Wizards Get Past Pacers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists — he and Wilt Chamberlain have the other two — and the surging Washington Wizards moved closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff standings by outgunning the Pacers 154-141 on Monday night.
Westbrook had 14 points to go along with his career-high 21 rebounds and career-high-tying 24 assists, his league-leading 32nd triple-double of the season. He has 178 triple-doubles, three short of Oscar Robertson’s record, with seven games remaining for Washington.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 41 points, Draymond Green had 10 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, and Golden State beat desperate New Orleans.
The Warriors, who currently occupy a Western Conference play-in position, moved four games ahead of 11th-place New Orleans with seven games remaining. The teams meet two more times this season.
TRAIL BLAZERS 114
ATLANTA (AP) — Danilo Gallinari made seven 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, leading Atlanta past Portland.
The Hawks snapped Portland’s four-game winning streak, which had come entirely on the road.
After getting in early Monday from Boston, where they beat the Celtics the previous night, the Trail Blazers were forced from the hotel rooms for about a half-hour by a tornado warning in Atlanta.
DETROIT (AP) — Mo Bamba had 22 points and 15 rebounds — both career highs — and Orlando beat Detroit.
Saddiq Bey led Detroit with 26 points in a game that had little at stake — with the possible exception of lottery positioning — and a long list of players absent.
Detroit was within three late, but Iggy Brazdeikis made a 3-pointer from the right corner to make it 112-106.
Frank Jackson scored 19 points and Hamidou Diallo had 16 for the Pistons.
76ERS 106, BULLS 94
CHICAGO (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 21 points, Seth Curry added 20 and the Philadelphia 76ers won their fifth straight game, beating the Chicago Bulls.
Philadelphia built a big third-quarter lead and then held on, staying ahead of the Brooklyn Nets for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
KNICKS 118, GRIZZLIES 104
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Julius Randle scored 28 points, Derrick Rose added 25, converting 11 of 15 shots and the New York Knicks held off the Memphis Grizzlies.
RJ Barrett added 15 points for the Knicks.
Dillon Brooks scored 25 for Memphis, while rookie Desmond Bane added 22 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 15 points for the Grizzlies.
Memphis, which trailed by as many as 17 in the second half, tried to rally in the fourth quarter and cut the New York advantage to 101-96 with 5:28 left. Randle answered with a 3-pointer with 3:57 remaining.