MONDAY AROUND THE NBA


Bulls 105, Magic 101

CHICAGO

Zach LaVine broke for a tiebreaking dunk after stealing an inbounds pass in the closing seconds, Lauri Markkanen scored 21 points and the Bulls beat the Magic. The Bulls blew an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter but still came away with their second win in three games after dropping seven in a row. LaVine stole Jonathon Simmons’ inbounds attempt with 15 seconds left and finished with a thunderous slam. He added two free throws after Mario Hezonja missed a 3-pointer to lift Chicago to a tight win. LaVine finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Bobby Portis added 19 points and seven boards, and Jerian Grant had 14 points and seven assists. Hezonja led Orlando with 24 points, and Evan Fournier scored 22. The Bulls appeared in control when they led 93-75 with 8:23 left after an 11-0 run.

Clippers 114, Nets 101

NEW YORK

Lou Williams scored 20 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and they got plenty of help from a balanced Clippers lineup. Los Angeles put seven players in double figures and shot 56.5 percent from the field in its fourth win in five games, bouncing back nicely from a loss in Philadelphia.

76ers 108, Knicks 92

PHILADELPHIA

Dario Saric scored 24 points to pace all five starters in double figures, and the 76ers won their fourth in a row. J.J. Redick had 18 points, Joel Embiid scored 17 and Robert Covington and Ben Simmons each chipped in 13 for the 76ers, who won their 10th straight at home to remain in playoff position in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia, which never trailed, began the night in eighth place in the East, two games clear of Detroit. Reserve T.J. McConnell had a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Pelicans 118, Pistons 103

DETROIT

Anthony Davis had 38 points and 10 rebounds to help the Pelicans beat Detroit in another one of his strong performances against the Pistons. Davis is averaging 30.4 points per game against the Pistons, his highest total against an NBA team. He scored a career-high 59 against them nearly two years ago.

Associated Press

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