x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

San Antonio Spurs are first to reach 40 wins

They become the NBA’s first team to win 40 games this season as Manu Ginobili scored 22 points in the 108-95 win over the Houston Rockets.

San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili drives past Houston Rockets' Chuck Hayes during last night's clash.
San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili drives past Houston Rockets' Chuck Hayes during last night's clash.

The San Antonio Spurs became the NBA’s first team to win 40 games this season as Manu Ginobili scored 22 points in the 108-95 win over the Houston Rockets.

Richard Jefferson added 18 points as the Spurs won their 18th in a row at home. Luis Scola led the Rockets with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

The Memphis Grizzlies kept the Washington Wizards winless on the road this season with a 107-93 victory.

Zach Randolph had 24 points and 20 rebounds and Darrell Arthur a career-high 22 points. John Wall led the Wizards with 14 points and eight assists.

The Milwaukee Bucks made it three consecutive wins as they won 91-81 over the New Jersey Nets.

Andrew Bogut had 17 points and 18 rebounds and Brandon Jennings scored two points as he returned from 19 games out with a broken foot.

Carlos Delfino led Milwaukee with 21 points and Keyon Dooling had 14 points and nine assists. Brook Lopez scored 26 points for New Jersey.

The Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 110-89 as Carlos Boozer scored 24 points and 10 rebounds, Derrick Rose added 20 points and Luol Deng 19.

The Bulls improved to 11-0 against Central teams while remaining the lone unbeaten team against their own division. Josh McRoberts led Indiana with a career-high 20 points.

The Dallas Mavericks won 102-91 over the Atlanta Hawks as the home side went 5-1 after a six-game losing streak.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points and Jason Terry added 18 points and a season-high 11 assists for Dallas. Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 27 points.

Kevin Love recorded his NBA-leading 42nd double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves won 103-87 against the Toronto Raptors.

Minnesota ended a six-game losing streak and Andrea Bargnani and Ed Davis each had 15 points for Toronto.

The Sacramento Kings won 107-96 against the New Orleans Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 103-88.