Vasquez's triple-double leads Hornets past Hawks

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New Orleans guard Greivis Vasquez (left) works against Atlanta's Jeff Teague in the second half. Vasquez had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the victory.  JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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New Orleans guard Greivis Vasquez (left) works against Atlanta's Jeff Teague in the second half. Vasquez had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the victory.

ATLANTA — Greivis Vasquez had his first career triple-double and Eric Gordon scored 27 points, leading New Orleans to a 111-100
victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night and a rare winning streak for the last-place Hornets.

Vasquez scored 21 points, dished out 12 assists and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Al Horford drove for a slam that cut the Hornets’ lead to 98-94 with 3½ minutes left. But Ryan Anderson sank a 3-pointer, and the Hawks never got closer than five the rest of the way.

Josh Smith led Atlanta with 23 points.

LAKERS 100, BOBCATS 93

In Charlotte, N.C., Kobe Bryant shrugged off a scoreless first half to finish with 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and Los Angeles overcome a 20-point second-half deficit to win.

Byron Mullens and Gerald Henderson each had 20 points for Charlotte.

HEAT 111, CLIPPERS 89

In Miami, LeBron James scored 30 points in another efficient performance, and the Heat dominated the middle two quarters en route to pounding Los Angeles.

The Clippers got Chaun­cey Billups, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin back from injuries, but that trio of starters combined for only 23 points.

RAPTORS 100, PACERS 98 (OT)

In Indianapolis, Rudy Gay scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, leading Toronto.

David West scored 30 points as Indiana’s 15-game home winning streak came to an end.

WIZARDS 89, NETS 74

In Washington, the Wizards held Brooklyn without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during the first half, survived a second-half slump and held on.

Nene had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards.

Deron Williams scored 20 points for the Nets.

CAVALIERS 119, MAGIC 108

In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 24 points and the Cavaliers defeated Orlando, sending the Magic to their 12th consecutive loss.

Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points for Orlando.

THUNDER 127, SUNS 96

In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 21 points, Thabo Sefolosha had a season-high 18 and the Thunder rode a third-quarter run to a victory over Phoenix.

PISTONS 119, SPURS 109

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Greg Monroe had 26 points and 16 rebounds, and Detroit snapped San Antonio’s
11-game winning streak.

Tony Parker scored 31 points for the Spurs.

KNICKS 100,

TIMBERWOLVES 94

In Minneapolis, Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and nine rebounds, scoring 12 points down the stretch to rally New York.

Derrick Williams had 19 points for Minnesota.

GRIZZLIES 99, WARRIORS 93

In Memphis, Tenn., Marc Gasol scored six of his 20 points down the stretch to help the Grizzlies defeat Golden State.

Stephen Curry had 32 points for the Warriors.

ROCKETS 118,

TRAIL BLAZERS 103

In Houston, James Harden had 35 points and 11 assists, the Rockets beat Portland.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 31 points for the Blazers.


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