Jason Tatum put in 43 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 117-108 on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to six games.
Grant Williams contributed 19 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, while Marcus Smart contributed 18 points, 10 assists and five steals. Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pistons with 28 points, six rebounds and four assists. Jaden Ivey scored 26 points, and Killian Hayes hit 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds in his first start this season.
Detroit still held on to a slim lead until Boston went 13-4 in the final 4:03 of the third for an 89-81 advantage. Williams ended that bounce with a 3-pointer. Tatum doubled his first-half total to reach the 30-point mark. Tatum pulled out a jumper with 8:27 to play to provide the game’s first double-digit lead at 98-87.
The Pistons played without Cade Cunningham (shin), while Boston were without Jaylen Brown (knee).
Mavericks 117, Blazers 112
Luka Doncic collected 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, and Spencer Dinwiddie scored six 3-pointers to fuel hosts Dallas for a win over Portland.
Doncic made 13 of 22 shots from the floor and 15 of 18 from the foul line, which he labeled as a pair of “terrible” performances during Dallas’ two-game losing skid. Dinwiddie finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Jeramy Grant scored a season-high 37 points and Damien Lillard recorded 29 points and 12 assists for the Trail Blazers, ending their three-game winning streak.
Dinwiddie drained a pair of 3-pointers to put Dallas to a 109-106 lead with 1:52 in the fourth quarter. Lillard replied with a layoff before Dinwiddie was converted again from across the arc. Dorian Finney-Smith added another 3-pointer to extend the Mavericks’ lead to 115-108, with 54.2 seconds left to seal the victory.
mesh 110, shear 95
Seth Curry scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and hit a 3-pointer that gave Brooklyn the lead for good in a win over hosts Los Angeles.
Curry finished with 22 points off the bench for the Nets, which improved to 4–1 without Kiri Irving. On 3 November the guard was suspended by the team for at least five matches after he tweeted a link to an anti-Semitic film and then refused to apologize for doing so. Kevin Durant scored the game’s highest 27 points while Nick Claxton (13 points, 14 rebounds) had a double-double for the Nets.
Ivica Zubaik (16 points, 15 rebounds) recorded a double-double for the Clippers, which had a two-game winning streak broken. Paul George scored 17 points while Norman Powell (16 points) and John Wall (14 points) each got double points off the bench. Claxton hit a layup and Royce O’Neill dipped a 3-pointer to extend Brooklyn’s lead to 104-88 with a 2:22. The rest of Los Angeles didn’t get closer than 13 on the way.
Wizards 121, Jazz 112
Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points and 10 rebounds and Kyle Kuzma scored 23 as hosts Washington beat red-hot Utah.
Jordan Clarkson gave the Jazz momentum with 18 points, but Washington could not be included from outside in Utah’s defense. The Wizards took a page from the Jazz, one of the NBA’s top 3-point-shooting teams, with 16 of 36 removed from beyond the arc, including four apiece for Porzingis and Corey Kispert.
The Wizards took a 15-point lead in the third quarter and each time Utah made a push in the final quarter. Kelly Olinic hit 3 when the Jazz pulled within 114–107, but the Wizards scored five straight runs to seal the win.
Pacers 118, Raptors 104
Buddy Heald’s 22 points took six players to double digits and Indiana rallied from a 15-point deficit to tour Toronto in Indianapolis.
The Pacers trailed 67-52 at the start of the third quarter before going 20-6. Despite Toronto briefly pushing their lead back to 10 points, Indiana remained within striking distance long into the fourth quarter and eventually regained control. The Pacers dominated the final period, 36–14, punctuated with a decisive 23–5 run to close the game.
Benedict Mathurin finished with 15 points off the bench, and Miles Turner recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana. Ozzy Anunobi led all scorers with 26 points, but his 2-of-7 shooting from 3-point range represented an overall issue for Toronto in the loss. The Raptors shot just 7 out of 35 from long range and ended up worse (37-for-94) than 40 percent off the floor overall.
76ers 121, Hawks 109
Joel Embiid scored a season-high 42 points and 10 rebounds as Philadelphia toured Atlanta to take a second-half charge.
Tyrese Maxi had 26 points and nine assists, Tobias Harris scored 21 and Shaq Milton scored 11 points for Philadelphia, avenging a 104-95 loss to the Hawks on Thursday in Atlanta. Trai Young led the Hawks with 27 points and 11 assists, while DeJonte Murray scored 23, DeAndre Hunter 15 and Clint Capella recorded 14 points and 15 rebounds.
Atlanta trailed by 27 points in the middle of the third quarter and closed on 22-10 to reduce the deficit to 99-84. The Hawks carried their momentum in the fourth quarter and pulled within 113–107 with 2:28 remaining on AJ Griffin’s 3-pointer, but Philadelphia regained control with five straight points, with Mattis Thiebull’s Tre. 1:39 was left.
Heat 132, Hornet 115
Max Strauss put up 31 points and hosts Miami had a lot of aggressive firepower for Charlotte.
Bam Adebayo had 24 points, and both Jimmy Butler and reserve Gabe Vincent posted 20 points as the Heat won their second game in a row after a two-game skid.
The Hornets had good news with the start of the season for standout guard LaMelo Ball, who missed the first 13 games with an injury. Despite her 15 points, Charlotte dropped her eighth game in a row.
Pelican 119, Rocket 106
Zion Williamson scored 26 points and hosts New Orleans scored the final 13 points of the game to beat Houston.
Larry Nance Jr added 22 points, Brandon Ingram 20 and Jose Alvarado 12 for the Pelicans, who scored a season-low 95 points after losing to Portland two nights earlier.
Jalen Green scored 33 points, Kevin Porter Jr. 23 and Eric Gordon added 15 points for the Rockets, who lost for the eighth time in nine games. Alvarado and Porter were called for a double technical and were ejected for a brawl in the last second.
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