Pacers beat sluggish Wizards 105-89
Curry had 42 points to tie his second-highest scoring output of the season. He also got the last laugh after he exchanged heated words with Clippers guard Patrick Beverley in the first quarter.
The Clippers’ Avery Bradley tied it at 127 with a dunk with 20.6 seconds remaining. On the next possession, Curry had Montrezl Harrell on him at the top of the key, drove down the middle of the lane and converted the layup off the glass for the winner.
Tobias Harris missed a shot as time expired, giving the Warriors their eighth victory in 10 games.
Al Horford returned after missing seven games with a sore left knee and had 10 points and six rebounds in 19 minutes. Marcus Morris had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Boston was coming off a 120-107 loss at home to Milwaukee on Friday, which prompted a closed-door meeting in the locker room. The Celtics came out Sunday looking much more like the team that had won eight straight before the skid.
The Celtics never trailed, shot 50 percent and outrebounded the Hornets 47-37.
Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 21 points.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 27 points and Memphis beat Los Angeles to end a five-game losing streak.
The Suns, with a short turnaround after a 149-146 triple-overtime loss in Washington a night earlier, dropped their second straight after a four-game winning streak.
Rookie Deandre Ayton had 26 points and 18 rebounds for the Suns, shooting 13 of 16 from the field. Devin Booker had 25 points and nine assists, but was just 6 for 16 through three quarters while the Suns fell well behind, a night after he played 55 minutes.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 33 points and Portland handed Dallas its sixth straight loss.
Jusuf Nurkic added 10 points and 12 rebounds to help Portland wim for the fourth time in five games.
Bogdan Bogdanovic added 24 points, and De’Aaron Fox had 19 points and 11 assists.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Myles Turner had 18 points and 17 rebounds and Indiana beat sluggish Washington.
The Wizards were coming off a triple-overtime victory over Phoenix in Washington the previous night. They shot a season-low 36.8 percent.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored 20 of his 25 points in the third quarter and Miami beat Orlando to give Erik Spoelstra his 500th coaching victory.
Justise Winslow added 22 points and Josh Richardson finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Miami. Spoelstra, Miami’s coach since the 2008-09 season, has a career record of 500-336 and has won two NBA titles. Evan Fournier scored 17 points for the Magic.
Markkanen had 14 points in the third quarter, including a four-point play late in the period that sparked an 18-5 run in the game between the teams that began the tied for last in the Eastern Conference. Larry Nance Jr. led Cleveland with 20 points.
- Boston Celtics
- Brooklyn Nets
- Charlotte Hornets
- Dallas Mavericks
- Detroit Pistons
- Golden State Warriors
- Indiana Pacers
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Miami Heat
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Phoenix Suns
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Sacramento Kings