Chicago Completes Sweep of Celtics
Chicago — Mike Dunleavy had 22 points to lead five Bulls in double figures and Chicago broke open a close game with 13 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 94-80 Monday night.
Joakim Noah had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Jimmy Butler had 18 points, Carlos Boozer 16 and Taj Gibson 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Chicago swept the home-and-home series with the Celtics after posting a 107-102 victory in Boston on Sunday.
The Celtics have lost 10 straight on the road to drop to 8-28 away from home. Their last road win was Feb. 10 at Milwaukee.
Spurs 103, Pacers 77
Indianapolis — Tony Parker scored 22 points in San Antonio’s franchise-record 18th straight victory, a rout of slumping Indiana.
Boris Diaw added 14 points for the Spurs, who bettered their previous longest winning streak that was set from Feb. 19 through March 31, 1996.
Heat 93, Raptors 83
Miami — LeBron James scored 32 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and Miami moved into the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a victory over Toronto.
Chris Andersen scored 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting and Mario Chalmers added 12 for Miami, which was again without Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden and Ray Allen.
Bobcats 100, Wizards 94
Charlotte, n.c. — Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson each had a double-double and Charlotte rallied from an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat Washington, preventing the Wizards from clinching their first playoff berth since 2008.
Hawks 103, Sixers 95
Atlanta — Paul Millsap scored 28 points and Lou Williams added 22 off the bench, rallying Atlanta to a victory that denied Philadelphia its first winning streak in nearly three months.
The Hawks, clinging to the final playoff spot in the East, snapped a six-game losing streak and won for only the seventh time in 27 games.
Clippers 114, Timberwolves 104
Minneapolis — Darren Collison had 28 points and seven assists, and Los Angeles didn’t miss a beat with Blake Griffin out with a back injury against Minnesota.
Pistons 116, Bucks 111
Auburn Hills, Mich. — Greg Monroe had 28 points and 14 rebounds and Detroit ended a three-game skid with a victory over Milwaukee.
Kings 102, Pelicans 97
New Orleans — DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 14 rebounds, and Sacramento snapped a three-game skid by beating New Orleans.
Ray McCallum, starting because of Isaiah Thomas’ right thigh injury, scored 22 points. Rudy Gay also scored 22, including a momentum-swinging 3-pointer after the Pelicans had pulled within a point in the fourth quarter.
Reggie Evans grabbed 12 rebounds before his ejection for an elbow to Anthony Davis’ face on a collision that occurred as Evans went up for a close-range shot.
Davis, returning from left ankle injury that forced him to miss a start on Saturday, had 22 points. Anthony Morrow scored 23 points for the Pelicans, who have dropped two straight on the heels of their season-high, five-game winning streak.