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Celtics fall in Milwaukee, 92-85

  • Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson Guards Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson Guards Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson Guards Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson Guards Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

  • Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson Guards Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson Guards Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

O.J. Mayo rebounded from a subpar game with 22 points and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 92-85 victory over the Boston Celtics last night.

Two of Milwaukee’s three victories this season have come against Boston. The Bucks beat the Celtics, 105-98, on Nov. 1 in Boston.

Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds, while Jeff Green and Jordan Crawford added 18 points apiece for the Celtics.

Boston missed its first nine shots of the fourth quarter, allowing Milwaukee to go on a 10-0 run and take an 80-63 lead on Gary Neal’s short jumper with 7:24 to go.

Milwaukee’s Brandon Knight had his second consecutive solid game, scoring 20 points with nine rebounds and eight assists after scoring 17 points against Charlotte.

Nets 97, Grizzlies 88

Joe Johnson scored 26 points, Brook Lopez added 12 of his 20 in the fourth quarter, and Brooklyn beat Memphis.

Andray Blatche scored 21 off the Nets bench, making all three shots from beyond the arc. Blatche entered the game 1-for-7 from 3-point range this season.

The Nets snapped a two-game losing streak and handed Memphis its fourth straight home loss.

Quincy Pondexter, who had not played in the Grizzlies’ two previous games, scored a career-high 22 points. Mike Conley had 16 points and 10 assists, while Tony Allen had 13 points.

Both teams played without key forwards. Paul Pierce sat out with a bruised hand for the Nets, and the Grizzlies were without Zach Randolph, who had surgery on an ingrown toenail earlier yesterday.

Cavaliers 97, Bulls 93

Andrew Bynum and Dion Waiters each scored 20 points, and Cleveland held off a late rally by Chicago for the victory.

Cleveland, which had lost five straight and eight of nine, built a 12-point lead in fourth quarter, but the Bulls rallied for an 88-87 edge on Tony Snell’s basket with 3:59 remaining.

Bynum’s jumper put Cleveland ahead again with 3:35 left, and Kyrie Irving scored after stealing the ball from Kirk Hinrich. Waiters converted another turnover into a layup to put the Cavaliers ahead 93-88 with 2:09 to play.

Luol Deng scored 27 points for the Bulls, who finished 1-5 on their road trip in which they lost point guard Derrick Rose for the season with a knee injury.

Irving added 19 points for Cleveland.

Wizards 108, Hawks 101

John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and Washington beat Atlanta.

The Wizards have won six of their last eight, and have won eight games in November for the first time since 1984.

Martell Webster added 19 points for Washington and also had five 3-pointers. Nene, who returned after missing Friday’s game at Indiana with a right Achilles tendon injury, had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Paul Millsap had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which cut an 18-point, third-quarter deficit to 81-79 with 9:42 left, but could not get closer.

Timberwolves 112, Mavericks 106

Kevin Martin had 27 points with some key baskets late, Kevin Love had his usual double-double and Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak.

Martin made two free throws with just under six minutes left to put Minnesota up 94-90. Ricky Rubio then had a steal that led to a long fast-break jumper by Martin, who later beat the shot clock with a jumper and then added a 3-pointer. That stretched the lead to 103-92, matching Minnesota’s largest, with 3:12 left.

Love finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds. All five starters scored in double figures for Minnesota, which had lost five of its previous six games.

Monta Ellis scored 26 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 23 for Dallas.

Rockets 112, Spurs 106

James Harden scored 31 points, Chandler Parsons had 25, and Houston overcame a furious second-half rally to beat San Antonio, handing the Spurs their first home defeat.

Dwight Howard had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Terrence Jones added 10 points and 16 boards, and Patrick Beverly had 11 points for Houston (13-5).

Tony Parker had 27 points, Tim Duncan added 20 and Marco Belinelli scored 18 for San Antonio (14-3), which has lost two of three.

San Antonio outscored Houston 39-26 to open the second half, with Belinelli scoring 13 points after halftime to set up a furious finish.

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