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Mar 23, 2024 4:32 am

NBA roundup: Anthony Davis’ big night lifts Lakers over 76ers

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Anthony Davis had 23 points, 19 rebounds and four blocked shots to lift the host Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers 101-94 on Friday.

LeBron James added 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Los Angeles. D’Angelo Russell, Rui Hachimura and Austin Reaves scored 14 points each for the Lakers, who won their second game in a row.

In the first quarter, Russell set the Lakers’ single-season record for most made 3-pointers. Russell went 4 of 10 from long distance on the night, finishing with 187 treys in 2023-24. He topped the mark of 183 set by Nick Van Exel in 1994-95.

Tyrese Maxey led the Sixers with 27 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. added 19. Tobias Harris had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Philadelphia dropped its second game in a row to start a four-game western road trip.

Celtics 129, Pistons 102

Jaylen Brown poured in 33 points and visiting Boston extended its winning streak to eight games with a victory over Detroit.

Payton Pritchard had 20 points and nine assists for the Celtics. Derrick White finished with 19 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Kristaps Porzingis also tossed in 19 points. Jayson Tatum, Boston’s leading scorer and rebounder, sat out due to a right ankle injury.

James Wiseman led the Pistons, who have lost five straight, with 24 points and nine rebounds. Jaden Ivey had 16 points, and Cade Cunningham contributed 15 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Grizzlies 99, Spurs 97

Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 28 points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.2 seconds left, as visiting Memphis came from behind to beat San Antonio.

Memphis snapped a four-game losing streak and has beaten the Spurs 13 straight times, dating back to January 2021. Scotty Pippen Jr. added 18 points for the Grizzlies. Santi Aldama racked up 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Rookie phenom Victor Wembanyama led the Spurs with 31 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, three blocked shots and two steals. Devin Vassell added 27 points as San Antonio lost for the fifth time in six games.

Clippers 125, Trail Blazers 117

Paul George scored 31 points on 10-of-14 shooting in three quarters of action as Los Angeles notched a victory over host Portland to sweep a back-to-back set and complete a four-game season sweep.

Kawhi Leonard added 22 points in three periods for the Clippers, who defeated Portland for the ninth consecutive time. Terance Mann scored 20 points and James Harden had 15 points and 10 assists for Los Angeles.

Scoot Henderson registered 24 points and 10 assists and fellow rookie Kris Murray scored a career-best 21 points for the Trail Blazers, who have lost five straight contests.

Thunder 123, Raptors 103

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points in his homecoming and visiting Oklahoma City overcame a slow start to defeat short-handed Toronto.

Chet Holmgren added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who have won four in a row. Jalen Williams scored 20 points.

Gradey Dick scored 21 points for the Raptors, who have lost nine straight. Kelly Olynyk added 16 points.

Pelicans 111, Heat 88

CJ McCollum scored a game-high 30 points as New Orleans routed host Miami.

Zio Williamson was held to four points on 2-for-7 shooting. That snapped his streak of seven straight games scoring at least 20 points. It was New Orleans’ first win in Miami since December 2017. The Heat had beaten the Pelicans seven straight times overall.

Miami, just 3-6 in its past nine games, was led by Jimmy Butler (17 points). Heat center Bam Adebayo added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Timberwolves 104, Cavaliers 91

Mike Conley scored 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting as Minnesota rallied for a win over Cleveland in Minneapolis.

Anthony Edwards recorded 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Timberwolves, who have won four of their past five games. Naz Reid scored 18 points and Rudy Gobert finished with a game-high 15 rebounds to go along with nine points.

Darius Garland scored 19 points to lead Cleveland. Jarrett Allen notched 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Cavaliers dropped their second game in a row and fell to 2-5 in their past seven.

Pacers 123, Warriors 111

Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished six assists as Indiana knocked off Golden State in San Francisco.

The Pacers dominated in the third quarter, outscoring the Warriors 36-21 and extending their lead to as many as 16 points. Tyrese Haliburton finished with 26 points and 11 assists as Indiana won for the third time in four games.

Warriors star Stephen Curry erupted for 13 points in the first quarter, but he finished with just 25. Golden State has alternated wins and losses for the past seven games.

–Field Level Media

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