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NBA roundup: Griffin leads Clippers past Pacers

Published: Monday, Jan. 17 2011 11:29 p.m. MST

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LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin had a career-high 47 points and 14 rebounds for his 27th consecutive double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 114-107 on Monday.

It was Griffin's 33rd double-double of his rookie season, and his 19 field goals made were a career best.

HAWKS 100, KINGS 98: At Atlanta, Joe Johnson scored a season-high 36 points, including two free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining to help Atlanta recover after trailing most of the game.

SUNS 129, KNICKS 121: At New York, Vince Carter scored 29 points, including the 20,000th of his career, and Phoenix matched a season high with its third straight victory.

Grant Hill added 25 points for the Suns, who overcame a season-high 41 points from former Phoenix All-Star Amare Stoudemire and handed the Knicks their third loss in a row. Steve Nash finished with 15 points and 11 assists in a good start to a five-game Eastern trip for the Suns.

PISTONS 103, MAVERICKS 89: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Rodney Stuckey scored 20 points to help Detroit send Dallas to its sixth consecutive loss.

Tayshaun Prince added 19 points and rookie Greg Monroe had 16 points and nine rebounds for Detroit, which has won three straight for the first time all season.

HORNETS 85, RAPTORS 81: At New Orleans, David West had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help New Orleans win its fifth straight.

West's jumper with 31.7 seconds left put the Hornets ahead 83-81. He then preserved the lead with a block on Amir Johnson in the paint, got the rebound, was fouled and hit two free throws for the final margin.

BULLS 96, GRIZZLIES 84: At Memphis, Tenn., Derrick Rose returned to Memphis with his first career triple-double, and Luol Deng scored 28 points to lead Chicago.

Rose, coming back to the city where he starred at the University of Memphis, scored 22 points, handed out 12 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds.

ROCKETS 93, BUCKS 84: At Houston, Kevin Martin scored 36 points and Houston recovered from its lowest first-half point total of the season.

Luis Scola had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and reserve Jordan Hill added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who snapped a four-game home losing streak.

76ERS 96, BOBCATS 92: At Philadelphia, Andre Iguodala hit the go-ahead jumper with 37.6 seconds left in overtime, and Thaddeus Young followed with a game-saving steal for Philadelphia.

Kwame Brown's errant cross-court pass was intercepted by Young, and Evan Turner hit four free throws in the final 17 seconds for the Sixers.

WARRIORS 109, NETS 100: At Oakland, Calif., Monta Ellis had 26 points and nine assists to help Golden State beat New Jersey for the sixth straight time.

CELTICS 109, MAGIC 106: At Boston, Kevin Garnett returned after missing nine games with an injured leg and came up with a steal in the final seconds to help the Celtics beat the Magic.

Garnett went around Jameer Nelson and intercepted a pass intended for Jason Richardson, then threw the ball ahead to Ray Allen. Allen was fouled trying to dribble out the clock, but he made both free throws — giving him 26 points for the game and 13 in the fourth quarter alone.

Garnett scored 19 with eight rebounds in his first game since he strained his right calf on Dec. 29. Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 13 assists.

Dwight Howard scored 33 points with 13 rebounds and Ryan Anderson scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Magic.

TRAIL BLAZERS 113, TIMBERWOLVES 102: At Portland, Ore, LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 37 points and the Trail Blazers won for the 15th consecutive time over Minnesota.

Aldridge, who scored 36 points Minnesota on Dec. 17, hit 15 of 24 shots in leading the Trail Blazers to their second consecutive win. He also grabbed 12 rebounds and is averaging 34 points and 11 rebounds in three games against Minnesota this season. Wesley Matthews scored 23 points for Portland. Andre Miller had 15 points and 10 assists for the Blazers.

Portland's 113 points was a season high. Darko Milicic and Kevin Love each scored 22 points to lead Minnesota, which has lost seven of eight games.

LAKERS 101, THUNDER 94: At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol each scored 21 points as the Lakers held off the Thunder.

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