The Minnesota Timberwolves out-lasted Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers in double time beyond regulation, the Phoenix Suns prolonged their win streak to 16 video games behind Devin Booker, and the New York Knicks snapped the Atlanta Hawks’ seven-game successful run.
Minnesota Timberwolves 121-120 Philadelphia 76ers (2 OT)
Taurean Prince hit a layup with 4.8 seconds left in double time beyond regulation to raise Minnesota previous host Philadelphia in 76ers star Joel Embiid’s first recreation since November 6.
D’Angelo Russell led the Timberwolves with 35 factors whereas Karl-Anthony Cities added 28 factors and 10 rebounds earlier than fouling out. Anthony Edwards contributed 19 factors and Naz Reid had 13, whereas Jarred Vanderbilt swept 14 rebounds.
Embiid returned from a three-week COVID-19 absence to supply 42 factors and 14 rebounds for the Sixers earlier than seeing his shot blocked as time expired within the second time beyond regulation.
Saturday night time’s NBA outcomes
- Minnesota Timberwolves 121-120 Philadelphia 76ers
- New York Knicks 99-90 Atlanta Hawks
- Phoenix Suns 113-107 Brooklyn Nets
- Orlando Magic 92-105 Cleveland Cavaliers
- Miami Warmth 107-104 Chicago Bulls
- Charlotte Hornets 143-146 Houston Rockets
- Washington Wizards 120-114 Dallas Mavericks
- New Orleans Pelicans 105-127 Utah Jazz
Phoenix Suns 113-107 Brooklyn Nets
Devin Booker scored 30 factors because the Phoenix Suns by no means trailed, survived a late comeback try by the host Brooklyn Nets and pushed their successful streak to 16 video games with a 113-107 victory.
The Suns are on their second-longest successful streak in staff historical past. Phoenix can match the 2006-07 staff for the longest successful streak in franchise lore by beating the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.
Chris Paul added 22 factors, eight rebounds and 5 assists, taking pictures 9 of 19 and notching his 5,000th profession rebound within the second.
Kevin Durant led all scorers with 39 factors, however Brooklyn noticed its four-game successful streak stopped.
New York Knicks 99-90 Atlanta Hawks
Alec Burks, making his first begin of the season, scored 15 of his team-high 23 factors to spark a decisive third-quarter run as visiting New York went on to defeat Atlanta.
The 23 factors had been a season excessive for Burks, who began as a result of Kemba Walker sat out the second recreation of a back-to-back set. Evan Fournier completed with 20 factors, RJ Barrett added 15 and Obi Toppin netted 13 factors off the bench for the Knicks, who’ve alternated wins and losses over the past seven video games.
Trae Younger scored 33 factors and Clint Capela had 16 factors and a season-high 21 rebounds for the Hawks, whose seven-game successful streak was snapped. John Collins added 12 factors.
Charlotte Hornets 143-146 Houston Rockets (OT)
Christian Wooden scored 33 factors and Houston lastly put away visiting Charlotte to notch its first back-to-back wins of the season.
Houston has gained simply three of 19 video games this season, and two of these have come throughout a four-night span. This one got here towards a Hornets staff that had gained eight of its earlier 9 video games.
The Rockets sank 23 photographs from 3-point vary. This got here an evening after Charlotte matched its franchise report by making 23 photographs from 3-point territory.
Miami Warmth 107-104 Chicago Bulls
Gabe Vincent got here off the bench to attain 20 factors as Miami mixed balanced offense and stifling protection to finish their four-game highway swing with a defeat of Chicago.
The Warmth compelled the Bulls into 22 turnovers, which Miami transformed into 21 factors. Coupled with holding Chicago to only 38-of-81 taking pictures from the ground, together with 11-of-39 from 3-point vary, the Warmth rode their protection to a win that salvaged a .500 mark on the highway journey.
DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 28 factors on 11-of-19 taking pictures from the ground. Alex Caruso went 6-of-8 from the sector, together with 3-of-4 from 3-point vary, en path to 22 factors off the bench.
Washington Wizards 120-114 Dallas Mavericks
Bradley Beal had 26 factors and 7 assists and visiting Washington rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Dallas.
Kyle Kuzma added 22 factors and 9 rebounds and Washington snapped a five-game dropping streak in Dallas. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 16 as six Wizards reached double figures.
Luka Doncic of Dallas led all scorers with 33 factors and had 10 assists, whereas Trey Burke scored 14 factors and Kristaps Porzingis chipped in 13 factors and 7 rebounds.
Orlando Magic 92-105 Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland had a season-high 26 factors to go along with 11 assists, Jarrett Allen posted his personal double-double, and host Cleveland ended their five-game dropping streak with a victory over Orlando.
Garland turned the fourth-youngest participant in franchise historical past to achieve 2,000 factors when he sank a brief baseline jumper with 2:48 remaining within the third quarter. Allen (8-for-9 taking pictures) scored 12 of his 19 factors within the first half and he completed with 11 rebounds, serving to Cleveland defeat the Magic for the primary time since March 3, 2019.
The Magic, who went 8-for-32 from 3-point vary, have misplaced six in a row and 9 of their final 10. Eleven of Orlando’s 17 defeats have been by double digits.
New Orleans Pelicans 105-127 Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell scored 21 factors, Mike Conley and Jordan Clarkson every added 20, and Utah rebounded from current disappointing performances at house to rout New Orleans in Salt Lake Metropolis.
Mitchell, Conley, Clarkson, Rudy Homosexual and Joe Ingles every drained a minimum of three 3-pointers because the Jazz shot 57.1 p.c (20-for-35) from lengthy vary and 56.2 p.c general to avenge Friday’s heartbreaking last-second 98-97 loss to New Orleans.
Mitchell, who has been struggling to seek out his groove these days, performed like his common self within the first half when Utah constructed a commanding lead, scoring 17 factors on 7-of-14 taking pictures with seven assists and 5 rebounds.