Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 34 factors, Kristaps Porzingis had 32 and the visiting New York Knicks handed the Cleveland Cavaliers their fourth loss in 5 video games, 114-95 on Sunday night time.
Cleveland, which was blown out by Orlando and misplaced to Brooklyn throughout this stretch, fell beneath .500 regardless of chopping a 19-point deficit to 6 within the fourth quarter.
LeBron James downplayed the Cavaliers’ issues following Saturday night time’s 123-101 loss in New Orleans, however the points continued for the defending Jap Convention champions.
New York, after successful its first recreation Friday over the Nets, led 89-71 late within the third quarter. Cleveland minimize it to 94-88 on James’ drive, forcing New York to name a timeout with eight:21 left.
Courtney Lee scored on a drive and hit a Three-pointer, serving to the Knicks make it 103-88. New York took its largest lead, 114-93, within the closing minute.
Milwaukee 117, at Atlanta 106: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 factors, Khris Middleton had 27 and the Bucks cruised to the victory.
Antetokounmpo additionally had 11 rebounds and 5 badists. He went 14 for 21 from the sector, scoring from all around the flooring whereas serving to Milwaukee to its third win in its final 4 video games.
Dennis Schroder completed with 21 factors and Taurean Prince had 17 for Atlanta, which has misplaced six straight. The Hawks haven’t any inside expertise or measurement this season after letting Paul Millsap and Al Horford depart as free brokers and buying and selling Dwight Howard to Charlotte. They had been outrebounded by 12 and by no means led.
at Indiana 97, San Antonio 94: Victor Oladipo made a Three-pointer with about 10 seconds left, lifting Indiana to a uncommon win in opposition to San Antonio.
Oladipo completed with 23 factors and 5 badists, and Domantas Sabonis set profession highs with 22 factors and 12 rebounds.
It was the third win for the Pacers of their final 20 video games in opposition to the Spurs.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 factors and eight rebounds for San Antonio, which performed with out Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker once more. The Spurs have dropped two in a row.
at Charlotte 120, Orlando 113: Kemba Walker had 34 factors and 10 badists, and Charlotte snapped Orlando’s three-game win streak. Walker made 15 of 25 photographs from the sector.
Dwight Howard had a season-high 22 factors in opposition to his former group, eight of these coming off alley-oop dunks — two on badists from Walker and two from Jeremy Lamb. Lamb had 20 factors, marking his sixth straight recreation with at the very least 15 factors whereas filling in for the injured Nic Batum.
Jonathan Simmons led the Magic with 27 factors on 9-of-15 capturing. Evan Fournier added 23 factors, and Terrence Ross and Aaron Gordon every had 17.
Washington 110, at Sacramento 83: John Wall scored 11 of his 19 factors within the first quarter and completed with 9 badists, serving to the Wizards to the street win.
Bradley Beal added 15 factors on 6-of-11 capturing for Washington after being fined $50,000 by the NBA earlier within the day for his position in a struggle with Draymond Inexperienced of the Golden State Warriors on Friday.
The lopsided victory stored the Wizards out of the file books. Washington’s first 5 video games had been determined by 5 factors or fewer; no group had ever opened the season with six.
The Kings shot 27.9 % within the first half and trailed by double digits for the ultimate 43 minutes.
Brian Bogdanovic scored 15 factors for Sacramento.
Denver 124, at Brooklyn 111: Jamal Murray scored 26 factors, Nikola Jokic had 21 factors and 14 rebounds, and Denver earned its second straight victory after happening a 22-Four run to start the third quarter.
Wilson Chandler added 18 factors for the Nuggets, and Emmanuel Mudiay completed with 15.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 factors, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 factors and Joe Harris tied his season excessive with 16 factors for the Nets, who’ve misplaced two straight.
NBA suspends two Wizards
The NBA has suspended Washington Wizards guard Carrick Felix and ahead Markieff Morris one recreation apiece for leaving the bench space throughout a struggle.
The league introduced the self-discipline on Sunday. It stems from an altercation that occurred Friday night time between the Wizards and Warriors, when Washington guard Bradley Beal grabbed Golden State ahead Draymond Inexperienced across the neck.
Beal, who was ejected for initiating the struggle, has been fined $50,000. Inexperienced, who confronted Beal and was ejected for preventing, has been fined $25,000.
Additionally, Wizards ahead Kelly Oubre Jr. has been fined $15,000 for getting into the altercation.