Warriors 106, Cavaliers 101
Stephen Curry scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors rallied to a 106-101 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday in San Francisco, winning their second straight game for the first time this season.
During the final two minutes, Curry scored 10 straight Golden State points in a 65-second period as the Warriors registered their 11th consecutive regular season win over the Cavaliers. Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points and Jordan Poole added 18 points for the defending NBA champion Warriors.
Donovan Mitchell recorded 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, but that couldn’t stop Cleveland from losing its third straight game. Evan Mobley contributed 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Darius Garland added 15 points and eight assists.
Celtics 131, Nuggets 112
Jason Tatum had 34 points and eight rebounds, Jaylen Brown scored 25 points and added eight assists as hosts Boston beat Denver. Al Horford had 21 points, Grant Williams 13 and Derrick White added 10 points for Boston, which has won five straight.
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 29 points, Aaron Gordon on 17 and Bruce Brown with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Denver Bones played without Highland, who were ruled out due to health and safety protocols.
Nix 121, Piston 112
RJ Barrett had a season-high 30 points as New York toured Detroit. Jalen Brunson supplied 26 points, seven assists and four steals as the Knicks returned from a poor outing against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. Julius Randall scored 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Bojan Bogdanovic led the eight Pistons to double digits with 25 points. Alec Burks, making his season and Detroit debut, fell 17 points off the bench. Burks was traded by the Knicks in a draft-night deal.
Magic 114, Sun 97
Wendell Carter Jr. collected 20 points and 10 rebounds to lift hosts Orlando to victory over Phoenix.
Franz Wagner scored 17 points, Jalen Suggs 16 and Terrence Ross added 14 points off the bench for a second consecutive win for the Magic after losing nine of their last 11 games. Bol Bol had 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.
Phoenix’s Cameron Payne made 22 points in his second straight start in place of injured Chris Paul. Devin Booker collected 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Deandre Ayton had 14 points for the Suns, who have lost three of their last five matches.
Orlando Magic Center Bol Bol (10) drives around Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig (0) during an NBA competition on November 11 in Orlando, Florida. Bol Bol had 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in the match. , photo credit: AP
Kings 120, Lakers 114
De’Aaron Fox had 32 points and a season-high 12 assists as Sacramento scored the final eight points of the game and extended the Los Angeles loss to five games. Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Kevin Huerter added 16 points for Sacramento, which has won five of its last seven matches.
Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook made 21 points and 11 assists. The Los Angeles star played without LeBron James, who is listed as a day-to-day with a tense left joiner.
Thunder 132, Raptors 113
Eugene Omoruyi scored a career-high 22 points as Oklahoma City finished with eight players in double digits for the first time in franchise history in a win when they visited Toronto. Shai Gilgius-Alexander scored 20 points, Aaron Wiggins added 17, and Josh Giddy had 15 points and nine rebounds to help the Thunder end a four-game losing streak.
Chris Boucher led Toronto with 20 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, while Fred VanValet and Scotty Barnes had 15 points. The Raptors have lost five of their first seven road games this season.
Spurs 111, Box 93
Keldon Johnson scored 29 points as hosts San Antonio used a quick run at the start of the fourth quarter to secure a short-handed win over Milwaukee and break a five-game losing streak. Spurs advanced into the final quarter on a seven-point lead and took the game out of reach 16-5 to take a 99-81 lead. Devin Wassel added 22 points while Jakob Poelt made 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Milwaukee played for the second consecutive game without their top two scorers, Giannis Antetokounmpo (pain in left knee) and Jew Holiday (sprain in right ankle). Jevon Carter led the Bucks with 21 points.
Grizzlies 114, Timberwolves 103
Ja Morant scored 28 points and was two assists shy of a triple-double as Memphis toured Minnesota.
Morant made 11 of 25 shots while adding 10 rebounds and eight assists to give the Grizzlies their fifth win in their last six games. Desmond Bain contributed 24 points, and Dillon Brooks finished with 21.
Anthony Edwards paced Minnesota to 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting and added six rebounds and six assists. Jaden McDaniels and Rudy Gobert provided 15 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 points and 10 rebounds.