Warriors bring down Mavericks

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Mar 12 2014 03:50 PM | Updated as of Mar 12 2014 11:50 PM

Reserve guard Jordan Crawford scored 10 consecutive points in a 100-second flurry bridging the first and second periods, igniting a Golden State Warriors run that helped them to victory over the Dallas Mavericks, 108-85.

The Warriors (41-24) recorded a fifth consecutive win to cement their hold on sixth place in the Western Conference playoffs race. Dallas are eighth.

Crawford finished with a game-high 19 points. Monta Ellis led Dallas with 15. (Compiled by Jahmal Corner)

Spurs 104, Bulls 96

Tony Parker scored 16 of his 20 points in the first quarter as the San Antonio Spurs turned a fast start into victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 22 points and forward Kawhi Leonard added 16.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was able to give his starters a rest for much of the second half.

Guard D.J. Augustin led Chicago with 24 points while guard Jimmy Butler added 23 points.

Timberwolves 112, Bucks 101

Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 26 points while Ricky Rubio delivered his 10th double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 assists as Minnesota beat the NBA's worst team to keep their slim playoff chances alive.

Forward Kevin Love added 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Timberwolves (32-21), who still remain five games behind Memphis for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Milwaukee fell to 13-51.