Stephen Curry buried a 33-foot 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors survived a chaotic finish to defeat the Phoenix Suns 113-112 on Saturday night in San Francisco.
Curry finished with 30 points to lead the Warriors, who won their fourth in a row. He went 9-for-16 from beyond the arc, helping the hosts outscore the Suns 51-33 from deep. Gary Payton II, returning from a 16-game absence due to a hamstring injury, made all five of his shots and contributed 11 points, one block and a steal to the win.
Devin Booker finished with a game-high 32 points for the Suns, who had won three straight. Kevin Durant had a 24-point, 10-rebound double-double for Phoenix, while Bradley Beal added 15 points and two steals.
Nets 123, Spurs 103
Dennis Schroder collected 15 points and 12 assists in an effective debut for his new team as Brooklyn pulled away late in the second half for a victory over San Antonio in New York.
Cam Thomas led six players in double figures, scoring 12 of his 25 in the third quarter, as the Nets stopped a three-game losing streak and won for the eighth time in 29 games.
Clippers 112, Pistons 106
Paul George scored 33 points and Kawhi Leonard added 24 as host Los Angeles rebounded from a rare defeat by rallying to beat new-look Detroit.
James Harden scored 14 points and Russell Westbrook added 13 as the Clippers turned a 13-point third-quarter deficit into their fifth victory over their last six games while improving to 20-5 at home. The win came two days after a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, just the fourth time Los Angeles fell in 22 games.
Mavericks 146, Thunder 111
Luka Doncic had 32 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as new-look Dallas beat visiting Oklahoma City.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 25 points, Cason Wallace added 15 off the bench and Chet Holmgren had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Hawks 122, Rockets 113
Dejounte Murray scored a game-high 34 points, leading Atlanta to a win over visiting Houston.
Saddiq Bey added 24 points for Atlanta, which won its second straight game and is 6-2 in its past eight. Jalen Johnson scored 21 points, Trae Young had 18 points and eight assists and Onyeka Okongwu collected 11 points and seven rebounds.
Pelicans 93, Trail Blazers 84
Trey Murphy III scored 24 points to help New Orleans post a victory over host Portland.
Brandon Ingram added 17 points and nine assists and Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Pelicans, who won for the fifth time in six games. New Orleans played without forward Zion Williamson (foot) on the second end of a road back-to-back set.
Cavaliers 119, Raptors 95
Jarrett Allen had 18 points and 15 rebounds as visiting Cleveland defeated Toronto.
Donovan Mitchell added 15 points for the Cavaliers, who have won nine games in a row and 17 of their past 18. Evan Mobley supplied 17 points and 11 rebounds, Max Strus scored 14 points and Caris LeVert and Georges Niang each contributed 13 points.
Scottie Barnes recorded his third triple-double of the season with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Raptors, who had won their previous two games. RJ Barrett and Gradey Dick added 14 points apiece, and Immanuel Quickley scored 10.
Pacers 125, Knicks 111
Tyrese Haliburton posted another double-double with 22 points and 12 assists for visiting Indiana, which pulled away in the second half to beat undermanned New York. – Reuters.