SAN ANTONIO ó The Charlotte Bobcats still can’t find a way to win on the road, and the San Antonio Spurs are still solid at home.
Now the road beckons for the Spurs ó and they’re not much better out there than Charlotte.
Manu Ginobili scored 22 points and San Antonio beat the Bobcats 104-85 on Friday night to give the Spurs the momentum of consecutive wins before starting a three-game West Coast swing on Sunday that will be their longest road trip yet.
“We only have ourselves to deal with,” on the road Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “There is no family or friends around, so we’re stuck with each other.”
Stephen Jackson had 23 points for the Bobcats, who fell to 1-9 on the road and won’t get any breaks in Dallas on Saturday night against the Mavericks ó a team the Bobcats have never beaten.
The Spurs, meanwhile, have gotten 10 of their 11 wins this season at home but are just 1-5 on the road. Then there’s this: the Spurs have already played 14 home games, and will only play 12 after Feb. 1 for the stretch run.
Cavs 104, Blazers 99
CLEVELAND (AP) ó LeBron James scored 33 points, Anderson Varejao had a season-high 22 and the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from consecutive sloppy road losses with a 104-99 win over the hobbled Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
James added seven assists, seven rebounds and a soaring block on a shot by Brandon Roy in the closing seconds for the Cavs, who were back home after losing in Memphis and Houston.
Knicks 113, Hornets 96
NEW ORLEANS ó Al Harrington scored 28 points and New York scored the game’s last 18 points.
Pacers 107, Nets 91
INDIANAPOLIS ó Rookie Tyler Hansbrough scored a season-high 21 points, and Roy Hibbert added a career-best 20 points on his birthday to help Indiana snap a six-game losing streak.
Thunder 102, Grizzlies 94
MEMPHIS, Tenn. óKevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City.
Bulls 96, Warriors 91, OT
CHICAGO ó Luol Deng scored 21 points, Joakim Noah finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Chicago snapped a four-game losing streak.
Mavericks 106, Heat 93
MIAMI ó Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Erick Dampier finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds, and Dallas added to Miami’s home woes.
Hawks 111, Raptors 89
TORONTO ó Joe Johnson scored 20 points, Jamal Crawford and Maurice Evans each had 15 for Atlanta.
Rockets 96, 76ers 91
PHILADELPHIA ó Aaron Brooks scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half and the Houston Rockets held off a late surge before handing Philadelphia its 12th straight loss.