Nets Edge Bucks, 125-123
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left, James Harden had 34 points and 12 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets edged the Milwaukee Bucks 125-123 on Monday night.
Durant finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists to give the Nets their fourth straight victory in a game in which two of the East’s best went toe-to-toe right down to a tense finish that ended when Khris Middleton missed a potential winning 3-pointer from the corner.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points, DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and 11 assists and San Antonio beat Portland.
ATLANTA (AP) — Clint Capela had 23 points and 15 rebounds, De’Andre Hunter scored 25 and Atlanta beat Minnesota.
MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the short-handed Heat got their biggest comeback win of the season, rallying from 19 down to beat Detroit and snap a three-game slide.
KNICKS 91, MAGIC 84
NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Julius Randle added 21 points and 17 rebounds to lead New York past Orlando.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 17 points and 10 assists and took a key charge late as Memphis beat Phoenix for its fifth straight victory.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and Pascal Siakam had a big second half, leading Toronto over Dallas.
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 33 points, and Chicago overcame a strong effort by Victor Oladipo in his Houston debut, beating the Rockets.
The Bulls made enough shots down the stretch to win for the second time in as many days after losing four straight by four points or fewer.
Lauri Markkanen finished with 18 points.
Oladipo looked good in his first game for Houston, pouring in 32 points. The two-time All-Star was acquired from Indiana as part of the four-team trade that sent James Harden to Brooklyn last week.
Christian Wood scored 30 and grabbed nine rebounds. Eric Gordon added 21 points after missing back-to-back games because of tightness in his lower left leg. The Rockets lost for the fourth time in five games.