NBA roundup: Doncic scores 42 in triple-double

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Luka Doncic poured in a career-high 42 factors, grabbed 11 rebounds and recorded 12 assists to steer the Dallas Mavericks to a 117-110 win over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Monday for his or her second straight victory.

Nov 18, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks ahead Luka Doncic (77) shoots over San Antonio Spurs heart LaMarcus Aldridge (12) through the second half on the American Airways Heart. Necessary Credit score: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports activities

The triple-double was Doncic’s league-leading sixth of the season.

Finney-Smith had 22 factors for Dallas, Kristaps Porzingis added 18 factors and 10 rebounds, and Jalen Brunson scored 11 factors within the win. It was the primary time the Mavericks scored 110 or extra factors towards San Antonio since January 2010.

DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 36 factors for the reeling Spurs, who misplaced their sixth straight recreation. San Antonio hadn’t misplaced that many in a row for the reason that 2010-11 season, when it dropped six straight in March and April. The Spurs went on to complete that common season with 61 wins.

Clippers 90, Thunder 88

Paul George’s Three-pointer with 25.9 seconds remaining was the distinction, and Los Angeles held off visiting Oklahoma Metropolis.

Montrezl Harrell had 28 factors and 12 rebounds for the Clippers. George, who scored 70 complete factors in his earlier two video games, completed with 18 factors towards his former membership. Clippers star Kawhi Leonard missed his third consecutive recreation attributable to a left knee contusion.

Chris Paul scored 22 factors and recorded 4 steals, and Danilo Gallinari had 14 factors for the Thunder. Nevertheless, Gallinari missed a possible game-winning shot close to the tip.

Rockets 132, Path Blazers 108

James Harden and Russell Westbrook mixed 64 factors as host Houston received the battle of the backcourts, defeating Portland. Whereas Harden scored 23 of his 36 factors within the first half, Westbrook got here alive within the second half with 15 of his 28 factors.

Westbrook added 13 rebounds and 10 assists total as Houston prolonged its profitable streak to eight video games. The Rockets have been bolstered by the return of heart Clint Capela (22 factors, 20 rebounds) from a concussion and Danuel Home Jr. (11 factors) from a sore again.

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, the Path Blazers’ high-scoring guard tandem, totaled 38 factors on 14-of-34 taking pictures. McCollum had 25 factors whereas Lillard had 13, taking pictures simply four of 15 total and 1 of 6 from Three-point vary.

Celtics 99, Suns 85

Jayson Tatum scored 14 of his season-high 26 factors within the third quarter and added a season-high 11 rebounds, and Boston downed host Phoenix to get again on the profitable observe.

Kemba Walker produced 19 factors for Boston, and Marcus Good had 17 factors earlier than leaving within the fourth quarter with an ankle sprain. Daniel Theis grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who had a 10-game profitable streak damaged in a one-point loss at Sacramento on Sunday.

Devin Booker had 20 factors, Kelly Oubre Jr. had 15 factors, and Dario Saric had 9 factors and 10 rebounds for the Suns. Phoenix performed with out level guard Ricky Rubio (again spasms) in posting a season low in factors after profitable 5 of its earlier seven video games.

Bucks 115, Bulls 101

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 factors and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Milwaukee completed closed the sport on a 17-2 run to wipe out a 99-98 deficit and beat host Chicago.

Brook Lopez had 19 factors and 10 rebounds to go along with 5 blocked pictures for Milwaukee, which received its fourth recreation in a row. George Hill scored 18, and Donte DiVincenzo completed with 15.

Rookie Daniel Gafford amassed 21 factors on 10-of-12 taking pictures for the Bulls. The second-round draft decide from Arkansas entered the sport with zero factors in 4 video games off the bench.

Timberwolves 112, Jazz 102

Karl-Anthony Cities matched his profession excessive of seven Three-pointers and contributed 29 factors and 13 rebounds to steer Minnesota over Utah in Salt Lake Metropolis.

Jeff Teague recorded 21 factors and 11 assists for Minnesota, which halted a two-game slide. Robert Covington scored 15 factors, Kelan Martin added 14 on 6-of-7 taking pictures and Josh Okogie had 11 for the Timberwolves.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 18 factors however Donovan Mitchell struggled with 5-of-23 taking pictures whereas scoring 17 factors for Utah, which dropped to 6-1 at residence. Rudy Gobert registered 16 factors and 14 rebounds.

Raptors 132, Hornets 96

OG Anunoby scored a career-best 24 factors, and Toronto demolished visiting Charlotte for its largest margin of victory of the season.

Pascal Siakam scored 20 factors and Norman Powell contributed 17 for the Raptors, who have been returning residence after a Three-2 street journey. Terence Davis chipped in with 16 off the Toronto bench because the Raptors improved to 5-Zero at residence.

Marvin Williams led 4 different teammates in double figures by scoring 14 for the Hornets, who had received two in a row.

Knicks 123, Cavaliers 105

Julius Randle scored 13 of his game-high 30 factors throughout a pivotal first-quarter run for host Knicks, who by no means trailed in a blowout win over Cleveland.

The Knicks are 2-2 since a 108-87 residence loss to the Cavaliers on Nov. 10, when group president Steve Mills and basic supervisor Scott Perry held a postgame press convention to specific their unhappiness with New York’s efficiency.

Randle’s 30-point effort was the primary by a Knicks participant since April 7. The Cavaliers have dropped 4 straight since routing the Knicks, together with the final three by a mixed 48 factors. Kevin Porter Jr. led Cleveland with 18 factors.

Pacers 115, Nets 86

Aaron Vacation scored a career-high 24 factors, and brother Justin Vacation added a season-high 20 factors as Indiana shook off a sluggish begin and continued its success over the Brooklyn with a victory in New York.

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The Pacers beat the Nets for the second time this season, 11th time in 12 conferences and sixth straight time in Brooklyn. Aaron Vacation added a career-high 13 assists. T.J. Warren had 19 factors whereas Domantas Sabonis collected 16 factors and a career-high 18 rebounds.

The Nets misplaced for the fourth time in 5 video games and have been blown out of their second recreation with out Kyrie Irving (proper shoulder impingement). Irving was listed as questionable for the sport however was dominated out Monday afternoon. Spencer Dinwiddie began for Irving and scored 28 factors.

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