Irving scores 29 points in 3 quarters, Celtics rout Cavs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook fell a rebound short of a triple-double, finishing with 23 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 124-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
Hawks guard Trae Young had nine points and eight assists on 4-for-15 shooting in his return to his home state. Young was an All-American at Oklahoma last season, and he received a nice ovation during starting lineup introductions.
The Thunder took control in the second quarter by making 7 of 13 3-pointers to take a 66-46 lead at the break. George scored 19 points, and Westbrook had 15 in the first half.
Rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. had a career-high 36 points for Memphis.
Conley kept Memphis’ hopes alive in regulation when he blocked Spencer Dinwiddie’s potential winning basket and then scored on a floater to tie it 117 with nine seconds left in the first overtime.
Marc Gasol had 15 points and 15 rebounds to help the Grizzlies snap a three-game losing streak.
It’s the third time in five back-to-back sets this season that the Lakers have taken both games.
Los Angeles trailed for most of the first three quarters — and fell behind by as many as 15 in the second — before going on a 10-4 run the final three minutes of the third to take a 78-75 advantage into the fourth.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gary Harris scored 27 points Denver edged Portland for its fifth straight win.
CJ McCollum had 33 points, but missed a short jumper at the final buzzer as the Blazers came up just short. Jusuf Nurkic added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Portland, which has lost four of its last five games.
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 29 points in the first three quarters and Boston topped its season scoring high for the second straight game, routing Cleveland.
Marcus Morris added 15 points, Jayson Tatum had 13, and Aron Baynes finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Boston took over in the third quarter, making 6 of 8 3-pointers and outscoring Cleveland 39-20.
Tristan Thompson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland.
Chris Paul added 14 points and 10 assists for Houston.
The Heat led by 31 points in the second quarter, then saw the lead cut to three in the final moments before escaping to snap a six-game home losing streak.
Anthony Davis had 41 points for the Pelicans.
JAZZ 119, HORNETS 111
Kyle Korver made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in his first game in his second stint with the Jazz. He was acquired from Cleveland on Thursday. Jae Crowder, Korver’s former teammate in Cleveland, added 24 points off the bench for Utah. Jeremy Lamb had 24 points for the Hornets.
Deandre Ayton scored 19 points for Phoenix.
- Atlanta Hawks
- Boston Celtics
- Brooklyn Nets
- Denver Nuggets
- Detroit Pistons
- Houston Rockets
- Kyrie Irving
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Miami Heat
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Orlando Magic
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Russell Westbrook
- Utah Jazz