Russell Westbrook recorded his 32nd triple-double of the season with 14 points, 21 career rebounds and 24 assists to lead host Washington Wizards to a 154-141 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
Westbrook’s total assist matched a franchise record and his career high. The Wizards, who take 10th seed and last place in the Eastern Conference play-in round, won for the 13th time in 16 games and moved within half a game of the Pacers for ninth place to secure the head-to-head game. tiebreak between the teams.
Domantas Sabonis scored 32 points for 19 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Pacers, while Caris LeVert had 33 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Nine Wizards scored in double digits, including five reserves, and Washington beat Indiana by a staggering 96-60 in paint. Rui Hachimura finished with 27 points and seven rebounds and Bradley Beal had a total of 26 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Wizards.
Warriors 123, Pelicans 108
Steph Curry had his NBA best ninth 40-plus scoring game, finishing 41 when Golden State boosted its chances of playing by beating host New Orleans.
Curry made 14 of 26 field goal attempts, including 8 of 18 from a 3-point range. Draymond Green added 10 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points. The win put Golden State ahead of San Antonio in 10th place in the Western Conference.
Zion Williamson scored 32 points and Brandon Ingram added 19 for the Pelicans, who were pushed closer to the elimination. They follow the Spurs three games with seven more to play.
Knicks 118, Grizzlies 104
Julius Randle scored 28 points, Derrick Rose added eight of his season-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and soaring New York posted a double-digit victory over host Memphis.
Randle sank five three-pointers, including two in the last four minutes after Memphis narrowed a 17-point deficit to five. New York won for the 12th time in 13 games, a play that started when they overcame a 15-point deficit to record a four-point victory over Memphis on April 9.
Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 25 runs but went 0-for-5 in a winless fourth quarter. Desmond Bane added 22 for the Grizzlies, who dropped to ninth place in the Western Conference by losing for the fourth time in five games.
Hawks 123, Trail Blazers 114
Danilo Gallinari and Bogdan Bogdanovic put together 53 points and 14 3-pointers to help beat Atlanta on a visit to Portland.
Gallinari came off the bench, scoring 28 runs, hitting 7 out of 10 from a 3-point range, adding eight rebounds and two steals. Bogdanovic scored 25 points, including seven three-pointers – all in the first half. The Hawks have won six home games in a row and are 14-2 over their past 16 home games.
Portland got 33 points from Damian Lillard, who had six three-pointers and eight assists. Carmelo Anthony scored 14 points and moved up to number 10 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Anthony has 27,318 points and passes Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes, who had 27,313.
Lakers 93, Nuggets 89
Anthony Davis had his best game since returning from a right spawn tribe a week ago as host Los Angeles, who played without LeBron James, took a win over Denver. Davis finished with 25 points, seven rebounds, and three blocked shots.
Davis also invented a key block at the end of the game on a Facundo Campazzo who attempted a 3-pointer to seal the win. Alex Caruso, who started in place of Dennis Schroder, added 11 runs. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Schroder will miss the next 10 to 14 days due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Nikola Jokic set the Nuggets on pace with 32 points and nine rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. contributed 19 points. On the night he received his NBA championship ring for playing with the Lakers last season, JaVale McGee scored 10 points.
76ers 106, Bulls 94
Tobias Harris scored 21 points and nine rebounds, while Seth Curry scored 20 points to lead Philadelphia over host Chicago for his fifth straight win.
The 76ers also increased their lead in the Eastern Conference to one game over the Brooklyn Nets. Ben Simmons registered 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals for Philadelphia, which went 3-0 against Chicago this season, expanding its winning streak to seven.
Coby White posted 23 points and five assists for the Bulls, who have lost four games in a row and five of six. The Bulls were without Zach LaVine for the 11th game in a row due to health and safety protocols. Nikola Vucevic (adductor) missed his second game in a row.
Jazz 110, Spurs 99
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 25 points and Rudy Gobert collected 24 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots when Utah defeated San Antonio in Salt Lake City. Utah regained No. 1 overall in the NBA, ahead of the inactive Phoenix Suns by half a game.
Jordan Clarkson added 16 points, Joe Ingles contributed 13 points with nine assists, and Georges Niang contributed 11 points to once again help Utah overcome the absence of injured All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.
DeMar DeRozan returned after a day of rest to score 22 points for the Spurs, who lost to Philadelphia at home in overtime on Sunday-evening. The Spurs will visit the Jazz again on Wednesday.
Magic 119, Pistons 112
Mo Bamba reached career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds off the bench when Orlando brought down host Detroit.
Chasson Randle provided 18 points while RJ Hampton contributed 16 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Ignas Brazdeikis threw in 14 points while Orlando’s bench scored 70 points. The Magic moved two games ahead of Detroit, the last team in the Eastern Conference.
Saddiq Bey’s 26 points and nine rebounds topped the Pistons. Frank Jackson had 19 points off the bench.
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