Bucks Rout Clippers for 14th Straight Victory
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 14th straight victory, a 119-91 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
Antetokounmpo, on his 25th birthday, made 11 of 20 shots and had his 21st double-double of the season.
TIMBERWOLVES 127, OT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul scored a season-high 30 points and Oklahoma City pulled off an improbable overtime victory over Minnesota.
With Minnesota ahead 121-119 and a second remaining in regulation, Oklahoma City fouled Karl-Anthony Towns. He missed a free throw, then Minnesota was issued a technical foul for a delay of game because Jordan Bell did not have his jersey tucked in when he subbed in.
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 26 points, Jaylen Brown added 21 and Boston beat Denver to remain perfect at home for the season.
Kemba Walker added 19 points. The Celtics won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 9-0 at home. No Boston-area pro team has lost a home game since the Baltimore Orioles beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sept. 28.
Nikola Jokic had 30 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets have lost three of their last four.
NETS 111, HORNETS 104
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Harris scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Brooklyn continued its recent strong road play, beating Charlotte.
The Nets (12-10) won for the fifth time in their last six road games, all while playing without injured point guard Kyrie Irving.
PISTONS 108, PACERS 101
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin broke a tie with a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left and scored 25 points, Andre Drummond had 25 points and 22 rebounds and Detroit beat Indiana.
WARRIORS 100, BULLS 98
CHICAGO (AP) — Glenn Robinson III scored the go-ahead basket and finished with 20 points to help Golden State beat Chicago.
The Warriors beat the Bulls for the second time this season, their only victories in the last nine games. Golden State escaped when Zach Lavine missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Draymond Green secured the rebound. LaVine had 21 points, and Lauri Markkanen added 20 points for Chicago.
HEAT 112, WIZARDS 103
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and had his second triple-double of the week, Bam Adebayo had a career-high 24 points and Miami beat Washington.
KINGS 104, OT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds in his return from an injury and San Antonio rallied from nine points down in the final 1:50 of regulation before beating Sacramento in overtime,
CLEVELAND (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 21 points, Evan Fournier added 18 and Aaron Gordon had a big dunk in the final 20 seconds to lead Orlando past Cleveland.
Orlando has won four straight to reach .500 — at 11-11 — for the first time this season. Collin Sexton scored 19 points for Cleveland. The Cavaliers have lost four in a row and 11 of 12.