NBA roundup: Spurs edge Rockets in 2OT

NBA roundup: Spurs edge Rockets in 2OT
By Reuters

04/12/2019 at 06:34Updated 04/12/2019 at 06:37

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, including the game-winning free throws with 3.3 seconds to play in the second overtime, as the San Antonio Spurs came back from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the visiting Houston Rockets 135-133 on Tuesday.

Lonnie Walker IV scored a career-high 28 points, 19 of them in the fourth
quarter, to pace the Spurs. Bryn Forbes added 25, Rudy Gay had 14 points,
Derrick White scored 12 and Jakob Poeltl pulled down a career-high 15
rebounds.

James Harden poured in 50 points, making all 24 of his free throws, to pace
Houston.

Clint Capela scored 22 points and grabbed 21 rebounds for the Rockets while
Russell Westbrook contributed 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Austin
Rivers added 19 points, Ben McLemore scored 11 and P.J. Tucker had 10.

Heat 121, Raptors 110 (OT)

Jimmy Butler scored the first eight points of overtime and finished with 22
points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists as Miami rallied for a win at Toronto.

Duncan Robinson added 22 points for the Heat, who have won three in a row and
ended the Raptors' seven-game winning streak. It was also the Raptors' first
home loss of the season in 10 games. Bam Adebayo had 18 points for Miami,
Justise Winslow added 17 points and nine rebounds, and Kelly Olynyk had 16
points.

Norman Powell scored 23 points off the bench to lead the Raptors, who were
held to two points in overtime. Fred VanVleet added 19 points, and Pascal
Siakam had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Lowry, who missed the previous 11
games with a fractured thumb, scored 12 points and had 11 assists.

Clippers 117, Trail Blazers 97

Montrezl Harrell had 26 points and nine rebounds and Paul George scored 25 as
host Los Angeles won for the ninth time in 10 games while snapping Portland's
three-game winning streak.

Patrick Patterson added 19 points off the bench for the Clippers. He connected
on 5 of 7 3-pointers and 6 of 10 from the floor. George converted 9 of 14
shots and 6 of 7 3-pointers. Kawhi Leonard and Patrick Beverley each added 11
points.

CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 20 points. Hassan Whiteside scored 18 points
and grabbed 13 rebounds, while Damian Lillard finished with 16 but managed
just two points in the second half, a pair of free throws in the third
quarter.

Pistons 127, Cavaliers 94

Blake Griffin scored 24 points in 24 minutes and visiting Detroit won
consecutive games for the first time this season by clobbering Cleveland.

Andre Drummond racked up 17 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, five steals and
four blocks for Detroit, which defeated San Antonio 132-98 on Sunday. It's the
first time in franchise history the Pistons have recorded back-to-back
victories of 30 or more points.

Collin Sexton's 22 points led the Cavaliers, who lost for the 10th time in 11
games. Kevin Porter Jr. had 12 points, and Tristan Thompson supplied 10 points
and 14 rebounds. Cedi Osman and Jordan Clarkson each added their own 10 points
for Cleveland.

Magic 127, Wizards 120

Evan Fournier led six players in double figures with 31 points and Orlando
used a balanced attack to overcome a 42-point performance by Bradley Beal to
beat host Washington.

D.J. Augustin (24 points), Markelle Fultz (20), Aaron Gordon (18), Terrence
Ross (14) and Jonathan Isaac (11) also scored in double figures for the Magic,
who set a season high in points in winning their second straight and their
third in their last four.

Davis Bertans had 21 points, Isaiah Thomas 20 and Rui Hachimura 15 to back
Beal for the Wizards, who lost their third straight.

Mavericks 118, Pelicans 97

Luka Doncic had 33 points and 18 rebounds in three quarters as visiting Dallas
rolled past New Orleans.

Doncic fell five assists short of adding to his league-leading seven
triple-doubles in just 28 minutes as the red-hot Mavericks, fresh off a
114-100 road victory that ended the Lakers' 10-game winning streak, overcame a
cold-shooting first quarter to win for the eighth time in their last nine
games.

Seth Curry came off the bench to score 19, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber
added 12 each and Dallas made 19 of 45 3-pointers. Brandon Ingram scored 24,
Jrue Holiday had 18, JJ Redick added 12 and Josh Hart 11 to lead the Pelicans,
who lost their sixth consecutive game.

Lakers 105, Nuggets 96

Anthony Davis had 25 points and 10 rebounds while battling an illness, and
LeBron James had 25 points, nine assists and six rebounds for visiting Los
Angeles.

Dwight Howard scored 13 points and Rajon Rondo had 11 for the Lakers, who won
the matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference. Los Angeles
rebounded from having its 10-game winning streak stopped with a home loss to
Dallas on Sunday.

Jamal Murray scored 22 points, Paul Millsap had 21 and Nikola Jokic was held
to 13 points for the Nuggets. Denver has lost two straight following a
six-game winning streak.

--Field Level Media

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