NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo handed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to turn out to be Milwaukee’s occupation scoring leader on a 3-pointer that forced previous neatly-liked time, after which made two free throws in the final seconds to present the Bucks a 120-119 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.
The defending NBA champions clinched a return to the postseason with the occupy, in which Antetokounmpo had 44 aspects, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. Jrue Holiday added 19 aspects and Khris Middleton had 16 earlier than being ejected for a flagrant scandalous midway by the third quarter.
Kevin Durant had 26 aspects, 11 assists and seven rebounds for the Nets, but missed a 3-pointer that can have won it. Kyrie Irving scored 25 aspects and Bruce Brown had 23.
Antetokounmpo entered the sport 39 aspects gradual Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s occupation scoring leader who had 14,211 aspects after starting his occupation in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo handed him with a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left that knotted it at 110.
HAWKS 131, CAVALIERS 107
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Younger scored 30 aspects and surging Atlanta never trailed while beating short-handed Cleveland and clinching a enlighten in the Eastern Conference play-in match.
Cedi Osman led Cleveland with 21 aspects. Darius Garland had 18 aspects and eight assists while sitting out the final quarter of the blowout loss. Cleveland has lost two straight and five of six as it attempts to withhold the No. 7 enlighten in the Eastern Conference.
Younger had nine assists because the Hawks’ fourth consecutive occupy clinched no worse than the No. 10 enlighten in the Eastern Conference. Kevin Huerter had 23 aspects and Clint Capela added 12 aspects with 14 rebounds.
PISTONS 102, 76ERS 94
DETROIT (AP) — Saddiq Bey scored 10 of his 20 aspects in the final 4: 23 as Detroit pulled away down the stretch and beat Philadelphia.
Cade Cunningham scored 27 aspects for Detroit, which snapped a three-game losing trot and had a 39-8 edge in scoring off the bench.
Joel Embiid had 37 aspects and 15 rebounds and James Harden done with 18 aspects, nine rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers.
BULLS 135, CLIPPERS 130, OT
CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-excessive 50 aspects and Chicago rallied to beat Los Angeles in previous neatly-liked time.
DeRozan done two aspects petrified of his occupation excessive. The five-time All-Smartly-known individual scored 17 in the fourth quarter, though he missed the saunter-forward free throw in the closing seconds of laws after making the main two attempts to tie it. He then scored 10 in previous neatly-liked time.
Chicago moved a half-game sooner than sixth-enlighten Toronto with five remaining.
Nikola Vucevic added 22 aspects and 14 rebounds. Zach LaVine scored 21 because the Bulls won for the third time in four video games.
Reggie Jackson led Los Angeles with 34 aspects.
JAZZ 122, LAKERS 109
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 29 aspects and Rudy Gobert had 25 aspects and 17 rebounds as Utah snapped a five-game losing trot with a over Los Angeles.
Jordan Clarkson scored 19 aspects, Mike Conley added 18 and Bojan Bogdanovic 11 in his return from damage because the Jazz persevered their fight to preserve out of a Western Conference play-in game.
Russell Westbrook scored 24 aspects and Dwight Howard had 21 aspects and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, who had been with out LeBron James (ankle sprain) and Anthony Davis (foot sprain).
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