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Warriors shake slow start, snap 2-game skid with win vs. Suns (February 01, 2015)
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry had 25 points and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a two-game skid with a 106-87 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

Klay Thompson scored 22 points, and Harrison Barnes added 13 points and eight rebounds to help the Western Conference-leading Warriors (37-8) shake off a slow start. They fell behind by 12 in the second quarter, rallied ahead 52-51 at the half and ran away from the Suns after the break.

Markieff Morris had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Eric Bledsoe scored 16 for Phoenix (28-21), which had won two in a row. The Suns committed 22 turnovers, while the Warriors had 15.

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Griffin scores 31 points, Clippers beat Spurs 105-85 (February 01, 2015)
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Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin yells after he scored over San Antonio Spurs Boris Diaw, left, and Tiago Splitter during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO -- Blake Griffin had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 105-85 victory over San Antonio on Saturday night, snapping the Spurs' six-game home winning streak.

Chris Paul had 20 points and Spencer Hawes scored 11. DeAndre Jordan added eight points and 19 rebounds while limiting All-Star reserve Tim Duncan to four points, which matched his season low.

San Antonio went 10 for 30 on 3-pointers and was outrebounded 56-36.

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Cody Zeller scores 21, Hornets rout Nuggets 104-86 (February 01, 2015)
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Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller, front, flies over Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee for a dunk in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER -- Cody Zeller fueled the fast start that Charlotte used to finish off the struggling Denver Nuggets.

Zeller scored a career-best 21 points, including 14 in the first quarter, and Charlotte went on to rout Denver 104-86 on Saturday night.

"I got a lot of easy ones off of transition," said Zeller, who had several uncontested dunks early when the Nuggets failed to hustle back on defense. "We wanted to come out early, because they haven't won recently, and not give them any hope. "

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Bucks beat struggling Trail Blazers 95-88 (February 01, 2015)
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Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight makes a leaping catch to save a loose ball against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

MILWAUKEE -- Jared Dudley scored 18 points and O.J. Mayo had 17 off the bench to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the struggling Portland Trail Blazers 95-88 on Saturday night.

John Henson added 14 for the Bucks, who had won consecutive road games at Miami and Orlando. The Bucks had a pretty big week off the court, too, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced a funding plan that could represent a major step toward building a new arena in Milwaukee.

Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews scored 19 points apiece for Portland. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who have lost three straight and eight of 10.

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LeBron makes Love a winner in return to Minnesota, 106-90 (February 01, 2015)
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Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins, right, knocks the ball away from Cleveland Cavalierss LeBron James in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS -- The boos were raining down on Kevin Love and his 3-pointer wasn't falling in the building he used to call home.

On nights like this in his six years in Minnesota, Love had no one to turn to for help. In Cleveland, he has LeBron James, and the best player in the world wasn't about to let his new teammate down on an emotional night.

James scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to win a stirring duel with rookie Andrew Wiggins, leading the Cavaliers to a 106-90 victory over the Timberwolves in Love's first game back in Minnesota since he was traded.

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Griz beat Thunder for 6th straight as Kevin Durant makes return (February 01, 2015)
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee, from left, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35), Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) battle for control of the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Zach Randolph had 21 points and 18 rebounds, and Marc Gasol added 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Oklahoma City Thunder 85-74 Saturday night.

Mike Conley, returning after missing two games with a sprained left wrist, added 10 points as Memphis won its sixth straight. Ten of Randolph's rebounds came on the offensive glass.

Kevin Durant, a game-time decision after missing the previous two games with a sprained big toe, led the Thunder with 15 points. Russell Westbrook finished with 14 points, and Serge Ibaka added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

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Pistons turn back Smith, Rockets in 114-101 victory (February 01, 2015)
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Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) drives against Houston Rockets' Josh Smith (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had enough responsibility trying to contain James Harden at the defensive end.

That made the Detroit guard's offensive contribution that much more impressive.

Caldwell-Pope scored a season-high 28 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, and the Pistons held off Harden and the Houston Rockets 114-101 on Saturday night. D.J. Augustin added 28 points and 12 assists for Detroit.

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Al Horford helps Hawks shake off 76ers, up win streak to 19 (February 01, 2015)
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Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) grabs a rebound in front of Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, Atlanta won 91-85 and extended their winning streak to 19 games.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA -- The 76ers' decision to "let it fly" with 3-pointers almost grounded the Hawks' winning streak.

Al Horford's clutch play in the closing minutes helped keep the streak alive.

Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and Atlanta recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch its franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.

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Raptors win in overtime again, defeat Wizards 120-116 (February 01, 2015)
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Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) spins away from Washington Wizards forward Nene, left, and center Marcin Gortat during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON -- Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second consecutive night after losing a large second-half lead, defeating the Washington Wizards 120-116 on Saturday.

Lou Williams added 19 points and Amir Johnson scored 17 for the Raptors, who tied a season high with their sixth straight victory.

John Wall, battling migraines and a sprained right ankle, was a game-time decision for Washington. He started and led all scorers with 28 points and had 12 assists. Bradley Beal added 26 points.

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Ellis has 25, Mavs send Magic to 8th straight loss, 108-93 (February 01, 2015)
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Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis, right, passes the ball around Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Dallas Mavericks lost Rajon Rondo to a head injury just 98 seconds into Saturday night's game against the Orlando Magic.

This time they got by without him, thanks to big nights by Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler in a 108-93 victory over the Magic, who have lost eight straight.

Ellis scored 25 points and handed out 13 assists while Chandler added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who held off a fourth-quarter Magic rally after leading by 27 points early in the second half.

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