Two days of NBA action left the San Antonio Spurs holding on to a slim advantage in the Southwest division after dropping two straight games, with the Houston Rockets' victory over the Boston Celtics highlighting a two-day slate of NBA games.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Portland Trail Blazers 98 vs. San Antonio Spurs 90
Damian Lillard helped the Trail Blazers hand the Spurs their second straight loss by scoring a career-high 29 points in the win.
Friday, Dec. 14
Houston Rockets 101 vs. Boston Celtics 89
James Harden played a key role in the Rockets' 11th win of the season, getting Houston back to .500 with a convincing victory over Boston.
Dallas's offense sputtered against a game Raptors team that used a huge performance from Linas Kleiza and a strong defensive showing to blow out the Mavs.
Nikola Pekovic's 31 points were enough to help the Timberwolves get by the Hornets on Friday night.
Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and dished seven assists to lead the Nuggets.