NBA roundup: Warriors bulldoze Bucks

Mar 7, 2024, 8:00 AM

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Stephen Curry led a balanced scoring attack with 29 points and the Golden State Warriors rebounded from a humiliating loss in Boston with a 125-90 romp over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night in San Francisco.

Golden State rookie Trayce Jackson-Davis squashed a Milwaukee rally with two blocks on Giannis Antetokounmpo in a five-second highlight reel in the third quarter. He added 15 points and four blocks for the Warriors, who were last seen getting swamped 140-88 by the Celtics on Sunday.

Returning to action after missing a Monday home win over the Los Angeles Clippers with Achilles soreness, Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Damian Lillard wound up with 20 points and six assists for Milwaukee, which had a six-game winning streak end.

Magic 119, Wizards 109

Franz Wagner scored 28 points and Paolo Banchero added 25 points and 10 assists as Orlando rallied from a 21-point, first-half deficit to hand host Washington its franchise-record-tying 16th consecutive loss.

Jalen Suggs made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points for Orlando, which has won five straight games and 14 of its past 18. The game featured 12 ties and 16 lead changes.

Jordan Poole scored 26 points off the bench to lead Washington, while Kyle Kuzma added 25. The 16-game skid matches the Wizards’ record set in March 2010.

Bulls 119, Jazz 117

DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points and hit the game-winning free throws with nine seconds remaining in Chicago’s victory over Utah in Salt Lake City. The decisive free throws followed moments after a sequence in which a fracas led to three technical fouls.

Utah had two subsequent chances to win the game, but Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton missed 3-point attempts in the final seconds. John Collins led the Jazz with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Sexton chipped in 24 points and seven assists.

Coby White finished with 25 points and Nikola Vucevic totaled 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Bulls improved to 2-0 on their four-game Western trip.

Hawks 112, Cavaliers 101

Saddiq Bey and Bogdan Bogdanovic each scored 23 points, helping lead Atlanta to a victory over visiting Cleveland.

Dejounte Murray added 18 and De’Andre Hunter scored 17 off the bench for the Hawks, who won their second game in as many nights.

Jarrett Allen led Cleveland with 18 points and 19 rebounds. Isaac Okoro put up 17 points for the Cavaliers, who had rallied for a win over the league-leading Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

Clippers 122, Rockets 116

Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 28 points while Paul George scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half as visiting Los Angeles rallied from a 20-point deficit to defeat Houston.

Leonard added six rebounds and seven assists and James Harden had 21 points and seven assists for the Clippers, who earned their third win in four games.

Houston’s Alperen Sengun posted his second triple-double of the season with 23 points, a season-best 19 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists. Jabari Smith Jr. added 19 points for the Rockets, who had won two in a row.

Thunder 128, Trail Blazers 120

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 37 points and Jalen Williams added 31 to lead Oklahoma City to a victory at Portland.

Chet Holmgren recorded 21 points and 14 rebounds as the Thunder won for the eighth time in their past 10 games. Oklahoma City completed a four-game sweep of the season series and defeated the Trail Blazers for the 12th consecutive time.

Anfernee Simons scored 29 points and Jerami Grant added 20 for the Trail Blazers, who lost for the 11th time in 13 games.

Kings 130, Lakers 120

De’Aaron Fox scored a season-high 44 points and Domantas Sabonis added his NBA-best 22nd triple-double with 16 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists as visiting Sacramento rallied from an early 19-point deficit to beat Los Angeles.

Malik Monk scored 26 points and dished out eight assists off the bench against his former team as the Kings got back on track after losing three of their previous four games.

LeBron James logged 31 points and 13 assists and Rui Hachimura added 29 points as the Lakers dropped to 2-2 in their six-game homestand.

Grizzlies 115, 76ers 109

Jaren Jackson Jr., back from a three-game absence caused by a quadriceps injury, posted 30 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots, and Memphis used a late 11-0 run to rally past host Philadelphia.

Jake LaRavia added 19 points and 13 rebounds off the bench for his second consecutive double-double as the Grizzlies won their second game in a row following a five-game skid. Memphis, which trailed by 15 points in the third quarter, outscored the Sixers 34-16 in the fourth.

Kelly Oubre Jr. led Philadelphia with 25 points off the bench. Paul Reed added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Sixers, who dropped their second game in a row.

–Field Level Media

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