Four Miami Heat players had 22 or more points delaying a late Dallas rally to beat the Mavericks 125-110 on Tuesday night.
Tyler Herro scored 25 points off the bench, 15 alone in the second quarter when the Heat outscored the Mavericks 46-32 to take a 70-62 halftime lead. Jimmy Butler added 23 points, Kyle Lowry scored 22 and Bam Adebayo scored 22 and took 13 rebounds.
Luka Doncic scored a high 33 points for the Mavericks, who lost for the first time in four home games.
Jalen Brunson added a high of 25 points in his first start of the season, necessitated by injuries that sidelined Dallas big men Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber.
BUCKS 117, PISTONS 89
DETROIT (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in the rout from Milwaukee to Detroit.
The Bucks, who ended a three-game losing streak, also got 16 points from Pat Connaughton and reserve Jordan Nwora.
Jerami Grant led the Pistons (1-6) with 21 points, but Trey Lyles was the only other player to reach the double with 13.
Cade Cunningham, the No.1 pick in this summer’s draft, got 2 for 14 in his second NBA game, including 0 of 9 behind the 3-point line. He’s shooting 13.6% (3 of 22) so far and has missed all 14 attempts by 3 points.
LAKERS 119, ROCKETS 117
LOS ANGELES (AP) – LeBron James scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and Los Angeles swept back-to-back games against Houston.
Anthony Davis had 27 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who have won three in a row and five of six after a 0-2 start to their restart season. Carmelo Anthony also provided another impressive performance off the bench, scoring three 3 points while scoring 15 points.
Rookie Jalen Green scored 24 points for Houston, but the second overall pick failed to score in the fourth until he struck back-to-back 3 points in the final minute. Christian Wood had 26 points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets, who have lost five in a row and six of seven to start this rebuilding season.
JAZZ 119, KINGS 113
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Donovan Mitchell scored a high 36 points and Mike Conley added a record 30 points, lifting Utah over Sacramento.
Conley scored 13 goals, including three 3s, in the fourth quarter, and Rudy Gobert made six free throws in the home stretch to take Utah to 7-1 this season. Gobert had 12 points, 20 rebounds and four blocked shots.
The Kings continued to drag and reduced the lead to 115-113 over Harrison Barnes’ 3-pointer with 23 seconds remaining.
Mitchell made two free throws while Buddy Hield took a bite with him. Gobert forced Barnes to take a tough shot from a drive, then blocked Davion Mitchell’s shot on the next possession to seal the win, Utah’s sixth in a row over the Kings.
Barnes led the Kings with 23 points and Hield had 19. Seven Sacramento players scored in double digits.
SOLEIL 112, PELICANS 100
PHOENIX (AP) – Mikal Bridges scored 22 points, Chris Paul added 14 points and 18 assists and Phoenix rallied to beat New Orleans.
Paul is now third in NBA history with 10,346 career assists, overtaking both Mark Jackson and Steve Nash. The 36-year-old got off to a slow start with a vintage performance in the second half, when he scored all his points and delivered 10 assists.
The Suns have improved to 3-3 this season. The Pelicans fell to 1-7.
Little used reserve Frank Kaminsky added 17 points and four steals, and JaVale McGee had 18 points and five rebounds. The two great men were particularly good as the Suns regained control of the game in the second half.
Jonas Valanciunas led the Pelicans with 16 points and eight rebounds before the break. He finished with a high of 23 points.
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