Source: Agencies | 2013-1-11 | NEWSPAPER EDITION
THE Los Angeles Clippers held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-93 on Wednesday and extend their club-record home winning streak to 13 games.
Chris Paul had 19 points and 16 assists, Matt Barnes added 19 points off the bench, and Blake Griffin had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers (29-8), who took sole possession of the NBA?s best record from Oklahoma City with their third straight win overall.
Darren Collison scored 22 points for Dallas. O.J. Mayo added 17 and Dirk Nowitzki had 15.
Oklahoma City?s Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 to help the Thunder overpower the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-84.
After losing its last game on a buzzer-beater against a last-place Washington team saddled by injuries to its three top players, Oklahoma City left nothing to chance with the Timberwolves missing All-Star forward Kevin Love and four others.
The San Antonio Spurs handed the slumping Los Angeles Lakers their fifth straight loss 108-105.
Tony Parker scored 24 points, while Manu Ginobili added 19 points and Tiago Splitter and Stephen Jackson had 14 each for San Antonio, which has won 11 straight at home.
Kobe Bryant had 27 points, Metta World Peace added 23 and Earl Clark 22 for Los Angeles.
Boston recovered from a dreadful third quarter as Jeff Green scored 14 points and rookie Jared Sullinger added 12 points and 16 rebounds in the Celtics? 87-79 win over the Phoenix Suns. Jason Terry added 13 points as Boston?s reserves outscored Phoenix?s 47-16.
Brandon Jennings scored 20 of his 35 points in the third quarter for Milwaukee as the Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 104-96 for their second win under interim coach Jim Boylan.