago Bulls won their fourth straight game behind a 19-point effort from Carlos Boozer in a 81-72 victory over the Bucks.

Bulls (16-18) forward Mike Dunleavy added 18 points and forward Taj Gibson finished with 12.

Forward Ersan Ilyasova scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Bucks (7-28).

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Grizzlies 104, Suns 99

Point guard Mike Conley tied his career high with 31 points and forward Zach Randolph added 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 104-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

The Grizzlies improved to 3-0 against the Suns this season and have won six of the past eight against Phoenix.

Guard Goran Dragic led the Suns with 21 points and forward Markeiff Morris added 17.

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Warriors 99, Celtics 97

Golden State guard Stephen Curry buried a 22-footer with 2.1 seconds remaining to lift the Warriors to a 99-97 win over Boston and extend the Celtics' losing streak to seven.

Playing at home for the first time after a 6-1 Eastern swing, the Warriors (25-14) overcame 8-for-26 shooting from three-point range and a late rally by the Celtics, who were playing their fourth consecutive road game.

Small forward Andre Iguodala led the Warriors with 22 points, followed by Curry with 19.

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Clippers 123, Lakers 87

A blistering opening quarter by the Los Angeles Clippers set the tone for a 123-87 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Forward Blake Griffin scored 33 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded four steals in three quarters as the Clippers (26-13) coasted to their third straight win and fifth in the last six games, while dealing the Lakers (14-23) their third consecutive loss and 10th in the past 11 contests.

The blowout also allowed the Clippers to avenge a 116-103 defeat by the Lakers on opening night.

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Cavaliers 113, Jazz 102

Point guard Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and recently traded small forward Luol Deng made his Cleveland debut as the Cavaliers picked up a 113-102 victory over the Utah Jazz.

Irving also had eight assists, six rebounds and five steals, while Deng finished with 10 points on four-of-eight shooting four nights after being traded from Chicago to Cleveland in the Andrew Bynum deal.

The Jazz (12-26) held a 49-46 halftime lead but fell apart in the second half en route to their first home loss in five contests.

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Kings 103, Magic 83

Center DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 14 rebounds and forward Rudy Gay added 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings rolled past the Orlando Magic 103-83.

Cousins produced his ninth consecutive double-double and his 22nd of the season, and Gay had his second double-double in three games in leading Sacramento to its second straight home victory.

It was the first time the Kings had consecutive home wins since March. (Editing by Peter Rutherford/Patrick Johnston)