NBA roundup: Doncic, Mavs shoot
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[January 18, 2020]
Luka Doncic made a career-best eight 3-pointers and recorded
35 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Dallas
Mavericks to a 120-112 victory over the visiting Portland Trail
Blazers on Friday night.
Tim Hardaway Jr. made five 3-pointers while scoring 29 points, and
Seth Curry tallied 16 points off the bench as the Mavericks won
their fourth straight game. Jalen Brunson added 13 points and Maxi
Kleber scored 10 for Dallas.
Portland's Damian Lillard registered 34 points and 10 assists in his
clash with Doncic. Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Hassan
Whiteside had 21 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots for the
Trail Blazers. Anthony became the 18th player in NBA history to top
26,000 points. His total sits at 26,014.
Portland guard CJ McCollum departed the game in the second quarter
due to a sprained left ankle. He had four points in 12 minutes
Atlanta Hawks 121 - San Antonio Spurs 120
Kevin Huerter poured in the decisive 3-pointer with seven seconds to
play and Trae Young scored 31 points as Atlanta rallied in the final
two minutes to stun host San Antonio.
The Spurs led by 11 points after a huge third quarter, but Atlanta
clawed back to within 120-118 on a basket by Young with 48 seconds
to play, setting up Huerter's game-winner. DeMar DeRozan had a
chance to win the game for San Antonio but missed a last-second
fadeaway jumper, allowing the Hawks to win their second straight
game but just their fourth in their past 19 outings.
DeRozan scored 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor to
stretch his streak of scoring 20 or more points and shooting 50
percent or better from the floor to 13 straight, breaking a tie with
Michael Jordan for the most such games in a row in the last 35
Indiana Pacers 116 - Minnesota Timberwolves 114
Malcolm Brogdon nailed a tiebreaking 15-footer with 18.7 seconds
left, and T.J. Warren scored a game-high 28 points as Indiana
spoiled the return of Karl-Anthony Towns in beating Minnesota in
The win allowed Indiana to sweep a tightly contested home-and-home
series. The Pacers won 104-99 at Minnesota on Wednesday in a game
Towns missed with an illness to continue a string of 15 straight
absences after earlier having sustained a knee injury. Towns scored
a team-high 27 points Friday.
The Timberwolves had a chance to tie after Brogdon's clutch hoop,
but Shabazz Napier misfired with nine seconds remaining. The Wolves'
Robert Covington managed to tie up Warren for a jump ball, but the
Pacers were able to run out the clock after Warren controlled the
Miami Heat 115 - Oklahoma City Thunder 108
Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points to lead visiting Miami over Oklahoma
City, holding off a late charge after once leading by 22 in the
Bam Adebayo finished with 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists
while going 7 of 11 from the field for Miami, and Jimmy Butler
finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Seven
players scored in double figures for the Heat.
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forward Andrew Wiggins (22) scrambles for a loose ball against
Indiana Pacers guard Justin Holiday (8) and forward T.J. Warren (1)
during the third quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory
Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma City hit a season-high 18 3-pointers, including seven from
Danilo Gallinari, who scored a team-high 27 points. His 3-point
total was a season high. The loss was the Thunder's second in a row
and third in four games.
Philadelphia 76ers 100 - Chicago Bulls 89
Furkan Korkmaz scored a career-high 24 points, hitting a career-best
six 3-pointers, and Ben Simmons posted a double-double to lift host
Philadelphia past Chicago.
Simmons finished 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the
Sixers improved to 20-2 at home. Al Horford scored 20 points and
Tobias Harris had 13 for the Sixers, who played without All-Star
center Joel Embiid for the 12th time this season. The Sixers are 6-6
without Embiid, who remains out with a torn ligament in a finger on
his left hand.
Zach LaVine missed all seven of his 3-point attempts but led the
Bulls with 23 points while Coby White added 14. Luke Kornet
contributed 13 and Lauri Markkanen had 12.
Toronto Raptors 140 - Washington Wizards 111
Norman Powell scored 28 points and grabbed five rebounds off the
bench, and host Toronto defeated Washington for the seventh straight
time, including two meetings this season.
Terence Davis scored 23 points and Marc Gasol added 20 points as the
Raptors hit their season high for points in a game and won their
second straight game.
Troy Brown Jr. had 22 points for the Wizards, who have lost three
straight. Isaac Bonga added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Toronto
outshot Washington from the field 57.1 percent to 44.9 percent.
Memphis Grizzlies 113 - Cleveland Cavaliers 109
Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, and host Memphis recorded its
season-best seventh straight victory by beating Cleveland.
Brooks made 9 of 16 shots from the field, and rookie Ja Morant added
16 points for the Grizzlies, who extended their string of
consecutive games with at least 110 points to 13. The last time the
Grizzlies failed to reach that mark was a 114-107 setback in
Cleveland on Dec. 20.
Collin Sexton scored 28 points and Kevin Love added 19 for the
Cavaliers, who have lost eight of their past 10 games.
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