NBA Capsules

Monday's NBA Capsules

NBA Capsules

ATLANTA (AP) -- Dennis Schroder scored 18 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 106-97 on Monday night for their fourth straight win.

Schroder, Atlanta's backup point guard, lost a cap bonded to a tooth in a collision early in the fourth period, but was 7 for 10 from the floor in a little more than 17 minutes on the court. The Hawks had six players score in double figures.

The Trail Blazers played without starting guards Damon Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Lillard has plantar fasciitis in his left foot and missed a game for the first time in his career, ending his streak of playing in 275 consecutive games. McCollum has two sprained ankles.

Allen Crabbe had 19 points for Portland in a fill-in start. Tim Frazier, making his first start of the season, had 12 points and seven assists.

The Trail Blazers have lost four straight.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kevin Durant hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left before blocking a potential game-winning 18-footer by Chris Paul as time expired, and Oklahoma City beat Los Angeles.

Russell Westbrook scored 33 points and Serge Ibaka added 17 for Oklahoma City. Coming off a 104-100 loss at Cleveland that snapped their six-game winning streak, the Thunder won for the 11th time in 14 games.

Paul had 32 points and 10 assists in another classic duel with Westbrook, who won his first NBA scoring title last season. Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick each scored 15 for the Clippers, whose third straight loss equaled their longest skid of the season.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard had 24 points, and San Antonio improved to 16-0 at home.

San Antonio (24-5) is off to the second-best start in franchise history. The Spurs have 21 wins by double figures.

Tony Parker scored 15 points for San Antonio, which has won six straight. David West had seven points and five rebounds in his first game against the Pacers since leaving in the offseason to sign with the Spurs.

George Hill and Jordan Hill each had 15 points for Indiana.


HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden scored 36 points, and the Rockets squandered a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter before coming back for the win.

The game was tied before Harden drove into the lane and was fouled as he made a layup. He hit the free throws to put Houston up 94-91 with 31.6 seconds left.

Cody Zeller attempted a dunk contested by Terrence Jones and it bounced off the rim and back to the Rockets a few seconds later. The Hornets fouled Patrick Beverley and he made two free throws to extend the lead to 96-91.

Harden made 16 of 19 free throws and secured Houston's third straight win by making two with 13.9 seconds remaining.

Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 14 points.

NETS 105, BULLS 102

CHICAGO (AP) -- Brook Lopez had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Nets stopped a five-game losing streak.

Brooklyn's Thaddeus Young added 16 points and 13 boards. Wayne Ellington made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points.

Chicago center Joakim Noah sprained his left shoulder late in the third quarter, forcing him from the game.

Jimmy Butler scored 24 points in the Bulls' third straight loss. Pau Gasol added 20 points and nine rebounds.

Butler said before the game that he didn't regret his critical comments of first-year coach Fred Hoiberg two days earlier following a loss in New York.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Wall had a career-high 19 assists and also scored 12 points, leading Washington to the victory.

Marcin Gortat had 27 points and 16 rebounds for the Wizards, and Garrett Temple added a career-high 23 points.

Wall was just 4-for-15 shooting but assisted on nearly half of Washington's 42 baskets. He connected with Gortat several times on a night when injuries limited coach Randy Wittman to using only eight players.

DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento with 22 points, Rudy Gay had 16.

JAZZ 110, SUNS 89

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gordon Hayward scored 24 points to help Utah cruise to the win.

The Jazz won consecutive games for the first time in December and reached 100 points for the first time in the last six games.

Utah opened the third quarter with a 12-0 run to push a 10-point halftime lead to 66-43.

Jazz forward Derrick Favors finished with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Brandon Knight led the Suns with 26 points.


BOSTON (AP) -- Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and the Celtics beat the Timberwolves while the crowd begged to see former Boston player Kevin Garnett.

Tyler Zeller scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds before fouling out. David Lee had 13 points and eight boards to help Boston snap a three-game losing streak.

Minnesota coach Sam Mitchell said before the game that the 39-year-old Garnett would rest because it was the second of back-to-backs after the Timberwolves beat Brooklyn. The crowd loudly chanted "We want KG!" close to a dozen times.

Garnett signed a two-year deal with Minnesota over the summer, but this could have been his last game in Boston.

Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 26 points. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 16 rebounds.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Nikola Vucevic tied his season high with 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds, powering Orlando to the road win.

Vucevic had a pair of baskets and Evan Fournier added a 3-pointer and another basket in an 11-2 spurt after the Knicks had cut it to 93-92 with 3:25 left. Victor Oladipo finished that decisive run with a breakaway dunk that made it 104-94 with 1:07 to go.

Tobias Harris scored 20 points and Fournier had 16 for the Magic, who rebounded from Sunday's loss to Atlanta to win for the fourth time in five games.

Lance Thomas was 9 for 9 and tied his career with 24 points for the Knicks, who had won four in a row.

Updated : 2021-03-05 10:00 GMT+08:00