Bucks Rally To Defeat Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to beat the Miami Heat 113-98 on Friday night.
ROCKETS 108, SUNS 102
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 41 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and Houston outlasted Phoenix.
TRAIL BLAZERS 122 PELICANS 110
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 24 points and became the second-leading scorer in Trail Blazers history as Portland beat New Orleans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 28 points and Charlotte beat Washington in a matchup of teams chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.
76ERS 123, KINGS 114
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 21 points and 17 rebounds and made some big plays on both ends of the court late in the fourth quarter, Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and Philadelphia beat Sacramento.
SPURS 109, KNICKS 83
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and San Antonio beat New York to extend its season-best winning streak to seven games.
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 19 points and 23 rebounds, and Detroit took advantage of LeBron James’ absence, beating Los Angeles.
The Lakers, who have fallen well off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race, have been managing James’ minutes, and he sat out this game entirely. Los Angeles played at Toronto the previous night.
The Lakers were also without Lonzo Ball (left ankle), Tyson Chandler (neck), Brandon Ingram (right arm) and Lance Stephenson (toe).