NBA roundup: Doncic shines as Mavericks beat Blazers

0
152
The Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) drives against the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Luka Doncic made a career-best eight 3-pointers and recorded 35 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 120-112 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Tim Hardaway Jr. made five 3-pointers while scoring 29 points, and Seth Curry tallied 16 points off the bench as the Mavericks won their fourth straight game. Jalen Brunson added 13 points and Maxi Kleber scored 10 for Dallas.

Portland’s Damian Lillard registered 34 points and 10 assists in his clash with Doncic. Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Hassan Whiteside had 21 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Trail Blazers.

Anthony became the 18th player in NBA history to top 26,000 points. His total sits at 26,014.

Portland guard CJ McCollum departed the game in the second quarter due to a sprained left ankle. He had four points in 12 minutes before exiting.

Atlanta Hawks 121 – 120 San Antonio Spurs

Kevin Huerter scored the decisive 3-pointer with seven seconds to play and Trae Young scored 31 points as Atlanta rallied in the final two minutes to stun hosts San Antonio.

Kevin Huerter (3) shoots game-winning bucket as Atlanta Hawks beat San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs led by 11 points after a huge third quarter, but Atlanta clawed back to within 120-118 on a basket by Young with 48 seconds to play, setting up Huerter’s game-winner.

DeMar DeRozan had a chance to win the game for San Antonio but missed a last-second fade-away jumper, allowing the Hawks to win their second straight game but just their fourth in their past 19 outings.

DeRozan scored 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor to stretch his streak of scoring 20 or more points, and shooting 50 percent or better from the floor to 13 straight, breaking a tie with Michael Jordan for the most such games in a row in the last 35 seasons

Miami Heat 115 – 108 Oklahoma City Thunder

Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points to lead visiting Miami over Oklahoma City, holding off a late charge after once leading by 22 in the final quarter.

Miami Heat’s Kendrick Nunn (25) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Power Forward Danilo Gallinari (8)

Bam Adebayo finished with 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists while going 7 of 11 from the field for Miami, and Jimmy Butler finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Seven players scored in double figures for the Heat.

Oklahoma City hit a season-high 18 3-pointers, including seven from Danilo Gallinari, who scored a team-high 27 points. His 3-point total was a season high. The loss was the Thunder’s second in a row and third in four games.

Other Friday night results

Indiana Pacers 116 – 114 Minnesota Timberwolves

Philadelphia 76ers 100 – 89 Chicago Bulls

Toronto Raptors 140 – 111 Washington Wizards

Memphis Grizzlies 113 – 109 Cleveland Cavaliers

 

Chidi Nwoke.