NBA roundup: Celtics rally for 10th straight win
17 November, 2019, 7:12 pm
Jayson Tatum converted a Daniel Theis steal into a go-ahead dunk with 1:36 to play Friday night as the Boston Celtics scored 13 of the game’s final 16 points to rally for a 105-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco.
Tatum finished with a game-high 24 points, Brown 22 and Walker 20 for the Celtics, who were opening a five-game Western swing. Marcus Smart was a fourth Celtic scoring in double figures with 15. Tatum also found time for a team-high eight rebounds.
Reserve Alec Burks had 20 points to pace the Warriors, who lost their sixth straight. Draymond Green recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds for Golden State.
The Warriors’ leading scorer this season, D’Angelo Russell, sprained his right thumb midway through the third quarter and missed the game’s final 18 minutes.
Hornets 109, Pistons 106
Malik Monk’s 26-foot 3-point basket at the buzzer gave Charlotte the win against visiting Detroit.
The Hornets countered Langston Galloway’s 3-pointer that gave the Pistons a three-point lead with 50 seconds left by scoring a pair of 3-pointers in the last 24 seconds.
Monk and Terry Rozier tallied 19 points apiece for Charlotte while Devonte’ Graham put up 18 points. Galloway scored 32 points for Detroit, and Andre Drummond had 16 points and 20 rebounds.
Thunder 127, 76ers 119 (OT)
Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points and Chris Paul added 27 as Oklahoma City ended a two-game losing streak with an overtime victory over visiting Philadelphia.
Gallinari scored five points in the Thunder’s 12-4 run to open the extra period, helping Oklahoma City win for just the second time in its past five games. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 24 points for the Thunder.
Joel Embiid contributed 31 points and 12 rebounds, and Josh Richardson added a season-high 28 for Philadelphia. The Sixers lost their second in a row and fell for the fifth time in seven games as their road losing streak reached five games.
Lakers 99, Kings 97
Anthony Davis blocked Harrison Barnes’ layup with 2.3 seconds left, allowing Los Angeles to defeat visiting Sacramento.