Nets’ dynamic duo outshines Bucks
NEW YORK — Kevin Durant made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left, James Harden had 34 points and 12 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets edged the Milwaukee Bucks 125123 on Monday night.
Durant finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists to give the Nets their fourth straight victory in a game in which two of the East’s best went toe-to-toe right down to a tense finish that ended when Khris Middleton missed a potential winning 3-pointer from the corner.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the Bucks, wh0 had a fourgame win streak end. Middleton added 25 points.
WARRIORS 115, LAKERS 113
Stephen Curry scored 26 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 23 and Golden State rallied from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to win at Los Angeles.
LeBron James’ 3-pointer gave the Lakers a 97-83 advantage early in the fourth before the Warriors battled back.
James had a chance to win it at the end, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Lakers had their five-game winning streak snapped.
RAPTORS 116, MAVS 93
Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and Pascal Siakam had a big second half, leading Toronto past Dallas at Tampa, Fla.
OG Anunoby contributed 13 points, 11 rebounds and good defensive work against Dallas star Luka Doncic. Doncic, who was coming off a 36-point, 16-rebound, 15-assist game in Sunday’s 117-101 loss to Chicago, scored 15 points on 4-for-11 shooting.
SPURS 125, BLAZERS 104
LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points, and DeMar DeRozan added 20 points and 11 assists as San Antonio won at Portland.
Rudy Gay and Patty Mills came off the bench for 21 points apiece as the Spurs reserves outscored
Portland backups 59-24.
It marked the first time in Spurs history four players age 30 or older scored at least 20 points in the same game.
HEAT 113, PISTONS 107
Bam Adebayo had 28 points and 11 rebounds and shorthanded Miami rallied from 19 down to beat visiting Detroit.
Goran Dragic scored 22 points for the Heat, who were again without Jimmy Butler and Avery Bradley (virus protocols), Tyler Herro (neck) and Meyers Leonard (shoulder).
GRIZZLIES 108, SUNS 104
Ja Morant had 17 points and 10 assists and took a key charge late as Memphis won its fifth straight by beating Phoenix.
Morant assisted on Grayson Allen’s 3-pointer with 1:06 left to give Memphis a 101-98 lead, then scored on a drive with 30.8 seconds remaining. On the next possession, Morant took a charge against Chris Paul.
KNICKS 91, MAGIC 84
R.J. Barrett scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds, and Julius Randle added 21 points and 17 rebounds to lead host New York past Orlando.
HAWKS 108, T-WOLVES 97
Clint Capela had 23 points and 15 rebounds, De’Andre Hunter scored 25 and Atlanta beat visiting Minnesota.
ODDS AND ENDS
The Washington Wizards, with a seventh player testing positive for COVID-19 Monday, have another postponement. A game scheduled to be played Wednesday in Charlotte is now off. That is the NBA’s 14th postponement since Jan. 10 — a league-leading five involving the Wizards. … The Cleveland Cavaliers will either trade or release troubled and talented forward Kevin Porter Jr., who has not played for them this season.