Davis, James lead Lakers to best 10-game start since 2010
By The Associated Press undefined
PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony Davis had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma added 23 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Phoenix Suns 123-115 on Tuesday night.
The Lakers (8-2) are off to their best 10-game start since 2010 and bounced back from a home loss to Toronto on Sunday. LeBron James added 19 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds.
Phoenix (6-4) trailed for a big chunk of the fourth quarter but pushed ahead 113-111 on Devin Booker’s fast-break layup with 3:29 left. The Lakers responded with three straight 3-pointers — one from James and two more from Kuzma — to lead 120-113 and put the game out of reach.
The Suns were led by Ricky Rubio and Booker, who both scored 21 points.
HAWKS 125, NUGGETS 121
DENVER (AP) — Trae Young scored 15 of his season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter and added 11 assists to lead Atlanta past Denver.
Young finished seven points shy of his career high set March 1 against Chicago last season. He was 13 of 21 from the field and finished 8 for 13 on 3-pointers.
Jabari Parker had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Alex Len scored 17 for the Hawks.
Will Barton led Denver with 21 points, Jokic had 20 and Paul Millsap added 19.
PACERS 111, THUNDER 85
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — T.J. Warren scored 11 of his 23 points in the third quarter to lead Indiana past Oklahoma City.
Malcolm Brogdon had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the surging Pacers, who have won seven of eight, including four straight.
Danilo Gallinari scored 14 points, Deonte Burton had 13 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 11 points and six rebounds for the Thunder, who have lost three of four and remained winless on the road.
76ERS 98, CAVALIERS 97
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 27 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 13.2 seconds remaining, Philadelphia over Cleveland.
Josh Richardson added 17 points and Ben Simmons had 15 for Philadelphia, which won despite missing 30 of 38 3-point attempts.
Jordan Clarkson and Kevin Love each had 20 points to pace Cleveland. Collin Sexton added 18 points.
HEAT 117, PISTONS 108
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, added 13 assists and Miami wasted most of what was a 29-point lead before hanging on to beat shorthanded Detroit.
Kendrick Nunn also had 20 points for Miami, while Bam Adebayo scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Heat. Goran Dragic also had 18 points.
Miami is 7-3, matching the third-best 10-game start in Heat history.
Luke Kennard was 0 for 7 in the first half, but recovered to score 22 for Detroit.
BULLS 120, KNICKS 102
CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White made a franchise-record seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and Chicago pulled away from slumping New York.
White missed his first five shots from the field and began the final period with just four points. But the rookie guard put on a dazzling show down the stretch.
White finished with 27 points. Zach LaVine had 25 for Chicago, and Wendell Carter Jr. finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
New York lost for the sixth time in seven games. Marcus Morris scored 22 points for the Knicks, and RJ Barrett finished with 21 points and nine assists.
JAZZ 119, NETS 114
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Utah beat Brooklyn.
Mike Conley scored 18 points, Emmanuel Mudiay added 15 and Jeff Green had 13 for the Jazz.
Utah went ahead for good after Gobert scored on back-to-back possessions in the final 90 seconds.
Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 27 points on 10-of-30 shooting.
KINGS 107, TRAIL BLAZERS 99
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic had 25 points and 10 assists, Nemanja Bjelica added 19 points and 12 rebounds and Sacramento won its first game since losing leading scorer De’Aaron Fox to an ankle injury, beating slumping Portland.
Bjelica helped make up for the loss of Fox. He made eight of his 14 shots and set a season-high for rebounds in his first double-double of the season. Buddy Hield added 20 points.
Damian Lillard had 27 points and CJ McCollum added 24 for the Blazers, who have lost five of six.
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