Caris LeVert scored a career-high 51 points, 37 from the fourth quarter on, as the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 21 points down to stun the host Boston Celtics 129-120 in overtime Tuesday.
LeVert shot 17 of 26 from the field and scored all 11 of the Nets’ points in
the extra period as they overcame 21 turnovers to snap a four-game losing
streak. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot added 16 points off the bench for Brooklyn.
Jaylen Brown had 22 points, and Kemba Walker scored 21 in his return from five
games missed with a knee injury for the Celtics, who have lost back-to-back
games for the first time since Jan. 16-18.
The Nets scored a franchise-record 51 points in the fourth quarter to overcome
a 71-50 deficit with 6:28 left in the third quarter. They entered the fourth
Anthony Davis had 37 points, 13 rebounds and four steals as Los Angeles
defeated Philadelphia, who lost its ninth consecutive road game.
Davis converted 13 of 19 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point
range. LeBron James contributed 22 points for the Lakers, who have won nine of
their last 10 games. The 76ers lost their ninth straight road game.
Glenn Robinson III scored 25 points to lead the 76ers, and Tobias Harris added
18. The Lakers outshot the Sixers 53.5 percent to 44.7 percent from the floor.
Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points to lift Los Angeles to a win at Oklahoma City.
The victory was the fifth consecutive for the Clippers, their second-longest
winning streak of the season. During the streak, Los Angeles has averaged
120.6 points per game.
The Thunder have dropped back-to-back games. Dennis Schroder led Oklahoma City
with 24 points, including 13 in the first half.
Malik Beasley scored 28 points and D’Angelo Russell added 23 to lead eight
Minnesota players in double figures during a win at New Orleans.
James Johnson scored 19, Juancho Hernangomez had 16, rookie Naz Reid had his
first double-double with 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for
Minnesota, which made 14 of 34 3-point attempts and shot 55.7 percent from the
floor. Jordan McLaughlin scored 13 points, and Jarrett Culver and Josh Okogie
had 11 each.
Jrue Holiday had 27 points and 12 assists, Lonzo Ball scored 26, rookie Zion
Williamson scored 25, Brandon Ingram had 24, Josh Hart 11 and Derrick Favors
contributed 10 apiece for the Pelicans.
San Antonio overcame a horrid beginning without its coach and then held on
without scoring in the final two minutes of a narrow victory over host
With Spurs coach Gregg Popovich missing the game, the Spurs received 21 points
from Dejounte Murray to win a night after a home loss to Indiana. Terry Rozier
topped the Hornets with 20 points.
Popovich was absent from the game due to what the team termed as personal
business. Assistant coach Tim Duncan, a legendary former player for San
Antonio, directed the Spurs.
Pascal Siakam scored 33 points, and visiting Toronto rallied past Phoenix to
end a three-game losing streak.
The Raptors trailed by 17 points during the second quarter and were behind by
seven at halftime before taking a one-point lead into the fourth quarter.
Kyle Lowry added 28 points for the Raptors, who have won six straight meetings
with the Suns. Devin Booker scored 22 points for Phoenix, who have lost four
Andrew Wiggins had 22 points and 10 assists as visiting Golden State beat
Eric Paschall also scored 22 while Marquese Chriss scored 16 points, Mychal
Mulder and Jordan Poole had 15 apiece, and Dragan Bender added 14 for Golden
State. The Warriors outscored Denver 67-36 to end the game to get just their
seventh road win of the season.
Denver’s Paul Millsap had 18 points and nine rebounds in his return to the
lineup after sitting out one game due to an ankle injury. Will Barton also had
18 points. Nikola Jokic finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Harry Giles III broke a late tie with consecutive baskets as host Sacramento
De’Aaron Fox had a team-high 31 points for the Kings, who led by as many as 28
points in the second quarter before blowing it in a third period that saw
Sacramento head coach Luke Walton ejected.
The Wizards used a 46-point third-quarter explosion to rally into a 95-all tie
and the game was deadlocked at 97 and 99 before Giles’ two big baskets gave
the Kings the lead for good. Washington’s Bradley Beal finished with 35 points
and eight assists.