Memphis Grizzlies secured the 11th victory in a row with a victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves, while the Golden State Warriors suffered a record deficit in the first half with a heavy loss against the Milwaukee Bucks. A summary of Thursday’s events in the NBA …
Golden State Warriors 99-118 Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded their third triple-double of the season when the Milwaukee Bucks blew away the visiting Golden State Warriors 118: 99 and interrupted a series of two defeats.
The five-time All-Star scored 30 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists and shot 11 of 17, leading Milwaukee to just a second victory in six games. Khris Middleton hit five threes and added 23 points, Bobby Portis scored 20 points and seven rebounds and Grayson Allen scored 15.
Andrew Wiggins pushed for the Warriors 16 points in a 6-shot shoot. Jonathan Kuming scored 15 points and seven rebounds, and Stephen Curry scored 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Klay Thompson had 11 points.
Things quickly got out of hand for the Warriors, who went to the half at 77-38. The 39-point deficit was the largest the Warriors had faced since the franchise moved to the Bay Area before the 1962-63 season.
Results – Thursday, January 13
- Warriors 99-118 bucks
- Timberwolves 108-116 Grizzlies
- Clippers 89-113 Pelicans
- Thunder 130-109 Nets
- Blazers 108-140 Nuggets
Minnesota Timberwolves 108-116 Memphis Grizzlies
Desmond Bane scored 21 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. He added 20 points and five blocks to catch up with the rising Memphis Grizzlies to a 116: 108 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.
John Konchar scored 15 points and 17 rebounds and Brandon Clarke added 14 and eight as the Grizzlies extended their series of top wins to 11 games. Memphis, who have won 21 of the last 25 games, also avenged Minnesota’s shellacing in November 138-95.
Ja Morant scored 16 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, despite having obvious back injuries. He left the match after committing a third foul late in the second quarter, but returned and started third.
Anthony Edwards scored 30 points and D’Angelo Russell scored six or three points to highlight his 29-point performance behind the Timberwolves, who lost two in a row.
Los Angeles Clippers 89-113 New Orleans Pelicans
Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double and five colleagues scored twice because the host New Orleans Pelicans never lagged behind the Los Angeles Clippers 113-89.
Valanciunas finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds, Brandon Ingram recorded a maximum of 24 points, Herbert Jones added 14, Jaxson Hayes and Devonte ‘Graham had 13 and Josh Hart scored 12.
The Pelicans led by 13 points and 19 at half-time at the end of the first quarter. They never lost control of the Clippers, who overcame a 25-point deficit in the third quarter when they defeated visitors Denver 87:85 on Tuesday.
New Orleans has improved to Los Angeles 3 this season and have won seventh in their last nine home games. Terance Mann scored 15 points for the Clippers, Marcus Morris Sr. added 12 as the only starter to score for the guests in double digits.
Oklahoma City Thunder 130-109 Brooklyn Nets
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a total of 33 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists when the Oklahoma City Thunder took control in the first quarter and broke a series of five defeats when he defeated the Brooklyn Nets in New York 130: 109.
Gilgeous-Alexander played 11 of 18 shots and recorded his second match in a row with at least 30 points. Luguentz Dort added 27 and scored six of the top 20 three-point points in the Oklahoma City season. Rookie Josh Giddey added 19 when the Thunder shot the top 51.6 percent of the season.
Darius Bazley contributed 16 and Mike Muscala got to 14 when Oklahoma City won the fourth game in a row in Brooklyn the night, setting seasonal highs in points in the first quarter (38) and first half (70).
They played the fourth game in five nights and in the third different time zone, the Nets lost for the sixth time in seven home games and dropped to 11:11 in Brooklyn when Kevin Durant and Patty Mills rested.
Portland Trail Blazers 108-140 Denver Nuggets
Will Barton scored 21 points, Nikola Jokic had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Denver Nuggets broke the Portland Trail Blazers 140: 108 on Thursday night.
Jeff Green scored 19 points, Facundo Campazzo scored 18 points and 12 assists, Bones Hyland added 17 and Zeke Nnaji scored 16 points and nine rebounds for Denver, who recorded seasonal highs in points and scored 3 points (21).
Barton suffered a tension in his throat in the third quarter when he hit Yusuf Nurkich’s knee with his head first. He was on the field for a few minutes before leaving the locker room. He returned to the bench at the end of the third quarter, but did not play again.
Ben McLemore scored 18 points and Dennis Smith Jr. 17 points and eight assists for the Blazers Trail. Nassir Little scored 14, Trendon Watford finished with 11 and Robert Covington and Nurkic each had 10. Nurkič added eight rebounds and six assists.