DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis appears close to returning from right knee soreness that has sidelined the Dallas Mavericks forward the past 10 games. The 7-foot-3 Latvian stops short of declaring himself ready because Porzingis was a late scratch in Sacramento last week when he thought he was ready. The Mavericks have been cautious with Porzingis since acquiring him in a trade with New York when he was still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Porzingis says be believes he will play in the next game Tuesday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points, DeMar DeRozan added 20 and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Miami Heat 107-102. Miami's Duncan Robinson missed a 3-pointer with 10.2 seconds left and the Heat trailing 105-102. Miami fouled Marco Belinelli, who made both free throws to cap the scoring. Bam Adebayo had 21 points, 16 rebounds and six assists for Miami, which had won its previous two games. Goran Dragic added 19 points and Kendrick Nunn had 18. The Spurs rebounded after blowing a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter against Atlanta in a 121-120 defeat Friday.