Kristaps Porzingis collected 26 points and 12 rebounds as the visiting Dallas Mavericks ended the Milwaukee Bucks’ 18-game winning streak with a 120-116 victory on Monday.
Seth Curry scored 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor for the Mavericks, who overcame Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 48-point, 14-rebound performance to post their 12th win in 15 games.
Dallas played without reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic, who sustained a moderate right ankle sprain Saturday during the first quarter of a 122-118 loss to the Miami Heat.
Kyle Korver had five 3-pointers to highlight his season-high 17 points for the Bucks, whose streak fell two wins shy of the franchise record. The loss was Milwaukee’s first since a 103-100 setback at Utah on Nov. 8.
Oklahoma City Thunder 109 – Chicago Bulls 106
Chris Paul scored 30 points to lift Oklahoma City to a come-from-behind win over visiting Chicago. The Thunder trailed by as many as 26 points before launching a comeback that tied the biggest in franchise history and is the biggest in the NBA this season.
Paul fueled the fourth-quarter portion of the comeback, going 5-for-6 from behind the 3-point arc and scoring 19 in the final frame. The other 26-point comeback in Thunder history came last season against the Houston Rockets.
Danilo Gallinari added 22 points in the win while Dennis Schroder came off the Thunder bench for 18. Paul narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with 10 rebounds and eight assists. The blown lead spoiled Zach LaVine’s game-high 39-point performance for the Bulls.
Houston Rockets 109 – San Antonio Spurs 107
Russell Westbrook scored 25 of his 31 points in the first half, and James Harden finished with 28 as Houston rallied past visiting San Antonio.
Houston trailed by 25 in the second quarter and by 19 at the half but roared back behind Westbrook and Harden, who scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Forbes scored 18 points, all in the first half on six 3-pointers, while Dejounte Murray and White scored 16 points each.
Toronto Raptors 133 – Cleveland Cavaliers 113
Pascal Siakam scored 33 points and Toronto defeated visiting Cleveland in the first meeting this season between the teams.
Norman Powell added 26 points on 11-for-15 shooting for the Raptors, who have won two in a row. Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 11 assists, Serge Ibaka scored 14 points off the bench and OG Anunoby contributed 12 points and nine rebounds.
Collin Sexton scored 25 points for the Cavaliers, who have lost 10 of their past 11 games and two in a row. Darius Garland added 20 points for the Cavaliers.
Washington Wizards 133 – Detroit Pistons 119
Bradley Beal poured in 35 points and dished out 10 assists, and Washington snapped a four-game losing streak by pulling away from host Detroit.
Isaiah Thomas, who missed the previous five games with a calf strain, supplied 23 points for Washington. Davis Bertans contributed 17 points off the Wizards’ bench while Ish Smith had 10 points and seven assists. Markieff Morris and Derrick Rose each had 22 points for the Pistons.
Detroit’s frontcourt stars missed the game. Andre Drummond, the league’s leading rebounder, sat out for the second straight game due to left eye inflammation related to an allergic reaction. Blake Griffin was sidelined by left knee soreness. He has appeared in only 14 of the team’s 27 games.
Memphis Grizzlies 118 – Miami Heat 111
After squandering a 15-point halftime lead, Memphis closed the game on a 14-4 run to top visiting Miami.
Chipping away at a deficit that grew to as many as 16 points in the third quarter, the Heat took a three-point lead with 5:30 remaining when Bam Adebayo dunked home two of his 14 points. The Grizzlies held the Heat to one point over the next 5:19.
Jonas Valanciunas’ had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, while Ja Morant dished out a game-high 10 assists to go with 20 points. Adebayo finished with a double-double for Miami, grabbing 13 rebounds to go with five assists, three steals and three blocked shots.
Portland Trail Blazers 111 – Phoenix Suns 110
CJ McCollum had 30 points, and Damian Lillard had 27 points and converted the winning three-point play with 26 seconds remaining as Portland overcame a 16-point deficit in a victory at Phoenix.
Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots, and Hassan Whiteside had his 18th double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who made 14 of 34 attempts from 3-point range. They had lost three of four overall and had lost six of their previous seven on the road.
Kelly Oubre Jr. had 24 points, Ricky Rubio had his sixth career triple-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists, and Dario Saric and Frank Kaminsky had 17 points apiece for the Suns, who have lost eight of 11.
–Field Level Media