01/21 01:05 CST Celtics batter Lakers to end skid...Bucks extend win
streak...Short-handed Nuggets win
Celtics batter Lakers to end skid...Bucks extend win streak...Short-handed
BOSTON (AP) --- The Boston Celtics had dropped three in a row before Jayson
Tatum delivered 27 points in just 29 minutes of a 139-107 thrashing of the
Western Conference-leading Lakers. Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown each chipped
in 20 points and Enes Kanter added 18 with 11 rebounds as Boston stayed a
half-game behind the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors. JaVale McGee had 18
points for Los Angeles, which lost for only the second time in 12 games.
MILWAUKEE (AP) --- Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH'-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON'-poh)
registered a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in just 31
minutes of the Milwaukee Bucks' seventh straight win, 111-98 against the
Chicago Bulls. Khris Middleton contributed 24 points as the Bucks improved to a
league-best 39-6 at home, including 21-2 at home.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --- Michael Porter Jr. posted his second double-double in
three games with 20 points and 14 rebounds in the Denver Nuggets' 107-100
downing of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jerami Grant scored 19 points and Nikola
Jokic added 17 with 13 rebounds to help Denver win without Jamal Murray, Paul
Millsap and Gary Harris Jr. The Timberwolves dropped their sixth in a row
despite Karl-Anthony Towns' game-high 28 points.
MIAMI (AP) --- Kendrick Nunn provided 25 points and James Johnson added 22 on
9-for-11 shooting as the Miami Heat outlasted Sacramento, 118-113 in overtime.
Goran Dragic (DRAH'-gihch) scored 18 as the Heat improved their league-best
home record to 19-1. Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BAY'-oh) finished with 16 points and 11
rebounds for Miami, which is 7-0 in OT.
ATLANTA (AP) --- Norman Powell furnished 17 of his 27 points in the final
period as the Toronto Raptors hung on to beat the Atlanta Hawks, 122-117. Fred
VanVleet had 20 points, including three free throws with 14.2 left after
Toronto blew most of a 21-point lead. Trae Young had 42 points and 15 assists
for Atlanta, which pulled within 117-115.