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Late spurt lifts Rose and Bulls over Magic, 97-83

Late spurt lifts Rose and Bulls over Magic, 97-83

Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 21 points as the Chicago Bulls held off a fourth-quarter surge by Orlando to beat the Magic 97-83 on Friday for their sixth straight victory.
Carlos Boozer added 20 points for Chicago, which led by as many as 17 before the lead was trimmed to three. The Bulls closed the game on a 17-6 run.
Dwight Howard led the Magic with 28 points and 15 rebounds.
The Bulls (7-1) are off to their best start since winning 12 of 13 to open the 1996-97 season. The latest victory began a brutal stretch for Chicago that includes seven games in nine nights.
LAKERS 97, WARRIORS 90
At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored 26 of his 39 points in a dynamic second half, Pau Gasol added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the weary Los Angeles Lakers gritted out a victory over Golden State.
Matt Barnes had 16 points and six rebounds before fouling out for the Lakers, who won their fifth straight home game while playing their NBA-high ninth game in 13 days.
Monta Ellis scored 18 points and David Lee had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors.
THUNDER 109, ROCKETS 94
At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 26 points and top reserve James Harden added 23 as Oklahoma City eased into its only stretch of three games on consecutive nights by beating Houston.
The Rockets fell to 0-5 on the road this season but get a rematch Saturday night on their home floor, where they've won their only two games this season.
Kevin Martin and Terrence Williams scored 13 points apiece for Houston.
SUNS 102, TRAIL BLAZERS 77
At Phoenix, Steve Nash made all seven shots, two of them 3-pointers, and handed out nine assists before sitting out the fourth quarter to watch Phoenix complete a rout of Portland.
Jared Dudley scored 18 points and Nash 17 for the Suns. Marcin Gortat added 12.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 points for the Trail Blazers, who shot 33 percent, 28 percent in the first half.
HAWKS 102, BOBCATS 96, OT
At Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta went to overtime for a second straight night, pulling out a victory over Charlotte behind 23 points and 13 rebounds from Josh Smith.
Marvin Williams added 15 points and nine rebounds, and Al Horford scored 15 points for the Hawks (5-3).
D.J. Augustin led the Bobcats with 21 points and 12 assists, while Kemba Walker added 19 points and Byron Mullens had 17 off the bench.
KNICKS 99, WIZARDS 96
At Washington, Carmelo Anthony made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 15.9 seconds to play and scored 37 points as New York rallied to keep Washington winless.
Amare Stoudemire added 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 15 boards in the Knicks' seventh straight victory over the Wizards.
Nick Young scored 24 points and John Wall had 22 points and nine assists for the Wizards in the closest loss during the worst start in franchise history.
NETS 97, RAPTORS 85
At Toronto, Deron Williams had 24 points and nine assists, and Anthony Morrow also scored 24 as New Jersey snapped a six-game losing streak by beating Toronto.
DeShawn Stevenson added 15 points for the Nets, who made a season-high 15 3-pointers to win for the first time since their opener Dec. 26 at Washington.
New Jersey guard Jordan Farmar came off the bench to score 10 points and ex-Raptor Kris Humphries matched a season high with 16 rebounds.
Jose Calderon scored a season-high 19 points but the Raptors couldn't extend their winning streak to three games.
76ERS 96, PISTONS 73
At Philadelphia, Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Jodie Meeks scored 21 points as Philadelphia beat Detroit.
Meeks scored nine points in 54 seconds in the fourth to stretch the lead to 16 and put it out of reach.
Greg Monroe had 22 points for the Pistons. Ben Gordon was absent because of personal reasons and Rodney Stuckey sat out with a sore groin.
PACERS 87, CELTICS 74
At Boston, Danny Granger had 15 points and Roy Hibbert scored 11 with 12 rebounds to lead Indiana past Boston.
It was the Pacers' first win in Boston since 2007.
Ray Allen returned after missing one game with an illness and scored 23 points for the Celtics, who for the first time this season lost a game with their starting lineup intact. Paul Pierce, who missed the first three games _ all losses _ scored 10 points on 3-for-17 shooting as Boston shot just 39 percent.
CAVALIERS 98, TIMBERWOLVES 87
At Minneapolis, Antawn Jamison had 22 points and six rebounds to help Cleveland beat Minnesota.
Kyrie Irving had 14 points, five assists and five rebounds and former Timberwolves guard Ramon Sessions had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Cavaliers, who held Minnesota to three fast-break points.
Kevin Love had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Timberwolves, while forward Derrick Williams finished with 12 points.
NUGGETS 96, HORNETS 88
At New Orleans, Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points as Denver went on a 19-0 run spanning the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth to beat New Orleans.
Al Harrington had 14 points off the bench for the balanced Nuggets, who won their fourth in a row. Ty Lawson had 12 points and eight assists.
Greivis Vasquez had 16 points off the bench for the Hornets, who lost their fifth in a row.
JAZZ 94, GRIZZLIES 85
At Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson had 20 points and nine rebounds as the Utah reserves outscored their Memphis counterparts by 30.
Paul Millsap scored 14 and Josh Howard had 13 points and a key steal in the fourth quarter to help Utah stay unbeaten at home in four games. Earl Watson had 11 points and five assists as Jazz reserves outscored the depleted Memphis bench 41-11.
Marc Gasol and Tony Allen both scored 21 points but the Grizzlies had 20 turnovers and appeared bothered by Utah's rugged style of defense.


Updated : 2021-05-09 08:00 GMT+08:00