Spurs roll along; Nets are still a mess
NEW YORK – LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs extended their winning streak to eight with a 106-79 victory Monday night over Brooklyn in the Nets' first game since an organizational shake-up.
A day after coach Lionel Hollins was fired and General Manager Billy King reassigned, the Nets dropped their 10th straight at home and fifth in a row overall. Brook Lopez scored 18 points and Joe Johnson 16.
"We ran into a sledgehammer of a team," interim coach Tony Brown said. "They definitely know how to play together and that's something we're going to strive and try to do here."
•WIZARDS DIG DEEP: John Wall had 17 points and 10 assists to help the banged-up Wizards pull away from the Bulls for a 114-100 victory in Chicago. The Wizards led by as many as 18 points while playing without Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries and Bradley Beal.
•HALFWAY THERE: The host Warriors improved to 36-2 — halfway to Chicago's regular-season record for victories — in a 111-103 victory over Miami. Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Draymond Green added 22 points and 12 rebounds.