Category: NBA Roundup

NBA Roundup: Suns Clinch League’s First Playoff Spot

Devin Booker returned from a four-game COVID-protocol absence and had a near triple-double, helping the Phoenix Suns clinch the NBA’s first playoff spot with a 111–90 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. Booker finished with 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, while Phoenix also got 21 points from Mikal Bridges and 19…


NBA Roundup: Khris Middleton Nets 44 as Bucks Defeat Suns

Khris Middleton scored a season-high 44 points as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the visiting Phoenix Suns 132–122 on Sunday afternoon to extend their winning streak to four games. The three-time All-Star also added eight rebounds and five assists on 16-for-27 shooting to even the two-game season series with the Suns. It was Phoenix’s first loss…


NBA Roundup: Luka Doncic (49) Propels Mavs Past Pelicans

Luka Doncic recorded 49 points and 15 rebounds and the visiting Dallas Mavericks never trailed in a 125–118 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. Doncic fell two assists short of a triple-double and two points short of his season high. Jalen Brunson added 23 points, Maxi Kleber scored 20 and Dorian Finney-Smith had…


NBA Roundup: Spurs’ Gregg Popovich Rises to No. 2 in Wins

Keldon Johnson 22 points to lead the Spurs to a 114–106 win over the host Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, a milestone victory for San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. The win was No. 1,333 in Popovich’s 26-year, head-coaching career—all in San Antonio—moving him past Lenny Wilkens for second place in NBA history. Only Don…


NBA Roundup: Spurs Can’t Stop Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan poured in 40 points and continued his historic scoring run as the Chicago Bulls outlasted the visiting San Antonio Spurs 120–109 on Monday to win their fourth straight game. The Bulls trailed by six points entering the fourth quarter but then DeRozan took charge, scoring 13 of Chicago’s next 15 points to give…


NBA Roundup: Mavs’ Luka Doncic Sinks Clippers With 51

Luka Doncic scored 28 of his career-high 51 points in the first quarter and tied a season best with seven 3-pointers, all made in the opening period, as the host Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112–105 on Thursday. Doncic shot 17 of 26 overall, grabbed nine rebounds and dished six assists. The Mavericks…


NBA Roundup: Domantas Sabonis Carries Kings to Victory in Debut

Domantas Sabonis recorded 22 points and 14 rebounds in his Sacramento debut and Damion Mitchell broke the game’s final tie with a dunk with 4:13 remaining as the host Kings avenged a blowout loss the day before with a 132–119 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Acquired on Tuesday but unavailable when the…


NBA Roundup: Weakened Warriors Rally Late to Beat Spurs

Jordan Poole scored 31 points and sank the winning 3-pointer with 17.9 seconds remaining as the short-handed Golden State Warriors erased a 17-point deficit to stun the host San Antonio Spurs 124–120 on Tuesday, giving the Warriors their seventh straight win. The Warriors played the second game of a road back-to-back without Stephen Curry (toe),…


NBA Roundup: Without Joel Embiid, Sixers Stretch Win Streak to 5

Tyrese Maxey scored 33 points, including the go-ahead driving layup with 26.4 seconds remaining in overtime, and the host Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 122–119 on Monday. Tobias Harris produced 31 points and Andre Drummond had 16 points and 23 rebounds. The Sixers have won five straight. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 37…


NBA Roundup: Clippers’ 35-Point Comeback Stuns Wizards

Luke Kennard converted a four-point play with 1.9 seconds to play as the visiting Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 35-point deficit to post a 116–115 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. The result tied the second-largest comeback in NBA history, when the Sacramento Kings escaped a 35-point hole against the Chicago Bulls on…