NBA roundup: Bogdanovic drops Bucks at buzzer

NBA roundup: Bogdanovic drops Bucks at buzzer
By Reuters

09/11/2019 at 08:30Updated 09/11/2019 at 08:31

Bojan Bogdanovic drained the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired Friday to lift the Utah Jazz, who withstood a series of furious second-half comebacks by the Milwaukee Bucks, to a 103-100 victory in Salt Lake City.

The Jazz have won two straight. The Bucks, who trailed by as many as 22 in the
first half and entered the locker room down 20, had a four-game winning streak
snapped.

Bogdanovic's winner gave him a game-high 33 points and capped a wild final 90
seconds in which the Jazz squandered an eight-point lead, the bulk of which
was blown as Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo sat on the bench after
fouling out.

Antetokounmpo scored 28 of his team-high 30 points after halftime for the
Bucks. He added 13 rebounds. Khris Middleton had 26 points and 11 rebounds
while Eric Bledsoe finished with 22 points in the loss.

Nets 119, Trail Blazers 115

Damian Lillard became the first NBA player this season to score 60 points, but
it wasn't enough as Joe Harris ignited a late run that propelled visiting
Brooklyn to victory in Portland.

Lillard drilled a running 34-footer at the final horn, allowing him to surpass
his previous career high of 59 points set in April 2017 against the Utah Jazz.
Lillard finished 19-for-33 from the field, 7-for-16 on 3-point tries and
15-for-15 from the free-throw line.

But the one-man show wasn't enough to overcome 10 combined 3-pointers from
Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyrie Irving. Dinwiddie led Brooklyn with 34 points off
the bench, and Irving added 33 points. Harris hit back-go-back 3-pointers to
give the Nets the lead for good in the game's final five minutes.

Timberwolves 125, Warriors 119 (OT)

Andrew Wiggins capped a season-best 40-point effort with a key 3-pointer with
23.5 seconds remaining in overtime as Minnesota overcame a career-high
52-point performance by D'Angelo Russell to edge Golden State in Minneapolis.

Wiggins' point total was seven shy of his career-best and the eighth time he's
topped 40. His previous high this season had been 30 in Minnesota's loss at
Memphis on Wednesday.

Russell's 52 points topped the 44 he poured in for Brooklyn against Sacramento
last March. It was the NBA's third 50-point game of the season, with James
Harden having gone for 59 at Washington and Kyrie Irving 50 against these same
Timberwolves.

Lakers 95, Heat 80

Anthony Davis scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and LeBron James
added 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead host Los Angeles past
Miami for the Lakers' seventh straight win.

James, who led Miami to NBA titles in 2012 & '13, had produced
triple-doubles in his previous three games, becoming the first Lakers player
to achieve that feat since Magic Johnson in 1987. But James fell short of a
triple on Friday, dishing six assists and snatching four rebounds.

Miami was led by Jimmy Butler, who put up 22 points after scoring 34 in his
previous game. Heat backup point guard Goran Dragic added 19 points off the
bench. Miami played on short rest, having won 124-108 on Thursday night in
Phoenix. The Lakers had been off since Tuesday.

Nuggets 100, 76ers 97

Nikola Jokic hit a 20-foot jumper with 2.2 seconds left as host Denver rallied
from 21 down to beat Philadelphia for its third straight win.

Jokic scored 16 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter and also had
10 rebounds in the game. Jamal Murray had 22 points and 11 assists, Will
Barton scored 20 points and Paul Millsap finished with 15 for Denver.

Joel Embiid had 19 points, 15 rebounds and eight turnovers before fouling out,
Tobias Harris scored 13 and grabbed 10 boards, and Raul Neto had 13 points for
the Sixers, who played without injured guard Ben Simmons. Philadelphia has
lost three straight after winning its first five.

Raptors 122, Pelicans 104

Pascal Siakam scored 44 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Toronto routed host
New Orleans in a rematch of opening night

Siakam made 17 of 28 field goals and matched his career high as the Raptors
began a five-game road trip. They'll next play the Lakers and the Clippers in
Los Angeles before visiting Portland and Dallas.

OG Anunoby added 21 points and Normal Powell scored 18 off the bench as the
Raptors had a much easier time than they had in beating the visiting Pelicans
130-122 in overtime in the season opener. Brandon Ingram scored 27 points and
Jrue Holiday added 16 for New Orleans, which has won just one of eight games
this season.

Cavaliers 113, Wizards 100

Tristan Thompson led seven Cavaliers in double figures with 21 points and
visiting Cleveland held off Washington.

Washington, which trailed by as many as 21 points, pulled within one point
twice in the fourth quarter.

Kevin Love and Collin Sexton scored 16 points each for the Cavaliers. Thompson
and Love grabbed 12 rebounds apiece. Thomas Bryant led Washington with 23
points and Rui Hachimura added 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting.

Pacers 112, Pistons 106

Domantas Sabonis, T.J. McConnell and T.J. Warren led a well-balanced attack
with 17 points apiece as host Indiana downed Detroit in Indianapolis.

Sabonis also supplied 14 rebounds and six assists, while McConnell dished out
nine assists for Indiana, which gained some revenge for two losses to Detroit
earlier this season. Justin Holiday had 16 points, Doug McDermott tossed in 14
and Malcolm Brogdon added 11 for the Pacers.

Luke Kennard poured in 29 points for the Pistons. Langston Galloway
contributed 19 points off the bench, while Andre Drummond had 15 points, 13
rebounds and eight assists despite foul trouble. Markieff Morris added 13
points and Tony Snell chipped in 11.

Magic 118, Grizzlies 86

Nikola Vucevic recorded 23 points and 16 rebounds, and a dominant fourth
quarter powered Orlando past visiting Memphis.

The Grizzlies outshot the Magic from behind the 3-point arc, 11 of 29 to 7 of
28. Orlando came into Friday's matchup the worst outside-shooting team in the
NBA.

Jonathan Isaac scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Orlando. Evan
Fournier registered 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Gordon added 17
points, including two momentum-swinging dunks in the second half.

Kings 121, Hawks 109

Buddy Hield scored 22 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic drained five 3-pointers as
visiting Sacramento recorded a victory over Atlanta.

Bogdanovic finished with 20 points, and De'Aaron Fox added 17 points and nine
assists for the Kings, who have won three of their past four games following
an 0-5 start to the season.

Hawks guard Trae Young scored 16 of his 30 points in the third quarter and
added 12 assists, but Atlanta ran out of gas after shaving a 21-point deficit
down to one early in the fourth quarter.

Knicks 106, Mavericks 102

Marcus Morris matched a season high with 29 points as visiting New York
overcame a triple-double by Luka Doncic and ended a four-game losing streak by
holding on for a victory over Dallas.

The Knicks bounced back nicely from consecutive blowout losses to Sacramento
and Detroit that dropped their record to a league-worst 1-7 by overcoming
Doncic's fourth triple-double of the season and winning their first meeting
against their former center, Kristaps Porzingis.

Doncic set a career high with 38 points while collecting 14 rebounds and 10
assists, but he also committed eight turnovers -- one shy of his career high.
Porzingis added 28 points and nine rebounds before fouling out in his first
meeting since the trade from New York on Jan. 31.

--Field Level Media

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