Warriors 106, Cavaliers 101
Stephen Curry scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors won a second consecutive game for the first time this season, rallying for a 106-101 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday in San Francisco.
During the final two minutes, Curry scored 10 straight Golden State points over a 65-second span as the Warriors notched their 11th consecutive regular-season victory over the Cavaliers. Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points and Jordan Poole added 18 for the defending NBA champion Warriors.
Donovan Mitchell registered 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists but couldn’t prevent Cleveland from losing its third straight game. Evan Mobley contributed 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Darius Garland added 15 points and eight assists.
Celtics 131, Nuggets 112
Jayson Tatum had 34 points and eight rebounds, Jaylen Brown scored 25 points and added eight assists as host Boston beat Denver. Al Horford had 21 points, Grant Williams added 13 and Derrick White finished with 10 for Boston, which has won five straight.
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 29 points, Aaron Gordon had 17, and Bruce Brown had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Denver played without Bones Hyland, who was out due to health and safety protocols.
Knicks 121, Pistons 112
R. J. Barrett had a season-high 30 points as New York defeated visiting Detroit. Jalen Brunson supplied 26 points, seven assists and four steals as the Knicks bounced back from a poor outing against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. Julius Randle contributed 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Bojan Bogdanovic led eight Pistons in double figures with 25 points. Alec Burks, making his season and Detroit debut, tossed in 17 points off the bench. Burks was traded by the Knicks in a draft-night deal.
Magic 114, Suns 97
Wendell Carter Jr. collected 20 points and 10 rebounds to lift host Orlando to victory over Phoenix.
Franz Wagner scored 17 points, Jalen Suggs had 16 and Terrence Ross added 14 points off the bench to fuel the Magic to their second straight win after losing nine of their previous 11 games. Bol Bol had 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.
Phoenix’s Cameron Payne scored 22 points while making his second straight start in place of the injured Chris Paul. Devin Booker collected 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Deandre Ayton had 14 points for the Suns, who have lost three of their past five games.
Kings 120, Lakers 114
De’Aaron Fox had 32 points and a season-high 12 assists as visiting Sacramento scored the game’s final eight points and extended Los Angeles’ losing streak to five games. Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Kevin Huerter added 16 points for Sacramento, which has won five of its past seven games.
Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook tallied 21 points and 11 assists. Los Angeles played without star LeBron James, who is listed as day-to-day with a strained left adductor.
Thunder 132, Raptors 113
Eugene Omoruyi scored a career-high 22 points as Oklahoma City finished with eight players in double figures for the first time in franchise history in a win over visiting Toronto. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 20 points, Aaron Wiggins added 17, and Josh Giddey had 15 points and nine rebounds to help the Thunder end a four-game losing streak.
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Chris Boucher led Toronto with 20 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes had 15 points apiece. The Raptors have lost five of their first seven road games this season.
Spurs 111, Bucks 93
Keldon Johnson poured in 29 points as host San Antonio used a torrid early-fourth-quarter run to wrap up a win over short-handed Milwaukee and snap a five-game losing streak. The Spurs led by seven points heading into the final quarter and put the game out of reach via a 16-5 run to push their lead to 99-81. Devin Vassell added 22 points while Jakob Poeltl racked up 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Milwaukee played without its top two scorers, Giannis Antetokounmpo (sore left knee) and Jrue Holiday (sprained right ankle), for the second consecutive game. Jevon Carter led the Bucks with 21 points.
Grizzlies 114, Timberwolves 103
Ja Morant scored 28 points and was two assists shy of a triple-double as Memphis defeated visiting Minnesota.
Morant made 11 of 25 shots while adding 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Grizzlies to their fifth win in the last six games. Desmond Bane contributed 24 points, and Dillon Brooks finished with 21.
Anthony Edwards paced Minnesota with 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting and added six rebounds and six assists. Jaden McDaniels and Rudy Gobert supplied 15 points apiece, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 points and 10 rebounds.