nba roundup | Friday’s other games
Spurs 109, Celtics 103
Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Patty Mills scored 19 to lead San Antonio past Boston for their eighth straight victory. Mills made a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left after the Celtics made it a one-possession game. David Lee had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and rookie Davis Bertans scored a career-high 15 to help the Spurs improve to 9-0 on the road this season. San Antonio beat Boston for the 10th straight time. Isaiah Thomas scored 24 points with eight assists and Avery Bradley had 19 points and eight rebounds for Boston.
Wizards 94, Magic 91
John Wall had 26 points and 10 assists to help Washington hold on for a victory over Orlando. Wall scored the Wizards’ last eight points as Washington held on after surrendering a 17-point, first-quarter lead. Otto Porter Jr. scored 19 for Washington and all five starters finished in double figures. Serge Ibaka led the Magic with 19 points, while Nikola Vucevic contributed 17 points and 17 rebounds.
Knicks 113, Hornets 111
Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 35 points, including the tiebreaking jumper with 3.1 seconds left in overtime, and New York beat Charlotte. Derrick Rose added 16 points and blocked Kemba Walker’s 3-pointer that would have won it just before the buzzer. Kristaps Porzingis also scored 16 points in the Knicks’ sixth straight home victory. Former Hornets guard Courtney Lee finished with 12 points in the opener of a home-and-home series. Marco Belinelli scored 19 points, Nicolas Batum had 18 and Walker added 17 for the Hornets.
Bulls 105, 76ers 89
Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade had 26 points apiece to lead Chicago to a victory over Philadelphia. Taj Gibson added 12 points for the Bulls, who finished a six-game road trip with a 4-2 record. Butler rested for the entire fourth quarter of the blowout. Chicago led from start to finish against the short-handed 76ers, who played without center Joel Embiid. Embiid missed his fifth game as part of his rehab plan for a foot injury that cost him the last two seasons.
Pistons 108, Clippers 97
AUBURN HILLS, MICH.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 16 points and a career-high 10 assists as Detroit beat Los Angeles. Detroit won its second straight and improved to 7-2 at home, as opposed to 1-7 on the road. The Clippers lost for just the second time in 13 games, falling to 7-1 on the road. Marcus Morris scored 17 points and Andre Drummond had 16 points and 10 rebounds, as the Pistons got at least 15 points from all five starters. Jon Leuer added 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Jazz 95, Hawks 68
SALT LAKE CITY
Gordon Hayward scored 24 points as Utah beat Atlanta. The Hawks have now lost four of five after starting the season a red-hot 9-2. Hayward was unstoppable early and started the game making his first six shots. Utah used a 23-2 run early in the fourth quarter to put the game away as George Hill hit a pair 3-pointers and Rudy Gobert converted a three-point play. Hill finished with 23 and Gobert notched double-double No. 8 with 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.
Pacers 118, Nets 97
Glenn Robinson III scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds and Indiana beat Brooklyn. The Pacers opened the second half with a 20-5 run and led by as many 31 points. Rodney Stuckey scored 18 points, and Al Jefferson and Myles Turner each finished with 16. Robinson was one of six Pacers to score in double figures. Paul George sat out Friday night, nursing a sore left ankle. Brooklyn led by a point with less than 3 minutes to play in the first quarter when Indiana regained the lead for good with a 6-0 run.
Heat 90, Grizzlies 81
Tyler Johnson matched his season high with 22 points, Dion Waiters added 15 and Miami snapped their two-game losing streak with a victory over Memphis. James Johnson added 13 points and Josh Richardson finished with 12 for Miami in the game that matched Heat coach Erik Spoelstra against his former assistant, first-year Memphis coach David Fizdale. Mike Conley, who came off the bench, led Memphis with 16 points.
Raptors 105, Bucks 99
DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points and Kyle Lowry added 19 to lead Toronto to a victory over Milwaukee. DeRozan again tormented the Bucks and Toronto hit 14 3-pointers to continue its dominance against Milwaukee. The Raptors have won 11 of the last 12 meetings. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and added 11 assists, while Tony Snell had a season-high 16 points for the Bucks.