Clippers beat Grizzlies in matchup of early season surprises
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, Rodney Hood had 25 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers stunned Philadelphia 121-112 on Friday night, ending the 76ers‘ 20-game home winning streak.
Philadelphia entered as the NBA’s lone undefeated team at home at 10-0, while the Cavaliers were 0-8 on the road with the worst overall record in the league at 2-14.
Joel Embiid had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Philadelphia, which had won four in a row overall.
Durant was 13 of 21 from the field, dished out eight assists, had seven rebounds and three of his team’s 11 blocks. Thompson hit five of his first seven shots and grabbed a season-high eight boards for the undermanned two-time defending champions.
Two-time MVP Stephen Curry, in a car accident earlier in the day that left him uninjured, sat out again with a strained left groin and fellow All-Star Draymond Green also remained sidelined because of a sprained right toe.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and he seized control of an ugly game with nine points in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles’ seventh win in eight games.
Neither team took a commanding lead in the second half until James hit a layup and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions with 3:15 to play. James then blocked a shot by Alec Burks in the final seconds as Los Angeles held on to snap its seven-game skid against Utah.
OG Anunoby scored 15 points and Fred VanVleet had 13 as Toronto posted its third straight win over the Wizards and improved its NBA-leading record to 16-4. The Raptors are 10-0 this season against teams with losing records.
Dennis Schroder — paired with Westbrook in the starting lineup for the first time this season — scored 23 points, and Paul George added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Oklahoma City has won 12 of 14 after an 0-4 start.
Kemba Walker had 25 points and eight assists for Charlotte.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points for Milwaukee.
DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 19 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to help Detroit beat Houston.
LOS ANGLES (AP) — Danilo Gallinari hit three free throws with 3 seconds left to tie it in regulation and finished with 20 points, Montrezl Harrell had 22 points and Los Angeles ended Memphis’ five-game winning streak.
Trier made two free throws to put the Knicks ahead 104-103, and they held on to win consecutive games for the first time this season.
Anthony Davis had 33 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans.
Nikola Jokic finished with 11 assists and 10 rebounds but fell four points shy of a triple-double. It was the third time this season Jokic missed out on a triple-double because he failed to score 10 or more points.
Terence Ross led Orlando with 18 points.
Zach LaVine got the Bulls to 87-84 with 6:07 left, but Richardson had back-to-back baskets and Wayne Ellington answered with a 3. Richardson made his fifth 3 to put the Heat up 100-90 with two minutes to go. Justin Holiday had 27 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls, and LaVine added 24 points.
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