Spurs rally from 15 points down to upend NBA-leading Bucks

LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 28 points and the host Spurs overcame a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to beat Milwaukee 121-114 in San Antonio on Sunday night for their fifth straight win.

San Antonio has beaten the top three teams in the East at home after topping Philadelphia in December and Toronto in January.

Milwaukee’s lead atop the Eastern Conference was cut to two games ahead of the Raptors.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks.

San Antonio outscored Milwaukee 33-23 in the third quarter and opened the fourth on a 10-1 run to solidify control of the game.

Rockets 94, Mavericks 93: Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Chris Paul blocked Jalen Brunson’s jumper in the final seconds, sending visiting Houston past Dallas. James Harden shook off foul trouble to score 20 points for the Rockets, who earned their eighth straight win.

76ers 106, Pacers 89: Joel Embiid had 33 points and 12 rebounds in his first game in nearly a month, leading host Philadelphia past Indiana. Embiid returned after being sidelined by a sore left knee. The Sixers went 4-4 without him.

Raptors 125, Heat 104: Kyle Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists, Pascal Siakam scored 20 and visiting Toronto tied a franchise record with 21 3-pointers. The Raptors finished with eight players in double figures. Bam Adebayo scored 19 for Miami, which had won four in a row.

Pistons 131, Bulls 108: Blake Griffin scored 17 of his 28 points in the third quarter, helping host Detroit to its fifth straight win. Detroit has won 12 of 14 to take a half-game lead over Brooklyn for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons and Nets play Monday night in Brooklyn. Chicago played without Zach LaVine (right patellar tendon strain).

Hawks 128, Pelicans 116: Kevin Huerter scored 17 of his 27 points in the second quarter, taking the scoring load from cold-shooting fellow rookie Trae Young, and host Atlanta beat New Orleans. John Collins had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Frank Jackson and Julius Randle each scored 23 points for the Pelicans, who have lost three straight.

Grizzlies 105, Magic 97: Mike Conley scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and host Memphis crafted a late rally to beat Orlando.

Timberwolves 103, Knicks 92: Taj Gibson scored a season-high 25 points, Jeff Teague added 20 points and 10 assists, and host Minnesota beat New York despite playing without All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns (right knee inflammation).

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