Bucks overcome Ball’s triple-double
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points to help Milwaukee overcome Lonzo Ball’s tripledouble in the Bucks’ 98-90 win over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.
Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double when he had 17 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds. At 20 years and 15 days, he bested LeBron James by four days to become the youngest to accomplish the feat.
Ball had 11 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in the second half. He made just three of 12 shots in a loss at Washington on Thursday, but finished 7 for 12 and made 3 of 5 shots from three-point range against the Bucks.
WARRIORS 135, 76ERS 114: In Oakland, Calif., Kevin Durant returned from missing one game with a leg injury to finish with 29 points to lead Golden State to its sixth consecutive victory.
Draymond Green contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and two steals. Stephen Curry added 22 points and nine assists to surpass the 4,000-assist mark for his career, and Klay Thompson scored 23 as the Warriors pulled away.
CAVALIERS 111, MAVERICKS 104: Kevin Love had 29 points and 15 rebounds and Kyle Korver scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter to help Cleveland win in Dallas.
The Mavericks were down by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to one on two occasions but could never take the lead.
PELICANS 111, CLIPPERS 103: DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 15 rebounds and Anthony Davis added 25 points and 10 rebounds to power host New Orleans.
Jrue Holiday had eight assists for New Orleans, half of the total assists generated by the entire Clippers team. The Pelicans also overcame 23 turnovers.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 27 points.
ROCKETS 111, GRIZZLIES 96: James Harden scored 38 points to lead Houston past visiting Memphis.
In their previous two meetings, Memphis held the Rockets to 90 and 89 points, the only two times the Rockets have been held under 100 points this season and Houston’s lowest two scoring efforts ever under Coach Mike D’Antoni.
KNICKS 118, KINGS 91: Kristaps Porzingis returned after a one-game absence to score 34 points, Courtney Lee added 20, and New York cruised to victory.
Enes Kanter had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks, who have won four straight at Madison Square Garden.
SPURS 133, BULLS 94: LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and shorthanded San Antonio cruised at home while reaching a season high in points despite missing a third of its roster.
Irving suffers facial fracture
Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has a broken bone in his face and is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Raptors.
The team called the fracture minor.
Irving left Friday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets in the first quarter after taking an inadvertent elbow to the face from teammate Aron Baynes. Irving was bleeding from the nose as he was escorted to the locker room.