NBA roundup: Miles Bridges guides Hornets past Knicks
Bridges shot 14 of 20 from the field, making five 3-pointers. Terry Rozier added 22 points and seven assists as the Hornets won for the fifth time in their last six games.
Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges gestures to his teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks.
Miles Bridges scored a career-high 38 points as the visiting Charlotte Hornets drubbed the New York Knicks 97-87 on Monday afternoon.
Bridges shot 14 of 20 from the field, making five 3-pointers. Terry Rozier added 22 points and seven assists as the Hornets won for the fifth time in their last six games. Charlotte won without star guard LaMelo Ball, who was listed on the injury report with a non-COVID illness.
Julius Randle and RJ Barrett both notched 18 points for the Knicks, who shot 40 percent from the field. Both had double-doubles, as Randle grabbed 10 boards and Barrett corralled 12.
The Knicks, who finished just 11 of 21 on foul shots, made the final score respectable by finishing the game on a 16-3 run.
Hawks 121, Bucks 114
Trae Young scored 15 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter to spark the Atlanta to a win over Milwaukee, snapping a five-game overall losing streak and a 10-game home losing streak.
De'Andre Hunter added 20 points and nine rebounds and John Collins had 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for the Hawks, who trailed by 11 points early in the fourth quarter.
Khris Middleton scored a season-high 34 points while adding seven rebounds and four assists for the Bucks, who have dropped six of their past eight games. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, six rebounds and six assists.
Wizards 117, 76ers 98
Montrezl Harrell scored 18 points and Kyle Kuzma added 15 points and 16 rebounds as host Washington defeated Philadelphia.
Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 32 points and eight rebounds. It was the 11th consecutive road game in which Embiid produced at least 30 points. The Sixers played without several key injured players, including Matisse Thybulle, Danny Green and Shake Milton.
Washington's Bradley Beal, who cleared the COVID-19 protocol before the game, scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half.
Celtics 104, Pelicans 92
Jayson Tatum scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Boston rallied from 18 points down to beat visiting New Orleans.
Dennis Schroder added 23 points with nine assists and five boards as the Celtics earned a second straight win and their fifth victory in six games overall.
Jonas Valanciunas posted 22 points and 14 boards to pace the Pelicans, who took a second straight loss after winning three of their previous four contests.
Cavaliers 114, Nets 107
Darius Garland collected 22 points and 12 assists as the host Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets to extend its winning streak to five games.
Brooklyn scored just two points over the final 3:43 of the contest. It was the Nets' first game since announcing Kevin Durant was sidelined with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 27 points, but he shot 2 of 7 in the fourth quarter after scoring 14 points in the third quarter.
Grizzlies 119, Bulls 106
Desmond Bane and Ja Morant scored 25 points apiece as Memphis routed visiting Chicago.
The Grizzlies led by as many as 28 and never trailed in the final three quarters. Steven Adams finished with 10 rebounds, six assists and two points for Memphis, which held Bulls center Nikola Vucevic scoreless in the first half.
The Bulls lost their fourth straight and played without several key players, including Lonzo Ball (left knee), Zach LaVine (left knee) and Alex Caruso (health and safety protocol). DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points to lead Chicago.
Clippers 139, Pacers 133
Nicolas Batum scored a season-high 32 points to help Los Angeles hold off visiting Indiana.
Batum made 7 of 10 from 3-point range to lead the Clippers, who hit 18 of 36 from beyond the arc. Marcus Morris Sr. scored 21 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, and Reggie Jackson added 26 points with five rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Caris LeVert led the Pacers with 26 points and Chris Duarte scored 24 points off the bench. Goga Bitadze added 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting off the bench.