National Basketball Association Game Capsules

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Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Milwaukee Bucks came into Monday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers with an NBA-low 10 wins. The Sixers played like they had the league's worst record, however, dropping their 11th straight contest in embarrassing fashion on their home floor. O.J. Mayo led seven Bucks in double figures with 25 points behind 7-of-9 shooting from behind the arc as Milwaukee cruised to an easy 130-110 win. Ersan Ilyasova chipped in with 20 points, Ramon Sessions donated 16 and Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton had 15 apiece in the rare rout. Only two of Milwaukee's previous wins were by double digits. Thaddeus Young and Michael Carter- Williams scored 28 and 20 points, respectively, in yet another setback for Philadelphia.

Final Score: Golden State 104, Detroit 96

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Curry scored eight of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Golden State Warriors over the Detroit Pistons, 104-96. Curry added nine assists and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who have won four in a row. Klay Thompson also tallied 19 points. Jermaine O'Neal ended with 16 points and 10 boards for Golden State, which started a six-game road trip on Monday. Jordan Crawford donated 15 points and Andrew Bogut had four points and seven rebounds in his return to the lineup. Greg Monroe had 23 points and eight boards for the Pistons, who have dropped two straight. Josh Smith and Kyle Singler each tallied 18 points, with the former also pulling down 11 rebounds.

Final Score: Dallas 110, New York 108

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki's jumper at the buzzer lifted the Dallas Mavericks to a 110-108 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night. Dallas blew an eight-point lead in the final 1:37, but Nowitzki bailed the Mavs out when his jumper bounced off the backboard and then the front rim before falling through. Vince Carter had 23 points, Monta Ellis added 22 points and six assists and Jose Calderon tallied 20 points and six assists for the Mavericks, who have won three in a row. Carmelo Anthony netted 44 points to go with nine rebounds and four assists for New York, which has dropped three straight.

Final Score: LA Clippers 123, New Orleans 110

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - There was no letdown for the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. One day after knocking off the Thunder in Oklahoma City, the Clippers downed the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 behind good ball movement and a balanced scoring attack. Jamal Crawford shot 7-of-12 from behind the arc and logged 24 points, Blake Griffin chipped in with 22 points and Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan each posted gaudy double-doubles in the triumph. The Clippers made 16 3-pointers and had 34 assists on 43 made baskets. Anthony Davis led New Orleans with 26 points and 11 rebounds but was hit with an inopportune technical foul down the stretch of a fourth straight loss. Alexis Ajinca netted 19 points in the setback.

Final Score: Utah 110, Boston 98

Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Alec Burks netted 21 points and Derrick Favors added 20 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Boston Celtics, 110-98, on Monday night. Marvin Williams recorded 19 points and seven rebounds, while Gordon Hayward dished out 10 assists for the Jazz, who snapped their three-game losing streak. Rajon Rondo, who sat out Saturday's loss to the Sacramento Kings, had 18 points and 10 assists for Boston, which has dropped five in a row. Kelly Olynyk registered 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Jeff Green also provided 21 points in defeat.

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