Trail Blazers down Griz­zlies 100-94

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CJ McCol­lum matched his ca­reer high with 37 points, scor­ing 16 points in the fourth quar­ter to help the Port­land Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Griz­zlies 100-94 on Sun­day. McCol­lum also matched his ca­reer best with six 3-point­ers. Damian Lil­lard added 19 points and seven as­sists, and Mau­rice Hark­less fin­ished with 18 points. Port­land has won two straight. Marc Ga­sol led Memphis with 21 points, and Mike Con­ley added 16 points and seven as­sists, They have lost two straight, both at home. Zach Ran­dolph had 15 points and seven re­bounds, and Vince Carter and Tony Allen scored 11 points each. The game was close with 13 lead changes and 12 ties be­fore Port­land pulled away late. McCol­lum had 10 straight Port­land points dur­ing one stretch to put the game away.

JAZZ 114, KNICKS 109

Gor­don Hay­ward scored 28 points in his sea­son de­but, while Ge­orge Hill had 23 points and nine as­sists as Utah beat New York. Hay­ward had been side­lined since break­ing his right ring fin­ger in train­ing camp. He led the team in scor­ing last sea­son, av­er­ag­ing nearly 20 points. Rod­ney Hood added 18 points to help the Jazz win for the third time in four games. Rudy Gobert and Der­rick Fa­vors each had 13. Carmelo An­thony and Kristaps Porzingis each had 28 for the Knicks, and Der­rick Rose added 18. New York has lost three of four.


DeMar­cus Cousins had 22 points and 14 re­bounds, Rudy Gay scored 23 against his for­mer team and Sacra­mento beat Toronto. Gay had nine points in the fourth quar­ter as the Kings (3-5) snapped a four-game los­ing streak by win­ning the fi­nale of their five-game road trip. DeMar DeRozan led the Rap­tors (4-2) with 23 points, the first time this sea­son he’s been held un­der 30. Kyle Lowry added 15 points for Toronto, which had a three­game win­ning streak snapped. Rap­tors cen­ter Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas sat out with a sore knee.


Har­ri­son Barnes scored a ca­reer-high 34 points and Dal­las won for the first time this sea­son, beat­ing Mil­wau­kee in over­time. Barnes, who left Golden State to sign a $94 mil­lion, four-year con­tract with the Mav­er­icks in the off­sea­son, has scored at least 30 points twice this sea­son af­ter hit­ting the mark only once in his four years with the War­riors. His 20foot jumper opened the scor­ing in over­time, and the de­pleted Mav­er­icks (1-5) never trailed af­ter that. The Bucks scored just one point in the ex­tra pe­riod. The Mav­er­icks played with­out starters Dirk Now­itzki (right Achilles sore­ness) and Deron Wil­liams (left calf strain). J.J. Barea added 21 points for Dal­las, in­clud­ing five in over­time. Jabari Parker led Mil­wau­kee with 16 points, but only two af­ter half­time. Greg Mon­roe had 14 points and 11 re­bounds for the Bucks, who had won three straight.


Em­manuel Mu­diay scored 24 of his sea­son-high 30 points in the open­ing quar­ter, help­ing Den­ver to a big first half against in­jury-de­pleted Bos­ton. Wil­son Chan­dler added 22 points be­fore leav­ing with a left ham­string in­jury. Danilo Gal­li­nari scored

16 for the Nuggets, who lost 16 of the pre­vi­ous 18 meet­ings in Bos­ton. Isa­iah Thomas led the Celtics, ty­ing his sea­son high with 30 points. Bos­ton was miss­ing starters Jae Crow­der (sprained left an­kle) and Al Hor­ford (con­cus­sion pro­to­col). Mu­diay, who went 0 for 7 from the floor in Den­ver’s dou­ble-digit loss at Detroit on Satur­day night, shot 9 of 10 in the first quar­ter and had a sea­son high al­ready as he outscored the Celtics. The Nuggets led 42-23 af­ter one and 77-52 at half­time. Bos­ton left the floor to a loud cho­rus of boos.

LAK­ERS 119, SUNS 108

Nick Young scored 22 points, Jor­dan Clark­son added 18 and Los An­ge­les moved above .500 for only the sec­ond time in nearly three years with a vic­tory over Phoenix. Two days af­ter their stun­ning up­set of Golden State, the Lak­ers (4-3) held off the Suns down the stretch de­spite Devin Booker’s ca­reer-high 39 points. Julius Ran­dle scored 18 for the Lak­ers, and Clark­son hit a 3-pointer with 1:27 left to seal Los An­ge­les’ third vic­tory in its last 14 meet­ings with the Suns, who have lost five of seven. Other than its sea­son-open­ing vic­tory last month, Los An­ge­les hadn’t had a win­ning record since the fran­chise was 10-9 on Dec. 6, 2013.

— AP

MEMPHIS: Port­land Trail Blazers guard Damian Lil­lard (0) drives be­tween Memphis Griz­zlies for­ward JaMy­chal Green, left, and cen­ter Marc Ga­sol (33) in the first half of an NBA bas­ket­ball game Sun­day, in Memphis, Tenn.

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