© Reuters. NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors
Luka Doncic prevailed against Stephen Curry for the first time in five direct bouts, and Dallas posted franchise records of 28 straight franchise records in the first and second quarters as the Mavericks defeated the Golden State Warriors 133-103 in San Francisco on Tuesday .
Doncic had a game high of 39 points and five other players posted double-digit results for the Mavericks, who scored their fourth win in five games.
The blowout was Dallas’ third straight in the two-year history of San Francisco’s Chase Center. The Mavericks, who have never lost in the building, flashed the Warriors by 20 and 27 points last season.
Curry, who scored 57 points in the teams’ last meeting in Dallas in February, finished the race with a team high of 27. Mychal Mulder added 26 points for the Warriors, who had won their last two games.
Nets 116, raptors 103
Recently signed 10-day contract signer Mike James fueled a rally in the fourth quarter, and a balanced performance helped Brooklyn secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a win over Toronto in Tampa.
Kevin Durant was one of seven nets to double-digit 17 points and add 10 team-level rebounds. Jeff Green approached Brooklyn with 22 points and Joe Harris added 16 points.
Kyle Lowry shot 6 out of 9 from the outside en route to a game high of 24 for the Raptors, and OG Anunoby shot 3 out of 5 behind the line to finish on 21 points. However, Toronto only went 15 out of 43 as a team and 36 out of 91 off the floor overall.
Dollar 114, Hornets 104
Giannis Antetokounmpo amassed 29 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists when Milwaukee held back hosts Charlotte.
It was the Bucks’ first win in three attempts against the Hornets that season.
Brook Lopez delivered 22 points and Khris Middleton finished with 17 points for the bucks (38-23). Bryn Forbes prevailed in a reserve role with 15 points and Jrue Holiday ended with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Trail Blazer 133, Pacers 112
Anfernee Simons’ 27 points in 9-of-10 from 3-point distance resulted in a dominant performance by Portland during a win over Indiana.
The Blazers lost five games when seven players scored in double digits, including Damian Lillard (23 points) and CJ McCollum (20).
The nine threesomes were a career high for Simons, and the score was the second highest ever for the 2018 Blazer first round.
Thunder 119, Celtics 115
Luguentz there scored 24 points, Darius Bazley had 21 with 10 rebounds and Oklahoma City avoided a franchise record of 15 defeats with a win over hosts Boston.
Ty Jerome and Isaiah Roby each delivered 15 points for the Thunder, which won for the first time since March 31, despite 27 sales.
Jaylen Brown had 39 points and 11 rebounds and Payton Pritchard added a career high of 28 points to the Celtics, who lost their third straight. Boston played without Jayson Tatum (ankle), Kemba Walker (oblique) and Robert Williams (NYSE 🙂 III (knee).
Timberwolves 114, Rockets 107
Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 31 points, seven rebounds and five assists before dropping out, leading Minnesota to a win over hosts Houston.
Juancho Hernangomez scored 22 points in 8-of-12 off the bench as Minnesota increased its winning streak to the top three games of the season. The Timberwolves recorded a 14-game loss in Houston with their first road win in the series since February 17, 2012.
Kelly Olynyk scored 28 points in the 12-of-17 shooting and also had nine rebounds and five assists for NBA worst Houston, who lost five games in a row, 10 of their last 11 and 37 of their last 41.
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