Green paired a team-high 27 points with seven assists while
Porter added 24 points and six rebounds. Porter, Eric Gordon (14
points) and Jabari Smith Jr. (16 points, 11 rebounds) nailed
3-pointers in the second overtime to help Houston send the 76ers
to their third straight loss.
Joel Embiid scored a game-high 39 points, but his late turnover
led to a Porter free throw with 2.9 seconds left that forced the
second overtime. Embiid fouled out on the play. Tobias Harris
added 27 points on 7-of-8 3-point shooting for the 76ers, while
James Harden posted 21 points and seven assists in his return
from a 14-game absence. Harden missed 15 of 19 shots.
When Green completed a three-point play at the 1:48 mark of the
fourth, the Rockets led 108-105 only for Harden to bury a 3 at
the shot-clock buzzer on the ensuing possession for the 76ers.
Houston forced a turnover with three seconds left, but Green
missed at the buzzer to force overtime.
Pacers 112, Warriors 104
Andrew Nembhard continued a memorable California swing with a
personal eight-point flurry as part of a late 13-2 burst that
allowed road-weary Indiana to shock Golden State in San
Facing a team that had won 10 straight at home on the second
night of a back-to-back without star Tyrese Haliburton, the
Pacers led by as many as 16 points and then, surprisingly, had
enough energy to finish off the defending champions. Nembhard
finished with a season-best 31 points. He hit 13 of his 21 shots
and a season-best five 3-pointers.
Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with 28 points, shooting
8-for-16 on 3-pointers while his teammates went just 5-for-28.
Bucks 109, Magic 102
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 13 rebounds as visiting
Milwaukee continued its dominance over Orlando.
Bobby Portis added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee,
which has won 12 straight against the Magic. Jrue Holiday had 17
points, eight rebounds and 10 assists, while rookie AJ Green
scored a career-high 12 points off the bench.
Franz Wagner scored 25 points to lead Orlando, while Paolo
Banchero had 20 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Markelle
Fultz scored 20 points, and Moritz Wagner tallied 19 points and
Clippers 119, Hornets 117
Kawhi Leonard's jumper from about 18 feet away broke a tie with
1.4 seconds left and Los Angeles pulled out a victory against
host Charlotte in a back-and-forth game.
Paul George poured in 19 points and Leonard, who scored the
tying basket on the Clippers' previous possession, finished with
16 points. It was both players' first game back in the lineup
after missing time with injuries. Charlotte's P.J. Washington
missed a potential tying jumper at the buzzer.
Kelly Oubre Jr. led the Hornets with 28 points, Washington
posted 26 and Terry Rozier had 22 points. Nick Richards supplied
11 points and 10 rebounds and Mason Plumlee added eight points
and 12 rebounds, but the Hornets were outscored in three of the
Thunder 121, Hawks 114
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 35 points, his seventh straight
game of 30-plus points, to lead visiting Oklahoma City to a
come-from-behind win over Atlanta.
The win was the third straight for the Thunder and ended a
three-game losing streak to the Hawks. It also snapped Atlanta's
two-game winning streak. Oklahoma City had five others score in
double figures, including Josh Giddey, who scored 12 of his 17
points in the fourth quarter, and Ousmane Dieng, who came off
the bench to score 15.
Atlanta was led by Dejounte Murray's 24 points and Trae Young,
who returned after missing Friday's game with a sore shoulder to
post 23 points and 10 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 17
points and Clint Capela added 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Celtics 116, Raptors 110
After a lackluster first half, Boston used a strong performance
on both ends of the floor in the third quarter to pick up a road
victory over Toronto.
Boston erased a six-point halftime deficit by outscoring Toronto
35-18 in the third. The Celtics shot 12 of 21 from the floor in
the period and led 91-80 entering the final 12 minutes. Jayson
Tatum led all players with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Jaylen
Brown finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists
as the Celtics earned their second win in a row.
Pascal Siakam scored a team-high 29 points for Toronto, which
saw its home record fall to 9-3. Scottie Barnes added 21 points
for the Raptors, who received 20 points off the bench from Gary
Grizzlies 101, Heat 93
Tyus Jones, subbing for an injured Ja Morant, scored a
career-high 28 points and added a game-best 10 assists as host
Memphis defeated Miami for its third consecutive win.
The Grizzlies were without their top three scorers: Morant
(ankle), Desmond Bane (toe) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot).
Memphis, which has won five of its past six games, got 18 points
and 10 rebounds from Santi Aldama and 17 points from Dillon
Tyler Herro led the Heat with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Jimmy
Butler added 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds as Miami
lost for the second time in four games.
Mavericks 130, Suns 111
Luka Doncic recorded 33 points, eight assists and six rebounds
and Dallas halted a 10-game regular-season losing streak against
Spencer Dinwiddie sank five 3-pointers and scored 21 points for
Dallas, which defeated the Suns in last season's Western
Conference semifinals but notched their first regular-season win
in the series since Nov. 29, 2019. Christian Wood contributed 18
points and nine rebounds.
Deandre Ayton registered 20 points and eight rebounds and
Cameron Payne added 14 points and 10 assists for the Suns, who
lost for just the second time in the past nine games. The Suns
used a 12-3 run during the third quarter to move within 76-60
with 6:30 left. But Dallas built a 96-75 lead by the end of the
period and continued to lead by a comfortable margin for the
entire final stanza.
--Field Level Media
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