Anthony Davis has big 2nd half, Lakers beat Thunder
Davis also had 11 rebounds and seven assists, and LeBron James added 23 points and 14 assists. The Lakers have won six in a row to improve the best record in the NBA to 13-2.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit a go-ahead jumper with 15 seconds remaining to finish with 24 points and lift Los Angeles over Houston.
Russell Westbrook missed at the other end and Paul George got the rebound while getting fouled. He made both free throws with one second left to complete a wild finish and help the Clippers improve to 10-1 at home with their fourth win in a row overall.
Harden had 37 points and 12 assists for the Rockets. He made a career-high 11 3-pointers. Russell Westbrook added 22 points before fouling out late, and Clint Capela had 17 points and 19 rebounds.
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 14 assists with former Dallas teammate Dirk Nowitzki watching as a retiree for the first time.
Nowitzki stayed away for the first eight Dallas home games after setting an NBA record of 21 seasons with the same franchise while finishing last season as the highest-scoring foreign-born player in league history. The big German got a standing ovation when shown on the video board in the first quarter from his courtside seat next to owner Mark Cuban.
Rookie Darius Garland scored a career-high 23 points for Cleveland.
Walker collided with teammate Semi Ojeleye late in the second quarter, striking Ojeleye’s abdomen area head-first and going down to the court in a heap. In a tweet, the Celtics said Walker has been diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms and was transported to a hospital for further evaluation.
Jaylen Brown had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 26 points, Joel Embiid had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Philadelphia handed San Antonio its eighth straight loss — the Spurs’ longest under longtime coach Gregg Popovich.
San Antonio last dropped eight in a row in November 1996 under coach Bob Hill. Popovich was the team’s general manager at the time. He fired Hill later that season and began his long run of success.
DeMar DeRozan had 29 points for the Spurs.
Minutes after the game ended, the arena was evacuated because of a suspicious package discovered under a restaurant table. Police said the package turned out to be a toolbox, and the Jazz said employees were cleared by authorities to re-enter the building a couple of hours later.
Salt Lake City police Lt. Carlos Valencia said the sellout crowd was already starting to leave when the evacuation began.
Detroit led 76-57 at halftime, and the Pistons reached 100 points with over 5 minutes remaining in the third quarter. t was the most points in the first half for the Pistons since they scored 77 on Dec. 2, 1983, also against the Hawks.
Atlanta has dropped five straight, and the Hawks allowed at least 120 points for the eighth game in a row.
Blake Griffin scored 24 points. DeAndre’ Bembry led Atlanta with 22 points.
Miles Bridges scored a career-high 31 points for Charlotte.
Butler played for the Bulls from 2011-17. He was 7 of 10 from the field and had seven assists and five rebounds. Bam Adebayo added 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Kendrick Nunn scored 13 of his 21 points in the first quarter to help Miami improve to 11-3.
Zach Lavine led the Bulls with 15 points.
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