PHILADELPHIA (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 points and had a decisive block from Joel Embiid in the final seconds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 118-116 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night in a Conference Two game Is. best teams.
Khris Middleton added 22 points and Jrue Holiday had 18 for the Bucks, who fired in an idle Miami half-game for first place in the East.
James Harden had 32 points and nine rebounds for the 76ers, and Embiid recovered from a slow start and finished with 29 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Philadelphia lost 1 1/2 games behind the Heat.
Antetokounmpo added 14 rebounds, six assists and three blocks for the defending NBA champion Bucks. The last block was the most important as it fended off Embiid’s layup attempt with 1.6 seconds left. Officials initially decided it was a goalkeeper, tying the score, but the call was overturned after a video review.
MOWERS 121, JAZZ 115
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George scored 34 points in his return after missing three months and Los Angeles rallied 25 points to beat Utah.
Reggie Jackson added 21 points for the Clippers, who went on a five-game skid with a 39-point fourth quarter after trailing 16 points early in the period.
From there, the Clippers beat Utah 34-12 to end the game. The Clippers took their first lead of the game, 110-109, on a jumper from Isaiah Hartenstein.
Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points and Mike Conley added 19 points for the Jazz, whose losing streak extended to five.
MAVERICKS 128, LAKERS 110
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 34 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, and Dallas routed Los Angeles, which was missing the LeBron Janes with an ankle problem.
The Lakers (31-44) are tied with San Antonio for the final Western Conference qualifying spot with seven games remaining for both teams.
Malik Monk scored 28 points and Russell Westbrook had 25 for the Lakers, who dropped third straight for their fifth losing streak at least as long in the past two months.
Doncic had 25 points in the first half as Dallas scored a season-high 82 for a 26-point lead. The 23-year-old star earned his first triple-double in nearly two months and 10th of the season with an offensive rebound for a layup that gave him 32 points and put Dallas ahead 101-65 with 6:58 to play in the third quarter. . Doncic was fourth.
THREADS 130, PISTONS 123
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 41 points and Brooklyn passed Detroit.
Kyrie Irving added 24 points in his second home appearance since New York exempted athletes from a private employer mandate for COVID-19 vaccinations last week. Andre Drummond had 14 points and 13 rebounds as Brooklyn overcame a double-digit second quarter deficit.
Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 34 points. Isaiah Stewart and Saddiq Bey each had 15.
The game was tied at 108 in the fourth quarter when Durant’s pull-up followed by two free throws and Seth Curry’s 3-pointer gave Brooklyn the lead for good.
BULLS 107, MAGICIANS 94
WASHINGTON (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter and Chicago beat Washington.
Nikola Vucevic scored 27 points for Chicago, which is trying to stay in the top six in the Eastern Conference and avoid the play-in round of the playoffs. The Bulls (44-32) took a half game lead over Toronto (43-32) for fifth place in the East.
Rui Hachimura scored 21 points for the Wizards, who saw their modest two-game winning streak shattered. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 20.
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