Milwaukee beat Brooklyn for the second time in three days to secure their playoff spot and move closer to the second seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Bucks – whose primary focus was at the top of the table – did so on their own turf, following Sunday’s victory over the James-Harden-less Nets with a 124-118 success that gave them a third victory consecutive and keep three. teams looking for the seed from the East.
NBA results Tuesday night
|Phoenix Suns 134 to 118 Cleveland Cavaliers (OT)|
|Charlotte Hornets 102-99 Detroit Pistons|
|Brooklyn Nets 118 – 124 Milwaukee Bucks|
|Dallas Mavericks 127 – 113 Miami Heat|
|Golden State Warriors 103-108 New Orleans Pelicans|
|Sacramento Kings 103 – 99 Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Toronto Raptors 100-105 Los Angeles Clippers|
Brooklyn Nets 118-124 Bucks Milwaukee
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 4 of 12 3-pointers en route to a team-top 36 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and led the Milwaukee Bucks to their second victory over the Brooklyn Nets in three days.
The Bucks (41-24) dominated the interior with a 44-30 point advantage in paint, 62-50 in rebound and 20-9 in second chance points.
Coupled with an overwhelming defensive effort in the fourth quarter, Milwaukee completed the two-game sweep to gain ground in the Eastern Conference pursuit with Brooklyn (43-23).
With the win, Milwaukee moved 1.5 games behind Brooklyn for the No. 2 seed in the East, and three behind the seeds Philadelphia – who now lead the Nets by a game and a half.
Kyrie Irving scored a high 38 points, which included 6 of 12 3-pointers, while Kevin Durant went 4 of 8 from the away and finished with 32 points to pass Charles Barkley to move up to No.1. 26 on the NBA’s all-time scorecard.
Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton both finished with 23 points, Holiday falling just short of a triple-double with 10 assists and eight rebounds as the Bucks returned to the following season for the fifth straight year.
Phoenix Suns 134-188 Cleveland Cavaliers (OT)
Devin Booker’s 31 points and Chris Paul’s 23 points and 16 assists helped the Phoenix Suns hold host Cleveland Cavaliers to a 134-118 overtime win on Tuesday night.
Booker shot 14 for 27 from the field and also had six rebounds and five assists as the Suns (47-18) tied the Utah Jazz for first place in the Western Conference with their fifth straight victory.
Rookie Issac Okoro scored a career-high 32 points and added six assists, almost helping the Cavaliers (21-44) avoid their seventh straight loss. Collin Sexton had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Okoro and Booker fought under the rules, Okoro equalized the game twice in the last minute before Booker had a chance to win it at the buzzer; but, after dribbling his way to the far corner and drawing a double team, his contested 3 point was an air balloon, sending the game into overtime.
After failing throughout settlement, Phoenix opened overtime with a 15-0 run fueled by eight points from Mikal Bridges, who totaled 22 points with five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
The Suns, who scored 23 points on 17 Cleveland turnovers, suppressed defensively in overtime as they allowed just four runs and held the Cavaliers without a basket for three and a half minutes.
Toronto Raptors 100-105 Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George scored 22 points and had nine rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied late to defeat the Toronto Raptors 105-100 visiting Los Angeles.
Los Angeles (44-22) overcame a six-point deficit in the last six minutes to end a three-game losing streak with Marcus Morris Sr.
Reggie Jackson added 18 points and Kawhi Leonard contributed 13 for the Clippers who had Patrick Beverley back in the lineup for the first time in nearly a month after being sidelined with a fractured hand.
Fred VanVleet had 27 points and 13 assists for the Raptors (37-29), who were without Kyle Lowry (full back) and OG Anunoby (calf) as they finished a trip out West at 1-3. Pascal Siakam scored 11 of his 24 points in the first quarter.
The Clippers took exclusive possession of third place in the Western Conference, half a game ahead of the Denver Nuggets while the Raptors fell three and a half games behind the Washington Wizards in the race for last place in the game. of the Eastern Conference. -in tournament.
Wednesday night NBA games
|Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic|
|Portland Trail Blazers @ Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Memphis Grizzlies @ Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Washington Wizards @ Milwaukee Bucks|
|Phoenix Suns @ Atlanta Hawks|
|Sacramento Kings @ Indian Pacers|
|Philadelphia 76ers @ Houston Rockets|
|New York Knicks @ Denver Nuggets|
|San Antonio Spurs @ Utah Jazz|
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Golden State Warriors 103-108 New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball scored 33 points and Zion Williamson netted a double brace as host New Orleans Pelicans weathered the Golden State Warriors to register a 108-103 victory.
Just one night after shooting 3 of 18 (1 of 9 of 3 points) in a loss to the Warriors, Ball made 11 of 23 shots, including 7 of 13 from beyond the 3-point arc. Williamson had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four assists as New Orleans (30-36) closed with a 13-5 run.
Eric Bledsoe added 14 points and Brandon Ingram scored 13 before being sidelined with a sprained ankle in the fourth quarter. Naji Marshall scored 10 off the bench.
One night after scoring 41 points, Steph Curry collected 37 to lead the Warriors (33-33). But he only recorded two in the fourth quarter. Andrew Wiggins added 26 points and hit 5 of 10 3 points.
Dallas Mavericks 127 – 113 Miami Heat
Tim Hardaway Jr. tied the franchise record with a career-high 10 points to 3 points as part of a 36-point effort to help the Dallas Mavericks come together for a 127-113 victory over the Miami hosts.
Luka Doncic had 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as the Mavericks (37-28) won for the seventh time in the last nine games.
Dallas shares the fifth best Western Conference record with the Los Angeles Lakers and owns the tiebreaker.
Jalen Brunson scored 19 points, Jason Richardson added 17 and Dorian Finney-Smith had 12 for the Mavericks, who followed by 11 points in the opening minutes before exploding later to beat the Heat 68-38 at the during the two intermediate quarters.
Goran Dragic and Duncan Robinson had 19 points for Miami (35-31), who did not have five-time All-Star Jimmy Butler (illness) and saw their three-game winning streak halt.
Hardaway tied his career-high nine points to 3 points by knocking one down to 112-89 with 7:39 to go. Just 38 seconds later, Hardaway broke through No.10 to tie the team’s score shared by George McCloud (December 16, 1995) and Wesley Matthews (December 6, 2015).
Sacramento Kings 103 – 99 Oklahoma City Thunder
Buddy Hield tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 103-99 road victory in the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Delon Wright came up with a pair of big blocks in the dying moments of the game to help the Kings – who led 17 in the third quarter and 13 just past the middle of the fourth – delay a furious run from the Thunder.
Wright, starting in place of Tyrese Haliburton (knee), scored the Kings’ only two goals in the final at 5:40. The last was a reverse layup with 18 seconds remaining to extend the lead to three.
Isaiah Roby’s potential 3-point attempt with less than 10 seconds ahead of the rim. Sacramento grabbed the rebound and Richaun Holmes landed one of two fouls to seal the Kings’ third straight victory.
Sacramento have won six of their last nine games immediately following a nine-game losing streak, while the Thunder lost their fourth straight game and fell for the 21st time in 23 games.
Terence Davis finished with 18 points for the Kings (28-37) who scored seven double-digit players, while Darius Bazley led the Thunder (21-45) with 24 points, and he caught 11 rebounds.
Charlotte Hornets 102-99 Detroit Pistons
LaMelo Ball scored 23 points to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 102-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Terry Rozier scored 18 points and Caleb Martin added 17 points for Charlotte (32-33), who slipped a game and a half past the Indiana Pacers for eighth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. .
Hamidou Diallo scored a career-high 35 points and Sekou Doumbouya contributed a season-high 20 points for Detroit (19-47), which lost its fourth straight game and fell for the seventh time in eight games as ‘they maintained their position at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
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