Cleveland’s losing streak reached 24 games on Saturday when Wesley Matthews scored 31 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 111-105 win over the pitiful Cavaliers, who remain winless in 2011 and have lost a mind-boggling 34 of 35.
The Cavs, who have won just once since Nov. 27, now own both the single-season mark for consecutive losses and matched the record for overall losses in a row they previously set over two seasons (1981-1982 and 1982-1983). Cleveland nearly overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but once again failed to make plays down the stretch.
WARRIORS 101, BULLS 90
In Oakland, California, Monta Ellis scored 33 points and Stephen Curry had 23 as Golden State snapped Chicago’s six-game wining streak.
The tandem sparked a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter that sealed Golden State’s third straight win in one of their more impressive defensive efforts of the season. Dorell Wright added 20 points and David Lee scored 13 for the Warriors.
LAKERS 101, HORNETS 95
In New Orleans, Pau Gasol had a season-high 34 points to go with 10 rebounds, powering the Los Angeles Lakers past New Orleans.
Kobe Bryant added 32 points, including a three-pointer with 3 minute, 20 seconds left to give the Lakers the lead for good.
Chris Paul had 21 points and 15 assists as the Hornets, without starters Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza, clawed back from a deficit as large as 14 to take a couple brief leads in the second half.
MAVERICKS 101, BOBCATS 92
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and Tyson Chandler grabbed 15 rebounds against his former team as Dallas beat Charlotte to extend the NBA’s longest active winning streak to eight.
Jason Terry added 21 points for the Mavericks, who have been on a roll since Nowitzki returned from a knee injury.
D.J. Augustin scored 21 points and Stephen Jackson added 17 for the Bobcats.
In other games it was:
‧ Nuggets 113, Timberwolves 100
‧ Pistons 89, Bucks 78
‧ Thunder 121, Jazz 105
‧ Rockets 95, Grizzlies 93, OT
‧ Hawks 99, Wizards 92
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