Kawhi Leonard and Paul George teamed up for 62 points as the Los Angeles Clippers ended the Washington Wizards’ winning streak, while Nikola Jokic and Denver beat Damian Lillard and Portland in a thriller.
Tuesday night NBA results
|Atlanta Hawks 111-112 Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Detroit Pistons 105-93 Orlando Magic|
|Sacramento Kings 118-127 Brooklyn Nets|
|Golden State Warriors 114-106 New York Knicks|
|Philadelphia 76ers 109-102 Toronto Raptors|
|Boston Celtics 107-110 Dallas Mavericks|
|Minnesota Timberwolves 112-139 Milwaukee Bucks|
|Portland Trail Blazers 106-111 Denver Nuggets|
|Washington Wizards 116-135 Los Angeles Clippers|
Washington Wizards 116-135 Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points and Paul George contributed 30 points as host Los Angeles Clippers ended the Washington Wizards’ five-game winning streak with a 135-116 victory.
Leonard logged on 13 of 20 shots and caught seven rebounds for the Clippers, who have alternated wins and losses in the last five games. George had 11 of 17 field goal attempts, including 6 of 7 three-pointers, and had six rebounds.
Reggie Jackson added 17 points for Los Angeles, who also got 12 points each from Terance Mann and Ivica Zubac and 11 points from Marcus Morris Sr. Zubac also had 12 rebounds.
Bradley Beal scored 28 points and distributed 10 assists while Russell Westbrook finished with 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for the Wizards. Moritz Wagner added 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Raul Neto had 11 points and Rui Hachimura had 10 points and nine tables.
The Wizards, who were in the second end of straight games after a 127-124 overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, fell 24 points behind before making a run in the second half.
The Wizards eliminated almost an entire 17-point halftime deficit to reach 99-94 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Clippers opened the final period with a 17-8 push for a 116-102 advantage after a three points from Jackson. with 6:39 left and controlled the contest the rest of the way.
Minnesota Timberwolves 112-139 Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo flirted with a triple-double Tuesday night, finishing with 37 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a 139-112 victory for the Milwaukee Bucks over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.
Antetokounmpo was one of seven Bucks to score in double digits as Milwaukee won their third straight game and left the Timberwolves mulling over a fifth straight loss in their first game under new coach Chris Finch, who was hired on Sunday night. after Ryan Saunders was fired. .
The Bucks have played Game 5 of their eight-game hometown and are preparing to face three tough challengers to close it out with New Orleans, LA Clippers and Denver, all expected in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee continued to persevere without Jrue Holiday, who missed his ninth straight game due to health and safety protocols, but they took control in a prolific first half scoring 79 points and shooting 62. , 5% in total and hit 10 of 18 from long distance.
Antetokounmpo had 22 points in the first half as the Bucks ultimately led by no less than 29 points. Karl-Anthony Towns and Malik Beasley each finished with 26 points. Most of that damage came in the first half as the Bucks dealt it down, shooting 53.5% (53 for 99) for the game and 20 for 42 (47.6%) with a distance of three points.
Cities also had 11 assists and eight rebounds. Jaylen Nowell had 13 points and Ricky Rubio finished with 12.
Wolves continued to struggle without D’Angelo Russell, who missed his eighth consecutive game after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body in his left knee.
Bryn Forbes came off the bench for Milwaukee and scored 23 points, including 5 of 9 in three-point shooting, while Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez each finished with 15 points. Middleton also had seven rebounds and four assists.
Philadelphia 76ers 109-102 Toronto Raptors
Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Philadelphia 76ers held on to defeat the Toronto Raptors 109-102 in Tampa.
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid added 18 points and 12 rebounds to end a 14-game streak in which he scored at least 25 points.
Furkan Korkmaz scored 16 of his 19 best points of the season in the first quarter for the 76ers, who ended a 16-game regular-season road loss streak against Toronto.
Ben Simmons added 15 points and Shake Milton and Danny Green each scored 11 points while Norman Powell had 24 points for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam added 22, Fred VanVleet 12 points, Aron Baynes 11 and Chris Boucher and OG Anunoby each scored 10 points.
The 76ers, who led by no less than 21 points in the second quarter, took a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter to 16 with the jumper Simmons.
Toronto reduced the lead to six over Boucher’s three-point pointer with 5:07 left and fired back after the 76ers opened up a 15-point lead with 1:41 remaining.
Siakam’s dunk with 21.6 to go drew the Raptors in under six, but they didn’t come close as Philadelphia stopped the Raptors’ four-game winning streak.
Portland Trail Blazers 106-111 Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic scored 41 points, Jamal Murray had 19 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and host Denver Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-106.
Portland led most of the third quarter but Jokic did his best to keep the Nuggets close. Down six, he hit a jumper and a three-point, and after Jones finished a three-point play, Monte Morris tied him with another three.
Lillard’s 27-footer put the Blazers ahead 78-73 but Jokic hit a short jumper in the lane and Nnaji drained a three-point corner to tie him to the fourth.
Murray, who looked embarrassed with shoulder pain in the second half, missed seven of his eight shots in the first 36 minutes, but started to find his shot in the fourth, his three points from the wing the tied at 83 and he hit another. just inside the line to give Denver an 87-85 lead, their first since the end of the first half.
Lillard and Murray began to exchange points; Murray hit two more three runs while Lillard had a dunk, three runner and two free throws as the Nuggets took a 95-92 lead with 4:42 to go.
After Anthony missed at the other end, Jokic found a cutting Murray for a layup and a five-point lead before Lillard missed a 29-footer allowing Jokic to find Murray for a crooked jumper in the lane. and a 99-92 lead that the Nuggets closed. outside.
Michael Porter Jr. had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Zeke Nnaji scored 10 for Denver.
Damian Lillard had 25 points and 13 assists, Enes Kanter finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds, Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and Gary Trent Jr. and Derrick Jones Jr. scored 18 each for the Trail Blazers.