Clippers snap Thunder run

Chris Paul had 33 points and nine assists, and JJ Redick added 25 points as the Clippers – fifth in the Western Conference – clinched their fifth win in seven games.

Aaron Brooks scored 31 points as the Chicago Bulls snapped a three-game losing run with a 104-95 overtime victory against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Pau Gasol had 27 points and 16 rebounds for the Bulls, with Ish Smith’s career-high 23 points not enough for the hosts.

Dwyane Wade had 28 points and nine assists as Miami edged the Brooklyn Nets 104-98, lifting the Heat back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference play-off race.

Ben McLemore poured in 27 points and Rudy Gay 26 to help the Sacramento Kings halt a four-game skid with a 113-106 triumph over the Charlotte Hornets.

Golden State secured their fifth consecutive win by toppling the Detroit Pistons 105-98, Klay Thompson finishing with 27 points including two vital late three-pointers for the Warriors.

Boston clinched their first victory in six games by overcoming the Memphis Grizzlies 95-92, Marcus Smart grabbing the go-ahead three-pointer for the Celtics with less than a minute left on the clock.

Denver beat the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks 115-102, Danilo Gallinari pouring in 23 points for the Nuggets, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers saw off the Houston Rockets 105-100.

Khris Middleton’s season-high 30-point haul helped the Milwaukee Bucks sink Orlando 97-91, condemning the Magic to a ninth straight road loss, and Markieff Morris’ 24 points propelled the Phoenix Suns to a 106-97 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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