Nets Stay Hot; Clippers Drop Rockets

The Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 win over the Toronto Raptors. The Clippers defeated the Rockets 117-109 without point guard Chris Paul.

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The Nets took home top honors on a slow Tuesday night in the NBA by winning a season-best 7th straight game. The Pacific Division leading Clippers started an impressive streak of their own, improving to 2-0 without star point-guard Chris Paul. But we begin with P.J. Carlesimo's resurgent bunch in Brooklyn.

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez combined for 64 points as the Nets ran past the last place Raptors, 113-106. Brooklyn improved to 9-1 under Carlesimo and is only a game-and-a-half behind the first-place Knicks in the Atlantic Division. P.J. wasn't happy with the "D" but was pleased with the outcome.

Down in Texas, Jamal Crawford erupted for a season-high 30-points off the bench, including 12 straight to open the fourth in Los Angeles' 117-109 road triumph over the Rockets. Eric Bledsoe filled in admirably for Paul, finishing with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Coach Vinny Del Negro spoke after the victory.

In other action, the Nuggets ran their season-high winning streak to six with an overtime victory over the visiting Trail Blazers. Stay with CineSport for the latest NBA news and be sure to follow us on twitter at CineSport.