NBA roundup: Hot Heat roll to 6th straight win
Kendrick Nunn hit a team high of 24 points as the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to six games with a 109-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Miami on Sunday.
Miami received 16 points and 13 rebounds from Bam Adebayo, while Precious Achiuwa and Tyler Herro had 14 points each. Goran Dragic, who started his first game for Miami since February 5, had 13 points.
South Florida native John Collins returned home with 34 points with 10 rebounds to lead Atlanta. Collins had 19 points in the third, his career high for a quarter. His 34 points were one of his season highs.
Atlanta also received 20 points and 14 rebounds from Clint Capela. Capela, the leader of the NBA on offensive rebounds, amassed nine. Hawks star Trae Young, who came into the game averaging 27.8 points, was held down to just 15. He missed his first five shots and only had six points until there were 6:04 left in the fourth.
Los Angeles Lakers 117 - Golden State Warriors 91
LeBron James scored 19 points with six ricochets while hitting 7 of 12 shots in a season low of 24 minutes when Los Angeles visited the Golden State.
Markieff Morris contributed 13 points and eight rebounds, Alex Caruso also scored 13 and Dennis Schroder collected 12 points and six assists for the Lakers, who rested their starters in the fourth quarter.
Stephen Curry, who came into the game averaging 29.9 points per game, only managed 16 points, seven assists and three steals when the Warriors finished their three-game winning streak. The Warriors lost Draymond Green to a left ankle sprain late in the second quarter.
Boston Celtics 111 - Washington Wizards 110
Jayson Tatum scored 31 points, including the game-winning bucket 4.7 seconds ahead, when the shorthanded Boston visited Washington.
Kemba Walker had 21 points and Daniel Theis added 20 for the Celtics, who won games for the first time since January 24-25 to break their record. Boston played without all-star Jaylen Brown (left knee pain).
Bradley Beal scored 46 points but missed his chance at a game winner with a second remaining. He finished 16-of-29 with 11 free throws. Russell Westbrook had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Davis Bertans scored 20 when the Wizards lost for a second time in their last nine games.
Milwaukee Bucks 105 - Los Angeles Clippers 100
In a duel between NBA championship candidates, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks got the best of Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers in Milwaukee.
Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, making it the second player in Milwaukee history to score 35 or more points in four consecutive games. The Bucks, who won their fifth game in a row, ended the competition with a 9-0 run.
Leonard finished with 25 points and nine rebounds. Paul George had 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Serge Ibaka scored 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Charlotte Hornets 127 - Sacramento Kings 126
Malik Monk converted a three-point game 1.4 seconds ahead as Charlotte caught up in the last minute to beat hosts Sacramento.
Monk finished the race with 21 points and P.J. Washington’s career high of 42 points. The 24 points and 12 assists from LaMelo Ball and the 13 points from Miles Bridges were also a boost for Charlotte, who stands 2-2 on a planned six-game road trip.
Buddy Hield scored 30 points for the Kings. Hield hit eight of 15 attempts from 3-point range. He eclipsed 1,000 made 3s for his career, making it faster than any other player in NBA history when he appeared in his 350th game.
Phoenix Suns 118 - Minnesota Timberwolves 99
Devin Booker hit a season high of 43 points in the 15-of-26 shootout and led Phoenix to victory over Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Deandre Ayton scored 22 points in 9-of-11 and amassed 10 rebounds as the Suns have won their 14th time in their last 17 games. Dario Saric scored 13 points off the bench and Chris Paul added 11 points, hitting his season high of 15 assists for Phoenix.
Anthony Edwards scored 24 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, which holds an NBA worst 7-28 record. Minnesota is 0-4 under new coach Chris Finch and has admitted an average of 129.5 points over the period.
New York Knicks 109 - Detroit Pistons 90
Julius Randle had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists and his visit to New York saw his third straight win as he rolled past Detroit.
RJ Barrett delivered 21 points and five rebounds while Alec Burks contributed 16 points from the bench. Derrick Rose, traded by the Pistons earlier this month, had 14 points and five assists for New York against his former team.
Jerami Grant led the Pistons, who lost three straights, with 21 points and eight rebounds. Wayne Ellington contributed 15 points from the bench.
Memphis Grizzlies 133 - Houston Rockets 84
With Brandon Clarke and Justise Winslow showing strong performance on the bench, the Memphis visit resulted in a win over Houston.
Clarke scored double-doubles of 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Houston-born Winslow enjoyed his return home with 20 points in 8v12 in just his fourth game this season. The Grizzlies collected 85 bank points, 32 of them in a runaway first half.
Memphis had plenty of reserves against the tumbling Rockets, whose skid reached eleven games in a row, the longest in the NBA that season.
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