Jamal Crawford leads Clippers to win over Bulls

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Jamal Crawford led the way for the Los Angeles Clippers with 26 points in a dominant 120-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

With Blake Griffin out with an injured hand it has been left up to the Clippers' reserves and they have responded with the win over Chicago being a fourth straight.

JJ Redick scored 21 points and DeAndre Jordan weighed in with 17 points and 20 rebounds for the Clippers.

The Bulls made it four losses in six as Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Derrick Rose added 20 and Pau Gasol 15 points and 14 rebounds.

The Miami Heat made it four consecutive wins with a 105-87 triumph against the Atlanta Hawks to depose their opponets as Southeast Division leaders.

Chris Bosh scored 18 points and there were 17 each from Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng as Miami also went fourth best in the Eastern Conference.

Amar'e Stoudemire finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat. For the Hawks, who suffered a third straight defeat, Paul Millsap and Al Horford each scored 17, Jeff Teague had 15 and Dennis Schroder 11.

Orlando Magic ended and eight-game losing run and also came back from 14 points down to defeat the Boston Celtics 119-114.

The Magic missed four free throws late in the fourth quarter but hung on to win, Evan Fournier leading the way with 24 points and Aaron Gordon scoring 19 and adding 14 rebounds.

Marcus Smart led Boston with 26 points, Isaiah Thomas had 23 and Avery Bradley 22.

The Dallas Mavericks did without the rested Dirk Nowitzki with Deron Williams scoring 27 points in the 91-78 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

Rookie guard Devin Booker had 19 points to lead the Suns in scoring for the third straight game.

Tyson Chandler had his seventh double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Golden State Warriors defeated the New York Knicks 116-95 with Klay Thompson contributing 34 points.

Draymond Green tied the franchise record with his ninth triple-double of the season as Golden State recorded a seventh straight victory.

Green finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks scoring with 24 points.

CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard each had 21 points as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated Minnesota 96-93. Karl-Anthony Towns also scored 21 to lead the scoring for the Timberwolves.

Charlotte Hornets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-82 with 19 points each from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marvin Williams. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers scorers with 23.


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