NBA re­sults/stand­ings

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Denver 106, LA Clip­pers 102; Sacra­mento 102, Philadel­phia 100; Toronto 95 Port­land 91; Chicago 90, In­di­ana 85; New Or­leans 111, Dal­las 104; Hous­ton 131, Phoenix 115; Min­nesota 104, At­lanta 90; Brook­lyn 120, Char­lotte 118; Detroit 106, Cleve­land 90; Wash­ing­ton 107, Milwaukee 102; Or­lando 112, Mem­phis 102. Toronto NY Knicks Brook­lyn Philadel­phia

Cleve­land Milwaukee In­di­ana Detroit

Char­lotte Wash­ing­ton Or­lando Mi­ami

East­ern Con­fer­ence At­lantic Divi­sion W L PCT

22 18 16 8 7

23 15 14 15 15

17 15 14 15 10 8 13 14 22 23

7 16 15 17 18

14 16 16 18 21 .733 .581 .533 .267 .233

.767 .484 .483 .469 .455

.548 .484 .467 .455 .323

PEL­I­CANS 111, MAV­ER­ICKS 104 WIZARDS 107, BUCKS 102 MAGIC 112, GRIZ­ZLIES 102 GB

Bos­ton 4.5 6 14 15

Chicago 8.5 8.5 9 9.5

At­lanta 2 2.5 3 7

An­thony Davis scored 28 points, in­clud­ing nine in the fi­nal six min­utes, to lift New Or­leans over Dal­las. Davis also grabbed 16 re­bounds, and Langston Gal­loway made all five of his 3point at­tempts and scored 17 points for New Or­leans (12-21). In win­ning for the third time in four games, the Pel­i­cans made 12 of 25 3-point­ers and placed six play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures. E’Twaun Moore to­taled 16 points, Buddy Hield 14, Dante Cun­ning­ham 11 and Solomon Hill 10.

Otto Porter had 32 points and 13 re­bounds, and Wash­ing­ton ral­lied from a 10-point, fourthquar­ter deficit. John Wall con­trib­uted 18 points and 16 as­sists for the Wizards (14-16). Porter drained five 3-point­ers, in­clud­ing a long ball from the cor­ner for a 104-100 lead with 49 sec­onds left. His shot from be­yond the arc started a 15-2 run af­ter the Bucks (14-15) took their largest lead at 96-86 lead as Mal­colm Brog­don’s jumper capped a 12-2 spurt. Wash­ing­ton was a dif­fer­ent team in the home-and-home re­match com­pared to a 123-96 loss Fri­day at Milwaukee.

Aaron Gor­don scored 30 points and six team­mates fol­lowed in dou­ble fig­ures, lead­ing Or­lando over Mem­phis. The Magic led from start to fin­ish for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive game, du­pli­cat­ing a vic­tory on Fri­day over the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers. The Griz­zlies never got closer than 10 points in the sec­ond half.

El­frid Pay­ton had 16 points, in­clud­ing three straight bas­kets in the fourth quar­ter that stopped a late Mem­phis rally. Serge Ibaka had 16 points and six re­bounds. Nikola Vuce­vic had 13 points and nine re­bounds, and Jodie Meeks also had 13 points, all in the first quar­ter. Mike

West­ern Con­fer­ence North­west Divi­sion

Ok­la­homa City Denver Port­land Min­nesota

Golden State Clip­pers Sacra­mento LA Lak­ers Phoenix

San Antonio Mem­phis New Or­leans Dal­las

19 18 13 13 10

27 22 14 12 9

25 23 20 12 9

12 13 18 20 21

5 11 17 22 22

6 9 13 21 22

.613 .581 .419 .394 .323

.844 .667 .452 .353 .290

.806 .719 .606 .364 .290

Con­ley led the Griz­zlies with 17 points.

NUGGETS 106, CLIP­PERS 102 KINGS 102, 76ERS 100

Utah 1 6 7 9

LA 5.5 12.5 16 17.5

Hous­ton 2.5 6 14 16

Nikola Jo­kic scored 24 points and grabbed 10 re­bounds, and Danilo Gal­li­nari and Will Bar­ton con­trib­uted 23 points apiece, lead­ing Denver past Los An­ge­les. Gal­li­nari also had 11 boards as Denver ended a two-game skid. Ja­mal Craw­ford scored 24 points and Austin Rivers added 19 for the Clip­pers, who played with­out in­jured starters Chris Paul (strained left ham­string), J.J. Redick (sore left ham­string) and Blake Grif­fin (right knee surgery). The de­feat was Los An­ge­les’ third straight.

DeMar­cus Cousins fin­ished with 30 points, and his 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 20.9 sec­onds left lifted Sacra­mento to its fourth con­sec­u­tive win. Joel Em­biid led Philadel­phia with 25 points, but his 3-point at­tempt from the top of the arc fell short as time ex­pired. Rudy Gay, back from a hip in­jury, fin­ished with 17 points and nine re­bounds, and Ty Law­son added 12 for the Kings, who over­came an eight-point deficit in the fi­nal pe­riod.

RAP­TORS 95, TRAIL BLAZ­ERS 91

Kyle Lowry scored 27 points to lead Toronto past Port­land. DeMar DeRozan con­trib­uted 20 points, 10 re­bounds and seven as­sists as the Rap­tors earned their fourth win in a row and their 14th in 16 out­ings. The own seven con­sec­u­tive road vic­to­ries. Pa­trick Pat­ter­son added 15 points and eight re­bounds, and Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas col­lected 12 points and 12 boards for Toronto. CJ McCol­lum scored 29 points and handed out seven as­sists for the Trail Blaz­ers, who lost for the sixth time in a row and the 10th time in 11 con­tests. — Reuters

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