Hayward Helps Jazz Hold Off Cavaliers
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward went blow for blow with LeBron James in the second half to help the Utah Jazz beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-92 on Tuesday night.
Hayward had 22 points and went back and forth with James during a decisive third quarter. James brought the Cavs back from a 15-point halftime deficit before Hayward drove the lead back to 14.
Hayward had 11 points while the Jazz used a 16-0 run midway through the quarter to lead 74-60. The Cavs had a 17-0 roll after halftime thanks an aggressive James and his 13 third-quarter points.
Trey Lyles had eight straight points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in the fourth quarter to help the Jazz hold on.
James finished with 29 points and Kyrie Irving added 20 for the Cavs.
RAPTORS 114, CELTICS 106
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 41 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Toronto Raptors rallied to end the Boston Celtics’ four-game winning streak.
DeRozan added 13 rebounds for his second double-double of the season, and Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and a career-high 23 rebounds. The Raptors bounced back after losing to Chicago and Houston last weekend.
ROCKETS 121, HORNETS 114
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second consecutive triple-double, and Houston outlasted Charlotte for its ninth straight win.
The Rockets missed 10 shots in a row and let an 18-point lead evaporate before coach Mike D’Antoni called a timeout with 2:26 left.
WIZARDS 101, BULLS 99
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 26 points, including a game-winning baseline jumper with 5.9 seconds left, and added 14 assists as Washington moved above .500 by defeating Chicago.
HAWKS 117, NETS 97
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Schroder had 19 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 14 points and 16 rebounds, and Atlanta beat skidding Brooklyn to win its season-high seventh straight.
Paul Millsap added 14 points for the Hawks, who led the entire way and have won eight of their last nine road games.
BUCKS 109, SPURS 107
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Michael Beasley scored a season-high 28 points in place of an ill Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs.
Kawhi Leonard had 30 points for San Antonio, which had its nine-game home winning streak snapped.
Jabari Parker’s layup with 2:56 remaining gave Milwaukee a 103-101 lead, its first since the 3:24 mark of the first quarter. After a pair of free throws by Beasley, the Spurs reclaimed a 107-105 lead on consecutive 3-pointers by Davis Bertans and Danny Green.