Clippers’ nine-game winning run snapped

Bradley Beal’s season-high 29 points help the Washington Wizards halt the LA Clippers’s winning run in the NBA.

The Washington Wizards never trailed in the game [Getty Images]
The Washington Wizards never trailed in the game [Getty Images]

Bradley Beal scored a season-high 29 points and John Wall’s defense stymied Chris Paul as the Washington Wizards snapped the Los Angeles Clippers’ nine-game winning streak with a 104-96 win.

The Wizards (16-6) never trailed, made 9-of-16 three-point attempts and led 57-42 at halftime and by as many as 18 points in the second half.

Elsewhere, Derrick Rose scored 31 points for his highest output in more than two years to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 115-106 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Bulls (14-8) won their second home game in a row with Rose playing like a former league MVP. He reached 30 points for the first time since March 2012.

Ryan Anderson broke out of a long shooting slump with eight three-pointers as the New Orleans Pelicans, playing most of the game without forward Anthony Davis, overcame a season-high 41 points by LeBron James to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-114.

Russell Westbrook scored 34 points and was one of five players in double figures for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 111-92 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The victory was Oklahoma City’s (10-13) fifth straight and seventh in the past eight games.

Other results:

Raptors 106, Pacers 94

Nets 88, 76ers 70

Knicks 101, Celtics 95

Hawks 87, Magic 81

Lakers 112, Spurs 110 (overtime)

Grizzlies 113, Hornets 107 (double OT)

Pistons 105, Suns 103

Heat 100, Jazz 95

Source : Reuters

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