NBA roundup: Davis, Pelicans thrash Pistons
Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic and Jrue Holiday posted double-doubles as the visiting New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 118-103 on Monday night.
Davis had 38 points and 10 rebounds, and Mirotic came off the bench to add 21
points and 12 rebounds. Holiday finished with 21 points and 12 assists.
New Orleans' Darius Miller scored 12, and Emeka Okafor contributed eight
points and seven rebounds in 14 minutes while making his first NBA start since
April 15, 2013, when he scored four points for the Washington Wizards.
Blake Griffin led Detroit with 22 points. Reggie Bullock scored 14, Andre
Drummond had 13 points and 21 rebounds, former Pelican Jameer Nelson came off
the bench to score 12, Ish Smith had 11 and Stanley Johnson 10.
Bulls 105, Magic 101
Zach LaVine scored the go-ahead basket with 12.4 seconds to go, and Chicago
avoided a fourth-quarter collapse to beat visiting Orlando.
The score was tied at 101 when LaVine stole an inbounds pass from Jonathon
Simmons and raced across halfcourt for a breakaway dunk. Magic guard Mario
Hezonja missed a deep 3-point attempt on the next possession, and LaVine made
a pair of free throws to seal the outcome.
Chicago led by 18 points with 8:23 remaining in the fourth quarter before
Orlando stormed back with a 23-3 run to grab a 98-96 lead with 3:11 to go.
Hezonja, who sparked the comeback bid with 14 points in the fourth quarter,
finished with 24 points to lead the Magic. Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 21
Clippers 114, Nets 101
Lou Williams scored 20 points to lead seven Los Angeles players in double
figures as the Clippers beat Brooklyn in New York.
Williams shot 8 of 16 and posted his 35th game with at least 20 points.
DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 17 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari also had
16 points as Los Angeles won for the 12th time in 17 games.
Joe Harris and D'Angelo Russell scored 16 points apiece to lead the Nets, who
took their season-high sixth straight defeat. Allen Crabbe contributed 15 as
Brooklyn lost for the 10th time in 11 games.
76ers 108, Knicks 92
Dario Saric scored 24 points, JJ Redick added 18 and Philadelphia led the
entire way over visiting New York.
Joel Embiid scored 17 points while Ben Simmons and Robert Covington added 13
apiece for the 76ers. T.J. McConnell provided a major spark off the
Philadelphia bench with his first career triple-double of 10 points, 11
assists and 10 rebounds to go along with six steals.
Michael Beasley led the Knicks with 22 points while Courtney Lee added 18.
Enes Kanter had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Jarrett Jack chipped in with 11
--Field Level Media