Jazz hit 19 3-pointers, beat Celtics 117-109
BOSTON (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had eight of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz hit 19 3-pointers to beat the Boston Celtics 117-109 on Tuesday night.
Jordan Clarkson added 20 points off the bench. Mike Conley scored 17 points and Rudy Gobert finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds to help the Jazz sweep the season series between the teams.
Boston led by as many as 11 in the first half before fading down the stretch.
Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 29 points and Jaylen Brown added 28. But it wasn’t enough to overcome a hot-shooting night by Utah, which also got 45 points from its bench.
TRAIL BLAZERS 125, PELICANS 124
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 50 points and 10 assists, and Portland came from behind to beat New Orleans.
Lillard, who finished with six 3-pointers, made two clutch free throws with 1.2 seconds left for for Portland, which trailed New Orleans by as many as 17 points. It was Lillard’s fifth game this season with 40 or more points.
Brandon Ingram scored 30 points and Zion Williamson added 28 for the Pelicans. Lonzo Ball had 11 points and a season-high 17 assists.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 20 points, including six 3-pointers, off the bench for New Orleans.
LAKERS 137, TIMBERWOLVES 121
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in his 99th career triple-double, leading the Lakers over Minnesota.
Montrezl Harrell scored 25 points as the defending NBA champions picked up their third straight victory on the second night of a back-to-back set. Dennis Schröder had 16 points and seven assists, while Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker scored 16 points apiece.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards scored 29 points apiece for the Timberwolves, who had won two of their last three games for the first time since December.
BULLS 123, THUNDER 102
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 40 points on 15-for-20 shooting, and Chicago beat Oklahoma City for its second straight win.
LaVine led the way as Chicago shot 51% (48 for 94) from the field. The All-Star guard was 7 for 12 from 3-point range.
Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points for the Bulls, and Thaddeus Young added 17 points and nine rebounds. Tomas Satoransky finished with 13 points and seven assists.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 21 points for Oklahoma City, which had won three of four. Moses Brown had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and Kenrich Williams scored 14.
HAWKS 119, ROCKETS 107
HOUSTON (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half and Atlanta beat Houston, dealing the Rockets a franchise record-tying 17th straight loss.
Atlanta won its sixth straight, matching its longest run since the first month of the 2016-17 season.
Houston’s losing skid ties the the franchise record by the San Diego Rockets in the team’s inaugural 1967-68 season. The Rockets haven’t won since Feb. 4.
John Collins scored 20 points, and Trae Young had 13 points and 14 assists. Five Hawks scored in double figures by halftime, and six scored at least 10 in the game.
HEAT 113, CAVALIERS 98
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Bam Adebayo returned from a knee issue and finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and Miami eased past Cleveland.
Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points, Tyler Herro had 15 and Duncan Robinson added 14 for Miami, which won for the 11th time in 12 games.
Collin Sexton scored 21 for Cleveland, which got 16 points and eight rebounds from JaVale McGee in 21 minutes on 8-for-10 shooting. It’s been an up-and-down, mostly down, time of late for the Cavaliers — who lost 10 consecutive games, then won four in a row, and have gone 0-4 since.
76ERS 99, KNICKS
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 30 points, Seth Curry had 20 and Philadelphia beat New York for its sixth straight win.
The Sixers (28-12) maintained their grip atop the Eastern Conference standing,s in large part because Harris got hot in the final minutes.
Ben Simmons had 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Julius Randle had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Knicks, and RJ Barrett scored 17 points.
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