DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, and Patty Mills had 21 off the bench as the San Antonio Spurs routed the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 126-104 on Monday night to snap a two-game losing streak.
The Spurs led by 10 points after three quarters and ran their advantage to 16 points early in the final period. Milwaukee closed to within 100-89 with 8:12 to play but never made a serious run down the stretch.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Gay scored 17 points each for the Spurs, with Dejounte Murray scoring 13 points and Trey Lyles pulling down 12 rebounds. San Antonio set its season high with 19 3-pointers (on 35 attempts) in the win.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Milwaukee, which had not lost by more than 12 points all season. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 24 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists but missed all five of his 3-point attempts.
Washington Wizards 99 – Boston Celtics 94
Ish Smith scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and Washington beat visiting Boston.
Jordan McRae added 19 points for the Wizards, and Isaiah Thomas scored 17 against his former team. The undermanned Wizards won their second straight game and have posted home wins against the Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets and Celtics in an eight-day span.
Jaylen Brown had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who never led. Jayson Tatum had 17 points, and Gordon Hayward finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Sacramento Kings 111 – 98 Golden State Warriors
Trevor Ariza contributed 3-pointers to second- and third-quarter runs that allowed host Sacramento to pull away from Golden State for a blowout, in a game that saw the ejection of Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox led five players, including two reserves, in double figures with 21 points apiece as the Kings made quick work of their opponent on the opening night of a back-to-back. Sacramento visits Phoenix on Tuesday.
The Warriors, who rested Draymond Green and had D’Angelo Russell out for the fourth straight game, trailed by as many as 31 before dropping their fifth straight.
Other NBA results
Dallas Mavericks 118 – 110 Chicago Bulls
Denver Nuggets 123 – 115 Atlanta Hawks
Philadelphia 76ers 120 – 113 Oklahoma City Thunder
Utah Jazz 128 – 126 New Orleans Pelicans
Indiana Pacers 115 – 104 Charlotte Hornets
Orlando Magic 101 – 89 Brooklyn Nets