NBA highlights: Celtics beats Suns

Highlights of Friday's NBA games

Devin Booker gestures after he scored a basket, as fans cheer him at TD Garden in the fourth quarter of the NBA game on Friday.   -  AP

Celtics 130, Suns 120

Devin Booker erupted for an NBA season-high 70 points, the most points scored in a game against the Boston Celtics, but it wasn't nearly enough for his Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Isaiah Thomas accumulated 34 points and seven assists, and Celtics scored the game's first six points and never looked back en route to a 130-120 victory.

Booker, who also had eight rebounds and six assists, scored the most points in either of the Celtics' two home buildings. His free throw with 45.2 seconds left broke Elgin Baylor's 1959 record of 64 points against Boston.

Cavaliers 112, Hornets 105

LeBron James narrowly missed a triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and Cavaliers completed a season sweep of Charlotte. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds for Cavaliers, which had lost six of its previous 10 games.

Nuggets 125, Pacers 117

Nikola Jokic had 30 points and 17 rebounds and Wilson Chandler added 24 points to lead, the Nuggets, which withstood a Pacers' rally. Nuggets led by 23 points with eight minutes left, but the Pacers got the margin down to 113-108 with Paul George made a 3-pointer with 1:47 remaining. But Jokic answered with a 3-pointer.

Magic 115, Pistons 87

Elfrid Payton had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists - his fourth triple-double of the month - to lead Magic, which has won three of its last four games. Pistons has lost six of its last seven, including five by at least 10 points, and has faded from the playoff race.

Wizards 129, Nets 108

John Wall scored 22 points and Bradley Beal had 19 as Wizards concluded a four-game season sweep of Nets. Brandon Jennings had 18 points and nine assists off the bench for Wizards, which shot 50.5 percent from the field, made 21 of 22 free throws and led by as many as 28 points.

Bucks 100, Hawks 97

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points as Bucks continued its charge up the Eastern Conference standings. Antetokounmpo hit 13 of 22 shots, grabbed 13 rebounds and added five assists with three blocked shots for Bucks.

Rockets 117, Pelicans 107

James Harden paired 38 points with a career-high-tying 17 assists for Houston, which shot 7 for 12 on 3pointers in the final period. Patrick Beverley finished with 17 points and six rebounds.

76ers 117, Bulls 107

76ers only had 10 players in uniform but still beat Chicago, which had won the last 12 games against Philadelphia. Dario Saric had a career-high 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead five players in double-figure scoring for Sixers, which had lost its last nine straight games in Chicago.

Warriors 114, Kings 100

Draymond Green connected on three 3-pointers in a crowd-pleasing, third-quarter runaway that helped Warriors extended the NBA's longest active winning streak to six games. Green finished with 23 points and Stephen Curry had a 27-point, 12-assist double-double for Warriors (58-14), which moved 2 1/2 games ahead of San Antonio (55-16) for the best record in the league.

Lakers 130, Timberwolves 119 (overtime)

Jordan Clarkson scored a career high 35 points, helping Lakers end a six-game skid with an overtime victory. Clarkson converted a career-best eight 3-pointers, missing just two attempts. Julius Randle had 23 points and 12 rebounds.

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