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Ruptured Achilles ends Jennings' season

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TORONTO (AP) Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings will miss the rest of the season after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon.

Jennings was injured in the third quarter of Saturday night's 101-86 loss at Milwaukee. He averaged 15.4 points and 6.6 assists in 41 games this season.

"It's definitely a tough loss for us," Pistons forward Greg Monroe said before Sunday night's game at Toronto. "He's a huge part of the success we've had recently."


Hawks extend record with 16th win in row

ATLANTA (AP) Al Horford isn't missing many shots these days for the Atlanta Hawks.

Not that it would matter much if he did. The Hawks just keep winning.


Warriors push home win streak to 19

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win.

Andrew Bogut added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Draymond Green had 14 points to help the Warriors to stay unbeaten in 14 games against the Eastern Conference this season. Golden State also improved its NBA-best record to 36-6.


James lifts Cavs past Thunder, run at 6

CLEVELAND (AP) The sold-out arena buzzed with 20,000 fans decked out in matching gold T-shirts. There was a national TV audience, two high-profile teams and All-Stars all over the floor.

It felt like the playoffs in January. LeBron James played as if it was June.


Whiteside's 12 blocks lift Heat by Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Hassan Whiteside bounced around the NBA Development league and played in China and Lebanon, hoping NBA teams were keeping tabs and would give him an opportunity.

He was in Charlotte, working out at the downtown YMCA, a few months ago. He then got his chance with the Heat and he's making the most of it.


Clippers beat Suns with 15-0 run in 4th

PHOENIX (AP) Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers are known for their offense. But it was a stifling defense late Sunday night that made the difference against the Phoenix Suns.

Blake Griffin and Paul scored 23 points each and the Clippers used a 15-0 fourth-quarter run to beat the Suns 120-100 for their fourth straight win.


Raptors hold on to beat depleted Pistons

TORONTO (AP) With star guard Brandon Jennings lost to a season-ending injury, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy hoped his team would respond by playing at "a higher level."

They didn't manage it against the Toronto Raptors.


Davis' late FTs lift Pelicans over Mavs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) As Anthony Davis soaked in the crescendo of cheers punctuating an intense but triumphant struggle with Dallas, the Pelicans' All-Star noticed a fan standing before him with his arms invitingly extended to each side.

So Davis gave the friendly stranger a hug.


Spurs overcome sloppy start to top Bucks

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Milwaukee is developing a dynamic defense, but the San Antonio Spurs demonstrated how far the young Bucks still have to go.

Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 14 rebounds and San Antonio rallied in the second half for a 101-95 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday night.


Pacers rally by Magic to end 7-game skid

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Close games have usually turned into losses for the Indiana Pacers over the past few weeks.

This time, they put an end to their second-longest losing streak of the season.

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