Cavaliers Snap 12-Game Home Skid
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Larry Nance Jr. had a career-high 23 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a 12-game home losing streak, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 127-105 on Wednesday night.
Cleveland, coming off the worst home loss in franchise history, went ahead midway through the first quarter and won at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the first time since beating the Hawks on Dec. 23.
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto had its franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a loss to Brooklyn.
The defending NBA champions were hoping to keep rolling right into the All-Star break, but couldn’t find the form that helped them average 121.2 points and shoot 50% over the previous 15 games.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — T.J. Warren scored 35 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 17 points and tied a career high with 13 assists, helping Indiana hold on to beat Milwaukee.
PISTONS 112, OT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Gordon scored 25 points and Markelle Fultz added 21 as Orlando rallied to beat Detroit.
Gordon, who also had nine rebounds and nine assists, hit consecutive 3-point shots late in he fourth quarter to help Orlando erase a seven-point deficit.
WIZARDS 114 KNICKS 96
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 30 points and Washington used a fourth-quarter surge to beat New York.
GRIZZLIES 111 TRAIL BLAZERS 104
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Clarke matched his career high with 27 points, Ja Morant had 20 points and nine assists and Memphis beat Portland.
De’Anthony Melton and Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 points each, with Valanciunas also grabbing 18 rebounds. Clarke connected on 12 of 14 shots as Memphis won its second straight and 15th in the last 19 games.
MAVERICKS 130 KINGS 111
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 33 points and 12 rebounds in his return from a seven-game absence because of a sprained ankle, leading Dallas over Sacramento.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devonte’ Graham scored 28 points and Malik Monk added 25 to lead Charlotte to a comeback win over Minnesota.
Bismack Biyombo had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who rallied from a double-figure deficit to spoil D’Angelo Russell’s home debut with Minnesota.
Miles Bridges added 20 points.
Russell had 26 points and 11 assists for the Timberwolves, who played without Karl-Anthony Towns but led for most of the first three quarters. Towns has a left wrist injury that will be further evaluated during the All-Star break.
Hornets guard Terry Rozier missed the game with left knee soreness.