Joe Harris netted 20 points as the Brooklyn Nets survived a tough night of Kyrie Irving’s game and withstanded the Boston Celtics’ late accusations to score Friday’s 109-104 win in New York.
The Nets moved halfway through the game against the idle Philadelphia 76ers to become the lead in the East Conference.
Jeff Green added 19 to the Nets, who shot 43% and withstanded Irving missing 15 out of 19 shots. Irving is still close to scoring a brace, making it up with 15 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds. Kevin Durant (left thigh injury) sidelined for the third consecutive match.
Boston’s Jayson Tatum leads all goal scorers with 38 points after shooting 3/17 from the field in each of his previous matches. Rookie Payton Pritchard reached 6 points 3 on the way to reach 22 points.
Hawks 118, Heat 103
Bogdan Bogdanovic had 21 points and 8 assists in the game as the home side Atlanta, which did not have their two biggest stars, beat Miami.
The Hawks also received 20 points and 8 rebounds from John Collins and 17 points each from Danilo Gallinari and Brandon Goodwin. Atlanta does not have six players, including Trae Young (ankle) and Clint Capela (bruised coccyx).
Miami, which had a three-match streak, was led by Kendrick Nunn, who scored 21 points. Jimmy Butler added 19 points and had 7 assists.
Warriors 118, Nuggets 97
Stephen Curry led an unusually balanced attack by Golden State with 32 high points in the game as the Warriors beat Denver in San Francisco.
Kelly Oubre Jr has 23 points, Andrew Wiggins 19, Jordan Poole 15 and Mychal Mulder 14 as Golden State won despite mainly relying on only eight players, the result of losing two of the past two days for related reasons. to COVID. Draymond Green has made 19 successful assists in his career.
Harassed heavily on the night by Green, Nuggets star Nikola Jokic was kept to 19 points, six rebounds and six assists. Denver also lost Will Barton early in the game due to a serious hamstring injury.
Grizzlies 130, Trail Blazers 128
Ja Morant scored 33 points and added 13 of the best assists of the season to help Memphis move in a 1-and-a-half game against Portland for seventh place at the Western Conference.
Dillon Brooks added 25 points as Memphis dominated the first match between teams. Jaren Jackson Jr scored 23 points after a 10-14 shot in 25 minutes leaving the bench in his second game of the season after recovering from knee surgery in August.
Damian Lillard scored 27 points and Jusuf Nurkic scored his best of the season with 26 points and 17 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, the team that lost their fourth consecutive match and the eighth fell into round 10 already.
Mage 129, Thunder 109
Russell Westbrook got 37 points and added another brace as Washington extended his streak to seven by beating host Oklahoma City. The number of The Thunder’s defeats extended to 13.
Westbrook, just playing his second game in Oklahoma City since being swapped out of Thunder before last season, added 11 rebounds and 11 assists. It was the 174th double of Westbrook’s career, helping him set Oscar Robertson’s NBA record in seven games.
Bradley Beal added 33 points for Washington. Darius Bazley and Theo Maledon each scored 20 points for Thunder. Luguentz Dort, coming back after missing the last two games due to a hip injury, and Isaiah Roby have 18 points each.
Hornets 108, Cavaliers 102
Miles Bridges scored 25 points, clinched 10 rebounds and made key strikes in the long run as host Charlotte secured a much-needed victory over Cleveland.
PJ Washington and Terry Rozier each also provide 25 points to the Hornets, who have only won the second of their last eight games and the only time in three matches against Cleveland.
The Cavaliers received big games from Collin Sexton, who had 28 points, and Darius Garland, who finished with 27 points and six assists.
Clippers 109, Rockets 104
Paul George finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead Los Angeles to host Houston to win 4th in a row and 11th in 12 matches.
Los Angeles recovered from a seven-point deficit at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a breakout of four points 3, three of which fueled the 11-2 streak. Reggie Jackson scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth half for the Clippers, who were without Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Beverley, Serge Ibaka, Marcus Morris Sr. and Rajon Rondo.
John Wall has 27 points and 13 assists, Christian Wood contributed 24 points and 19 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk combined 23 points and 10 pounds for the Rockets, who lost their third consecutive match.
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