Devin Booker and Chris Paul led the Phoenix Suns to a 117-113 extra time win over the visiting Utah Jazz on Wednesday night time in a recreation between the NBA’s greatest two groups that lived as much as its billing.
Wednesday night time’s NBA outcomes
|Utah Jazz 113 – 117 Phoenix Suns|
|New Orleans Pelicans 111 – 139 Brooklyn Nets|
|San Antonio Spurs 96 – 106 Denver Nuggets|
|New York Knicks 99 – 101 Boston Celtics|
|Washington Wizards 131 – 116 Orlando Magic|
|Memphis Grizzlies 131 – 113 Atlanta Hawks|
|Minnesota Timberwolves 137 – 141 Indiana Pacers|
|Dallas Mavericks 93 – 102 Houston Rockets|
|Charlotte Hornets 113 – 102 Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder|
Utah Jazz 113 – 117 Phoenix Suns
Booker scored 35 factors and Chris Paul contributed 29 factors and 9 assists because the Suns, who’ve the NBA’s second-best file, held on for his or her seventh victory in a row.
Booker bought the Suns off to a fast begin in OT with a layup, and Paul completed it off with free throws late within the additional session. Utah by no means led in extra time.
Deandre Ayton additionally had a powerful displaying with 18 factors and 12 rebounds for Phoenix, which picked up its second win in two conferences with the Jazz this season.
Donovan Mitchell registered 41 factors and eight rebounds for the NBA-leading Jazz, and he pressured extra time with a clutch 3-pointer late in regulation. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 factors and Rudy Gobert tallied 16 factors and 18 rebounds for the Jazz, who’ve misplaced two in a row on the street after a nine-game successful streak.
Phoenix’s offensive rebounds (16) and the Jazz’s poor 3-point capturing (11 of 44) had been key components on an evening when each possession mattered.
New Orleans Pelicans 111 – 139 Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant performed for the primary time in practically two months and was certainly one of seven Brooklyn gamers to attain in double figures because the host Nets routed the New Orleans Pelicans 139-111.
Durant, who final performed on Feb. 13 and missed 23 consecutive video games due to a hamstring damage, did not enter the sport till the second quarter was practically midway over. He scored 17 factors, making 5-of-5 subject objectives, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws in 19 minutes.
Kyrie Irving led Brooklyn with 24 factors, LaMarcus Aldridge had 22, Joe Harris scored 14, Chris Chiozza scored 12, Jeff Inexperienced had 11 and Blake Griffin 10. Brooklyn had a season-high 37 assists on 51 subject objectives.
The Nets outscored the Pelicans 43-26 within the second quarter to take command and coast to their ninth consecutive victory at residence. Brooklyn led by as many as 38 factors.
Eric Bledsoe led New Orleans with 26 factors regardless of being ejected after receiving two technical fouls late within the third quarter.
Zion Williamson scored 16 factors on 4-of-12 capturing to finish his streak of 25 consecutive video games with 20-plus factors on 50 % capturing or higher, which tied Corridor of Famer Shaquille O’Neal’s file. Lonzo Ball added 15 factors and Jaxson Hayes and Isaiah Thomas had 11 every.
San Antonio Spurs 96 – 106 Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic completed with 25 factors, 10 assists and 9 rebounds to assist the surging Denver Nuggets to a 106-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs within the first of a two-games-in-three-days mini-series between the groups in Denver.
The sport was the second of a house back-to-back for the Nuggets, who rolled previous Detroit on Tuesday, and so they appeared the more serious for the wear and tear early on.
Denver trailed late within the second quarter earlier than discovering its stride, opening up an enormous lead halfway by the ultimate interval and successful its seventh straight contest.
Michael Porter Jr. added 18 factors and 10 rebounds and Will Barton hit for 14 factors for Denver.
Dejounte Murray and Derrick White led the Spurs with 18 factors every, with DeMar DeRozan scoring 14 and Patty Mills including 12 off the bench. San Antonio has misplaced 4 consecutive video games and 9 of its previous 11.
New York Knicks 99 – 101 Boston Celtics
Marcus Sensible hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 36.4 seconds left, and he scored 14 of his 17 factors within the fourth quarter because the host Boston Celtics snapped a seventh-place tie within the Japanese Convention by coming again to beat the New York Knicks 101-99.
Sensible was simply 1-of-7 from the sphere earlier than he teamed up with Jaylen Brown (seven factors) and Jayson Tatum (seven factors) to attain the ultimate 28 factors for the Celtics, who trailed by seven early within the fourth earlier than successful for the third time in 4 video games to enhance to 26-26.
Brown wound up with 32 factors and 10 rebounds whereas Tatum completed with 25 factors and 10 rebounds.
RJ Barrett was 6 of 6 from 3-point vary and scored 29 factors for the Knicks, who misplaced for the fifth time in six video games. Julius Randle had 22 factors and 9 rebounds whereas Derrick Rose added 11 factors off the bench.
Memphis Grizzlies 131 – 113 Atlanta Hawks
Grayson Allen poured in a season-high 30 factors to assist the Memphis Grizzlies roll to a 131-113 victory over the host Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night time.
Jonas Valanciunas recorded 19 factors and 11 rebounds and Ja Morant added 19 factors, seven rebounds and 7 assists as Memphis received its fourth straight contest.
Dillon Brooks scored 17 factors and Kyle Anderson contributed 16 factors, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the Grizzlies.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 24 factors and Trae Younger 14 factors and 11 assists for the Hawks, who had a four-game successful streak snapped.
Onyeka Okongwu added 13 factors and 11 rebounds, Lou Williams and Kevin Huerter scored 13 factors apiece and Solomon Hill had 10 factors for Atlanta.
The Hawks performed with out John Collins (ankle), Clint Capela (Achilles) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle).
Washington Wizards 131 – 116 Orlando Magic
Bradley Beal scored 26 factors on 11-of-19 capturing to steer the Washington Wizards to a 131-116 victory over the Magic in Orlando.
Beal, who additionally had 5 assists, returned to the Wizards’ line-up after lacking the earlier 5 video games with a proper hip contusion. Washington snapped a four-game dropping streak and a six-game skid towards the Magic, who misplaced their third in a row.
Russell Westbrook, who completed with 23 factors, 15 assists and 14 rebounds, recorded his twentieth triple-double of the season and his fifth up to now six video games.
Washington scored 73 factors within the first half and shot 61.9 % from the sphere, together with 11-of-15 from 3 level vary. The Wizards shot 57.6 % (49-for-85) for the sport together with 52.8 % (19-for-36) from lengthy distance.
Terrence Ross led Orlando with 24 factors on 9-for-16 capturing and helped the Magic minimize their deficit to 107-103 with 8:04 left within the fourth. The Wizards would use a 12-1 run later within the quarter to open up a 17-point lead with 3:33 left and seal the result.
Minnesota Timberwolves 137 – 141 Indiana Pacers
Aaron Vacation scored 22 factors off the bench and his brother Justin Vacation added 21 to gas the Indiana Pacers to a 141-137 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Indianapolis.
The Pacers’ T.J. McConnell collected 19 factors and 15 assists, each season-high-tying totals. Indiana scored a season excessive in factors regardless of enjoying with out All-Star ahead Domantas Sabonis (sprained left ankle), Malcolm Brogdon (sore proper hip) and Myles Turner (sprained left ankle).
Caris LeVert completed with 18 factors, JaKarr Sampson added 16 and Goga Bitadze chipped in with 14 to assist Indiana file its fifth straight win towards Minnesota.
Karl-Anthony Cities recorded 32 factors and 12 rebounds and rookie Anthony Edwards added 27 factors for Minnesota, which failed in its bid to win back-to-back video games for the primary time since rising victorious in its first two contests of the season.
Ricky Rubio and D’Angelo Russell every had 17 factors and Naz Reid added 16 for the Timberwolves.
Dallas Mavericks 93 – 102 Houston Rockets
Kelly Olynyk scored 10 factors and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds to assist the Houston Rockets maintain on for a 102-93 victory over the visiting Dallas Mavericks.
Olynyk grabbed two important rebounds down the stretch after his three-point play gave the Rockets an 89-84 lead with 3:38 to play.
Luka Doncic drew the Mavericks even 63 seconds later earlier than Olynyk corralled an offensive rebound that yielded a John Wall layup. When Doncic missed a 3-point try on the opposite finish, Olynyk crashed the glass and Wall adopted with a three-point play that lifted the Rockets to a 94-89 lead.
Houston snapped its five-game skid whereas ending Dallas’ season-best, five-game successful streak.
Olynyk added three assists, two steals and two blocks to his ledger. Wall completed with 31 factors, seven assists and 4 steals. Houston’s Christian Wooden added 22 factors – together with the group’s opening 12 factors of the third quarter – and 10 rebounds.
Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis scored 23 factors apiece for the Mavericks. Doncic missed 17 of 26 makes an attempt and dedicated 5 turnovers. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 18 factors, Jalen Brunson had 14 factors, and Porzingis grabbed 12 boards.
Charlotte Hornets 113 – 102 Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder
Jalen McDaniels scored a career-high 21 factors to steer the Charlotte Hornets to a 113-102 win over the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder in Oklahoma Metropolis.
McDaniels hadn’t scored greater than 11 factors in any of his first 40 NBA video games over the past two seasons. He completed 9 of 14 from the ground.
The Hornets have alternated wins and losses over their previous seven video games. The Thunder have dropped 4 consecutive video games and 7 of their final eight.
Seven gamers scored in double figures for Charlotte, with Terry Rozier including 17, Miles Bridges 16 with Devonte’ Graham and Cody Zeller posting 15 every.
What an evening for @aleksejpokusevs 📊
Profession-high 25 factors, changing into the 4th rookie in OKC historical past to attain 25+ in a recreation
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 8, 2021
Practically half of the Thunder’s scoring got here from its two youngsters as Pokusevski and Theo Maledon every completed with 25 factors. Maledon scored 14 of his factors within the fourth quarter and was 9 of 18 from the ground. Pokusevski was 9 of 14 and seven of 11 from behind the 3-point line to set a Thunder rookie file for 3-pointers in a recreation.