WEDNESDAY’S OTHER NBA GAMES
Warriors 125, Mavericks 122
Stephen Curry hit a long 3-pointer with three seconds to play to lift Golden State over Dallas. Curry finished with 32 points as Golden State’s “Big Four” combined for 100 points — and the Warriors needed every one of them against a Mavericks team that had won four straight. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson had 25 points each, and Draymond Green added 18 to go with 10 rebounds. Wesley Matthews led the Mavericks with 22 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Dwight Powell tied his career high with 21.
Nuggets 134, Suns 111
Gary Harris scored 28 of his 36 points in the first half and Denver used a big third quarter to beat Phoenix. Harris tied his career high in points, finishing 14 of 17 from the field. Nikola Jokic added 14 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help the Nuggets snap a two-game slide and improve to 13-4 at home this season. Wilson Chandler added 17 points, Trey Lyles had 16, and Jamal Murray had 13. Denver used a 37-18 third quarter to take control. Devin Booker led Phoenix with 17 points and Greg Monroe filled in for starting center Tyson Chandler and had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Marquese Chriss added 16 points, Josh Jackson 14 and TJ Warren 13.
Pelicans 108, Jazz 98
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Anthony Davis had 29 points and 15 rebounds for New Orleans.Jrue Holiday carried the offense early with 18 first-half points and finished with 24 for the Pelicans. DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and 11 rebounds. Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 24 points, and Joe Johnson scored 20 off the bench.
76ers 112, Spurs 106
Joel Embiid shook off a sprained right hand that nearly kept him out of the lineup to score 21 points, grab 11 rebounds and lead Philadelphia past San Antonio. The 76ers snapped a 12-game losing streak to the Spurs. The Sixers blew a 16-point lead and might have been thumped from the outset had the Spurs not sat five players. Patty Mills led the Spurs with 26 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 14 rebounds.
Rockets 116, Magic 98
Gerald Green scored 27 points, Clint Capela had 21 points and eight rebounds and Houston got by without NBA scoring leader James Harden, routing Orlando. Harden was sidelined by a strained left hamstring. Eric Gordon added 17 points and six assists to help Houston tune up for its Thursday night showdown with Golden State. Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 16 points after missing his first eight shots. Elfrid Payton and Mario Hezonja added 14 each during Orlando’s 12th loss in 13 games.
Wizards 121, Knicks 103
Bradley Beal scored 27 points, John Wall added 25 with nine assists for Washington. Marcin Gortat had a season-high 21 points, shooting 9 of 10 from the field. Michael Beasley had 20 points, including 16 in the second half to lead the Knicks, who have lost six of seven. Kristips Porzingis scored 16 points. New York has lost 14 of its last 15 against Washington.
Heat 111, Pistons 104
Kelly Olynyk scored 25 points, including a big layup with 39 seconds left, and Goran Dragic added 24 as Miami held off Detroit. Josh Richardson scored 22 for Miami, which shot 51 percent and outscored the Pistons 51-27 from 3-point range. James Johnson scored 16, Wayne Ellington had 12 and Hassan Whiteside added 10 for the Heat.
Nets 98, Timberwolves 97
Spencer Dinwiddie made the go-ahead jumper with 9.7 seconds left and tied his career high with 26 points, leading Brooklyn over Minnesota. Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler finished with 30 points, mostly on the strength of 16-of-18 shooting at the foul line. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Raptors 124, Bulls 115
DeMar DeRozan had 35 points and Delon Wright set career highs with 25 points and 13 rebounds for Toronto. Wright had his first career double-double and hit four 3s. Serge Ibaka scored 16 points for Toronto.
Bucks 122, Pacers 101
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 27 points and Milwaukee pulled away from Indiana. Antetokounmpo had his way around the rim with his usual array of dunks and layups, shooting 12 of 18. He secured his 18th double-double of the season with 1:01 left in the third quarter and was rested for the entire fourth. Minus leading scorer Victor Oladipo (24.9 points per game) for a fourth straight game because of a knee injury, the Pacers couldn’t keep up. Domantas Sabonis had a career-high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting for Indiana, which lost its season-high fifth in a row.