Highlights of Monday’s NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Monday:

Celtics 108, Spurs 94

Kyrie Irving performed his finest recreation together with his new group, ending with 24 factors and 6 assists to guide the Boston Celtics to their fifth straight win, a 108-94 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday evening.

The win ended an 11-game Spurs profitable streak in opposition to the Celtics, together with the final six at TD Garden since Boston’s final victory in 2011. It was additionally the Spurs’ third straight loss on a 1-Three highway journey.

Jaylen Brown scored 18 factors, and Terry Rozier had eight of his 12 factors in 52 seconds to place the sport away within the fourth quarter.

The Spurs, nonetheless with out injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker and with Manu Ginobili resting, bought a career-high 18 factors and 5 rebounds from Brandon Paul.

Knicks 116, Nuggets 110

Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 38 factors as New York blew a 23-point lead however made sufficient performs within the fourth quarter to carry off Denver.

Porzingis produced his fifth 30-point recreation of the season and eighth of his profession. He made 14 of 26 pictures, together with 4 Three-pointers, and surpassed his earlier profession finest set Nov. 16 in opposition to Detroit.

Kyle O’Quinn helped Porzingis by ending with 15 factors and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 28 factors.

Warriors 141, Clippers 113

Stephen Curry scored 31 factors and Kevin Durant added 19 as Golden State cruised previous Los Angeles a day after falling at dwelling to the Detroit Pistons.

It was the Warriors’ 11th consecutive victory over their Western Conference rival, with the Clippers final beating Golden State on Christmas Day 2014.

Danilo Gallinari scored 19 factors for the Clippers, whereas Lou Williams added 17 and Blake Griffin had 16. The Clippers took second consecutive defeat after opening the season Four-Zero. They misplaced to the Pistons a day earlier than the Warriors did.

Timberwolves 125, Heat 122 (OT)

Jeff Teague scored 23 factors to guide Minnesota to an additional time victory over Miami.

Teague’s two free throws with Four.Four seconds remaining gave the Timberwolves their remaining margin. Dion Waiters’ game-tying Three-point try on the buzzer bounced off the rim. Waiters completed with a game-high 33 factors.

Andrew Wiggins completed with 22 factors and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 factors and had 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler additionally completed in double figures with 16 factors.

76ers 115, Rockets 107

Ben Simmons scored 24 factors and teamed with Joel Embiid down the stretch to assist Philadelphia fend off Houston at Toyota Center.

Simmons completed with seven rebounds and 9 assists. Embiid chipped in 22 factors, 9 boards and 5 assists.

James Harden paced the Rockets with 29 factors and 7 assists. Eric Gordon scored 25 factors, and Clint Capela added 12 factors and 15 rebounds.

Hornets 104, Grizzlies 99

Kemba Walker scored 27 factors and Jeremy Lamb added 17 to guide Charlotte to a come-from-behind victory over Memphis.

Walker scored 9 of his game-high level complete within the remaining 6:16 because the Hornets took benefit of a cold-shooting Memphis squad.

The Grizzlies, who shot 34.Four %, had been led by reserve Tyreke Evans’ 19 factors and 10 rebounds. Mike Conley (16 factors) and Marc Gasol (10 factors) mixed to shoot eight of 33.

Raptors 99, Trail Blazers 85

DeMar DeRozan scored 21 of his 25 factors within the first half, and Toronto rode a giant opening-half result in a victory over Portland at Moda Center.

Kyle Lowry contributed 19 factors, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, and Lucas Nogueira chipped in 17 factors and 9 rebounds for the Raptors.

Damian Lillard scored 25 of his season-high 36 factors within the second half for the Trail Blazers. CJ McCollum added 16 factors however made simply 5 of 16 pictures.

Jazz 104, Mavericks 89

Rudy Gobert totaled 17 factors, 12 rebounds, six blocks and a career-high six assists to guide Utah over Dallas.

Rodney Hood had a season-high 25 factors, and Ricky Rubio added 20 factors because the Jazz improved to Four-Zero at dwelling.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 factors, J.J. Barea added 17 factors and Devin Harris had 15 for Dallas, which couldn’t overcome 24 turnovers that led to 33 factors for Utah.

Magic 115, Pelicans 99

Marreese Speights exploded for 4 wide-open Three-pointers within the fourth quarter and completed with 18 factors, and Nikola Vucevic, Jonathon Simmons and Evan Fournier scored 20 factors every to carry Orlando over New Orleans.

The Magic led 88-83 after three quarters, then held the Pelicans to 15 fourth-quarter factors. Orlando outscored the Pelicans 55-35 within the second half.

New Orleans bought 26 factors from Anthony Davis within the first half, however he scored solely two factors within the third quarter and completed with 39 factors and 10 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins scored 12 factors on 5-of-14 taking pictures and grabbed 12 rebounds.

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