Saturday's HIGHLIGHTS

Clippers 118, Rockets 107: Chris Paul had 30 points and 12 assists, Jamal Crawford added 22 points, and Los Angeles clinched its franchise-record third straight playoff appearance with a win over Houston. The Clippers' Blake Griffin left the game in the first quarter with back spasms and didn't return, and Glen Davis missed the second half for disciplinary reasons after throwing a temper tantrum when coach Doc Rivers replaced him on the floor in the second quarter.

Spurs 96, Pelicans 80: Marco Belinelli scored 18 points, and San Antonio extended its winning streak to 17 games with a victory over New Orleans. The Pelicans were without leading scorer and rebounder Anthony Davis, who injured his left ankle Friday against Utah.

Mavericks 103, Kings 100: Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, and Dallas avoided a potentially serious blow to its playoff hopes by rallying in the fourth quarter to defeat Sacramento. The Mavericks blew a 17-point lead and trailed by five in the fourth quarter before recovering for their 20th straight regular-season victory at home against the Kings.

Heat 88, Bucks 67: Chris Bosh scored 14 points, LeBron James had 13, and Miami beat Milwaukee. The Heat played without Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers, but they weren't missed against the team with the NBA's worst record. The Bucks had only 29 points at halftime.

Wizards 101, Hawks 97: Drew Gooden scored 26 points, John Wall had 25, and Washington inched closer to its first playoff spot since 2008 with a win over Atlanta. The Hawks have lost six straight and 20 of their past 26.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS