MILWAUKEE BUCKS 129 BROOKLYN NETS 125
NEW YORK – Giannis Antetokounmpo lifted the Bucks (25-30) with 33 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists in his final game before his All-Star debut. Greg Monroe added 25 points and eight rebounds. Khris Middleton played his best game since returning from a ruptured left hamstring with 20 points and seven assists.
Brook Lopez, in what could be his final game as a member of the Nets (9-47), poured in a season-high 36 points including six 3-pointers and a career-high tying eight blocks. Lopez is the first player to drain six treys and block eight shots in a single game in NBA history.
Spencer Dinwiddie chipped in 19 points and eight assists. Brooklyn heads into the all-star break on a 14-game skid.
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 95 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 91
MEMPHIS – Solomon Hill led the Pelicans (23-34) with 25 points. Anthony Davis added 18 points and seven rebounds. Marc Gasol put up 15 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for the Grizzlies (34-24). Mike Conley dropped 17 points. Vince Carter passed Allen Iverson for 23rd on the all-time scoring list.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS 107 ORLANDO MAGIC 79
ORLANDO – LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard carried the Spurs (43-13) with 23 and 22 points, respectively. Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic (21-37).
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 113 INDIANA PACERS 104
CLEVELAND – LeBron James paced the Cavs (39-16) with 31 points, five rebounds and four assists. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and seven assists. Kyle Korver scored 22 points, and became the seventh player in NBA history to make at least 2,000 3-pointers. Glenn Robinson III had 19 points for the Pacers (29-27).
BOSTON CELTICS 116 PHILADELPHIA 76ers 108
BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas dropped 33 points for the Celtics (37-19). Thomas tied the franchise record with 40 straight games of at least 20 points, which was set by John Havlicek during the 1971-72 season. Dario Saric had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Sixers (21-35).
TORONTO RAPTORS 90 CHARLOTTE HORNETS 85
TORONTO – Kyle Lowry netted 21 points, six rebounds and six assists to help the Raptors (33-24) erase a 17-point fourth quarter deficit. Frank Kaminsky III scored 27 points for the Hornets (24-32). Kemba Walker provided 24 points and nine assists.
DETROIT PISTONS 98 DALLAS MAVERICKS 91
AUBURN HILLS – Reggie Jackson and Jon Leuer led the Pistons (27-30) with 22 and 20 points, respectively. Dirk Nowitzki picked up his 400th career double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
MIAMI HEAT 117 HOUSTON ROCKETS 109
HOUSTON – Hassan Whiteside put in 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Heat (25-32). Dion Waiters chipped in with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Goran Dragic contributed 21 points and five assists. James Harden picked up yet another triple-double – 38 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for the Rockets (40-18).
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 112 DENVER NUGGETS 99
DENVER – Andrew Wiggins exploded for 40 points for the Wolves (22-35), making it his second straight game of scoring at least 40. Karl-Anthony Towns added 24 points and 19 rebounds. Jameer Nelson (Saint Joseph’s) scored 16 points and dished out 11 assists for the Nuggets (25-31).
UTAH JAZZ 111 PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS 88
SALT LAKE CITY – Gordon Hayward powered the Jazz (35-22) with 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds. George Hill added 19 points, and Joe Ingles scored 18. C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) had 18 points for the Blazers (23-33).
PHOENIX SUNS 137 LOS ANGELES LAKERS 101
PHOENIX – Eric Bledsoe earned a triple-double – 25 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for the Suns (18-39). Devin Booker scored 23 points on an efficient 9-of-14 shooting from the field. D’Angelo Russell and Lou Williams had 21 points apiece for the Lakers (19-39).
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 116 NEW YORK KNICKS 105
OKLAHOMA CITY – Russell Westbrook went off for his 27th triple-double of the year with 38 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists for the Thunder (32-25). Victor Oladipo added 21 points. Carmelo Anthony, named an all-star replacement for the injured Kevin Love, poured in 30 points. Derrick Rose had 25 points and seven assists.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 109 SACRAMENTO KINGS 86
OAKLAND – Klay Thompson put the Warriors (47-9) on his back with 35 points on 12-of-18 shooting. Kevin Durant added 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Matt Barnes had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings (24-33) against his former team.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 99 ATLANTA HAWKS 84
LOS ANGELES – Blake Griffin paced the Clippers (35-21) with 17 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Dwight Howard scored 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Hawks (32-24). Mike Muscala (Bucknell) had seven points and two rebounds in 11 minutes off the bench.