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Friday, December 09, 2022

Durant-led Nets defeated the Hawks, rising 8-0 after the defeat | AP News

ATLANTA (AP) – Kevin Durant scored 31 points, including a move in the middle of the fourth quarter, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-105 on Friday night. proved its durability.

The Nets, who maintained a slim lead over Chicago on the Eastern Conference’s best record, rose to 8-0 after a defeat this season. Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge, who have 15 points, rested in Houston on Wednesday night when they lost 114-104.

James Harden had 20 points and 11 assists for Brooklyn in a 2-0 win over Atlanta this season.

Tre Yang led Atlanta with 31 points. John Collins added 20 and Kevin Herter added 19.

At the beginning of the final period, three draws were recorded, including 95 draws. Durant’s jump led to 8-0, which put the Nets ahead 103-95.

BUCKS 123, RAKETS 114

HOUSTON (AP) – Jannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points and 17 rebounds, breaking Milwaukee Houston’s seven-game winning streak.

The Rockets took the lead at 10 at the same time and hung on until the Bucks moved away in the fourth quarter.

Bobby Portis and Middleton added 21 points to Milwaukee as the Bucks won 11 of their 13 games.

Garrison led the Matthews Rockets with a season-high 23 points and the top six 3-point lead of his career. Christian Wood and Armoni Brooks had 21 in Houston.

LEAKERS 116, Thunder 95

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – LeBron James scored 33 points in 13 of 20 shots and overtook Oklahoma City of Los Angeles.

James is in the Lakers ’first two games against the Thunder this season, with two defeats – six assists and five rebounds. Avery Bradley added 22 points per season for the Lakers, who lifted one game above .500.

Rookie Tre Mann scored the top 19 points of the season for Oklahoma City. Leading scorer Shay Gilgeous-Alexander, who averaged 21.9 points per game, finished with 11 points from a 5/12 shot.

HORNETS 124, KINGS 123

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Sacramento’s three-game winning streak ended when De’Aaron Fox missed two free kicks with 2.4 seconds left to give Charlotte the win.

Charlotte’s rookie James Bouknight, the 11th in the 2021 draft, scored the highest 24 points of his career with six 3-pointers. Miles Bridges had 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, while Kelly Oubre had 22 points. The Hornets have seven players due to illness and NBA health and safety protocols.

Fox has 31 points and leads the Kings, but his missed free-kicks have been crucial. Cody Martin took one of two free-kicks and put the Hornets ahead before fouling Fox near midfield.

RAPTORS 90, KNICKS 87

TORONTO (AP) – Junior Gary Trent scored 24 points, Fred VanVleet had 17 points and 11 assists, and Toronto won 10 games in a row at home against New York.

Scotty Barnes had 12 points and 15 rebounds in his career, while Pascal Siakam had 13 points and 12 rebounds, allowing them to lead by 20 points in the first quarter, but retaining a third win in four games.

Knicks member Obi Toppin had 19 points and added 10 rebounds, Julius Randle had 13 points and 14 rebounds, and RJ Barrett had 19 points. New York has lost for the sixth time in the last eight.

PEYSERS 106, MAVERICS 93

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Caris LeVert scored 26 points and Domantas Sabonis scored 22 points and 10 rebounds to beat Indiana Dallas.

Indiana won its third game in a row for the first time this season – this Thursday without coach Rick Carlisle, who entered the NBA health and safety protocols after a positive test for COVID-19. Assistant coach Lloyd Pierce replaced Carlisle on the bench.

Luka Doncic had 27 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for Dallas. Kristaps Porzingis scored 22 points as the Mavericks lost for the fourth time in five games.

CAVALIERS 123, TIMBERWOLVES 106

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jarrett Allen had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Cleveland started fast to overtake Minnesota.

Kevin Love had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the game against his former team, while Darius Garland had 12 points and 12 assists. At Cleveland, seven players scored two-digits: Lauri Markkanen (19), Isaac Okoro (16), Sedi Osman (13) and Evan Mobley (11).

Carl-Anthony Towns scored 12 of his 21 points in the trash, Malik Bisley scored 15 points from the bench, and Anthony Edwards scored 13 points for Minnesota, which has suffered five defeats in a row.

PELICANS 109, PISTONS 93

NEW ORLEAN (AP) – Brandon Ingram scored 26 points and New Orleans extended Detroit’s losing streak to 11 games.

Jonas Valanciunas was 15 points behind New Orleans in the second quarter with 17 points and 11 rebounds, but had 27 points in the second half. From 1-12, New Orleans won seven of 15 games.

Trey Liles scored 18 points in a 7-of-8 shootout and newcomer Cade Cunningham added 16 points for Detroit, conceding 19 of his 24 shots in the third quarter to score 29-12.

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