Sunday, January 14, 2018
Warriors 127, Raptors 125
Stephen Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Warriors blew nearly all of a 27-point lead before beating the Raptors. DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points for the Raptors, but the Warriors had just enough to beat Toronto for the eighth straight time. Kevin Durant scored 25 points and Draymond Green had 14 for the Warriors, who have won 12 straight on the road.
Bulls 107, Pistons 105
Zach LaVine scored 14 points in his first game in 11 months, rookie Lauri Markkanen added 19 points and the Bulls beat the Pistons. Chicago made 17 3-pointers and held off several late charges by the Pistons to win for the 13th time in its last 20 games. LaVine was making his Bulls debut after being acquired from Minnesota in the Jimmy Butler trade. LaVine, who last season averaged 18.9 points in 47 contests, hadn’t played since he suffered a torn ACL against Detroit on Feb. 3.
Wizards 119, Nets 113, OT
John Wall scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and overtime and added 16 assists as the Wizards beat the Nets after giving back a 23-point lead. Bradley Beal added 24 points and Marcin Gortat had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards, who needed their first overtime victory of the season to avoid being swept by the Nets in the season series.
Clippers 126, Kings 105
Lou Williams scored 26 points and the injury-depleted Clippers beat the Kings to get to .500 at the season’s halfway mark. Willie Reed added 14 points and 13 rebounds starting in place of DeAndre Jordan, who has a sprained left ankle. Blake Griffin had 11 points and nine assists as one of eight Clippers in double figures.
Lakers 107, Mavericks 101, OT
Julius Randle’s rebound and late putback sealed an overtime victory for the Lakers against the Mavericks. With his team leading 104-101, Randle grabbed a rebound on Lonzo Ball’s missed jump shot and scored on the rebound with 18.3 seconds remaining, giving the Lakers a five-point lead they needed to extend a season-best four-game win streak.
Thunder 101, Hornets 91
Russell Westbrook had 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and the Thunder beat the Hornets to snap a three-game losing streak. Paul George added 17 points and Steven Adams had 14 rebounds and 11 rebounds as the Thunder avenged a loss earlier this season to the Hornets.