Markkanen, Dunn assistance Bulls exist Knicks 122-119 in 2 OTs

Rookie Lauri Markkanen scored a season-high 33 points, Kris Dunn shook off a nightmarish sharpened night to make a tiebreaking basket in a second overtime, and a Chicago Bulls kick a New York Knicks 122-119 on Wednesday night.

Dunn had missed 14 of his initial 17 shots before banking in a curtain with usually underneath a notation left in a second additional period, and Markkanen finished it off by creation dual giveaway throws with 6.8 seconds remaining.

Robin Lopez and Denzel Valentine any scored 20 points for a Bulls in their third slight feat over a Knicks this season.

Michael Beasley 26 points and 12 rebounds off a dais for a Knicks, who mislaid for a eighth time in 10 games. Kristaps Porzingis finished with 24 points, including a asperse during a buzzer to force a second OT.

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Jarrett Jack had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for a Knicks, though threw divided a pass after entrance adult with a take with a Knicks down dual late in a second OT.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lou Williams scored 27 of his career-high 50 points in a third entertain and Los Angeles kick Golden State for a initial time in some-more than 3 years, spoiling a miracle night for Kevin Durant.

Williams shot 16 for 27 with a career-best 8 3-pointers and done all 10 of his giveaway throws.

Durant became a 44th actor in NBA story to measure 20,000 career points, finishing with 40 as a Warriors had their five-game winning strain snapped along with a 12-game dominant widen in a Clippers rivalry.

The NBA Finals MVP returned from a three-game deficiency due to a stretched right calf and scored 25 points in a initial half — KD’s biggest half of a deteriorate and a accurate series he indispensable for 20,000.

Durant shot 14 for 18, including 6 of 7 from 3-point range. At age 29, he is a second-youngest actor behind LeBron James to strech a 20,000 mark.


HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul scored a season-high 37 points, and Eric Gordon combined 30 as a Houston Rockets withstood a late run to get a win over a Portland Trail Blazers.

The Blazers used a large run to cut a 14-point necessity to 3 with about 3 mins left. Houston responded with a 6-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Paul, to make it 111-104 about a notation later. Damian Lillard done a layup on a other end, though Paul cut by 3 defenders to make an off-balance layup to pull a lead to 113-106.

The Blazers couldn’t get a round in after a timeout, Houston got a round behind and Clint Capela combined dual giveaway throws to secure a victory.

Lillard scored 29 in his lapse after blank a final dual games with a stretched right calf, and C.J. McCollum combined 24 points as a Blazers saw a three-game winning strain snapped.

The Rockets won their second true and softened to 3-2 in 5 games though James Harden, who is out for during slightest dual weeks with a hamstring injury.

HEAT 114, PACERS 106

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 20 points and Wayne Ellington done a wilful 3-pointer with 23.2 seconds left, assisting Miami deflect off Indiana’s late push.

It’s a sixth true win for a Heat. Miami also finished a 10-game highway losing strain opposite a Pacers.

Victor Oladipo scored 26 points and Lance Stephenson supposing a late boost of appetite that scarcely authorised Indiana to erase a 10-point necessity in a final 9:57. Stephenson wound adult with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

But when Ellington’s 3 bounced in rather than rolling off a edge as it seemed it would, Indiana’s quip hopes were over. Ellington was one of 3 Miami players with 15 points.

Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 15 rebounds to assistance snap a Pacers’ two-game winning streak.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyreke Evans scored 28 points, including a span of giveaway throws with 5.9 seconds left that helped a Memphis Grizzlies kick a New Orleans Pelicans.

Marc Gasol finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis while JaMychal Green contributed 20 points and 14 rebounds.

After Evans’ tainted shots, a Pelicans had a possibility for a tie, though E’Twaun Moore’s 3-point try from a left wing bounced off a front of a rim.

DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 8 rebounds. Moore had 16 points and Rajon Rondo had 14. Cousins was 2 of 10 from a margin entering a fourth, though scored 14 points in a final quarter. He strike a contingent of 3s as a Pelicans overcame an 11-point deficit.

Evans done 4 giveaway throws in a final 61 seconds.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Ricky Rubio scored 21 points, Donovan Mitchell had 16 and a short-handed Utah Jazz finished a deteriorate brush over a Washington Wizards.

Ekpe Udoh scored 16 points and Joe Johnson had 16 off a dais for a Jazz, who had mislaid 13 of 16 in between meetings with Washington. The Wizards were broke 116-69 in Utah on Dec. 4.

Utah played though dual starters, and second-leading scorer Rodney Hood was ejected in a second half.

John Wall had 35 points and 11 assists for a Wizards, though committed 8 of their 23 turnovers. Bradley Beal had 23 points, though missed 6 of 7 shots in a fourth entertain and mislaid a round with 2.9 seconds remaining while attempting a game-tying 3-pointer.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 8 assists for a Minnesota Timberwolves in a win opposite a Oklahoma City Thunder.

Andrew Wiggins combined 19 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 12 rebounds as Minnesota pulled divided in a second half to win a third diversion in a quarrel during home and 10th in a final 13 overall.

Russell Westbrook had 38 points and 10 rebounds, though Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and a rest of a Thunder had a tough time shooting. Westbrook was 15 of 23 from a field, while his teammates were 17 of 56 (30.3 percent). Anthony scored 15 points on 5-of-19 shooting, while George finished 5 of 14 for 13 points for Oklahoma City, that has mislaid 5 of seven.


DENVER (AP) — Dennis Schroder had 19 points and 10 assists, Taurean Prince scored 16 and Atlanta kick Denver to finish a 10-game highway losing streak.

Kent Bazemore scored 14 points and Ersan Ilyasova had 10 points and 9 rebounds for a Hawks, who never trailed after a initial quarter.

Atlanta (11-30) has a misfortune record in a NBA and entered a night tied for a fewest highway wins. The Hawks posted their fourth highway feat this season.

Denver had won 11 of 13 home games given early November.

Gary Harris had 25 points though was a usually Nuggets actor to fire good from a field.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Harrison Barnes had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Yogi Ferrell done 7 3-pointers and scored 22 points and a Dallas Mavericks fended off tired to kick a uninformed Charlotte Hornets team.

Dirk Nowitzki combined 19 points for a Mavericks, and Dennis Smith Jr. had 15.

The Mavericks were personification their third diversion in 4 days, while a Hornets were entrance off a four-day layoff. But Dallas showed no signs of wearing down in a fourth quarter, regularly thwarting Charlotte’s attempts to take a lead.

Kemba Walker had 41 points on 16-of-28 sharpened for a Hornets. Dwight Howard had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Charlotte, though was an malnutritioned 5 of 18 from a tainted line — that valid dear in a tighten game.

BUCKS 110, MAGIC 103

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points, Khris Middleton combined 22 and a Milwaukee Bucks incited adult their defensive power after a porous initial entertain to kick a Orlando Magic.

John Henson picked adult his fifth double-double of a year with 14 points and 10 rebounds for a Bucks, who handed a Magic their sixth true detriment and 15th in their final 16.

Leading by 20 to start a fourth quarter, manager Jason Kidd was means to get some rest for Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe (15 points) with a Golden State Warriors visiting Milwaukee on Friday night.

Evan Fournier had 21 points to lead Orlando, that cut a necessity to singular digits during a shutting mins with pot on a floor.


NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Drummond scored 22 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, Tobias Harris had 22 points, and a Detroit Pistons blew past a Brooklyn Nets.

Dwight Buycks combined 17 points for a Pistons.

Allen Crabbe scored 20 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 15 points for a Nets, who have mislaid 3 in a row.

Detroit took a 90-61 lead streamer into a fourth entertain and led by as many as 40 points, 104-64, with 8:20 remaining.

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