Sacra­mento keeps it rolling in At­lanta, roars past Hawks

The Mercury News Weekend - - SPORTS -

De’Aaron Fox set ca­reer highs with 31 points, 15 as­sists and 10 re­bounds for his first ca­reer triple- dou­ble, and the Sacra­mento Kings beat the At­lanta Hawks 146115 on Thurs­day night for their fifth straight win and snap­ping an 11-game skid in At­lanta.

Buddy Hield scored 27 points, and Ne­manja Bjel­ica had 19 for the Kings (6-3), whose win­ning streak in­cludes four straight against East­ern Con­fer­ence teams, in­clud­ing the past three on the road.

Jeremy Lin scored 23 points for the Hawks, who have lost four straight.

CELTICS 117, BUCKS 113 » Kyrie Irv­ing scored 28 points, mak­ing six of Bos­ton’s fran­chise record 24 3-point­ers, and the Celtics knocked off the last un­beaten team in the NBA. Gor­don Hay­ward added a sea­son-high 18 points, Al Hor­ford also scored 18 and Mar­cus Mor­ris had 17 points for the Celtics, who held off the Bucks (7-1) in the fi­nal minute and put an end to Mil­wau­kee’s un­beaten start. Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo re­turned to the lineup af­ter miss­ing one game while in the NBA’s con­cus­sion pro­to­col and led Mil­wau­kee with 33 points and 11 re­bounds. 76ERS 122, CLIP­PERS 113 » Joel Em­biid had 41 points and 13 re­bounds, help­ing Philadel­phia top Los An­ge­les. It was Em­biid’s sixth game al­ready this sea­son with at least 30 points and 10 re­bounds. Lou Wil­liams scored 26 points for the Clip­pers. THUN­DER 111, HOR­NETS 107 » Rus­sell West­brook had 29

points, 10 as­sists and eight re­bounds, and Ok­la­homa City over­came a 19-point third-quar­ter deficit to beat Char­lotte on the road. NUGGETS 110, CAVA­LIERS 91 » Juan­cho Her­nan­gomez scored 23 points, Paul-Mill­sap added 16, and vis­it­ing Den­ver rolled past Cleve­land. The Nuggets won their third straight to im­prove to 7-1. The Cava­liers have split two games un­der act­ing coach Larry Drew. TRAIL BLAZ­ERS 132, PEL­I­CANS 119 » Damian Lil­lard scored 26 points, and Port­land made 18 3-point­ers in its third straight win. Pel­i­cans star An­thony Davis missed the game with a right el­bow sprain. HOWARD SCHED­ULED TO START, MAKE WIZ­ARDS DE­BUT » Dwight Howard is sched­uled to make his Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards de­but against the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der to­day. The Wiz­ards are off to a 1- 6 start with­out Howard. He missed all of train­ing camp, the pre­sea­son and the first seven games of the reg­u­lar sea­son be­cause of a sore back­side. ALL- STAR GAME GO­ING TO

CLEVE­LAND » Com­mis­sioner Adam Sil­ver an­nounced that the Cava­liers will host the 2022 All- Star Game at Quicken Loans Arena. The event co­in­cides with the league’s 75th an­niver­sary. TIM­BER­WOLVES UN­VEIL PRINCE-IN­SPIRED UNI­FORM » The Min­nesota Tim­ber­wolves are pay­ing trib­ute to Prince with a pur­ple-high­lighted uni­form. Min­nesota will de­but the new uni­form on Nov. 16 and will wear the uni­forms eight times dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son.

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