Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerald Green netted a season-high 30 points as the Phoenix Suns defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 124-113, on Monday night. Green was 10-of-12 from the floor and nailed 4-of-5 from beyond the arc for the Suns, who have won four of their last five games. Goran Dragic had 24 points and seven assists, while Miles Plumlee added 14 points and 13 rebounds in the triumph. Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and 11 assists for Philadelphia, which has dropped three straight and six of its last seven tilts.
Final Score: Toronto 104, Brooklyn 103
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Patterson picked off a Deron Williams pass and buried a go-ahead jumper with six seconds left to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 104-103 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday at Barclays Center. With Brooklyn holding a one-point lead with 12 seconds to play, Williams lobbed an inbounds pass into the backcourt that Patterson intercepted before dishing to Kyle Lowry. Lowry was double-teamed near the top of the key, forcing him to pass back to Patterson, who waited for Williams to fly by before draining the short jumper to put Toronto on top. Paul Pierce's contested 3-pointer from the right wing found the front of the rim as time expired and the Raptors escaped with the victory. Lowry finished with 31 points, seven assists, five rebounds and five steals, while Jonas Valanciunas scored 20 points and grabbed 13 boards for the Raptors, who have won three of their last four to extend their lead over Brooklyn atop the Atlantic Division to 2 1/2 games. Pierce knocked down seven triples en route to a season-high 33 points, while Andray Blatche added 20 points off the bench for Brooklyn, which had a five-game win streak halted and dropped to 10-2 in 2014, with both losses coming against Toronto.
Final Score: Minnesota 95, Chicago 86
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love poured in a game-high 31 points to go with eight rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 95-86 win over the Chicago Bulls at United Center. Love went a perfect 14-for-14 from the free throw line, setting a new career high for free throws made without a miss. Ronny Turiaf and Chase Budinger added 14 and 12 points, respectively, off the bench for the Timberwolves, winners in four of their last five games. Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic played just six minutes after inuring his Achilles in the first quarter. Carlos Boozer had 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists and D.J. Augustin added 19 points and six helpers for the Bulls, losers in two of their last three. Chicago center Joakim Noah did not play because of an illness. He is day-to-day.
Final Score: LA Clippers 114, Milwaukee 86
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamal Crawford racked up 25 points in just 24 minutes as the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to an easy 114-86 win over the hapless Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center. Crawford followed up a season- best 37-point performance in Saturday's 126-118 decision over Toronto by sinking 5-of-9 attempts from 3-point range in this one, helping the Clippers close out a seven-game road trip at 5-2 after posting a third straight victory. Blake Griffin added 20 points in the rout and Darren Collison had 15 on 5-of-6 shooting to go along with seven assists. J.J. Redick finished with 14 points, with DeAndre Jordan pulling down 18 rebounds for Los Angeles. Ersan Ilyasova scored 16 points and Khris Middleton had 14 for Milwaukee, but the Bucks shot a poor 38.2 percent from the field to fall to 1-12 in January.
Final Score: Oklahoma City 111, Atlanta 109
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant had little trouble hitting the 30-point mark again. It was much tougher getting his Oklahoma City Thunder over the hump. Durant had 41 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 1.5 seconds left, as the Thunder rallied for a 111-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Durant, who was 15-of-25 from the floor, 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and 6-of-8 from the foul line, has scored 30-or-more points in 11 straight games.
Final Score: Utah 106, Sacramento 99
Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Derrick Favors led six Utah scorers in double figures with 17 points and also pulled down 12 rebounds to help the Jazz take a 106-99 win over the Sacramento Kings. Marvin Williams and Enes Kanter scored 16 points apiece, with the former also pulling down 11 boards. Jeremy Evans finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, winners in two straight. Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively, in the win. The Kings also had six players reach double figures with Jason Thompson leading the way with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Derrick Williams added 17 points and 15 boards, Ben McLemore scored 14 and pulled down nine rebounds and Marcus Thornton added 11 points for the Kings, losers in four straight. Travis Outlaw and Isaiah Thomas finished with 10 points apiece in the loss. The Kings were without DeMarcus Cousins (sprained left ankle) and Rudy Gay (strained left Achilles) for the third straight game.