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Bulls snap Warriors' home streak at 19

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) One after another, teams trotted into rowdy Oracle Arena the past two months confident they could cool off the NBA's hottest team on their home floor.

It took 113 points, 53 minutes and one big shot from a former MVP to finally make it happen.

Derrick Rose hit a step-back jumper with 7 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Chicago Bulls ended Golden State's franchise-record 19-game home winning streak with a thrilling 113-111 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night.


Irving has 38, Cavs push win streak to 7

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) LeBron James came leaping in to try to stop Jodie Meeks as the Detroit guard drove to the basket during the final seconds of the third quarter.

After colliding with Meeks, James put his hands out to break his fall before sliding across the floor on his stomach.


Surging Grizzlies extend Mavs' skid to 3

DALLAS (AP) Who needs timeouts when you have Z-Bo.

Zach Randolph scored 22 points, including several high-arcing jumpers over defensive stalwart Tyson Chandler in the second half to answer Dallas scoring spurts, and Memphis handed the Mavericks their first three-game losing streak of the season with a 109-90 win Tuesday night.


Down 19, Wizards rally by reeling Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) For one entertaining half, Wayne Ellington and Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson outscored and outplayed Washington's star backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal.

The Wizards gathered themselves at halftime and comfortably avoided an embarrassing upset.


Raptors overcome slow start, beat Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Toronto's dynamic backcourt delivered a one-two knockout punch Tuesday night. Again.

This time with All-Star starter Kyle Lowry spreading the floor and DeMar DeRozan finding his way to the basket, their teammates exploited other openings in Indiana's defense. It was simply too much for the struggling Pacers.


Bucks top Heat, Wade strains hamstring

MIAMI (AP) Jason Kidd's wins against Miami keep piling up.

So do the Heat injuries, with Dwyane Wade now hurting again.


Howard iffy vs. Mavs with injured ankle

HOUSTON (AP) Dwight Howard could miss Houston's game against Dallas on Wednesday night after tweaking his injured right ankle in practice.

Howard missed Sunday's game after spraining his ankle on Friday night. He started practice on Tuesday, but left after turning his ankle in the workout.


Knicks ink G Galloway for rest of season

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks have signed guard Langston Galloway for the remainder of the season.

The Knicks made the announcement on Tuesday. The 6-foot-2 Galloway is averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in eight games.


Governor wants $220M for new Bucks arena

MILWAUKEE (AP) Gov. Scott Walker proposed a plan Tuesday that calls for Wisconsin to help build a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks with $220 million in bonds that would be funded by projected growth in income taxes from NBA players.

The Republican governor said his "Pay Their Way" proposal would protect state taxpayers and keep the team in Milwaukee. A new arena in downtown Milwaukee could cost about $450 million to $500 million.


Clippers' Barnes fined $25K for language

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan.

The NBA made the announcement on Tuesday. The incident occurred with 4:28 remaining in the second quarter of the Clippers' 120-100 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday at US Airways Center.

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