Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland pick up Tuesday victories | NBA News
Luka Doncic’s three-pointer in the final seconds gave Dallas Mavericks a Tuesday night win against the Boston Celtics, while Brooklyn extended its winning run to seven and Cleveland halted a 10-game losing streak
NBA results on Tuesday night
|Atlanta Hawks 111-112 Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Detroit Pistons 105-93 Orlando Magic|
|Sacramento Kings 118-127 Brooklyn Nets|
|Golden State Warriors 114-106 New York Knicks|
|Philadelphia 76ers 109-102 Toronto Raptors|
|Boston Celtics 107-110 Dallas Mavericks|
|Minnesota Timberwolves 112-139 Milwaukee Bucks|
|Portland Trail Blazer 106-111 Denver Nuggets|
|Washington Wizards 116-135 Los Angeles Clippers|
Boston Celtics 107-110 Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic dropped a 3-pointer to gain seven tenths of a second in the fourth quarter to help host Dallas Mavericks a 110-107 win over the Boston Celtics.
After Doncic first gave a three-pointer go-ahead to put Dallas in the lead by 15.8 seconds over 107-105, he caused the fireworks after Jaylen Brown’s bondage task.
Doncic calmly sunk a domed attempt from beyond the three-point line to get the final shot.
Doncic amassed 31 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Mavericks, who scored their sixth win in seven games despite playing without Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber.
Porzingis missed his second game in a row with lower back tightness while Kleber was eliminated Tuesday with a sprained left ankle.
Jalen Brunson scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and Josh Richardson added 16 points as the Mavericks struck Boston with their second consecutive demoralizing defeat. On Sunday, a 24 point lead in a loss of 120 to 115 overtime against the New Orleans Pelicans was washed away.
Brown scored 29 points, his all-star game reserve Jayson Tatum added 28 and Kemba Walker had 21 for the Celtics, who have lost seven of their last 10 games.
Brunson’s three-pointers gave the Mavericks a 104-93 advantage with 3:12 before the Celtics scored the next 12 points to take the lead.
Brown seemed to deliver the final volley, dipping a pull-up sweater from his elbow 37.5 seconds left, but Doncic had other ideas for ending a back-and-forth thriller with the final second basket of wins.
Boston took advantage of a freezing shooting performance from Dallas to secure a 65-60 lead in the third quarter after the Celtics took a point ahead at halftime
Sacramento Kings 118-127 Brooklyn Nets
James Harden scored another triple-double when the Brooklyn Nets finished strong on the track, extending their winning streak to seven games with a 127-118 win over the Sacramento Kings in New York.
In front of 300 fans, the Nets’ first home game in front of spectators since March 8, 2020, Harden finished his sixth triple-double as a network with 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds.
Brooklyn ended the game on a 17-9 run in the final seven minutes to seal their final win on the same night that Harden was named as a reserve for the All-Star game ahead of the tip.
He made 9 of 22 shots and hit five 3-pointers when the nets played again without Kevin Durant (hamstring strained).
Bruce Brown added a career high of 29 to 11 out of 13 out of the field and scored 13 of his points in the fourth quarter, including eight points in a row, to increase Brooklyn’s lead of 124-110 on a deep 3-pointer 3:05 improve.
Kyrie Irving added 21 points, including a left-handed finger roll that gave Brooklyn a 4:40 lead of 116-109 after Sacramento landed within a point with a 3-pointer from De’Aaron Fox.
Joe Harris added 18 as the Nets shot 49.4 percent off the field and scored 17 three-point hits, while Fox scored 27 points to lead the Kings, who lost to Brooklyn twice in their eight-game run .
Golden State Warriors 114-106 New York Knicks
Stephen Curry ended a drought in a 3-pointer tie 3:38 and the visiting Golden State Warriors survived a slow-beginning fourth quarter holding the New York Knicks 114-106.
Draymond Green bounced back from a costly late game day expel in Charlotte with seven points, nine rebounds at team level and twelve assists at game level as the Warriors won for the first time in three games on their current trip and avoided their first three-game losing streak the season.
Julius Randle, who learned shortly before the opening tip that he had been named his first NBA All-Star team, had a team high of 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Knicks, who had only lost their last two for the second time six games.
Randle was kicked out of the game after a second technical foul with a 17.5 second lead.
The Warriors led 94-85 in the fourth quarter but only scored three points in the first 8:10 of the reporting period, allowing the Knicks to rally to a 97-all-draw. But Curry, who missed his annual Charlotte homecoming over the weekend with an illness, then connected up with his spinning three-point and sparked the quick demise of Golden State.
Curry later added a three-point play and Kelly Oubre Jr. finished a 19-point night with two late dunks and two free throws, helping Golden State to an earlier 119-104 drubbing through the Knicks in San Francisco avenge month.
Curry finished the game with 37 points, hitting seven of his 14 three-point attempts and all twelve free throws to accelerate the Warriors, who are in a duel in Indiana on Wednesday night.
Andrew Wiggins had 16 points and James Wiseman, playing for the first time in 11 games while rehabilitating a sprained wrist, added 14 points in 16 minutes off the bench for Golden State.
Elfrid Payton backed Randle with 20 points, Derrick Rose with 16 points to add eight team-level assists, and Taj Gibson amassed 11 team-level rebounds for the Knicks, who beat the Warriors 56-41.
Atlanta Hawks 111-112 Cleveland Cavaliers
Lamar Stevens’ slam dunk, 4.1 seconds ahead, brought the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 112-111 win over the visiting Atlanta Hawks to end the team’s 10-game losing streak.
Atlanta’s Trae Young missed a floater by 11.3 seconds and Stevens grabbed the rebound, raced down the pitch, took a pass from Collin Sexton and scored the winner’s basket.
Atlanta ran out of time outs and wasted its last to challenge a call at 1:51 and couldn’t get a final shot.
Sexton played with five fouls and ended with 29 points and five assists. His 1:11 basket shortened the lead to 111-110 and gave Cleveland a chance. The Hawks missed three shots in the last minute, all from Young.
Darius Garland had 17 points and eight assists and rookie Dylan Windler set career highs with 15 points and five three-point baskets.
Atlanta, without Cam Reddish (Achilles) and losing to John Collins after a blow to the head, received 28 points and 12 rebounds from Young, 22 points from Kevin Huerter and 12 points and 17 rebounds from Clint Capela.
The Cavaliers led after the first quarter with 28:27 and opened the second quarter with an 18: 6 run, but ended the half with a narrow three-point lead.
Atlanta led up to six players in the second half after Young had a 3-point lead 76-70 at 6:08, but the Cavs didn’t go away and linked the game 84-84 with Garland’s driving maneuver on the summer before the last Quarter drama
Detroit Pistons 105-93 Orlando Magic
Rookie Saben Lee had a career high of 21 points and four assists from the bench, and the visiting Detroit Pistons avenged a loss to Orlando with a 105-93 win two nights earlier.
Lee hadn’t made a 3-pointer before Tuesday but knocked down all three of his attempts at Magic that ended the winning streak in three games.
Josh Jackson had 18 points and seven rebounds and Jerami Grant provided 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Dennis Smith Jr. added 14 points and Saddiq Bey scored 10 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals when the Pistons suffered a three game loss.
Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 20 points, but that was 17 points less than Sunday’s 105-96 win in Orlando. Evan Fournier had 14 points and Terrence Ross threw 13 with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Detroit led by up to 15 points in the first quarter, but had to be content with a 53:51 lead at halftime and opened the second half with a 12-point lead that turned 18 in the first minute of the last quarter.
Orlando could only cut that to 13 and got no closer as Detroit completed a big win and added the finishing touches to Lee’s third corner in the final two minutes.