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NBA-leading Celtics bounce again from loss to beat Mavericks

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BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 37 factors and 13 rebounds and Jaylen Brown scored 31 factors to assist the NBA-best Boston Celtics bounce again from a uncommon loss and beat the Dallas Mavericks 125-112 on Wednesday evening.

The Celtics, who’ve an NBA-leading 14 wins, had gained 9 straight earlier than shedding to the Chicago Bulls on Monday evening.

Luka Doncic scored 42 factors for the Mavericks, who had crushed Boston 4 straight occasions. Three of the wins got here on a 3-pointer within the last seconds, and two of these have been with no time in any respect on the clock.

However Doncic wasn’t capable of maintain this one shut.

The Celtics led by as many as 27 factors within the third quarter earlier than Dallas scored 13 of the subsequent 15 factors. The Mavericks obtained inside 9 factors, 104-95 with about 3:30 remaining, and it was 117-107 when it grew to become a recreation of one-on-one.


TORONTO (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 19 of his 29 factors within the third quarter, Nic Claxton had 14 factors and 12 rebounds and Brooklyn beat short-handed Toronto.

Toronto held Kevin Durant to 12 factors however nonetheless misplaced to the Nets for the fifth time in seven conferences after successful 21 of the earlier 25. Durant scored his 26,074th profession level within the third quarter, passing Kevin Garnett (26,071) for 18th place on the NBA’s checklist.

Royce O’Neale made a career-high 5 3-pointers and scored 15 factors, and Ben Simmons had 14 for the Nets, who bounced again after shedding at Philadelphia on Tuesday. Brooklyn has gained three of 4.

Gary Trent Jr. scored 19 factors for Toronto.

Toronto had 10 wholesome gamers, with regulars Scottie Barnes (left knee) and Fred VanVleet (non-COVID sickness) becoming a member of All-Star Pascal Siakam (strained proper adductor) on the sidelines.

BULLS 118, BUCKS 113

MILWAUKEE (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 36 factors and eight assists and Chicago beat Milwaukee.

Chicago started the week with a 6-10 report however has now crushed the highest two groups within the standings. The Bulls ended Boston’s nine-game successful streak Monday evening.

Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic scored 18 factors apiece for Chicago, and Coby White had 14.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 factors, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the Bucks, who misplaced for simply the second time in 11 residence video games this season.

HORNETS 107, 76ERS 101

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 9 of his 22 factors within the last 5 minutes and Charlotte rallied to beat Philadelphia in a matchup of injury-riddled groups.

Charlotte, which trailed by 13 factors within the first half, gained for less than the second time in 13 video games and ended a three-game skid.

Philadelphia was taking part in with out three starters — Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey — however obtained sturdy efforts from Shake Milton, De’Anthony Melton, Montrezl Harrell and Tobias Harris.

Milton had 22 factors, Melton 20, Harris 19 and Harrell 16 for Philadelphia. Harrell was taking part in in Charlotte for the primary time since that franchise allowed him to go away through free company final summer season.

The Hornets have been lacking beginning guard LaMelo Ball and high reserve Cody Martin, and misplaced guard Dennis Smith Jr. within the second quarter to left ankle sprain.

HAWKS 115, KINGS 106

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Younger scored 35 factors, Clint Capela added 11 factors and 14 rebounds and Atlanta ended Sacramento’s successful streak at seven.

Younger had 10 factors within the third, together with a straightaway 3-pointer that gave the Hawks a 97-86 lead, and his 27-foot 3 made it 110-97 with 3:58 left within the recreation and introduced an enormous roar from the gang.

Malik Monk led the Kings with a season-high 27 factors, and Domantas Sabonis had 15 factors and 13 rebounds.


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 factors and Kevin Knox II had a season-high 21 factors, together with a career-best six 3-pointers, and Detroit beat Utah for its second straight street victory.

Marvin Bagley III scored a season-high 19 factors on 9-of-10 capturing and Alec Burks added 18 factors.

The Pistons had misplaced seven in a row general and 10 straight on the street earlier than beating Denver on Tuesday evening for his or her first street victory.

Malik Beasley led Utah with 29 factors and a season-high eight 3s.


OKAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 39 factors, Aaron Gordon added 30 and Bruce Brown had a triple-double to assist depleted Denver outlast Oklahoma Metropolis in extra time.

Brown had 17 factors, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Denver performed with out starters Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Porter. missed the sport with a left heel harm, whereas Murray was held out for relaxation.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 31 factors and 11 assists for Oklahoma Metropolis. Isiah Joe hit 7 of 10 3s to attain 21 factors.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 34 factors and Jarrett Allen had a season-high 24 factors and 13 rebounds in Cleveland’s victory over Portland.

Darius Garland had 24 factors and 12 assists to assist Cavaliers full a 4-0 homestand and enhance to 12-6.

Jusuf Nurkic had 22 factors and 6 rebounds for Portland. The Path Blazers have misplaced 4 straights.

Portland guard Damian Lillard missed his second recreation in a row due to a strained proper decrease leg.


MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 24 of his 28 factors within the first half, Tyler Herro made 4 3-pointers within the fourth quarter and Miami beat Washington to finish a four-game slide.

Caleb Martin scored 24 factors and Herro completed with 17 in his first recreation again following an eight-game absence with a sprained ankle.

Kyle Kuzma scored 33 factors for the Wizards.

The groups will meet once more Friday in Miami.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Cities scored 23 factors — 9 of them in a row in a key third-quarter run — and Minnesota beat Indiana.

Minnesota has gained 5 in a row, 4 of them on the street, to enhance to 10-8. Indiana had a five-game successful streak snapped to drop to 10-7.

Rudy Gobert had 21 factors and 16 rebounds for Minnesota. Myles Turner led Indianapolis with 31 factors, hitting seven 3s.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Zion Williamson had a season-high 32 factors together with 11 rebounds and New Orleans handed San Antonio its sixth straight loss, 129-110 on Wednesday evening.

Williamson was 14 for 18 from the sphere. The Pelicans prolonged their result in 24 factors within the fourth quarter in successful for the seventh time in 9 video games.

Jonas Valanciunas completed with 22 factors and 10 rebounds for New Orleans.

Spurs guard Devin Vassell had 26 factors and eight assists.


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