Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving leads Nets previous Warmth, 128-124

Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant, center, protects the ball from Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo, right, and Duncan Robinson during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant, heart, protects the ball from Miami Warmth’s Bam Adebayo, proper, and Duncan Robinson through the second half of an NBA basketball recreation Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in New York. (AP Photograph/Frank Franklin II)


NEW YORK – Kevin Durant scored 31 factors, Kyrie Irving took over late and had 28 and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Bam Adebayo’s career-high 41 factors to beat the Miami Warmth 128-124 on Saturday evening.

James Harden completed with 12 factors, 11 assists and 7 rebounds and the Nets received for the primary time with their three superstars enjoying collectively. They misplaced consecutive video games with dismal defensive efforts in Cleveland and barely acquired sufficient stops to carry off a short-handed Warmth workforce that had been restricted to 81 factors an evening earlier.

However Irving helped pull them via, with 12 factors within the last 5:48 after the Warmth had erased practically all of an 18-point deficit.


Joe Harris added 23 factors and 7 Three-pointers for Brooklyn.

Goran Dragic scored 19 factors, and Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson every had 18 for the Warmth. Adebayo additionally had 9 assists whereas blowing previous his earlier finest scoring evening of 30 factors.



CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis scored a season-high 37 factors in opposition to his hometown workforce, LeBron James added 17 factors and 11 rebounds and Los Angeles beat Chicago.

The defending NBA champions improved to 9-Zero on the highway and a league-best 13-Four general.

Davis scored 26 factors within the highest scoring half by a Laker this season as Los Angeles grabbed a 63-33 lead. The seven-time All-Star shot 14 of 21, hit two Three-pointers, and grabbed six rebounds.


Zach LaVine led Chicago with 21 factors and 10 rebounds.

NUGGETS 120, SUNS 112, 2 OT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 29 factors and 22 rebounds, Jamal Murray hit a troublesome Three-pointer to pressure additional time and Denver outlasted Phoenix in two overtimes.


It was the second straight evening the groups performed further basketball. The Nuggets received 130-126 in a single additional time Friday after rallying from a 14-point halftime deficit.

Saturday’s recreation was much more entertaining. Murray hit an off-balance Three-pointer with Deandre Ayton in his face as time expired in regulation. Phoenix’s Jae Crowder responded with a Three-pointer with Zero.7 seconds left within the first additional time.

The Suns performed with out All-Star guard Devin Booker for the primary time this season. Averaging a team-high 22.9 factors, he damage his left hamstring Friday.


Crowder and Chris Paul led the Suns with 21 factors every. Paul additionally had 13 assists.

76ERS 114, PISTONS 110

DETROIT (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 factors and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped Philadelphia seal a victory over Detroit.


Ben Simmons added 20 factors, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the 76ers, and he made a pair huge free throws of his personal within the last minute. Philadelphia is atop the Japanese Convention however didn’t push its lead over the last-place Pistons into double figures till early within the fourth quarter. That was when Dwight Howard’s dunk put the 76ers up 99-88.

Detroit trailed 110-108 after Jerami Grant made a Three-pointer with 28.5 seconds left, however Simmons calmly made two free throws to push the result in 4. Delon Wright’s layup made it 112-110, however Embiid closed the sport out along with his free throws and completed 12 of 17 from the road.

Wayne Ellington scored 17 factors for the Pistons.



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 23 factors, seven rebounds and 6 assists and Utah routed Golden State for its eighth straight victory.

Stephen Curry made 5 Three-pointers for the Warriors to offer him 2,562 in his profession — passing Reggie Miller for second place in NBA historical past. Ray Allen is first with 2,973.


Curry completed had 24 factors, seven rebounds and 7 assists to guide Golden State.

Mike Conley scored 17 factors and hit 5 3s for the Jazz, who led by 30 at halftime and opened a 40-point bulge early within the fourth quarter.



DALLAS (AP) — Eric Gordon scored a season-high 33 factors, DeMarcus Cousins had his finest recreation for Houston with 28 factors and 17 rebounds and the Rockets beat Dallas.

John Wall had seven factors and eight assists after lacking 5 straight video games with proper knee soreness. It was the primary recreation for Wall for the reason that James Harden commerce. The Rockets have been and not using a key piece of that deal as Victor Oladipo rested a sore proper quadriceps.

Luka Doncic scored 26 factors whereas sitting all the fourth quarter with the sport out of attain. The Slovenian star was once more with out European sidekick Kristaps Porzingis, who rested his surgically repaired proper knee because the Mavericks completed 5 video games in seven days by finishing their second back-to-back in that stretch.



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Naz Reid scored 20 factors and Minnesota beat New Orleans to snap a four-game dropping streak.

Anthony Edwards scored 18 factors, and Jared Vanderbilt set profession highs with 16 factors and 11 rebounds for Minnesota.


Brandon Ingram led New Orleans with 30 factors. Eric Bledsoe added 28, and Zion Williamson had 19 factors and 11 rebounds.