LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin scored 16 points, Chris Paul had 15 points and eight assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-76 on Sunday.
Jamal Crawford, who won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 2010 while playing for Atlanta, had 11 points after coming in with a team-high 21.8 average — tops among the league’s reserves. Fifth-year center DeAndre Jordan, coming off the first back-to-back 20-point games of his NBA career, finished with eight points.
Josh Smith had a team-high 13 points for the Hawks, who shot 41.7 percent from the field in the opener of a four-game road trip. Atlanta also committed 22 turnovers that were converted into 24 Clippers points.
GRIZZLIES 104, HEAT 86: In Memphis, Tenn., reserve Wayne Ellington had career bests with seven 3-pointers and 25 points, leading Memphis Grizzlies over Miami Heat for their fifth straight win.
The Grizzlies snapped Miami’s four-game winning streak while extending their own franchise-record home winning streak to 14 dating to last season.
Rudy Gay added 21 points and Zach Randolph had his sixth double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Memphis. Mike Conley had 18 points and nine assists, while Marc Gasol added 10 rebounds and six assists.
Chris Bosh scored 22 points and LeBron James had 20 for Miami. Dwyane Wade came in averaging 20.4 points but was held to eight.
NETS 82, MAGIC 74: In New York, Brook Lopez scored 20 points, Kris Humphries added 14 points and 21 rebounds, and the Brooklyn beat Orlando to complete a home-and-home sweep.
Deron Williams finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a couple key plays down the stretch after what once appeared to be another blowout turned into a close game.
Former LSU standout Glen Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, who have dropped four in a row.
THUNDER 106, CAVALIERS 91: In Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook banked in a half-court shot during a rough-and-tumble 27-point outing, Kevin Durant added 26 points and Oklahoma City beat Cleveland.
Westbrook, a career 29 percent shooter from 3-point range, had made just 6 of 24 behind the arc to start the season and coach Scott Brooks suggested before the game that he needed to start making more if he was going to keep taking so many.
Westbrook may have temporarily extinguished that talk with a few well-timed connections, the first one coming as he ran along the sideline and banked in a desperation shot at the end of the third quarter.
Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 20 points.
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