AROUND THE NBA
Celtics 134, Hornets 106
Kyrie Irving scored 34 points in the first three quarters, and then sat out the fourth with the rest of Boston’s starters as the Celtics routed the Charlotte Hornets. Aron Baynes had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Jaylen Brown scored 15. Terry Rozier and Greg Monroe scored 14 points apiece for the Celtics. Kemba Walker made his first eight shots and led Charlotte with 23 points. Dwight Howard had 21 points for the Hornets.
Raptors 117, Magic 104
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Kyle Lowry added 17 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a victory over the Orlando Magic. Pascal Siakam had 14 points, including 10 in the final five minutes as the Raptors pulled away for their 11th win in 13 games. Jakob Powell added 13 points and Fred Van Fleet had 12. Evan Fournier and Mario Hezonja scored 17 apiece for Orlando, which has lost seven straight games. Nikola Vucevic added 14 points and Aaron Gordon had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic.
Pistons 110, Bucks 87
Andre Drummond had 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons dominated inside in a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Blake Griffin had eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Detroit, which won for only the second time in eight games. Eric Bledsoe scored 19 points for the Bucks, who have lost three straight. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo left the game with an apparent injury around his right eye. Reggie Bullock scored 16 points for the Pistons.
Warriors 109, Wizards 101
A day after taking schoolkids to a museum instead of visiting President Donald Trump at the White House, the Golden State Warriors won for the seventh time in eight games by beating the Washington Wizards as Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 25, and Klay Thompson limited Bradley Beal to eight. Thompson scored 13, and Draymond Green contributed 11 points and 11 assists. Otto Porter Jr. led Washington with 29 points and 10 rebounds, and Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 17 on 4-of-16 shooting.
Hawks 107, Pacers 102
Dennis Schroder scored seven of Atlanta’s final eight points to finish with 14, and the Hawks held off a late Indiana comeback to beat the Pacers. John Collins had 16 points for the Hawks, who led by 23 before holding on late to end their four-game losing streak. Bojan Bogdanovic led Indiana with 26 points while making four 3-pointers in the final period. A follow shot by Domantas Sabonis, who had 14 points, pulled the Pacers to 101-99. Taurean Prince had 15 points, all in the first half, and Dewayne Dedmon also scored 15 for Atlanta.
Pelicans 121, Spurs 116
Anthony Davis had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied in the final two minutes to beat San Antonio, adding to the Spurs’ misery after losing LaMarcus Aldridge to an injury in the first half. San Antonio lost Aldridge to a sprained right ankle late in the first half. Jrue Holiday finished with 25 points and Rajon Rondo added 13 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. San Antonio had six players in double figures, including 19 from Rudy Gay and 18 from Dejounte Murray.
Thunder 111, Mavericks 110, OT
Russell Westbrook scored 30 points, including the go-ahead three-point play in the final minute of overtime, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks. Westbrook had 11 rebounds and seven assists. Dwight Powell matched his career high with 21 points. Paul George had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Steven Adams had nine points and 12 boards. Dennis Smith Jr. had eight of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.
Suns 110, Grizzlies 102
Devin Booker scored 34 points, Josh Jackson added a career-best 29 and the Phoenix Suns snapped a 10-game losing streak beating the Memphis Grizzlies. Elfrid Payton had 19 points and 10 assists for Phoenix, which won for the first time since defeating the Dallas Mavericks 102-88 on Jan. 31. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Andrew Harrison scored 20 points. Jarell Martin finished with 16 points.