Russell Westbrook recorded his 32nd triple-double of the season with 14 points, a career-high 21 rebounds and 24 assists to lead host Washington Wizards to a 154-141 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
Westbrook’s total assists matched a franchise record and his career high. The Wizards, who hold the 10th seed and last place in the Eastern Conference play-in round, have won for the 13th time in 16 games and moved closer to a half-game with the Pacers for ninth place and ensured the face to face tiebreaker between the teams.
Domantas Sabonis scored 32 points and totaled 19 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Pacers, while Caris LeVert had 33 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Nine Wizards scored in double digits, including five reserves, and Washington topped Indiana by a staggering 96-60 margin in the paint. Rui Hachimura finished with 27 points and seven rebounds and Bradley Beal had 26 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Wizards.
Warriors 123, Pelicans 108
Steph Curry had his ninth-best game in the NBA with over 40 points, finishing with 41 as Golden State bolstered its playing chances by beating host New Orleans.
Curry made 14 of 26 field goal attempts, including 8 of 18 3-pointers. Draymond Green added 10 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points. The victory put Golden State ahead of San Antonio, 10th in the Western Conference.
Zion Williamson scored 32 points and Brandon Ingram added 19 for the Pelicans, who came close to elimination. They are trailing the Spurs by three games with seven to play.
Knicks 118, Grizzlies 104
Julius Randle scored 28 points, Derrick Rose added eight of his season-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and New York recorded a double-digit victory over host Memphis.
Randle sank five points to 3 points, including two in the final four minutes after Memphis posted a 17-point deficit to five. New York won for the 12th time in 13 games, a period that began by overcoming a 15-point deficit to claim a four-point overtime victory over Memphis on April 9.
Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 25 points, but went 0 for 5 in a scoreless fourth quarter. Desmond Bane added 22 for the Grizzlies, who fell to ninth place in the Western Conference losing for the fourth time in five games.
Hawks 123, Trail Blazers 114
Danilo Gallinari and Bogdan Bogdanovic combined for 53 points and 14 3 points to help Atlanta win by visiting Portland.
Gallinari came off the bench to score 28 points, hitting 7 of 10 for 3 points, and added eight rebounds and two steals. Bogdanovic scored 25 points, including seven from 3 points – all in the first half. The Hawks have won six straight home games and are 14-2 in their last 16 home games.
Portland got 33 points from Damian Lillard, who had six 3 points and eight assists. Carmelo Anthony scored 14 points and rose to No. 10 on the NBA’s all-time scorecard. Anthony has 27,318 points, surpassing Hall of Fame Elvin Hayes, who had 27,313.
Lakers 93, Nuggets 89
Anthony Davis has had his best game since returning a week ago from a right calf strain, as host Los Angeles, playing without LeBron James, picked up a victory over Denver. Davis finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots.
Davis also offered a key block late in the game on a 3-point Facundo Campazzo attempt to seal the win. Alex Caruso, who started in place of Dennis Schroder, added 11 points. Lakers coach Frank Vogel has said Schroder will miss the next 10-14 days due to NBA health and safety protocols.
Nikola Jokic paced the Nuggets with 32 points and nine rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. contributed 19 points. The night he received his NBA championship ring for playing with the Lakers last season, JaVale McGee scored 10 points.
76ers 106, bulls 94
Tobias Harris recorded 21 points and nine rebounds while Seth Curry scored 20 points to lead Philadelphia over host Chicago for their fifth straight victory.
The 76ers also increased their lead in the Eastern Conference to one game against the Brooklyn Nets. Ben Simmons had 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals for Philadelphia, which has gone 3-0 against Chicago this season and extended its winning streak to seven.
Coby White recorded 23 points and five assists for the Bulls, who have lost four straight games and five of six. The Bulls were without Zach LaVine for the 11th straight game due to health and safety protocols. Nikola Vucevic (adductor) missed his second game in a row.
Jazz 110, spurs 99
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 25 points and Rudy Gobert had 24 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots as Utah beat San Antonio in Salt Lake City. Utah regained the No. 1 seed in the NBA, edging the inactive Phoenix Suns half a game.
Jordan Clarkson added 16 points, Joe Ingles had 13 with nine assists and Georges Niang contributed 11 points to help Utah once again overcome the absence of injured All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.
DeMar DeRozan returned after taking a day off to score 22 points for the Spurs, who lost in overtime to Philadelphia at home on Sunday night. Spurs visit Jazz again on Wednesday.
Magic 119, pistons 112
Mo Bamba reached career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds off the bench as Orlando took down host Detroit.
Chasson Randle provided 18 points while RJ Hampton contributed 16 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Ignas Brazdeikis scored 14 points as the Orlando bench scored 70 points. The Magic moved two games to Detroit, the last team in the Eastern Conference.
Saddiq Bey’s 26 points and nine rebounds passed the Pistons. Frank Jackson had 19 points off the bench.
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