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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Foye fires Clips to sixth straight

AP

DALLAS — Randy Foye kept knocking down shots for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks did nothing to stop him.

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No holding back: Los Angeles' Blake Griffin goes up for a dunk against Dallas in the first half on Monday night. The Clippers routed the Mavericks 94-75. AP

Foye tied a team record with a career-high eight 3-pointers while scoring 28 points for the Clippers, who have their first six-game winning streak since 1992 after a 94-75 victory over the Mavericks on Monday night.

"I was waiting for somebody to knock (Foye) down, do something. We just didn't do it, and really that's on me," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "If we're not aware and if we're not going to be physical with a guy that gets it's going like that, then it's on the head coach."

After Brandan Wright's tip-in capped an 8-0 run to get the Mavericks within 76-62 with about 7½ minutes left, Foye responded with a 3-pointer. Jason Terry then made another basket for Dallas, only to have Foye make another 3, his eighth to match the franchise record.

"I was just trying to be aggressive," said Foye, who made 8 of 15 from 3-point range and 10 of 19 shots overall.

Griffin had his streak of six consecutive 20-point games snapped, but he still put up his 33rd double-double this season with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 19 points, while Terry had 15.

Rockets 99, Bulls 93

In Chicago, Goran Dragic scored 21 points, and Luis Scola added 18 points and 12 rebounds as Houston handed the league-leading Bulls back-to-back losses for the first time this season.

Chicago had gone a franchise-record 86 regular-season games without dropping two in a row, second only to Utah's 95-game run in the late 1990s.

Grizzlies 94, Thunder 88

In Oklahoma City, O.J. Mayo scored 22 points, including a key 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and Memphis snapped the Thunder's six-game winning streak.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 21 points and Russell Westbrook scored 19, with 12 coming as Oklahoma City tried to rally in the fourth quarter.

Bucks 112, Wizards 98

In Washington, Brandon Jennings scored 19 points to help Milwaukee pull within two games of the final playoff spot in the East with a win over the Wizards.

Jazz 102, Trail Blazers 97

In Portland, Paul Millsap had 31 points, including a go-ahead dunk with 1:11 left, and pulled down 11 rebounds to help Utah beat the hosts and snap a three-game losing streak.

Wesley Matthews led the Blazers with 33 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 27.

Kings 116, Timberwolves 108

In Sacramento, Tyreke Evans had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Kings over slumping Minnesota.

Lin upbeat after surgery

AP

NEW YORK — Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has had surgery on his injured left knee, and posted a picture on Twitter of himself recovering in his hospital bed.

The Knicks say Lin had successful surgery on a chronic small meniscal tear in his left knee.

Lin tweeted: "Praise God for a successful surgery . . . road to recovery! Let's go. Much love to the fans for your support and kind words."

Lin is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks.



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