NBA roundup: Anthony Davis lifts Lakers past Wolves


Anthony Davis scored 27 points to go along with a season-high 25 rebounds, LeBron James added 29 points and the host Los Angeles Lakers finished off a 120-109 victory over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

Austin Reaves scored 19 points, Rui Hachimura had 15 and D’Angelo Russell added 13 as the Lakers improved to 5-2 since Feb. 28.

Davis added five assists, seven steals and three blocks to become the first player in NBA history with at least 25 points, 25 rebounds, five assists, five steals and three blocks in a game.

Naz Reid and Anthony Edwards each scored 25 points for the Timberwolves, who were without Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) for a third consecutive game. Minnesota was also missing big man Rudy Gobert (hamstring) and Kyle Anderson (shoulder).

Bucks 124, Clippers 117

Damian Lillard scored 35 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 34 to lead Milwaukee past host Los Angeles.

Lillard and Antetokounmpo each finished with seven rebounds and double digits in assists. Malik Beasley added 17 points.

With Paul George and Kawhi Leonard out with injuries, the Clippers were led by Norman Powell with 26 points. Ivica Zubac added 18 and Amir Coffey scored 16 while grabbing 10 rebounds.

Pelicans 116, Hawks 103

Trey Murphy III came off the bench to score 28 points and Zion Williamson added 27 to lead New Orleans past host Atlanta for its fourth consecutive victory.

Murphy scored 20 points in the first half to help New Orleans build a 20-point lead that the Hawks could never overcome. He was 10-for-18 from the floor for the game with six 3-pointers and seven rebounds. Murphy has scored 26-plus points in four of his past six games.

Atlanta got 25 points from Bogdan Bogdanovic, who made seven 3-pointers, and 23 points and 11 assists from Dejounte Murray. Clint Capela finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds for his 26th double-double of the season.

Wizards 110, Heat 108

Kyle Kuzma scored a game-high 32 points and added nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks as Washington upset host Miami.

It was the Wizards’ second straight win after a franchise-tying 16-game losing streak.

The Heat have lost three consecutive games, Miami’s worst skid since dropping seven straight in January.

Pacers 111, Magic 97

Tyrese Haliburton and Pascal Siakam scored 20 points apiece as visiting Indiana took control in the second half to beat Orlando.

T.J. McConnell and Obi Toppin added 17 points each for Indiana, which trailed by 15 early in the second quarter. Aaron Nesmith scored 16 points and Myles Turner finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots.

Paolo Banchero led Orlando with 19 points. Cole Anthony scored 16 points, Franz Wagner finished with 13, Wendell Carter Jr. chipped in with 13 points and 15 rebounds, and Joe Ingles added 11 points.

Rockets 112, Kings 104

Fred VanVleet posted team highs of 22 points and nine assists while Jalen Green chipped in 19 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, as visiting Houston held off Sacramento.

The Rockets claimed their third consecutive road win while sweeping the three-game season series from the Kings, who were led by Domantas Sabonis (25 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists, three steals, two blocks) and Malik Monk, who scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. De’Aaron Fox added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Kings.

Alperen Sengun came down with an apparent right knee injury after committing the foul and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair.

76ers 79, Knicks 73

Kelly Oubre Jr. collected 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals to fuel visiting Philadelphia past New York.

Paul Reed scored 13 points and Tobias Harris recorded 11 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers, who snapped a three-game skid by defeating the Knicks for the first time in three tries this season. The teams reconvene in New York on Tuesday.

New York shot just 32.5 percent from the floor and 22.5 percent (9 of 40) from 3-point range and had 21 turnovers to finish with the NBA’s lowest point total for a game this season. The Knicks were on the positive end of the previous season-low point total in their 98-74 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Nets 120, Cavaliers 101

Cam Thomas scored 29 points and Brooklyn pulled away in the second half to beat host Cleveland.

In his second game back from a six-game absence due to an ankle injury, Thomas helped the Nets rebound nicely from a pair of sub-par performances in losses to the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets. His big night pulled Brooklyn within 3 1/2 games of the 10th-place Atlanta Hawks for the final play-in spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Cavaliers fell to 9-8 this season without Donovan Mitchell, who missed his sixth straight game with a bruised left knee. Cleveland also was without Max Strus (knee), Evan Mobley (ankle) and Dean Wade (personal).

Thunder 124, Grizzlies 93

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points to lead Oklahoma City past visiting Memphis.

The Thunder stayed hot at home, stretching their winning streak on their home court to nine, the longest active home streak in the NBA.

Rookie GG Jackson led the Grizzlies with a career-high 30 points.