Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his second triple-double in as many video games with 33 factors, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and eight Bucks scored in double-figures as Milwaukee survived in opposition to the Washington Wizards, 125-119, on Saturday in Washington D.C.
The Wizards performed with out All-Star Bradley Beal, the league’s main scorer who sat out the second leg of Washington’s weekend back-to-back because of a knee harm. However teammate Russell Westbrook picked up the slack.
Westbrook matched Antetokounmpo with a triple-double, posting 42 factors, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, and led the Wizards with an brisk first half. They took a 12-point lead within the second quarter earlier than Milwaukee battled again.
Westbrook and Antetokounmpo grew to become the sixth pair of opponents to drop 30-plus level triple-doubles in NBA historical past.
New York Knicks 119 – Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 97
R.J. Barrett scored a career-high 32 factors and Julius Randle had a triple-double to steer visiting New York to a win over Oklahoma Metropolis.
Randle helped the Knicks take management, scoring 13 of his 26 factors within the fourth quarter to assist New York prolong a 10-point result in as many as 26 factors. Randle additionally had 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his second triple-double of the season and eighth of his profession.
The Thunder have been with out a pair of starters. Level guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed the sport with a left quad contusion and Darius Bazley sat out his second consecutive recreation with a left shoulder contusion.
Brooklyn Nets 100 – Detroit Pistons 95
James Harden hit a tie-breaking layup with 97 seconds remaining whereas posting one other triple-double of 24 factors, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, as Brooklyn withstood a late problem in a victory over Detroit at New York.
Harden’s ninth triple-double with the Nets, and clutch performs within the remaining minutes, helped Brooklyn enhance to 12-1 since a 122-111 loss at Detroit on Feb. 9. Kyrie Irving added 18 factors for the Nets, who shot 48.1 % from the sector and overcame a 6-of-27 night time from 3-point vary.
Jerami Grant led the Pistons with 22 factors however was scoreless within the fourth. Delon Wright and Bey chipped in 13 factors for the Pistons, who shot 40.4 % and missed 24 of 32 tries from 3-point vary, together with 19 consecutive misses at one level.
Indiana Pacers 122 – Phoenix Suns 111
Malcolm Brogdon scored 25 factors whereas Doug McDermott and Domantas Sabonis added 22 apiece to steer Indiana previous host Phoenix. Sabonis added 13 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals for his fifth triple-double of the season.
Myles Turner scored 16 factors on 7-of-8 capturing and contributed eight rebounds and 4 blocked pictures for Indiana. Caris LeVert added 13 factors in his Indiana debut because the Pacers gained for simply the second time previously eight video games.
Devin Booker registered 20 factors and 7 assists, and Dario Saric scored 17 factors, however the Suns had a five-game profitable streak halted and misplaced for simply the fourth time in 21 video games.
Charlotte Hornets 114 – Toronto Raptors 104
LaMelo Ball (NYSE:) scored a game-high 23 factors and helped Charlotte set a number of franchise information for 3-pointers in beating visiting Toronto, choosing up its fourth win previously 5 video games.
Ball shot 6-of-9 from 3-point vary and added 9 rebounds and 6 assists. The Hornets, who shot 21-for-49 from 3-point vary, scored 31 of the sport’s first 40 factors and set franchise information for many 3-pointers in a half (16) and in a primary quarter (11).
Toronto dropped its sixth recreation in its previous seven and have been once more lacking Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Malachi Flynn and Patrick McCaw because of the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols. Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 19 factors, eight assists and 6 rebounds.
Dallas Mavericks 116 – Denver Nuggets 103
Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 factors, Luka Doncic had 21 factors and 12 assists, and visiting Dallas beat Denver.
Josh Richardson completed with 20 factors, Jalen Brunson scored 12 factors and Dorian Finney-Smith had 11 for Dallas, which bounced again from a loss at Oklahoma Metropolis on Thursday night time.
Nikola Jokic was two rebounds shy of a triple-double, ending with 26 factors and 11 assists for Denver. Will Barton and Michael Porter Jr. scored 23 every and Jamal Murray had 10 factors for the Nuggets, who had their profitable streak stopped at 5 video games.
Portland Path Blazers 125 – Minnesota Timberwolves 121
Carmelo Anthony scored eight of his team-high 26 factors in an early fourth-quarter run that allowed Portland to rally previous Minnesota within the opener of a two-game set in Minneapolis.
Anthony’s 26 have been his second-most this season. Teammate Damian Lillard was proper behind with 25 factors whereas additionally finishing a double-double with a game-high 10 assists for Portland. Enes Kanter additionally had a double-double with 20 factors and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Karl-Anthony Cities had a game-high 34 factors to go together with a team-high 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves, and Anthony Edwards went for 21 factors.
Atlanta Hawks 121 – Sacramento Kings 106
Trae Younger and Clint Capela mixed for 52 factors to carry Atlanta to a victory over visiting Sacramento, extending its profitable streak to a season-long 4 video games.
Younger made 5 3-pointers and scored 28 factors with 9 assists. Capela had 24 factors, 14 rebounds and two blocked pictures.
Sacramento was led by De’Aaron Fox with 32 factors, seven rebounds and 6 assists. Richaun Holmes added 20 factors and 12 rebounds.
–Area Stage Media