It was a night for NBA superstars to shine as Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony all had remarkable moments – but the star billing goes to the New York Knicks who won for the twelfth time in their 13 last matches to continue their incredible Course.
Anthony scored 14 points for Portland in the loss to Atlanta, earning him tenth place on the NBA’s illustrious all-time all-time scoring list, while Westbrook added a remarkable 32nd triple-double from the season for Washington in its victory over Indiana.
Curry’s ninth 40+ point score of the season kept the Golden State Warriors’ post-season hopes alive, as Philadelphia advanced in the battle to finish seed in the East.
Monday night NBA results
|Orlando Magic 119-112 Detroit Pistons|
|Indiana Pacers 141-154 Washington Wizards|
|Golden State Warriors 123-108 New Orleans Pelicans|
|Portland Trail Blazers 114-123 Atlanta Hawks|
|Philadelphia 76ers 106-94 Chicago Bulls|
|New York Knicks 118 – 104 Memphis Grizzlies|
|San Antonio Spurs 99-110 Utah Jazz|
|Denver Nuggets 89-93 Los Angeles Lakers|
New York Knicks 118 – 104 Memphis Grizzlies
Julius Randle scored 28 points, Derrick Rose added eight of his season-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the New York Knicks earned a 118-104 victory over host Memphis Grizzlies.
New York (37-28) won for the 12th time in 13 games, a scorching spell that began by overcoming a 13-point deficit to claim a four-point overtime victory over Memphis on April 9.
The Knicks improved to 2-0 on a six-game road trip and stayed one game ahead of the Atlanta Hawks for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Randle finished 9 of 23 from the field, but sank five points to 3 points, including two in the final four minutes after Memphis posted a 17-point deficit to five. He also hit a 3-pointer beating the buzzer to complete the first half.
RJ Barrett added 15, Reggie Bullock had 13 points and Elfrid Payton 10 for the Knicks, who shot 50.6% from the ground and had 14 of 27 3-point tries (51.9%).
Dillon Brooks led Memphis (32-32) with 25 points and Bane added 22 for the Grizzlies, whose miserable night was made worse when coach Taylor Jenkins and Ja Morant were sent off in the dying seconds as they slipped to a fourth loss in five games to go. the ninth of the Western Conference.
Denver Nuggets 89-93 Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers won a 93-89 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets on Monday at Staples Center, ending a three-game losing streak and claiming only their second victory in their last eight games.
Playing without their two main distributors at LeBron James and Dennis Schroder, the Lakers played with renewed energy as Anthony Davis led the way with his best game since returning a week ago from a right calf strain, he finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and three blocked hits.
Davis found a key block late in the game on a 3-point Facundo Campazzo attempt to seal the Nuggets victory.
With this victory, the Lakers (37-28) returned to the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference, half a game ahead of the Dallas Mavericks and a game ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers.
The loss ended Denver’s five-game winning streak as the Nuggets (43-22) fell back into a tie with the Los Angeles Clippers for the No.3 seed in the West.
Alex Caruso, who started in place of Schroder, contributed 11 points. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Talen Horton-Tucker and Marc Gasol added 10 points each.
Nikola Jokic paced the Nuggets with 32 points and nine rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. contributed 19 points. The night he received his NBA championship ring for playing with the Lakers last season, JaVale McGee scored 10 points.
Philadelphia 76ers 106-94 Chicago Bulls
Tobias Harris recorded 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 106-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls as they extended their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference to one game.
Seth Curry scored 20 points as Philadelphia won a fifth straight game, while Ben Simmons recorded 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals, Danny Green added 14 points and four steals, and Joel Embiid had 13. points, 10 rebounds and three blocked. shots for the 76ers.
Coby White had 23 points and five assists for the Bulls (26-39), who have lost four straight games and five of six.
Thaddeus Young had 13 points, Daniel Theis and Denzel Valentine added 11 each and Tomas Satoransky scored 10 for Chicago.
The Bulls were without Zach LaVine for the 11th straight game due to health and safety protocols. Nikola Vucevic (adductor) missed his second game in a row.
NBA games Tuesday night
|Phoenix Suns @ Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Charlotte Hornets @ Detroit Pistons|
|Brooklyn Nets @ Milwaukee Bucks|
|Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat|
|Golden State Warriors @ New Orleans Pelicans|
|Sacramento Kings @ Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Toronto Raptors @ Los Angeles Clippers|
NBA Live: Brooklyn @ Milwaukee 04.05
Wednesday May 5 12:30 p.m.
Indiana Pacers 141-154 Washington Wizards
Russell Westbrook recorded his 32nd triple-double of the season with 14 points, a career-high 21 rebounds and 24 assists to lead host Washington Wizards to what could be a 154-141 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Westbrook’s total assists matched a franchise record and his career high.
The Wizards (30-35), who hold the 10th seed and last place in the Eastern Conference play-in round, have won for the 13th time in their last 16 games and are withdrawn less than half a game from the Pacers (30-34) for ninth place and ensured the tiebreaker between the teams.
Washington has also won three full games ahead of the 11th Toronto Raptors.
Domantas Sabonis scored 32 points and totaled 19 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Pacers, while Caris LeVert had 33 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
But nine Wizards scored in double digits, including five reserves, and Washington topped Indiana by a staggering 96-60 margin in the paint.
Rui Hachimura finished with 27 points and seven rebounds and Bradley Beal had 26 points, six assists and five rebounds.
Portland Trail Blazers 114-123 Atlanta Hawks
Danilo Gallinari and Bogdan Bogdanovic combined for 53 points and 14 3 points to help the Atlanta Hawks defeat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 123-114, where Carmelo entered the top 10 in all-time NBA scores.
Anthony scored 14 points and passed Hall of Fame Elvin Hayes, who had 27,313 points, to move into the top 10. His total of 27,318 is now 91 points behind ninth-placed Moses Malone (27,409 ).
However, all has been in vain for Anthony and the Blazers as the Hawks have won their six straight home games and are 14-2 in their last 16 games at home.
Gallinari came off the bench to score 28 points, hitting 7 of 10 on 3 runs, and added eight rebounds and two steals. Bogdanovic has scored 25 points, including seven at 3 points – all in the first half – to be one of his career best eight 3-pointers, set on April 11.
Atlanta (36-30) also had 21 points and 11 assists from Trae Young, and John Collins scored 15. Clint Capela notched his 44th double-double at the top of the team with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Portland (36-29) got 33 points from Damian Lillard, who had six 3 points and eight assists. CJ McCollum added 20 points and Norman Powell scored 15.
Golden State Warriors 123-108 New Orleans Pelicans
Steph Curry had his ninth-best game in the NBA with over 40 points, finishing with 41 as the visiting Golden State Warriors boosted their playing chances with a 123-108 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Curry scored 17 points as the Warriors dominated the first quarter and he responded whenever the Pelicans were on hand, scoring 14 of 26 field goals, including 8 of 18 3-pointers.
Draymond Green added 10 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins scored 26, Juan Toscano-Anderson had 14 points and Jordan Poole 11 for the Warriors.
The victory put Golden State (33-32) ahead of San Antonio, 10th, and brought the Pelicans (29-36) closer to elimination with seven games to go.
The Warriors and Pelicans meet in a Tuesday night rematch in New Orleans that the Pelicans must win to maintain their slim playoff hopes.
Zion Williamson scored 32, Brandon Ingram added 19, Naji Marshall had 12, Eric Bledsoe scored 11 and Willy Hernangomez 10 for the Pelicans.
San Antonio Spurs 99 – 110 Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 25 points and Rudy Gobert had 24 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots as Utah Jazz beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-99 in Salt Lake City.
Jordan Clarkson added 16 points, Joe Ingles had 13 with nine assists and Georges Niang contributed 11 to help Utah once again overcome the absence of injured All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.
Utah (47-18) regained the No.1 seed in the NBA overall, edging No.2 Phoenix by a half-game with seven games to go.
DeMar DeRozan returned after taking a day off to score 22 points for the Spurs (31-33), who lost in overtime to Philadelphia at home on Sunday night.
The Spurs visit Jazz again on Wednesday, but they’ve lost four in a row and remain in 10th place in the West, putting them in position to make the play-in round of the playoffs.
Orlando Magic 119-112 Detroit Pistons
Mo Bamba reached career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds off the bench as the Orlando Magic beat host Detroit Pistons 119-112.
Chasson Randle provided 18 points while RJ Hampton contributed 16 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Ignas Brazdeikis scored 14 points while the Orlando bench scored 70 points.
Gary Harris and Wendell Carter Jr. added 11 points apiece as the Magic (21-44) advanced two games to Detroit (19-46), the last-place team in the Eastern Conference.
Saddiq Bey’s 26 points and nine rebounds passed the Pistons. Frank Jackson had 19 points off the bench, while Hamidou Diallo scored 16. Tyler Cook had a career-high 13 points and Isaiah Stewart added 10 with eight rebounds and three blocks.
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