Doncic breaks Mavs’ career triple-double record with 22nd
Doncic added 17 rebounds and 10 assists, and Kristaps Porzingis had 34 points and 12 rebounds in the nationally televised matchup between young stars Doncic and Zion Williamson. Williamson scored 21 points in 35 minutes in the first back-to-back of his NBA career.
Doncic broke Jason Kidd’s record for triple-doubles just five days after his 21st birthday.
Neither team led by more than three points throughout the fourth quarter or overtime until Doncic fed Porzingis for a dunk with 49 seconds left to give Dallas a four-point lead. Doncic had hit a 3 to snap a 118-118 tie with 1:10 to play.
Williamson held up well in his first back-to-back since making his NBA debut Jan. 22. He has scored double figures in all 16 games he’s played in and has 20 points or more in his last 13.
The Pelicans’ Nicolo Melli sent the game to overtime with a tying 3 with 7.4 seconds left after missing his first six 3s of the game.
MILWAUKEEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and Milwaukee recovered after squandering an early 22-point lead to rout Indiana.
The Bucks bounced back from a 105-89 loss at Miami in which they posted their lowest point total of the season. An NBA-best 53-9, Milwaukee hasn’t lost back-to-back games all season.
Indiana had a four-game winning streak snapped as it fell into a tie with Philadelphia for fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Pacers also lost guard Malcolm Brogdon to a sore left hip in the second quarter.
MIAMI (AP) — Duncan Robinson scored 27 points, all of them coming from beyond the arc, and Miami hit a franchise-record 22 3-pointers to beat Orlando.
Goran Dragic scored 25 points and added nine assists, Kelly Olynyk scored 16 on a perfect shooting night and Jimmy Butler finished with 12 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Miami won won four straight.
The previous record for Heat 3-pointers was 21, set April 5, 2017, at Charlotte. The 22 3-pointers made also tied the most allowed in a game by Orlando.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 32 points and Boston beat Cleveland in a matchup of short-handed teams.
The Celtics were missing starters Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward, and the Cavaliers played without starters Andre Drumnond and rookie Darius Garland. Cavaliers rookie swingman Kevin Porter Jr. left the game in the first half with a head injury and didn’t return.
Clevelannd rookie Collin Sexton scored a career-high 41 points, making 17 of 29 shots from the field. His previous career high was 32 against Utah.
Julius Randle had 32 points and 11 rebounds for New York.
Spike Lee was not in his seats, a day after vowing to attend no more Knicks home games this season after arguing with security guards who told him Monday he had to use a different entrance to reach his courtside spot.
Christian Wood scored a career-high 29 points for Detroit.
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Jackson scored 19 points and Memphis ran away from Brooklyn.
Taurean Prince had 15 points for Brooklyn.
Coby White led Chicago with 26 points.
It was Lillard’s first game in three weeks after missing six with a groin strain.