NBA scores 2014: Clippers hold off Hawks, Spurs continue to roll

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

A pair of Western Conference teams stayed hot on Saturday night, with the Clippers winning their seventh straight and the Spurs capturing their sixth consecutive victory.

Blake Griffin scored 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting to lead the Clippers to a 109-108 over the Hawks at Staples Center. It was the seventh straight win for the Clips, 9-2 since the return of Chris Paul.

The Clippers dodged a bullet with Jeff Teague at the line for Atlanta, with two free throws to potentially tie the game. But after missing the first, Teague tried to intentionally miss the second free throw, but it banked in, giving the Clippers the ball back with 1.2 seconds left, up one.

DeAndre Jordan grabbed 12 rebounds and scored 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, thanks to easy buckets like this one:

Spurs 121, Magic 112

It was the Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili show in San Antonio on Saturday night, combining for 54 points to lead the Spurs to their sixth straight win. Parker scored 30 points in 34 minutes on 11-of-19 shooting as the Spurs shot 53 percent in the win. San Antonio is tied atop the Western Conference with Oklahoma City at 46-16.

Tobias Harris led the Magic with 23 points off the bench on 11-for-16 shooting to go with eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

Knicks 107, Cavaliers 97

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points to lead the Knicks to their third straight win, but the story of the night in Cleveland was Zydrunas Ilgauskas getting his uniform number 11 retired by the Cavaliers.

The Cavs got 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists from Kyrie Irving, but could have used Big Z in the middle as they were outrebounded by New York, 49-37. Amare Stoudemire had 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler added 15 points and 11 boards in the win.

Wizards 114, Bucks 107

The Wizards nearly blew a 28-point lead on Saturday, but were able to hold on to beat the lowly Bucks. Trevor Ariza scored 28 points on just 12 field goal attempts to lead Washington, and Bradley Beal scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.

Brandon Knight scored 25 points to lead Milwaukee in defeat.

Grizzlies 111, Bobcats 89

Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 20 points in an easy blowout win over the Bobcats for their second straight win. Zach Randolph added 16 points and seven rebounds for Memphis and Marc Gasol scored 14 and grabbed nine boards in the win.

Charlotte shot just 39.8 percent in the loss, and were led by Al Jefferson with 17 points.

Jazz 104, 76ers 92

The Jazz were 0-5 on their road trip but the sixth and final leg of the trip was the charm. Gordon Hayward led Utah with 22 points and eight assists, handing the 76ers their 16th straight defeat. Derrick Favors added 15 points and 14 boards in the win.

Tony Wroten scored 30 points on just 15 shots for Philadelphia, but that couldn't stave off yet another loss. The 76ers have lost their last 16 games by an average of 19.3 points per contest.

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