NBA roundup: Clippers rally previous Blazers for Rivers’ 900th win

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Kawhi Leonard scored 27 factors and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from an eight-point, fourth-quarter gap to defeat the visiting Portland Path Blazers 107-101 on Thursday night time.

November 7, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers ahead Kawhi Leonard (2) controls the ball in opposition to Portland Path Blazers ahead Rodney Hood (5) in the course of the first half at Staples Middle. Obligatory Credit score: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports activities

Lou Williams scored 26 factors and recorded eight assists whereas Montrezl Harrell and Ivica Zubac every scored 15 factors for the Clippers. Zubac additionally had 13 rebounds, 9 on the offensive finish.

Leonard contributed 18 factors to the fourth-quarter comeback.

The victory was the 900th of Clippers coach Doc Rivers’ profession. He’s the 13th coach to succeed in the milestone.

Celtics 108, Hornets 87

Jayson Tatum scored 23 factors, Kemba Walker added 14 in his return to Charlotte, and Boston cruised previous host Charlotte.

Gordon Hayward added 20 factors and 10 rebounds because the Celtics received their sixth straight. Jaylen Brown chipped in 12 factors after lacking the staff’s earlier three video games attributable to an sickness.

Miles Bridges had 18 factors, and Devonte’ Graham added 15 for the Hornets, who had a three-game profitable streak snapped. Terry Rozier, taking part in in opposition to Boston for the primary time after 4 seasons with the Celtics, was held to a few factors on 1-of-11 taking pictures.

Spurs 121, Thunder 112

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 39 factors on 19-for-23 taking pictures as San Antonio snapped a two-game shedding streak with a win over visiting Oklahoma Metropolis.

The Spurs led by eight heading into the fourth quarter and by no means allowed the Thunder to get nearer than 5 factors the remainder of the best way.

When Aldridge is on his recreation, the Spurs win. In San Antonio’s 5 victories this season, he has averaged 25 factors per recreation; in its three losses, he has managed simply 9 factors per contest. Final season, Aldridge scored a career-high 56 factors in opposition to Oklahoma Metropolis.

Warmth 124, Suns 108

Jimmy Butler scored 30 of his 34 factors within the first half and Goran Dragic scored 20 of his 25 factors within the second half as Miami beat host Phoenix to cease the Suns’ three-game profitable streak.

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Bam Adebayo had 15 factors, 10 rebounds, six assists and 5 steals, Tyler Herro scored 15 factors off the bench, and Kendrick Nunn added 11 for the Warmth, who at 6-2 are off to their greatest begin for the reason that 2012-13 staff received six of its first eight.

Butler made 11 of 16 field-goal makes an attempt and Dragic made 9 of 16 to assist the Warmth shoot 54.9 % from the sector and 53.6 % from the Three-point line, the place they made 15 of 28. Dragic tied his season excessive in factors and made Three-pointers (5) because the Warmth turned the primary staff to outshoot the Suns this season. The Suns shot 44.zero %.

—Area Degree Media