Sporting Digest: Basketball

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Manchester Giants moved four points clear at the top of the Budweiser League on Thursday night after beating Greater London Leopards 108-101 at London Arena.

The Los Angles Clippers, after failing to win in their first 17 contests of the season, narrowly avoided breaking the record for the longest NBA losing streak by winning a game on Thursday night. The Clippers finally put together a solid effort from start to finish for a 106-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

NBA: Atlanta 99 Boston 85; Miami 83 Toronto 73; New York 98 Washington 86; Seattle 92 Chicago 83; Dallas 93 Orlando 76; Houston 102 Vancouver 91; Utah 94 Denver 89; Golden State 89 Minnesota 82; LA Clippers 106 Sacramento 92.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Budweiser League: Greater London Leopards 101 Manchester Giants 108. Men's EuroLeague Third leg: ASVEL Villeurbanne (Fr) 74 Cibona Zagreb (Croa) 70; Olimpija Ljubljana (Sloven) 57 Pau Orthez (Fr) 64.