Sacramento keeps it rolling in Atlanta, roars past Hawks
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.