Ja Morant-less Grizzlies rout Curry, Warriors, 131-110
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tyus Jones had 22 points and 11 assists, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 21 points and nine rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 131-110 on Thursday night.
The Grizzlies played their third game without Ja Morant, the star guard who is away from the team after posting a video last weekend in which he appeared to be displaying a gun at a Denver-area strip club. The Grizzlies have announced Morant will miss at least the next three games.
Demond Bane also had 21 points for Memphis.
Stephen Curry had 29 points and seven rebounds for Golden State.
Jordan Poole had 22 points, Draymond Green added 16 points and seven assists and Klay Thompson had 14 points.
The teams met in Memphis
for the first time since their heated Western Conference postseason that Golden State won 4-2.
BUCKS 118, NETS 113
MILWAUKEE — Brook Lopez had 24 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high nine blocks and Milwaukee outlasted short-handed Brooklyn.
The nine blocks are most by an NBA player this season. Bobby Portis added a season-high 28 points to go along with 13 rebounds to help the NBA-leading Bucks win for the 19th time in 20 games.
The Bucks were missing two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo for a second straight game.
PACERS 134, ROCKETS 125, OT
INDIANAPOLIS — Tyrese Haliburton had 28 points and a career-high 19 assists, Buddy Hield hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and Indiana beat Houston.
Hield broke a 117-all tie with his fifth 3-pointer and Haliburton scored 12 points after that as the Pacers outscored the Rockets 19-10 in overtime.
Houston rookie forward Jabari Smith Jr. made a 3-pointer with four seconds left to force overtime. Smith scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half and had 12 rebounds.
JAZZ 131, MAGIC 124
ORLANDO, Fla. — Lauri Markkanen scored 31 points, Talen Horton-Tucker had 23 and Utah beat Orlando to snap a four-game losing streak.
Simone Fontecchio added 17 points for Utah, and rookie Walker Kessler’s 13 points and 10 rebounds included a big three-point play with 35 seconds left after the Magic cut the deficit to a point.