Friday’s NBA Roundup


Rockets 119, Nets 111

NEW YORK

Chris Paul had 32 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, Carmelo Anthony added a season-high 28 points and the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Clint Capela finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Eric Gordon contributed 21 points for the Rockets, who had stumbled to a 1-5 start a season after winning 65 games and falling a game short of the NBA Finals.

Clippers 120, Magic 95

ORLANDO, FLA.

Lou Williams was perfect on five 3-point attempts and scored 28 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a win over the Orlando Magic. Tobias Harris had 21 points and Danilo Gallinari 13 for Los Angeles, which registered its 10th straight win over the Magic. Boban Marjanovic made his first start for the Clippers and finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Evan Fournier scored 19 and D.J. Augustin had 13 points for the Magic, who have lost four straight.

Thunder 134, Wizards 111

WASHINGTON

Continuing their turnaround from a terrible season start, the Oklahoma City Thunder picked up their fourth consecutive victory by beating the struggling, booed-at-home Washington Wizards behind Russell Westbrook’s 23 points and 12 assists Friday night. From 0-4 to 4-4, the Thunder are clicking right now, led by Westbrook, who missed the first two games after a procedure on his right knee and sat out the final quarter of the rout at Washington.

Pacers 107, Bulls 105

CHICAGO

Victor Oladipo had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Darren Collison made a tiebreaking jumper with 17.8 seconds left to help the Indiana Pacers top the Chicago Bulls. Myles Turner added 18 points and Collison finished with 14 as Indiana earned its fifth consecutive road win for its longest such streak since April 2012. Turner also blocked six shots, including Antonio Blakeney’s desperate jumper as the final seconds ticked off. The Pacers appeared to be in solid shape with a 95-91 lead with 30.5 seconds left. But Blakeney converted a four-point play after he was fouled by Collison on a 3-point try from the top of the key. Collison then made up for the mistake with a pullup jumper from the wing, putting Indiana back in front.

Knicks 118, Mavericks 106

DALLAS

Allonzo Trier scored 19 of his career-high 23 points during a second-half surge, fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson had his first double-double and the New York Knicks beat Dallas, handing the Mavericks their sixth straight loss. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 18 points and six rebounds to help the Knicks win for the second time in three games after a five-game skid that followed a victory in their opener. Robinson set career highs with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Grizzlies 110, Jazz 100

SALT LAKE CITY

Mike Conley scored a season-high 28 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies over the short-handed Utah Jazz. Conley and Marc Gasol, who 17 points, orchestrated a motion offense with deft passing that kept the Jazz guessing and out of position as the Grizzlies shot 51 percent to win their third straight game. Gasol added 10 rebounds and seven assists, often initiating from the high post. Ricky Rubio paced the Jazz with 22 points and Jae Crowder scored 12 of his 18 in the fourth quarter but couldn’t draw Utah closer than seven after Memphis’ big run at the beginning of the period.

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