Spurs defeat Cavaliers, remain unbeaten at home
SAN ANTONIO – Tony Parker had 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs used a furious start to the fourth quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-95 on Thursday night and keep their perfect home record intact.
San Antonio is 23-0 at home this season and has won 32 straight at home dating to 2015.
Kawhi Leonard added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who have won 10 straight overall.
LeBron James had 22 points for Cleveland, which had won eight in a row.
"Coming into this building, they're never going to make many mistakes," James said. "[Spurs coach Gregg Popovich] definitely puts those guys in the right position every single possession to be successful for their team."
• BUTLER SCORES 53 FOR BULLS: Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 53 points to lead the Bulls to a 115-111 overtime victory over the host 76ers. Butler became the fourth player in franchise history with a 50-point game and the first since Jamal Crawford in 2004. He went 21-for-25 from the free-throw line, missing by two attempts Michael Jordan's franchise record.
• CURRY ON TARGET: Stephen Curry (26 points) made eight threes for the eighth time this season and the 18th time in his career — most in NBA history — to lead the Warriors (37-3) over the Lakers 116-98. Kobe Bryant played his final game at Oracle Arena, site of his first career 50-point game on Dec. 6, 2000. He finished with eight points on 4-for-15 shooting.
• NBA IN LONDON: The Raptors beat the Magic 106-103 in overtime in the latest NBA game played at O2 Arena in London. The NBA has staged regular-season games in London in every non-lockout season since 2010-11. "The atmosphere was great," Orlando's Cory Joseph said. "With all the media, it felt like a playoff game." League commissioner Adam Silver said before the game that Paris could be the next destination for an international NBA game.
• INJURY REPORT: Guard Rodney Stuckey, one of the Pacers' top bench players, is expected to miss at least two weeks because of an injured right foot. … Heat guard Goran Dragic will miss at least a week because of a mild calf strain.