NBA-leading Celtics bounce back from loss to beat Mavericks

By | November 24, 2022

Jayson Tatum had 37 factors and 13 rebounds and Jaylen Brown scored 31 factors to assist the NBA’s finest Boston Celtics rebound from a uncommon loss and beat the Dallas Mavericks 125-112 on Wednesday night time.

The Celtics, who’ve an NBA-leading 14 wins, had gained 9 in a row earlier than shedding to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night time.

Luka Doncic scored 42 factors for the Mavericks, who had overwhelmed Boston 4 straight. Three of the wins got here on a 3-pointer within the remaining seconds, and two of them with none time on the clock.

However Doncic was unable to maintain this one shut.

The Celtics led as much as 27 factors within the third quarter earlier than Dallas scored 13 of the following 15 factors. The Mavericks have been below 9 factors, 104-95 with about 3:30 remaining, and it was 117-107 when it grew to become a head-to-head recreation.

NETS 112, RAPTORS 98

TORONTO (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 19 of 29 factors within the third quarter, Nic Claxton had 14 factors and 12 rebounds and Brooklyn beat Toronto shorthanded.

Toronto held Kevin Durant to 12 factors however nonetheless misplaced to the Nets for the fifth time in seven video games after profitable 21 of the earlier 25. Durant scored his 26,074th profession level within the third quarter, passing Kevin Garnett (26,071) for 18th on the NBA roster.

Royce O’Neale had a career-high 5 3-pointers and scored 15 factors, and Ben Simmons had 14 for the Nets, who rebounded from shedding to Philadelphia on Tuesday. Brooklyn gained three of 4.

Gary Trent Jr. scored 19 factors for Toronto.

Toronto had 10 wholesome gamers, with regulars Scottie Barnes (left knee) and Fred VanVleet (non-COVID sickness) becoming a member of All-Star Pascal Siakam (strained proper adductor) on the sidelines.

HORNETS 107, 76ERS 101

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 9 of his 22 factors within the remaining 5 minutes and Charlotte rallied to beat Philadelphia in an injury-riddled conflict of groups.

Charlotte, who trailed by 13 factors within the first half, gained solely the second time in 13 video games and ended a three-game skid.

Philadelphia was taking part in with out three starters — Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey — however received large efforts from Shake Milton, De’Anthony Melton, Montrezl Harrell and Tobias Harris.

Milton had 22 factors, Melton 20, Harris 19 and Harrell 16 for Philadelphia. Harrell was taking part in in Charlotte for the primary time since that franchise allowed him to go away by way of free company final summer season.

The Hornets have been lacking beginning guard LaMelo Ball and prime reserve Cody Martin, and misplaced guard Dennis Smith Jr. within the second quarter to a sprained left ankle.

HAWKS 115, KINGS 106

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Younger scored 35 factors, Clint Capela added 11 factors and 14 rebounds and Atlanta ended Sacramento’s profitable streak at seven.

Younger had 10 factors within the third, together with a 3-pointer that instantly gave the Hawks a 97-86 lead, and his 27-footer 3 made it 110-97 with 3:58 left within the recreation and prompted an enormous roar from the gang.

Malik Monk led the Kings with a season-high 27 factors, and Domantas Sabonis had 15 factors and 13 rebounds.

Riders 114, Path Blazers 96

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 34 factors and Jarrett Allen recorded a season-high 24 factors and 13 rebounds in Cleveland’s win over Portland.

Darius Garland had 24 factors and 12 assists to assist the Cavaliers end a 4-0 homestand and transfer to 12-6.

Jusuf Nurkic had 22 factors and 6 rebounds for Portland. The Path Blazers have misplaced 4 straight.

Portland guard Damian Lillard missed his second straight recreation with a strained proper leg.

HEAT 113, MAGICIANS 105

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 24 of 28 factors within the first half, Tyler Herro scored 4 3-pointers within the fourth quarter, and Miami beat Washington to finish a four-game slide.

Caleb Martin scored 24 factors and Herro completed with 17 in his opener after an eight-game absence with a sprained ankle.

Kyle Kuzma scored 33 factors for the Wizards.

The groups will meet on Friday in Miami.

TIMBERWOLVES 114, PACERS 101

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Cities scored 23 factors — 9 of them in a row in a key third-quarter run — and Minnesota beat Indiana.

Minnesota has gained 5 in a row, together with 4 on the street, to enhance to 10-8. Indiana rode a five-game profitable streak to fall to 10-7.

Rudy Gobert had 21 factors and 16 rebounds for Minnesota. Myles Turner led Indianapolis with 31 factors, hitting seven 3s.

PELICANS 129, SPURS 110

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Zion Williamson recorded a season-high 32 factors and 11 rebounds as New Orleans handed San Antonio its sixth straight loss, 129-110 Wednesday night time.

Williamson was 14 of 18 on the courtroom. The Pelicans prolonged their result in 24 factors within the fourth quarter by profitable for the seventh time in 9 video games.

Jonas Valanciunas completed with 22 factors and 10 rebounds for New Orleans.

Spurs guard Devin Vassell had 26 factors and eight assists.

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