roundup: Irving scores 38 as Celts trip Grizzlies
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[January 19, 2019]
Stephen Curry scored 28 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 14
in his Golden State debut as the visiting Warriors extended their
winning streak to seven games with a 112-94 victory over the Los
Angeles Clippers on Friday.
Cousins, who missed nearly a year of action because of an Achilles
injury, fouled out in just 15 minutes of court time. He shot 5 of 11
from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, while adding
Kevin Durant added 24 points for the Warriors. Tobias Harris scored
28 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 24 for the Clippers, who
dropped their fifth consecutive game.
Celtics 122, Grizzlies 116
Kyrie Irving stalled a rally with two consecutive jumpers and later
added a game-clinching 3-pointer to cap a 38-point effort as host
Boston held on to beat Memphis.
Marcus Smart and Al Horford also hit key late hoops to finish off
high-scoring nights in helping the Celtics win their second straight
and complete a two-game, season-series sweep of the Grizzlies.
Mike Conley had 26 points to pace the Grizzlies, who lost their
Spurs 116, Timberwolves 113
Marco Belinelli canned two crucial free throws with 4.2 seconds left
to play, and LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 25 points as San Antonio
outlasted Minnesota in Minneapolis in a game featuring 27 lead
changes and 17 ties through the middle of the fourth quarter.
Gay scored 22 points for the Spurs, while Belinelli had 19 points,
Derrick White added 15, and Davis Bertans and Bryn Forbes poured in
11 and 10 points, respectively, for San Antonio, which has won two
Karl-Anthony Towns and Rose led the Timberwolves with 23 points
each. Wiggins tallied 17 points, while Teague had 15, Taj Gibson
scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Josh Okogie
contributed 10 points for Minnesota.
Trail Blazers 128, Pelicans 112
Damian Lillard scored 24 points while CJ McCollum and Jake Layman
added 20 apiece as Portland downed visiting New Orleans.
Jusuf Nurkic contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Trail
Blazers, who extended their home winning streak to six games. Al-Farouq
Aminu scored 15 points and Maurice Harkless had 12 for Portland.
Anthony Davis scored 27 points, Jrue Holiday chipped in 20 points
and Julius Randle collected 19 points and nine rebounds for the
Pelicans, who fell to 6-19 on the road this season. New Orleans has
lost three of four overall.
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Jan 18, 2019; Boston, MA,
USA; Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots the ball past
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during the first half at TD
Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Pistons 98, Heat 93
Blake Griffin collected 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and
Detroit overcame the early departure of Andre Drummond to edge
Luke Kennard scored 22 points off the bench and Reggie Bullock had
19 for the Pistons. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 20 points and
eight assists off the bench. Tyler Johnson contributed 16 points and
Justise Winslow added 15 with nine rebounds.
Miami guard Josh Richardson missed the game due to an illness. The
Pistons lost two key players in the opening half. Drummond, the
league's top rebounder, sustained a nasal injury when he was struck
by a James Johnson elbow. Ish Smith departed shortly after entering
the game due to groin tightness.
Nets 117, Magic 115
D'Angelo Russell scored a season-high 40 points to lead visiting
Brooklyn to a comeback win over Orlando.
Spencer Dinwiddie added 20 points for the Nets, who have a winning
record for the first time this season, 24-23. Brooklyn, which
trailed by 21 points in the second quarter Friday, was 10 games
below .500 through Dec. 5 but has gone 16-5 since.
Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 23 points, but he exited the game in
the fourth quarter with lower back tightness and did not return.
Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 17 rebounds.
Jazz 115, Cavaliers 99
Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points as Utah rolled to an easy victory
over Cleveland in Salt Lake City.
Rudy Gobert added 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and collected 15
rebounds as Utah extended its season-best winning streak to six
games. Royce O'Neale had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Derrick Favors
had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Jae Crowder scored 11 points for
Ante Zizic contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers,
and Collin Sexton also had 15 points.
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