Clippers and Rockets win…Warriors, Blazers victorious…Badgers top Spartans…Johnson wins

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Paul poured in 28 points and had 12 assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to their second straight win, 96-86 over Chicago. DeAndre Jordan had 26 rebounds and helped the Clippers limit the Bulls to 31 percent shooting. Nikola Mirotic (MEER’-oh-tihch) had a game-high 29 points for the Bulls.

HOUSTON (AP) — LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, allowing Houston to secure a 105-103 triumph over Cleveland. James finished with a game-high 37 points but missed eight of his 11 foul shots as the Cavaliers dropped their second straight since an 18-2 stretch. James Harden scored 33 points for the Rockets, who won their fifth in a row to pull within 1 ½ games of the Southwest Division-leading Memphis Grizzlies.

UNDATED (AP) — The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers were winners on Sunday. Stephen (STEH’-fehn) Curry scored 37 points and the Warriors won for the seventh time in nine games by storming back from a 26-point deficit to beat the Celtics 106-101 in Boston. Damian Lillard scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter of the Blazers’ third consecutive win, 110-99 at Sacramento.

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — The fifth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers have clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title by winning their final home game. Senior Frank Kaminsky dropped in 31 points on 11 of 17 shooting as Wisconsin topped Michigan State 68-61. Nigel Hayes added 14 for the Badgers, who are 26-3 overall and 14-2 in the conference.

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson pulled away after a final restart with 13 laps to go before winning the Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was the 71st victory of Johnson’s career, and his fourth in Atlanta. Runner-up Kevin Harvick finished 1.8 seconds behind Johnson.