NBA roundup: George, Clippers pummel Hawks


Paul George scored 37 factors in solely 20 minutes, main the Los Angeles Clippers to a 150-101 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night time regardless of enjoying with out Kawhi Leonard.

Nov 16, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; LA Clippers ahead Paul George (13) shoots a 3 level shot over Atlanta Hawks ahead Cam Reddish (22) within the first quarter at Staples Heart. Obligatory Credit score: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities

George, who scored 25 factors within the first half, transformed 10 of 17 photographs from the ground total, together with 6 of 11 Three-pointers. He made all 11 of his free throws. George, who scored 33 factors in his season debut Thursday in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, is 21 of 21 from the road in two video games.

Lou Williams, who made 15 of 15 free throws, had 25 factors off the bench for the Clippers, who snapped a two-game shedding streak. Jerome Robinson contributed 21 factors, and Montrezl Harrell had 17, serving to the Clippers’ bench outscore the Hawks’ reserves 81-35.

Trae Younger led the Hawks with 20 factors to go together with six assists. Younger, although, hit simply four of 16 photographs from the ground. De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish every had 12 factors, and Jabari Parker, Damian Jones and Evan Turner chipped in 11 apiece for Atlanta.

Rockets 125, Timberwolves 105

James Harden recorded his fifth 40-plus level scoring effort throughout Houston’s seven-game profitable streak, posting 49 in a victory over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Hamstrung by a roster depleted by accidents, Harden took a career-high 41 photographs. He completed eight of 22 on Three-pointers and added 5 rebounds and 6 assists over 39 minutes.

The Timberwolves led by as many as 11 factors within the first half however struggled to include Harden. Additionally they missed the manufacturing of their second-leading scorer, ahead Andrew Wiggins, who missed his second consecutive recreation (private causes). Karl-Anthony Cities paired 27 factors with 15 rebounds to tempo the Timberwolves.

Path Blazers 121, Spurs 116

CJ McCollum scored 32 factors, and Hassan Whiteside added 21 factors and 12 rebounds as visiting Portland constructed an enormous early lead, gave all of it again and extra, however then rallied for a win over host San Antonio.

The Spurs trailed by as many as 20 within the first quarter and 23 within the second, however rallied to take the lead within the third and lead by as many as 15 three minutes into the fourth quarter. Portland got here again to tie the sport at 111 after a putback layup by McCollum with 2:26 to play.

The Path Blazers have been the higher crew down the stretch, outscoring San Antonio 10-5 within the last two minutes to snap a two-game shedding streak. Damian Lillard added 22 factors for the Blazers, and Rodney Hood hit for 16 factors within the win. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 30 factors and a season-high 13 rebounds.

Bucks 102, Pacers 83

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 26 factors and 13 rebounds as Milwaukee ran off from host Indiana for a snug victory in a duel between the Central Division’s prime two groups in Indianapolis.

The sport was speculated to be a reunion between Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon and his former Bucks teammates, however Brogdon was a scratch with a sore again that additionally minimize brief his enjoying time Friday night time at Houston. Brogdon left Milwaukee in an offseason sign-and-trade.

Indiana held a four-point lead late within the first interval earlier than Robin Lopez hit a pair of jumpers, one a Three-pointer, to present Milwaukee the lead for good. The Pacers, who had gained 4 in a row earlier than shedding Friday at Houston, by no means acquired nearer than seven within the second half.

Mavericks 110, Raptors 102

Luka Doncic had 26 factors, 15 rebounds and 7 assists, and Dallas defeated visiting Toronto to snap a two-game shedding streak.

Kristaps Porzingis added 20 factors and 15 rebounds for the Mavericks. Seth Curry and former Raptor Delon Wright every had 15 factors, whereas Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith every scored 10.

Regular Powell led the Raptors with a season-best 26 factors, and Fred VanVleet added 24. Pascal Siakam had 15 factors and 7 assists, and Matt Thomas had 10 factors as Toronto accomplished a Three-2 street journey.

Nets 117, Bulls 111

Spencer Dinwiddie had a team-high 24 factors, Joe Harris added 22 factors and eight assists, and Brooklyn rallied for a win over host Chicago.

Taurean Waller-Prince added 13 factors, and Garrett Temple had 12 for the Nets, who ended a three-game shedding skid. Jarrett Allen tallied 11 factors, and Theo Pinson contributed 10.

Zach LaVine scored 36 factors on 11-for-24 capturing for Chicago, which misplaced for the second time in three nights. The Bulls acquired double-double performances from each Wendell Carter Jr. (18 factors, 14 rebounds) and Lauri Markkanen (16 factors, 10 rebounds).

Hornets 103, Knicks 102

Devonte’ Graham hit a career-high 9 Three-pointers, scored 29 factors and hit the go-ahead Three-pointer with 2.eight seconds left as Charlotte edged host New York.

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The Hornets gained their second straight recreation on a last-second shot. An evening after Malik Monk’s buzzer-beater beat the Detroit Pistons to halt Charlotte’s four-game shedding streak, it was Graham’s flip to finish a comeback from 15 factors down early within the third quarter and from eight factors down within the last 6:40.

New York held a 102-98 lead on Julius Randle’s dunk with 48.2 seconds left. After two free throws by rookie PJ Washington, Randle air-balled a floater with 12.Three seconds to go, setting it up for Graham. After the timeout, Nicolas Batum inbounded the ball from close to midcourt to Washington. Washington made a bounce go to Graham, who gained sufficient separation from Frank Ntilikina to hit the Three-pointer from effectively past the highest of the important thing.

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