NBA results | Tuesday
Bucks 151, Wizards 131
MILWAUKEE — Khris Middleton scored a career-high 51 points in the absence of injured teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a victory over the Washington Wizards.
Middleton helped the Bucks hold off a second-half Wizards rally. Middleton also had 10 rebounds and six assists.
76ers 115, Warriors 104
PHILADELPHIA — Wearing No. 24 in honor of Kobe Bryant, Joel Embiid scored 24 points in his first game in three weeks, leading Philadelphia to the victory.
Embiid and the rest of the Sixers wore No. 24 and No. 8 Bryant jerseys in warmups in honor of the Los Angeles Lakers star, who was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash. Embiid was granted permission from Hall of Famer Bobby Jones to wear the retired No. 24 instead of his usual 21 for his first game since he tore a ligament in a finger in his left hand.
Celtics 109, Heat 101
MIAMI — Gordon Hayward had 29 points and nine rebounds, and the Celtics led virtually the entire way.
Jaylen Brown scored 25 points for Boston, and Kemba Walker added 16 points and eight assists. Daniel Theis finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Pelicans 125, Cavaliers 111
CLEVELAND — Zion Williamson scored 14 points — all inside — in an uneventful NBA road debut, helping the Pelicans to the victory.
Playing in just his fourth game, Williamson added nine rebounds in 30 minutes, his most as a pro.
Raptors 130, Hawks 114
TORONTO — Kyle Lowry had 12 points and 11 assists while becoming Toronto’s career assists leader, and the Raptors earned their season-best eighth straight win.
Serge Ibaka had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Pascal Siakam added 24 points as the Raptors won their 10th in a row over Atlanta.
Suns 133, Mavericks 104
DALLAS — Devin Booker scored 20 of his 32 points in the third quarter, Deandre Ayton had a season-high 31 points and the Suns never trailed.
Booker started the scoring in the third before the ball had even been thrown in, making a free throw after the last of three first-half technicals against Dallas was called against Tim Hardaway Jr. after the halftime buzzer.
Grizzlies 104, Nuggets 96
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Grizzlies to their third straight win.
Ja Morant had 14 points as Memphis led from start to finish. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 10 points and blocked a career-high seven shots.
Hornets 97, Knicks 92
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Terry Rozier had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and the Hornets snapped an eight-game losing streak.
Miles Bridges added 15 points in Charlotte’s first win since Jan. 4. Willy Hernangomez had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Cody Zeller finished with 10 points and 10 boards.