LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 12 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the similarly short-handed Memphis Grizzlies, 110-104, Friday night to match the best home start in league history with their 37th victory in a row.
San Antonio's streak tied the season-opening mark set by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 during their record 72-victory season. The Spurs have won 46 consecutive regular-season games at home, dating to March 2015.
The Golden State Warriors, who at 65-7 are bidding to break the Bulls' 72-win record, are 34-0 at home this season and could match or pass the Spurs' home achievement.
The Spurs won without Kawhi Leonard, who missed with a bruised right quadriceps, and Danny Green, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills all sat out for rest. The Grizzlies were without injured starters Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley and three others.
at Golden State 128, Dallas 120: Klay Thompson made nine three-pointers, including a key 25-footer with 1:07 to play, and finished with 40 points as the Warriors improved to 65-7. Stephen Curry scored 33 for Golden State, which needs to go 8-2 in its final 10 games to break the Bulls' record.
at Houston 112, Toronto 109: James Harden had his third triple-double this season with 32 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, and the Rockets snapped a three-game losing streak to move back into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference.
Minnesota 132, at Washington 129 (2 OT): Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves dealt a blow to the Wizards' playoff hopes. Washington, 10th in the East, fell 3 1/2 games behind Detroit for the final playoff spot.
at Miami 108, Orlando 97: Hassan Whiteside had 26 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Heat.
Denver 116, at Lakers, 105