Luka Doncic inspired the Dallas Mavericks to a road win over the Memphis Grizzlies to end their record winning streak; while the Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls. Recap of Friday night’s NBA action…
Dallas Mavericks 112-85 Memphis Grizzlies
Luka Doncic recorded 27 points; 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 40th career triple-double as the Dallas Mavericks earned a 112-85 road win over Memphis on Friday night to end the record-setting winning streak. Grizzlies franchise in 11 games.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and Jalen Brunson contributed 15 points; nine assists and a career-high five steals for Dallas; which won for the seventh time in its last eight games. The Mavericks beat Memphis 62-30 in the second half.
Marquese Chriss also had 15 points; Dwight Powell and Dorian Finney-Smith each added 13; and Reggie Bullock had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks.
Results – Friday; January 14
- Grizzly $85-112
- Warriors 138-96 Bulls
- Raptors 87-103 Pistons
- Suns 112-94 Pacers
- Celts 99-111 76ers
- Falcons 118-124 Heat
- Riders 114-109 Spurs
- Rockets 114-126 Kings
- Magic 116-109 Hornets
Ja Morant had 19 points and eight assists and Desmond Bane had 16 points as Memphis lost for the first time since a 113-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 23. Kyle Anderson added 12 points.
Golden State Warriors 138-96 Chicago Bulls
Jonathan Kuminga broke six double-figure scorers with 25 points and Kevon Looney had 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls 138-96 on Friday night.
Chicago has lost three of four games after a nine-game winning streak. Golden State; which had lost four of its previous five; has won 10 in a row against Chicago.
The Bulls’ second-leading scorer; Zach LaVine; injured his left knee after committing an intentional foul less than four minutes into the game and did not return. LaVine; who has never spoken; walked alone to the locker room but did not return to action.
LaVine tore his left ACL in February 2017 while playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He will undergo an MRI on Saturday; according to news reports.
Toronto Raptors 87-103 Detroit Pistons
Trey Lyles had 21 points and seven rebounds off the bench and the host Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors 103-87 on Friday.
Cade Cunningham had 18 points; seven rebounds and five assists; and Hamidou Diallo had 18 points with six rebounds. Saddiq Bey contributed 15 points and Josh Jackson added 13 off the bench for Detroit; which limited Toronto to 32.2% shooting.
Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 24 points and 10 rebounds; despite shooting 6-for-21 from the field; and Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 11 rebounds. OG Anunoby had 16 points and Chris Boucher had 10.
Phoenix Suns 112-94 Indiana Pacers
Devin Booker scored 22 of 35 points in the third quarter and Deandre Ayton had 27 points and 12 rebounds to power the visiting Phoenix Suns to a 112-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday in Indianapolis.
Booker hit a career-high six 3-pointers to lead Phoenix to their fifth win in the last six games.
Ayton made 12 of 18 shots and his only 3-point attempt was one point shy of his season point total. He scored 28 points in the Suns’ 111–107 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on December 14.
Boston Celtics 99-111 Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid had 25 points; 13 rebounds and six assists as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 111-99 on Friday for their eighth win in nine games.
Embiid finished five points shy of what would have been his ninth straight game with at least 30 points; which would have broken the franchise record he shares with Hall of Famers Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain.
Tyrese Maxey added 23 points; Tobias Harris had 17 points and nine rebounds and Seth Curry scored 17 for Philadelphia; which rebounded from a 109-98 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday that ended a seven-game winning streak; the season high.
Atlanta Hawks 118-124 Miami Heat
Tyler Herro scored 24 points; including a pair of free throws with 46 seconds remaining; to help the Miami Heat beat the visiting Atlanta Hawks 124-118; extending their winning streak to four games.
Herro made 7 of 16 shots from the field and converted four 3-pointers. He also scored 21 goals in Wednesday’s 115-91 victory over Atlanta.
Jimmy Butler; who missed three games with a sprained ankle; again had 23 points and 10 assists. PJ Tucker and Omer Yurtseven each scored 17 points.
Max Strus added 16 points; all in the first quarter.
Cleveland Cavaliers 114-109 San Antonio Spurs
Darius Garland scored 32 points to match his season high as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-109 on Friday in the teams’ first straight game.
The Cavaliers were leading by five at halftime; but only led 104-103 after a Cedi Osman free throw with 5:37 remaining. Both teams went scoreless for more than three minutes before back-to-back dunks by Cleveland’s Lauri Markkanen and Jarrett Allen provided the Cavaliers with the cushion of victory.
San Antonio missed seven straight shots from the floor and three free throws in the decisive fourth-quarter streak.
Allen had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Cavaliers; who have won three straight and four of five on their current six-game road trip. Evan Mobley added 15 points and Osman 14 points.
Houston Rockets 114-126 Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley III posted season-highs with 26 points and 13 rebounds; and De’Aaron Fox scored 27 points Friday night as the Sacramento Kings overcame a slow start to outlast the visiting Houston Rockets 126-114.
Buddy Hield and Terence Davis combined for seven 3-pointers and 33 points off the bench for the Kings; who won a second straight game for the sixth time this season.
Christian Wood led a balanced offense with 26 points for the Rockets; who began a five-game road trip with a win at San Antonio on Wednesday. The clubs will meet in a rematch; also in Sacramento; on Sunday.
Orlando Magic 116-109 Charlotte Hornets
Moritz Wagner scored 26 points over the bench to support the solid match of sons in a role of departing from the Orlando Magic at the end of a sequence of 10 consecutive defeats in surprising the Charlotte Hornets; winning 116-109 Friday night.
Franz Wagner provided 19 points and seven assists and Gary Harris scored 18 points; while Jalen Suggs contributed 12 points and Terrence Ross and Robin Lopez each had 10 points to help the Magic end their six-game winning streak.
Moritz Wagner and Harris each made four 3-pointers. He helped Orlando overcome 20 turnovers.
The Hornets snapped a four-game winning streak. That streak included a pair of wins over Milwaukee and a win Wednesday night at Philadelphia.
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