NBA Wrap: Spurs win as Popovich closes in on record

San Antonio beat Oklahoma City 108-94 on Tuesday night to hand coach Gregg Popovich a 1,126th career victory – leaving him just one short the record set by Jerry Sloan and Utah for most wins with one franchise.

Kawhi Leonard hit 36 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 25 for the Spurs, who improved their home record to 17-6.

Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 14 assists and six rebounds, but was held scoreless after downing 14 points in the third.

Kyle Lowry scored 33 points and made the winning basket with just 4.3 seconds left in overtime as the Raptors edged the New Orleans Pelicans 108-106 on Tuesday night in Toronto.

Jonas Valanciunas hit 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Lowry hit a season-high shooting 6 of 14 three pointers

Jrue Holiday scored 30 points while Anthony Davis scored 18 points and took down 17 rebounds for his 30th double-double as the Pelicans sank to a second-straight defeat.

The Wizards routed the Knicks 117-101 to move into a tie for first in the Southeast Division thanks to 28 points from Bradley Beal.

Markieff Morris (24) and John Wall (15) also hit double figures as Washington won a fifth straight game.

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points for New York off 10-of-17 shooting.

In Houston, the Rockets dethroned the Kings 105-83 on the back of 25 points from Ryan Anderson. Eric Gordon hit 17 points while James Harden added another 10 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.

DeMarcus Cousins top scored for Sacramento with 16 points as the Kings shot just 35 percent.

Damian Lillard netted 27 points as the Charlotte Hornets went down 115-98 for their fifth straight loss  to Portland on Tuesday night.

Allan Crabbe scored 21 points off the bench for Portland, who have won four of their last five.

Kemba Walker top scored for Charlotte with 22 points, which took him into third place on the Hornets’ career scoring list.

In other action, the Lakers edged the Nuggets 120-116.

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