Desmond Bane scored 21 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 points and 5 blocks to assistance the surging Memphis Grizzlies to a 116-108 triumph implicit the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves connected Thursday.
John Konchar collected 15 points and 17 rebounds and Brandon Clarke added 14 and 8 arsenic the Grizzlies extended their franchise-best winning streak to 11 games. Memphis, which has won 21 of its past 25 games, besides avenged a 138-95 shellacking astatine the hands of Minnesota connected Nov. 20.
Ja Morant recorded 16 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds contempt nursing an evident backmost injury. He near the contention aft committing his 3rd foul precocious successful the 2nd quarter, but helium returned to commencement the third.
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Anthony Edwards scored 30 points and D’Angelo Russell made six 3-pointers to item his 29-point show for the Timberwolves, who person dropped 2 successful a row.
Nuggets 140, Trail Blazers 108
Will Barton scored 21 points and Nikola Jokic had 20 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists arsenic big Denver pounded Portland.
Jeff Green scored 19 points, Facundo Campazzo had 18 points and 12 assists, Bones Hyland added 17 points and Zeke Nnaji amassed 16 points and 9 rebounds for Denver, which recorded play highs successful points and 3-pointers (21). Barton near with a cervix strain successful the 3rd quarter.
Ben McLemore scored 18 points and Dennis Smith Jr. had 17 points and 8 assists for the Trail Blazers. Nassir Little scored 14, Trendon Watford finished with 11 and Robert Covington and Nurkic had 10 each. Nurkic added 8 rebounds and six assists.
Thunder 130, Nets 109
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander totaled 33 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists arsenic Oklahoma City snapped a five-game losing streak by routing big Brooklyn.
Gilgeous-Alexander made 11 of 18 shots and notched his 2nd consecutive crippled with 30 points. Luguentz Dort added 27 points and deed six of Oklahoma City’s season-best 20 3-pointers. Rookie Josh Giddey added 19 points arsenic the Thunder changeable a season-best 51.6 percent and besides acceptable play highs for points, first-quarter points (38) and first-half points (70).
James Harden paced the Nets with 26 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds. Rookie Cam Thomas added 21 points arsenic the Nets mislaid for the sixth clip successful 7 location games.
Bucks 118, Warriors 99
Giannis Antetokounmpo notched his 3rd triple-double of the play arsenic Milwaukee blew retired visiting Golden State to drawback a two-game losing streak.
The five-time All-Star produced 30 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists and changeable 11 of 17 to assistance Milwaukee to conscionable its 2nd triumph successful six games. Khris Middleton deed 5 3-pointers and added 23 points, Bobby Portis chipped successful 20 points and 7 rebounds and Grayson Allen scored 15.
Andrew Wiggins paced the Warriors with 16 points connected 6-of-11 shooting. Jonathan Kuminga tallied 15 points and 7 rebounds, and Stephen Curry notched 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Klay Thompson had 11 points.
Pelicans 113, Clippers 89
Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double and 5 teammates scored successful treble figures arsenic big New Orleans ne’er trailed during a rout of Los Angeles.
Valanciunas finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds, Brandon Ingram scored a game-high 24 points, Herbert Jones added 14, Jaxson Hayes and Devonte’ Graham had 13 each and Josh Hart scored 12.
Terance Mann scored 15 points, and Marcus Morris Sr. added 12 arsenic the lone Clippers starter to people successful treble figures. Serge Ibaka, Brandon Boston Jr. and Xavier Moon tallied 10 points each.
–Field Level Media