Turner helps Pac­ers beat 76ers

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PHILADEL­PHIA (AP) — Myles Turner scored 25 points, in­clud­ing two clutch free throws with 21.5 sec­onds re­main­ing, and the In­di­ana Pac­ers beat the Philadel­phia 76ers 101-98 on Tues­day night in a pos­si­ble East­ern Con­fer­ence play­off pre­view.

Thad­deus Young added 19 points and 10 re­bounds for the sur­pris­ing Pac­ers (40-28), who over­came an off shoot­ing night by lead­ing scorer Vic­tor Oladipo to win their third straight and im­prove to a sea­son-high 12 games over .500. They were com­ing off a 99-97 vic­tory at Bos­ton on Sun­day night.


WASH­ING­TON (AP) — Min­nesota star Kar­lAn­thony Towns re­cov­ered from a shot to the mouth that left him down on the court and fin­ished with 37 points and 10 re­bounds.

Towns shot 13 for 17, in­clud­ing mak­ing all three of his 3-point at­tempts, and showed no ill ef­fects af­ter get­ting knocked in the face with about a minute left in the first half.

A 20-3 run capped by an in­side bas­ket from An­drew Wig­gins off Towns’ as­sist put Min­nesota up 105-98 with less than 5 1/2 min­utes to go.


AT­LANTA (AP) — Rus­sell West­brook picked up the 100th triple-dou­ble of his ca­reer, and the Thunder used a 16-0 run late in the fourth quar­ter to pull away from the Hawks.

West­brook scored 32 points, dished out 12 as­sists and grabbed 12 re­bounds to be­come the third-fastest player to reach the mile­stone. Only Os­car Robert­son (277 games) and Magic John­son (656) got to No. 100 quicker than West­brook, who ac­com­plished the feat in his 736th con­test.

RAP­TORS 116, NETS 102

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas had 26 points and 14 re­bounds, and Toronto earned its ninth straight win.

De­Mar DeRozan and re­serve Fred Van­Vleet scored 15 points apiece, and Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 11 as­sists for the East­ern Con­fer­ence-lead­ing Rap­tors, who held Brook­lyn to 35 points af­ter half­time and won a fran­chise record­ty­ing sev­enth straight road game.


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 12 re­bounds, send­ing Utah to its sev­enth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory.

The Jazz had six play­ers score in dou­ble fig­ures. Joe In­gles added 17 points, seven as­sists and seven re­bounds, and Jonas Jere­bko had 16 points and eight re­bounds.

Luke Kennard scored 18 points and An­dre Drum­mond had 13 points and 11 re­bounds for the Pis­tons, who have lost 11 of 14.

Dono­van Mitchell hit a buzzer-beat­ing 3-pointer to end the third quar­ter and put the Jazz ahead 81-51.


NEW OR­LEANS (AP) — An­thony Davis had 31 points, 14 re­bounds and five blocked shots, lead­ing New Or­leans to the vic­tory.

Ra­jon Rondo added 12 points and 17 as­sists and Jrue Hol­i­day high­lighted a 25-point, nine-as­sist per­for­mance with 10 points in the fi­nal 2:39, start­ing with a 3 that put the Pel­i­cans in front.

Hol­i­day’s sec­ond 3 in that stretch widened New Or­leans’ lead to five points with 1:19 to go and he added a driv­ing fin­ger roll that made it 117-110 with 30 sec­onds left. The Pel­i­cans had dropped two in a row.

Dwight Howard had 22 points, 11 re­bounds and three blocked shots for Char­lotte, while Kemba Walker added 22 points.


NEW YORK (AP) — Har­ri­son Barnes scored 30 points, and the Mav­er­icks handed the Knicks their eighth straight loss.

Dal­las couldn’t stop New York early, and then dom­i­nated the sec­ond half to win for the third time in four games, with only a loss to NBA-lead­ing Hous­ton in that stretch.

Rookie Den­nis Smith Jr. added 17 points for the Mavs and Dirk Now­itzki had 13.


CHICAGO (AP) — DeAn­dre Jor­dan dom­i­nated with 29 points and 18 re­bounds, lead­ing the Clip­pers to the road win.

Lou Wil­liams scored 26 and To­bias Har­ris had 18 points for Los An­ge­les, which took con­trol late in the third quar­ter on the way to its fifth win in six games.


SAN AN­TO­NIO (AP) — LaMar­cus Aldridge scored 24 points, help­ing San An­to­nio stop a three-game slide.

The Spurs led 62-37 at half­time and ex­tended that cush­ion to 39 en­ter­ing the fourth quar­ter.


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If there’s such a thing as a per­fect quar­ter, the Utah Jazz came close to play­ing one.

No one could have scripted a bet­ter start to Utah’s 11079 vic­tory over the Detroit Pis­tons on Tues­day night than what un­folded for the Jazz in the first quar­ter. They never trailed and buried Detroit early be­hind a bar­rage of crisp passes and smooth bas­kets.

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