Boston Celtics

NBA roundup: Celtics win thriller despite Stephen's Curry's 47

Rudy Gay scored 19 points and rookie Devin Vassell poured in a career-high 18 off the bench as short-handed San Antonio swamped Phoenix in the Valley of the Sun to emphatically snap a two-game losing streak.

The Spurs played without starters DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl and key reserve Patty Mills, all held out for rest in the second game of a home-road back-to-back.

But the players San Antonio employed dominated the Suns, leading by 19 points at the half and by as many as 31 in the fourth quarter while rolling to the win.

Lauri Markkanen added 16 points off the bench and Denzel Valentine chipped in 13 as the Bulls' losing streak ended at five games.

Bradley Beal, the NBA's leading scorer, pumped in 37 points and Washington extended its winning streak to four games by pounding visiting Detroit.

Andre Drummond, who returned to the starting lineup after sitting out with a lingering right big toe contusion, topped the Lakers with 27 points and eight rebounds.

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