Luka Doncic first outscored Stephen Curry in five career head-to-heads, and Dallas ran a franchise record of 28 straight points bridging the first and second quarters as the Mavericks hammered the Golden State Warriors 133-103 on Tuesday in San Francisco.
Doncic had a game-high 39 points and five other players netted doubles for the Mavericks, who won their fourth victory in five games.
The blowout was Dallas’ third straight in Chase Center’s two-year history. The Mavericks, who never lost at home, blitzed last season’s 20 and 27-point warriors.
Curry, who scored 57 points the last time the teams met in February, finished with a team-high 27. Mychal Mulder added 26 points for the Warriors, who had won two previous games.
Nets 116,103 Raptors
Recent contract signer Mike James fuelled a fourth-quarter rally, and a balanced effort helped Brooklyn clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot with a Toronto victory in Tampa.
Kevin Durant was one of seven double-figure Nets with 17 points, adding a team-high 10 rebounds. Jeff Green led Brooklyn with 22 points, and Joe Harris added 16.
Kyle Lowry shot 6 out of 9 for a game-high 24 points for the Raptors, and OG Anunoby shot 3 out of 5 behind the line to end with 21 points. However, Toronto was only 15 of 43 as a team, and 36 of 91 as a whole.
Bucks, Hornets, 114
Giannis Antetokounmpo compiled 29 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists as Milwaukee kept Charlotte off.
It marked the first victory in three trials against the Hornets this season.
Brook Lopez gave the Bucks 22 points and Khris Middleton 17 points (38-23). In a reserve spot, Bryn Forbes tackled 15 points, and Jrue Holiday ended up 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Trail Blazers 133, 112
Anfernee Simons’ 27 points on 9-of-10 shooting from 3-point range led Portland’s dominant effort during a victory over Indiana.
The Blazers broke a five-game losing streak as seven players scored twice, including Damian Lillard (23 points) and CJ McCollum (20).
The nine made triples were a career high for Simons, and the scoring performance was the second highest for the first-round selection for the 2018 Blazers.
Thunder, 119, 115
Luguentz Dort scored 24 points, Darius Bazley had 21 with 10 rebounds, and Oklahoma City avoided a 15-game franchise-record losing streak with a victory over Boston.
Ty Jerome and Isaiah Roby gave the Thunder 15 percentage points, who won for the first time since March 31, despite 27 turnovers.
Jaylen Brown had 39 points and 11 assists, adding a career-high 28 points for the Celtics, who lost their third straight. Boston played without Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Robert Williams III (knee).
Timberwolves 114, 107
Karl-Anthony Towns posted 31 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and he led Minnesota to victory over Houston.
Juancho Hernangomez scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting off the bench as Minnesota raised its winning streak to three season-best games. The Timberwolves broke a 14-game losing skid in Houston with their first road victory since Feb. 17, 2012.
Kelly Olynyk scored 28 points on 12-of-17 shooting as well as nine rebounds and five assists for NBA-worst Houston, who has lost five straight games, 10 of his past 11 and 37 of his last 41.
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