NBA roundup: Knicks comes from behind to top Bucks

Julius Randle finished with a game-high 32 points and helped his team from a 21-point deficit in the second quarter as the New York Knicks knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks 113-98 on Friday night.

New York Knicks' Julius Randle shoots over Milwaukee Bucks' Semi Ojeleye during the first half of an NBA basketball game.   -  AP

Julius Randle finished with a game-high 32 points and helped his team claw back from a 21-point deficit in the second quarter as the visiting New York Knicks knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks 113-98 on Friday night to end a two-game losing streak.

Randle went 11-for-22 from the field and added 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots as the Knicks outscored the Bucks 94-60 over the final three quarters. RJ Barrett finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists in his fifth consecutive game with at least 20 points.

Derrick Rose added 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists off the bench for New York, which dominated the Bucks in the paint 54-28.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 25 points and added seven rebounds and four assists. Grayson Allen had season highs of 22 points and six 3-pointers to go with five rebounds.

Nets 96, Pistons 90

Kevin Durant had 29 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists as Brooklyn held off a late rally by host Detroit to earn its fourth straight victory.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points, and five rebounds for the Nets, and James Harden compiled 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, but also committed nine turnovers.

Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers as Detroit cut what had been a 16-point deficit to one point with about two minutes left. Kelly Olynyk contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Warriors 126, Pelicans 85

Jordan Poole poured in a game-high 26 points as Golden State ran away from New Orleans in San Francisco.

Stephen Curry contributed 19 points for Golden State. The Warriors led by just four points at halftime before exploding in the second half for their third straight win and their seventh in eight games to open the season.

Playing without Zion Williamson (foot surgery) and Brandon Ingram (sore hip), the Pelicans dropped their sixth straight despite 20 points and 15 rebounds by Jonas Valanciunas.

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Cavaliers 102, Raptors 101

Darius Garland made two free throws with 4.8 seconds to play as visiting Cleveland ended Toronto's five-game winning streak.

Garland was fouled going to the basket after Collin Sexton had won a jump ball. The free throws by Garland, who scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, gave the Cavaliers their first lead of the game. OG Anunoby and Scottie Barnes missed chances to give Toronto the win in the final seconds.

Evan Mobley had 18 points for the Cavaliers, who have won three straight. Anunoby finished with a game-high 23 points while Fred VanVleet had 18 points for Toronto.

Wizards 115, Grizzlies 87

Seven Washington players scored in double figures to complement stifling team defense in a rout of visiting Memphis.

The Wizards held the Grizzlies to just three points over the final 4:24 of the second quarter, then went on a 23-9 run over the final six-plus minutes of the third. Montrezl Harrell, who finished with a game-high 18 points and team-high eight rebounds, threw down three dunks and scored a layup during that stretch in the third.

Bradley Beal was next with 17 points and seven assists for the Wizards. Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 13 points and nine rebounds. Washington held Ja Morant to just 11 points on 4-of-17 shooting.

Spurs 102, Magic 89

Dejounte Murray posted 20 points, and 11 rebounds as San Antonio snapped a two-game losing streak with a win at Orlando.

Keldon Johnson scored 20 points, and Derrick White finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs played for the second time without center Jakob Poeltl, who is in the league's health and safety protocol.

Cole Anthony's 21 points topped five players in double figures for the Magic, who lost for the eighth time in 10 games and fell to 0-4 at home.

Clippers 104, Timberwolves 84

Paul George scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Los Angeles stormed back for a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George, left, drives on Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half of an NBA basketball game.   -  AP

 

Reggie Jackson contributed 20 points for the Clippers, and Ivica Zubac finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Terance Mann had 13 points for Los Angeles, which beat Minnesota by double digits for the second time in three days.

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Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 20 points and eight rebounds. Malik Beasley scored 18 points off the bench, and Anthony Edwards had 17 points despite shooting 7 of 22. Minnesota dropped its fourth game in a row.

Trail Blazers 110, Pacers 106

CJ McCollum recorded 27 points, six assists, and five rebounds as host Portland came from behind to edge Indiana.

Norman Powell scored 25 points, and Robert Covington added 19 as Portland halted a three-game losing streak. Anfernee Simons had 16 points off the bench, and Jusuf Nurkic registered 10 points and nine rebounds for the Trail Blazers.

T.J. McConnell scored 19 points, and Myles Turner added 16 for the Pacers, whose two-game winning streak ended. Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Kings 140, Hornets 110

Buddy Hield made eight 3-point baskets on the way to 26 points, and Richaun Holmes ruled on the interior with 23 points and 20 rebounds as host Sacramento drubbed Charlotte.

The Kings sank 22 of 44 attempts from 3-point range, a nice mix with Holmes shooting 9-for-12 from the field, all from inside the arc. Sacramento maintained a comfortable margin for most of the game, with the lead never dipping below 12 after the first quarter.

De'Aaron Fox contributed 21 points, and Davion Mitchell had 19 points for the Kings, who held a huge rebounding advantage, 56-28. Gordon Hayward's 25 points and LaMelo Ball's 24 points and 13 assists paced the Hornets.

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