Donte DiVincenzo hit a career-high nine 3-pointers and finished with 33 points on Tuesday night for the red-hot New York Knicks, who completed their best month in almost 30 years with a 118-103 win over the visiting Utah Jazz.
DiVincenzo went 9-for-15 from beyond the arc and finished one 3-pointer shy of matching the franchise record, shared by J.R. Smith and Evan Fournier. Josh Hart posted his first career triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists while Jalen Brunson had 29 points and nine assists for the Knicks, who won their final eight games of January to finish the month 14-2.
The 14 wins are the most by the Knicks in a calendar month since a Patrick Ewing-led, Pat Riley-coached team went 14-0 in March 1994.
Isaiah Hartenstein had a double-double (14 points, 12 rebounds), Precious Achiuwa scored 18 points and Quentin Grimes added 12 points off the bench for the Knicks, who won for the second straight game without OG Anunoby and Julius Randle. Anunoby is day-to-day with right elbow inflammation, while Randle is out indefinitely with a dislocated shoulder.
Warriors 119, 76ers 107
Stephen Curry scored 25 of his 37 points in the second half as Golden State handed Philadelphia a fourth straight loss in San Francisco.
Jonathan Kuminga had 26 points, Andrew Wiggins added 23 and Brandin Podziemski had 11 for Golden State, which ended a two-game skid.
Tobias Harris led Philadelphia with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Sixers star Joel Embiid returned after missing two games due to left knee soreness; he finished with 14 points and went to the locker room with four minutes left after Kuminga fell on his knee while both were going for a loose ball.
Raptors 118, Bulls 107
Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 points and Bruce Brown added 19 points and seven rebounds, lifting visiting Toronto over Chicago.
Trent made 9 of 15 shots from the floor and 6 of 11 from 3-point range for the Raptors, who outscored the Bulls 65-44 in the second half to snap a five-game skid. Toronto’s Jordan Nwora scored 17 points off the bench, Dennis Schroder collected 16 points and 10 assists and Thaddeus Young added 16 points, six rebounds and six assists.
Former Raptor DeMar DeRozan recorded 25 points, five assists, four blocks and three steals for Chicago, which has lost three of its last four games. Ayo Dosunmu had 21 points and Nikola Vucevic collected 14 points and nine rebounds.
Celtics 129, Pacers 124
Jayson Tatum collected a game-high 30 points along with seven rebounds and seven assists to help Boston defeat visiting Indiana.
Jaylen Brown scored 25 points and Derrick White added 24 for the Celtics, who made 17 of their 36 3-point attempts.
The Pacers trailed 127-124 after Aaron Nesmith’s layup with 1:04 to play, but Boston extended its lead to five points on two free throws by Jrue Holiday with 16.8 seconds left. Nesmith finished the game with 26 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Hawks 138, Lakers 122
Trae Young and Dejounte Murray combined to score 50 points and Atlanta had three players log double-doubles in a win over visiting Los Angeles.
Young made his first six 3-point shots and finished with 26 points and 13 assists, his 29th double-double of the season. Murray, who missed Atlanta’s game on Sunday due to right hamstring tightness, returned to score 24 points — 10 of them in the fourth quarter to help stymie the Lakers’ comeback attempt. Murray added nine assists.
The Lakers got 28 points and six assists from Austin Reaves. LeBron James finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Los Angeles played without Anthony Davis (hip/Achilles).