NBA roundup: Andrew Bynum grabs 30 rebounds, Los Angeles Lakers beat San Antonio Spurs
SAN ANTONIO — Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 30 rebounds, the most in an NBA game this season, and the Lakers didn't need Kobe Bryant to blow out the Spurs.
Metta World Peace scored 26 points and the Lakers, playing their third straight game without the injured Bryant, manhandled the Spurs underneath to hand the West's second-place team one of their most embarrassing losses this season.
Bryant is sitting out to heal his sore left shin. There remains no timetable on when the NBA's leading scorer might return.
Bynum's dominating night surpassed the previous NBA season-high of 25 rebounds, set twice by Orlando's Dwight Howard and Milwaukee's Ersan Ilyasova.
Danny Green led the Spurs with 22 points.
CLIPPERS 100, THUNDER 98: At Oklahoma City, Chris Paul scored 31 points, including the game-winning shot on a layup with 8.8 seconds left. Paul got past Thunder defensive specialist Thabo Sefolosha and squeezed the ball onto the rim past the league's leading shot blocker, Serge Ibaka, to put L.A. ahead. Kevin Durant missed a 3-pointer that could have won it, hitting the back rim on a shot over Clippers center DeAndre Jordan from the left wing.
HORNETS 105, KINGS 96: At New Orleans, Jason Smith scored 22 points, hitting 10 of 12 shots, to lead the Hornets. Marco Belinelli added 21 points and Greivis Vasquez 15 points for New Orleans, which shot 55.9 percent (38 of 68) and surged ahead for good with an 18-3 run in the third quarter.
KNICKS 111, BUCKS 107: At Milwaukee, J.R. Smith hit a 3-pointer for the lead with 1:04 left, and the Knicks held on to beat the Bucks in a game that could turn out to be critical to both teams' playoff hopes. The Knicks took a two-game lead on Milwaukee for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.
CELTICS 88, HAWKS 86 (OT): At Boston, Paul Pierce overcame a miserable shooting game with a key jumper in overtime and Rajon Rondo finished with a triple-double with 20 assists, 10 points and 10 rebounds to lift the surging Celtics to a win over the Hawks. It was Rondo's 19th straight game with double digits in assists.
GRIZZLIES 104, SUNS 93: At Memphis, Tenn., Rudy Gay scored a season-high 32 points and the Grizzlies won their fourth straight with a victory over the Suns. Memphis outscored the Suns 17-6 after Phoenix tied the game at 87 with 6:27 left. Dante Cunningham had six of his 10 points during the stretch run.
PACERS 104, CAVALIERS 98 (OT): At Cleveland, Danny Granger scored 23 points, five in overtime, and George Hill made a dagger 3-pointer in the extra session, lifting the Pacers to a win over the Cavaliers.
76ERS 93, RAPTORS 75: At Toronto, Thaddeus Young scored 17 points, Nikola Vucevic had 12 and the 76ers beat the Raptors, an important victory in their chase of a playoff berth.
NUGGETS 113, TIMBERWOLVES 107: At Denver, Ty Lawson scored 24 points, including four free throws in the final 17.6 seconds, to help the Nuggets hold on.
TRAIL BLAZERS 118, WARRIORS 110: At Portland, Ore., Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 34 points, Wesley Matthews had two baskets in the final minute.
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