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NBA results | Friday


Pacers 150, Hawks 116

INDIANAPOL­IS — Tyrese Haliburton had 18 of Indiana’s franchise-record 50 assists and the Pacers routed the Atlanta Hawks 150-116 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.

Haliburton, the NBA assists leader at 12.8 per game, also had 10 points and eight rebounds in just over 25 minutes. Myles Turner led Indiana with 27 points, Bennedict Mathurin had 18, Bruce Brown 17 and Aaron Nesmith 15.

The NBA’s highest-scoring team, Indiana reached 150 points against the Hawks for the second time this season after setting a league season high in a 157-152 victory in Atlanta on Nov. 21.

Dejounte Murray led the Hawks with 30 points. Trae Young missed his first seven shots and finished with 13 points on 4-of-18 shooting. He was 1 of 11 from 3-point range.

Magic 122, Nuggets 120

DENVER — Paolo Banchero hit a pair of go-ahead free throws with 9.7 seconds remaining and had his first career tripledoub­le to help short-handed Orlando beat Denver.

Banchero finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. He hit four free throws in the last 34.6 seconds in a game where the Magic trailed by 18 points in the third quarter. Jamal Murray had a chance to tie the game but his 10foot shot rimmed out at the buzzer.

Nikola Jokic led Denver with 29 points

Celtics 126, Jazz 97

BOSTON — Jayson Tatum scored 30 points and hit five 3-pointers to help NBA-leading Boston run past Utah for its seventh victory in eight games.

Boston never trailed, led by 36 points in the first half and made 17 3s for the night. Kristaps Porzingis added 19 points and Jrue Holiday had 14.

Lauri Markkanen had 17 points for Utah, The Jazz had won three straight.

Timberwolv­es 122, Rockets 95

HOUSTON — Anthony Edwards scored 24 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 and Western Conference-leading Minnesota beat Houston.

Edwards had a relatively quiet game considerin­g he entered the night averaging 36.3 points in his previous four games. He had scored at least 25 points in 10 straight games but went 8 for 17 from the field in 32 minutes Friday.

Jalen Green led Houston with 20 points. The Rockets are 2-4 on a sevengame homestand.

Warriors 113, Pistons 109

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 26 points over the final 1:32 with a pair of 3-pointers, emphatical­ly answering after Bojan Bogdanovic’s go-ahead 3 with 1:41 to play, and Golden State held on to beat last-place Detroit.

Detroit’s Cade Cunningham made a driving reverse layup with 2:10 to play that tied it at 100 and wound up with 30 points. He also scored five straight points down the stretch to pull the Pistons to 95-94 at the 4:20 mark of the fourth.

Warriors guard Chris Paul fractured his left hand and will have surgery next week. The 38-year-old Paul had eight points, six rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes. He’s expected to return this season.

Knicks 128, 76ers 92

PHILADELPH­IA — Jalen Brunson hit four 3-pointers and scored 29 points to lead New York past Philadelph­ia.

Quentin Grimes added 19 points and Isaiah Hartenstei­n had 17 to help the Knicks to their third straight victory. Donte DiVincenzo also made four 3s and scored 14 points.

Joel Embiid had 30 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers.

Nets 124, Thunder 115

NEW YORK — Spencer Dinwiddie and Nic Claxton each scored 23 points and Brooklyn beat Oklahoma City to snap a five-game losing streak.

Cam Thomas broke out of a 0-for-20 shooting slump with 19 points, including 16 in the Nets’ most dominant first half of the season. They led 75-47 at the break and by 32 in the third quarter.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 34 points, nine assists and six rebounds for Oklahoma City. The Thunder have dropped two straight after a five-game winning streak.

Suns 113, Heat 97

PHOENIX — Grayson Allen made a career-high nine 3-pointers to tie the Phoenix record and scored 31 points, Bradley Beal added 25 points and the Suns beat Miami.

Allen was sensationa­l in the first half, scoring 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting from long range. The sixth-year player was acquired in an offseason trade, came into the game averaging a careerhigh 13 points. He was 9 of 14 on 3s and 11 of 19 overall from the field.

Bam Adebayo led Miami with 28 points and 11 rebounds.

Mavericks 139, Trail Blazers 103

DALLAS — Kyrie Irving scored 24 points with fellow All-Star Luka Doncic sidelined by a sore ankle and Dallas swept a twogame home set against Portland.

The Mavericks were missing six other players besides Doncic. But they led from the middle of the first quarter on, two nights after never trailing in a 29-point win over the Blazers.

Jerami Grant scored 18 points for Portland.

Kings 135, Raptors 130

SACRAMENTO — Domantas Sabonis had 24 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists for his second consecutiv­e tripledoub­le and Sacramento held off Toronto.

Sabonis has eight triple-doubles this season and three in his last four games. He notched the latest one with an alley-oop pass to Malik Monk early in the fourth quarter.

De’Aaron Fox also scored 24 for the Kings. They have won four of five.

Immanuel Quickley and Scottie Barnes paced Toronto with 20 points apiece.

Bulls 104, Hornets 91

CHICAGO — Coby White had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and Chicago welcomed back Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic with a victory over Charlotte.

LaVine scored 15 points while playing almost 30 minutes in his first game since Nov. 28. Vucevic had 11 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes while also playing as a reserve. LaVine was sidelined for 17 games because of inflammati­on in his right foot. Vucevic missed the past five games with a strained left adductor.

Miles Bridges scored 28 points for Charlotte. The Hornets were 1-5 on a six-game trip.

Cavaliers 114, Wizards 90

CLEVELAND — Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Cleveland rolled to its second easy win in three nights over Washington.

The Cavs had a little tougher time against the Wizards than in their 140-101 blowout on Wednesday night, when Cleveland reached season highs in points, rebounds, assists and 3-point percentage.

Tyus Jones had 16 points for Washington.

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