NBA roundup: Wolves' Rose beats buzzer to bury Suns
Derrick Rose buried a 20-foot, tie-breaking jumper with nine-tenths of a second remaining Sunday night, delivering the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns in Minneapolis.
The Timberwolves trailed 110-106 before Rose capped a 31-point performance by
scoring eight of Minnesota's final 10 points over the closing 3:25.
T.J. Warren had a team-high 21 points for the Suns, who completed a winless
four-game trip with two losses in two days. Phoenix lost at Charlotte on
Clippers 103, Spurs 95
Tobias Harris poured in 27 points, and Patrick Beverley scored 18 points and
grabbed 12 rebounds as Los Angeles held on to defeat host San Antonio.
The win snapped a season-worst five-game losing streak for the Clippers, who
controlled the game even without injured stars sixth man Lou Williams and
forward Danilo Gallinari.
LaMarcus Aldridge led all scorers with 30 points and pulled down a game-high
14 rebounds for the Spurs, who saw their two-game winning snapped while losing
their second straight home game.
Pacers 120, Hornets 95
Victor Oladipo scored 21 points as host Indiana won its second straight game
and avenged a 127-109 loss at Charlotte in November.
The Pacers, who have won 18 of their last 23 games, jumped out to a 16-point
lead in the first quarter, led by 15 at halftime, and stayed in control the
rest of the game.
Kemba Walker had 23 points and seven assists to lead the Hornets, who had a
three-game winning streak snapped. They were looking for their first four-game
winning streak of the season.
--Field Level Media