Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a season-high 38 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder stormed into overtime thanks to an 18-2 run late in regulation before holding on for a 117-111 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
After sitting out the entire game, Isaiah Joe came off the bench with 4:53 left in the fourth to make a comeback. He quickly had seven points, a rebound and an assist, hitting the game-tying 3-pointer with 15.8 seconds left in the extra period. Joe finished with 15 points.
Giljus-Alexander went 15 for 27 from the field in addition to six rebounds and nine assists. Lugenz Dort added 16 points and Darius Bazley had 15 off the bench to lead Oklahoma City.
Luka Doncic had his second straight triple-double for the Mavericks, scoring 31 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. However, Doncic was just 8 of 23 from the floor, missing all six of his 3-pointers. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 20 points for Dallas.
Pacers 125, Nets 116
Rookie Benedict Maturin scored a career-high 32 points as Indiana hit a team-high 23 3-pointers and pulled away for a victory over struggling Brooklyn in New York.
Playing for the second night of back-to-back games, the Pacers tied their previous team record for 3-pointers, 21, set twice in May 2021, when James Johnson connected from deep for a 108-97 lead with 7:22 left. Indiana hit its 22nd 3-pointer when Chris Duarte connected from the top of the arc with 6:14 left to give Indiana a 111-101 lead.
Tyrese Haliburton added 26 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers and eight assists for Indiana. Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 35 points for the Nets. Kevin Durant added 26, but missed 12 of 20 shots. Irving’s 3-pointer cut Indiana’s lead to 98-95 just over two minutes into the fourth. The Pacers opened up a 118-103 lead after Maturin made two free throws in 4:04 to seal the win before he hit his team-high 23rd 3-pointer.
Hornets 120, Warriors 113 (OT)
Jalen McDaniels scored five key points in overtime as Charlotte rallied from a fourth-quarter drubbing by Golden State.
PJ Washington scored 31 points and Gordon Hayward had 23 for the Hornets, who rebounded from a sluggish offensive game the night before in Orlando. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 18 points, Dennis Smith Jr. had 13 and McDaniels had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Stephen Curry had 31 points and 11 rebounds, while reserve Jordan Poole scored 24 points to lead Golden State. Draymond Green added 12 points, Klay Thompson had 11, and Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney each had 10 for the Warriors, who began a five-game road trip.
Kings 119, Heat 113
Damantas Sabonis scored all 18 of his points in the first half as Sacramento stunned visiting Miami for new coach Mike Brown’s first win in their new home.
Rookie Keegan Murray hit a key 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter for the Kings.
Facing a Heat team playing on the road for the third time in four nights, the Kings led 71-49 at halftime on 63.6 percent shooting and nine three-pointers. Sabonis made eight of nine shots in the first half.
76ers 114, Bulls 109
Joel Embiid scored 25 points to lead six players in double figures, and James Harden had a double-double of 15 points and 11 assists to lift visiting Philadelphia to a victory over Chicago.
The 76ers extended their winning streak to 12 games, including six straight at the United Center. Philadelphia won despite committing a season-high 17 turnovers.
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points for a balanced attack for the Bulls, who have lost two straight. Zach LaVine scored 15 of his 29 points after halftime, while Nikola Vucevic had a double-double with 23 points and 19 rebounds.
Bucks 123, Hawks 115
Jrue Holiday and Giannis Antetokounmpo each scored 34 points, and Milwaukee remained the only undefeated team in the NBA to win in visiting Atlanta.
Holiday, who entered the game averaging 14 points, made a layup with 23.2 seconds left to give the Bucks a three-point lead and added a free throw with 21.2 seconds left to extend the lead to four. Antetokounmpo added two free throws and a dunk in the final 16.1 seconds, and the Bucks improved to 5-0.
Holiday was 13 for 22 from the field and dished out 12 assists. Antetokounmpo, who scored just four points in the first half, went 11-for-22 from the field and 11-for-19 from the charity stripe, while the entire Atlanta team made just 15 free throws. The Hawks were able to stay in the game thanks to Trae Young, who scored a season-high 42 points on 15-for-32 shooting. Dejounte Murray added 21 points and De’Andre Hunter had 14 for Atlanta.
Jazz 124, Grizzlies 123
Lauri Markkanen and Kelly Olynyk each scored 23 points and made clutch fourth-quarter plays to help Utah beat Memphis in Salt Lake City.
Jordan Clarkson added 21 points and Collin Sexton had 19 in his first start for Utah to help the Jazz win on the night after being blown out in Denver. Desmond Bain led Memphis with 32 points, his third straight 30-plus game. Dylan Brooks also had a battle night with 30 points and Tyus Jones had 23 points and 10 assists.
Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and Memphis pulled within one, 124-123. He then rebounded off a Markkanen miss with 4.8 seconds left. However, Memphis couldn’t make the final shot.
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