Luka Doncic added 34 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to propel the Dallas Mavericks host to a straight 128-110 victory over the elusive Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Doncic fired 12 of 23 shots from the ground – including four triples – before being out for the entire fourth quarter. The triple-double was the tenth of Doncic’s season and the 46th of his career.
Dallas Reggie Bullock fired five shots from beyond the arc and finished with 17 points. The Mavericks recorded their fourth straight home win and their fourth win in five games overall to place less than a game away from the Golden State Warriors, third in the Western Conference.
The Lakers, who played without LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (foot), lost three in a row. Malik Monk outscored Los Angeles with 28 points, and Russell Westbrook added 25.
Bucks 118, 76ers 116
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots to beat Milwaukee’s host Philadelphia.
Antetokounmpo blocked Joel Embiid’s shot with 1.6 seconds left to preserve the victory. The play was originally called Goalkeeper, but the sentence was overturned after a video review. Khris Middleton added 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Jrue Holiday contributed 18 points and 10 assists for the Bucks.
James Harden led Philadelphia with 32 points and nine assists, while Embiid added 29 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Tobias Harris made 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Sixers, who lost two in a row.
Bulls 107, Wizards 94
DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter and Nikola Vucevic had 27 points to beat visiting Chicago over Washington.
Zach LaVine scored all 14 of his points in the second half for the Bulls. Chicago closed out a five-game road trip with a 2-3 record and won its first sweep of the season against Washington since the 2010-11 season.
Rui Hachimura scored 21 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope followed with 20 points to lead five Wizards in two figures.
Networks 130, Pistons 123
Kevin Durant added 41 points and 11 rebounds when Brooklyn bounced back in the second half and beat Detroit in New York.
Durant scored 16 points in the third quarter and scored the 11-foot tie that gave the Nets a 110-108 lead with 4:54 remaining and helped Brooklyn beat Detroit 22-15 to end the game. Nets guard Kyrie Irving added 24 in his second home game of the season.
Rookie Cade Cunningham equaled his professional record with 34 points as the Pistons lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
–Media at field level
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