Brooklyn at Portland
When: 7 p.m. Monday
PORTLAND — Damian Lillard had 28 points, nine assists and six rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 117-112 Saturday night for their third straight win.
Al-Farouq Aminu scored 22 points, including nine points in the fourth quarter as the Portland rallied from a six-point deficit.
Brooklyn at Portland
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Blake Griffin led the Pistons with 27 points and six assists.
After setting up his teammates early, Lillard looked for his own shot, and his first eight points came in the span of 90 seconds in the first half.
After trailing by as many as 11, Detroit rallied. Griffin was a steadying force, leading the Pistons with 16 first-half points. Luke Kennard added 13 points and five assists off the bench.
The Pistons carried a 92-89 lead into the fourth quarter. Reggie Jackson was the spark for Detroit, scoring 12 of his 24 points in the third period.
A layup by Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic tied the game at 109 with 1:48 left. The Trail Blazers made a defensive stop and Lillard converted a four-point play for a 113-109 lead with 1:37 left.
After Griffin missed 3-pointer from the corner, Portland answered with a slam dunk by Nurkic over Griffin that pushed the lead to 115-109.
A 3-pointer by Langston Galloway pulled the Pistons within 115-112 with 31 seconds left. Galloway followed with a block on layup attempt by Lillard, but the loose ball was recovered by Aminu, who dropped in a layup with 4.1 seconds left to end the scoring.
Mavericks 126, Warriors 91: OAKLAND, Calif. — Luka Doncic had a triple-double, Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-best 21 points in a rare start and Dallas capitalized on Stephen Curry’s absence to beat Golden State. Golden State dropped out of the top seed in the Western Conference to a half-game behind Denver. With Curry resting, Kevin Durant had 25 points and DeMarcus Cousins scored 19. The Warriors were 4 for 30 from 3-point range, with Durant going 0 for 8 and Klay Thompson missing all four of his tries.
Hawks 129, 76ers 127: ATLANTA — Trae Young scored 32 points, including a last-second, go-ahead floater, as Atlanta ended Philadelphia’s six-game winning streak. With 3.5 seconds remaining, Young took the inbound pass from Kevin Huerter and dribbled past Jimmy Butler before sinking the short, soft jumper for the lead with 0.1 seconds remaining. Butler missed a long attempt as the final buzzer sounded.
Jazz 114, Bulls 83: CHICAGO — Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Utah rolled to one of its most lopsided wins of the season.
Timberwolves 112, Grizzlies 99: MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 23 rebounds, and Minnesota ended a five-game slide with a win over Memphis. Andrew Wiggins added 22 points and rookie Josh Okogie had 17 as Minnesota, eliminated from the playoffs Friday night, ended its longest losing streak of the season. All five Minnesota starters reached double figures in scoring.
Heat 113, Wizards 108: WASHINGTON — Dwyane Wade scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, helping Miami remain alone in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Wade also had nine rebounds while scoring in double digits for a ninth consecutive game. Dion Waiters added 19 points and Josh Richardson had 18 for Miami, which remained a game ahead of Orlando in the race for the East’s last playoff spot.
Hornets 124, Celtics 117: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte rallied to beat Boston. It was Walker’s 23rd game of 30 or more points this season. He added 11 rebounds and nine assists. Rookie Miles Bridges scored a career-high 20 points, Marvin Williams and Malik Monk added 13 points apiece and Dwayne Bacon scored 11.
Kings 112, Suns 103: SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Buddy Hield had 25 points and set the franchise season record for 3-pointers in Sacramento’s win over Phoenix. Hield made 7 of 14 from beyond the arc, giving him 245 3-pointers this season. That surpassed the mark of 240 set by Peja Stojakovic in 2003-04. The Kings made 17 3s overall.