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NBA roundup: Kevin Durant returns, lifts Nets past Cavs

2021-11-23 07:37:52 GMT+00:00 – Kevin Durant scored 27 factors, together with the go-ahead basket late within the fourth quarter, because the visiting Brooklyn Nets rallied for a 117-112 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night time.

Durant returned from sitting out Friday’s two-point win over the visiting Orlando Magic on Friday attributable to a minor proper shoulder sprain and struggled at occasions on an evening when the Nets overcame a 12-point deficit.

Durant additionally collected 9 assists and 6 rebounds. Reserve LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 factors and grabbed 11 rebounds for Brooklyn. James Harden totaled 14 and a season-high 14 assists.

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Darius Garland scored 24 factors and handed out 11 assists as Cleveland dropped its fourth straight. Lauri Markkanen added 22 factors in his first recreation again from a nine-game absence prompted by the NBA’s well being and security protocols.

Grizzlies 119, Jazz 118

Ja Morant scored a game-high 32 factors and assisted teammate Jaren Jackson Jr. on the game-winning basket with 6.7 seconds remaining as Memphis pulled off a shocking victory over Utah in Salt Lake City.

Jackson completed with 26 factors and eight rebounds, and he received a crucial soar ball within the waning moments as Memphis bounced again from an embarrassing 43-point loss in Minnesota on Saturday night time.

Utah’s Donovan Mitchell scored 18 factors however solely hit 5 of 20 photographs. The most evident miss was a game-winning try within the remaining seconds. Rudy Gobert contributed 23 factors, 13 rebounds and 5 blocked photographs however could not get the tip benefit in a key late second.

76ers 102, Kings 94

Andre Drummond collected a game-high 23 rebounds and contributed a crucial dunk to a late run as visiting Philadelphia spoiled Alvin Gentry’s debut as Sacramento’s interim coach.

The loss was the fourth in a row and eighth within the past 9 video games for the Kings, who fired Luke Walton on Sunday and changed him with Gentry, who had been an assistant.

The Kings squandered a nine-point, fourth-quarter lead regardless of getting 23 factors from De’Aaron Fox. Tyrese Maxey scored 24 factors for the 76ers, who had been with out Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Seth Curry and Ben Simmons.

Suns 115, Spurs 111

Devin Booker scored 23 factors and Deandre Ayton had 21 factors and 14 rebounds as visiting Phoenix had simply sufficient in its tank to outlast San Antonio and to win its thirteenth consecutive recreation.

The Suns’ streak is their longest because the 2006-07 season, once they received a franchise-high 17 straight.

Cameron Payne added 20 factors for the Suns, with JaVale McGee scoring 14, Chris Paul 12 and Landry Shamet 11. Derrick White topped 5 Spurs in double figures with 19 factors.

Hornets 109, Wizards 103

Terry Rozier scored 32 factors for his second large outing in opposition to Washington in lower than every week as visiting Charlotte earned a slim win.

Rozier drained eight 3-pointers as a part of 10-for-18 capturing total. He had loads of assist from backcourt mate LaMelo Ball, who registered 27 factors and 13 rebounds.

Montrezl Harrell poured in 24 factors on 10-for-13 capturing off the bench for the Wizards, who dedicated 18 turnovers and shot simply 9 of 36 from 3-point vary.

Celtics 108, Rockets 90

Jayson Tatum scored 30 factors and Jaylen Brown added 19 in his return from an harm as Boston cruised past visiting Houston to earn its third straight win.

Brown was sidelined for the Celtics’ earlier eight video games attributable to a Grade 1 proper hamstring pressure. Dennis Schroder completed with 18 factors, and Al Horford contributed 11 with 11 rebounds for Boston.

Armoni Brooks had 17 factors off the bench to steer the Rockets, whose shedding streak swelled to a league-high 15 video games.

Hawks 113, Thunder 101

Trae Young scored 28 factors and dished out six assists to assist Atlanta prolong its successful streak to 5 video games with a win over visiting Oklahoma City.

Atlanta coach Nate McMillan earned his 697th victory and surpassed Red Holzman for nineteenth on the all-time wins record. The victory made the Hawks 8-1 at dwelling and enabled the group to achieve the .500 mark for the primary time since Nov. 3.

The Hawks had a balanced assault, with six gamers scoring in double figures. Oklahoma City obtained 15 factors apiece from Luguentz Dort, Josh Giddey and Ty Jerome.

Pacers 109, Bulls 77

Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner every registered double-doubles and had been amongst 5 Indiana gamers in double figures because the visiting Pacers routed Chicago.

Sabonis amassed 21 factors and 11 rebounds. Turner had 12 factors and 10 boards along with 4 of the Pacers’ 12 blocks.

The duo of DeMar DeRozan (18 factors) and Zach LaVine (17) paced Chicago.

Bucks 123, Magic 92

Milwaukee recorded its largest halftime lead in franchise historical past — 41 factors — and 7 gamers scored in double figures in a dominant win over visiting Orlando.

Jrue Holiday paced Milwaukee with 18 factors and added six rebounds and 4 assists on 8-for-14 capturing from the sphere. The Bucks earned their fourth win in a row.

Moritz Wagner scored 18 factors for the Magic, who misplaced for the sixth time in seven video games.

Timberwolves 110, Pelicans 96

Karl Anthony-Towns had 28 factors and 10 rebounds as visiting Minnesota beat New Orleans for its fourth consecutive victory.

Anthony Edwards added 18 factors and Jarred Vanderbilt had 16 factors and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who’ve received every recreation through the streak by a double-figure margin.

Willy Hernangomez had 19 factors and 11 rebounds to steer the Pelicans. The New Orleans bench outscored the group’s starters 51-45.

–Field Level Media

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Nov 22, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA;  Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) dribbles up the court during the first half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 22, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Dean Wade (32) defends Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) in the second quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 22, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts to a play late in the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

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