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NBA results | Thursday


Jazz 119, Pistons 111

DETROIT — Kelly Olynyk scored 25 points and the short-handed Utah Jazz beat Detroit for the Pistons’ 25th straight loss — one short of the NBA single season record.

The 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and 2013-14 Philadelph­ia 76ers share the record at 26. The 76ers hold the overall mark at 28, a skid that started in the 2014-15 season and carried over into 2015-16.

Back in action Saturday night in Brooklyn, the Pistons are 2-26 under first-year coach Monty Williams.

Utah played without four of its top seven scorers — Lauri Markkanen, Jordan Clarkson, Keyonte George and Talen Horton-Tucker — on the second night of a back-to-back after losing at Cleveland on Wednesday.

Collin Sexton added 19 points for Utah, and Ochai Agbaji had 18.

Cade Cunningham led Detroit with 28 points and 10 assists. Jaden Ivey added 24 points and Marvin Bagley III had 22.

Grizzlies 115, Pacers 103

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ja Morant had 20 points and eight assists in his first home game following a 25-game suspension to help Memphis beat Indiana.

Desmond Bane led Memphis with 31 points and also had seven assists. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 21 points and seven rebounds.

Memphis was still relishing in Morant’s return Tuesday night in New Orleans when he scored 34 points and made the winning, spinning layup as time expired. He was suspended by the NBA for waving a gun at least twice on social media.

Obi Toppin led Indiana with 22 points.

Bucks 118, Magic 114

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokoun­mpo had 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and Milwaukee beat Orlando for its sixth consecutiv­e victory — all at home on the longest homestand of the season.

The Bucks have won 15 straight games at Fiserv Forum, their longest single-season home winning streak since 1991-92 when they won their first 18 at home.

Damian Lillard added 24 points and eight assists for Milwaukee. Franz Wagner scored 29 points for Orlando. The Magic have lost four in a row.

Bulls 114, Spurs 95

CHICAGO — Coby White scored 22 points and Chicago handed San Antonio its 21st loss in 22 games.

White had 12 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bulls break it open.

DeMar DeRozan finished with 21 points after scoring 27 the previous night in a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Devin Vassell led San Antonio with 21 points. Prized rookie Victor Wembanyama had a season-low seven points and five rebounds after setting an NBA record for a teenager with eight straight double-doubles. The No. 1 overall draft pick played 22 minutes after missing a blowout loss Tuesday night at Milwaukee.

Pelicans 123, Cavaliers 104

CLEVELAND — Trey Murphy III scored 28 points while starting in place of New Orleans star Zion Williamson — out with an illness — and the Pelicans pulled away in the second half to beat undermanne­d Cleveland.

Williamson didn’t travel with the Pelicans, who have been battling a flu bug that has been making its way though the team and affecting several other players in the past few days. Murphy started for the first time this season and made six 3-pointers as the Pelicans won for the fifth time in six games.

Dean Wade had 20 points for Cleveland. The Cavaliers played without their top three scorers — Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland and Evan Mobley.

Wizards 118, Trail Blazers 117

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points and Washington held off Portland for its fifth victory of the season.

Tyus Jones added 16 points, Daniel Gafford had 14 points and eight rebounds and Jordan Poole and Deni Advija each had 11 points. Washington is 5-22.

Anfernee Simons scored 22 of his 41 points for Portland in the fourth quarter. Deandre Ayton had 23 points and 10 rebounds. The Trail Blazers are 7-20.

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