nba roundup | Monday’s other games
Bucks 112, Bulls 99
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and had 17 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added 19 points and the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted the pesky Chicago Bulls. Malcolm Brogdon added 17 points and Khris Middleton had 16 to help league-leading Milwaukee. Zach LaVine finished with 27 points, and Lauri Markkanen had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help Chicago. Otto Porter Jr. added 18 points in his third game with the Bulls.
Pacers 99, Hornets 90
Myles Turner scored 16 points and Thaddeus Young added 11 points and eight rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers hold on for a victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Kemba Walker scored 26 of his 34 points in the second half when the Hornets stormed back from a 16-point halftime deficit. Jeremy Lamb added 21 for Charlotte.
Pistons 121, Wizards 112
Andre Drummond had 32 points and 17 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to four with a victory over the Washington Wizards. Blake Griffin had 20 of his 31 points in the first half for the Pistons. Bradley Beal had 32 points and 10 assists for the Wizards.
Raptors 127, Nets 125
Kawhi Leonard banked home the tiebreaking basket with 4.2 seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors edged the Brooklyn Nets. Leonard scored 30 points, Serge Ibaka had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Pascal Siakam scored 17 for the Raptors, who have won eight straight home meetings with the Nets. Raptors center Marc Gasol scored 16 points, 11 in the fourth quarter. D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points and had a career-high 15 assists for Brooklyn. Joe Harris scored 24 points and made a career-best seven 3-pointers.
Thunder 120, Trail Blazers 111
Russell Westbrook set an NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double, Paul George scored 47 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers. Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt Chamberlain, who had nine straight triple-doubles in 1968, by finishing with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. George had 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the third triple-double of his career. Rookie Deonte Burton had a career-high 18 points and Raymond Felton added a season-high 15 for the Thunder. Damian Lillard scored 31 points and Jake Layman added 17 for Portland.
Timberwolves 130, Clippers 120
Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Rose scored 22 points and Teague added 19 for the Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, while Dario Saric had 19 points. Lou Williams scored a season-high 45 points off the bench for the Clippers. Montrezl Harrell added 18 points off the bench for Los Angeles, part of an 89-point effort from the reserves.
Rockets 120, Mavericks 104
James Harden scored 31 points for his 30th straight 30-point game despite dealing with a shoulder injury, leading the Houston Rockets to a victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Harden, had eight rebounds and seven assists. He’s now just one game from tying Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak of 30-point games in NBA history. Luka Doncic had 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Mavericks. Chris Paul added 17 points with 11 assists, and Gerald Green scored 19 points.