NBA Recap: Durant inspires Suns to win over Mavs as Lakers end Warriors run
Knicks defeat Celtics as Bucks, Nets, Rockets win
Kevin Durant scored the game winner for the Phoenix Suns as they ran out 130-126 winners over the Dallas Mavericks to take his record to 3-0 since debuting for the side in the NBA. The former Brooklyn Nets star scored 37 points to lead all scorers in the game, with Devin Booker also contributing 36 points and ten assists. Luka Doncic scored 34 points for the Mavericks in the game.
Los Angeles Lakers ensured that Steph Curry did not have a happy return from injury as they picked up a 113-105 win over the Golden State Warriors, ending their five-game win streak. Anthony Davis led the scoring in the game with 39 points and Austin Reaves contributed 16 points for the Lakers. Curry had 27 points for the Warriors in the game.
Indiana Pacers claimed a 125-122 win over the Chicago Bulls in the NBA on Sunday. Tyrese Halliburton scored 29 points and 11 assists for the Pacers and Jordan Nwora contributed ten points and five rebounds. Zach LaVine scored 42 points for the Bulls in the game to lead all scorers.
Milwaukee Bucks claimed a 117-111 win over the Washington Wizards in their NBA clash to return to the top of the Eastern Conference. Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded a triple-double of 23 points, ten rebounds and 13 assists for the Bucks as Jrue Holiday scored 19 points. Bradley Beal scored 33 points for the Wizards in the game.
New York Knicks picked up a 131-129 double overtime win over the Boston Celtics. Immanuel Quickley led the scoring for the Knicks with 38 points and Julius Randle scored 31. Jayson Tatum scored 40 points for the Celtics in the game.
Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Orlando Magic 122-119 in their NBA encounter. Damian Lillard led the scoring with 41 points in the game, and Jerami Grant scored 20 points for the Trail Blazers. Paolo Banchero scored 26 points for the Magic.
Brooklyn Nets secured a 102-86 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Mikal Bridges led the scoring with 33 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points for the Nets. Kelly Oubre Jr scored 17 points for the Hornets.
In the absence of the suspended Ja Morant, the Memphis Grizzlies lost 135-129 to the Los Angeles Clippers in their NBA clash on Sunday. Paul George scored 42 points and 11 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard contributed 34 points and ten rebounds. Desmond Bane led the scoring for the Grizzlies with 30 points.
Houston Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 142-110 in their NBA clash. Jalen Green led the scoring for the Rockets with 31 points and Kevin Porter Jr scored 19 points and made 13 assists. Charles Bassey scored 14 points for the Spurs in the game.
Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a 129-119 win over the Utah Jazz in the NBA on Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the scoring with 38 points and Jalen Williams scored 32 points for Oklahoma. Jordan Clarkson recorded 18 points and 12 assists for the Jazz in the game.