Luka Doncic and the Mavs end the Grizzlies’ winning streak


January 14, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots in the second half against the Memphis Grizzles at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas – USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic recorded 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 40th career triple-double as the Dallas Mavericks earned a 112-85 road victory over Memphis on Friday night to end the winning streak the Grizzlies franchise record at 11 games.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and Jalen Brunson contributed 15 points, nine assists and a career-high five steals for Dallas, which won for the seventh time in its last eight games. The Mavericks beat Memphis 62-30 in the second half.

Marquese Chriss also scored 15 points, Dwight Powell and Dorian Finney-Smith added 13 each, and Reggie Bullock recorded 10 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks.

Ja Morant had 19 points and eight assists and Desmond Bane had 16 points as Memphis lost for the first time since falling 113-104 to the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 23.

Warriors 138, Bulls 96

Jonathan Kuminga had six double-figure scorers with 25 points on 10 of 12 shooting and Kevon Looney had 10 points and 12 rebounds as a rout Golden State visited Chicago.

The Bulls have lost three of four after a nine-game winning streak. The Warriors, who had lost four of their previous five, have won 10 straight against Chicago.

Jordan Poole (22 points), Andrew Wiggins (21) and Stephen Curry (19) helped the Warriors reach a season high in points. Coby White led the Bulls with 20 points. Chicago’s Zach LaVine suffered a left knee injury in the first quarter and he will undergo an MRI on Saturday, according to multiple media outlets.

Pistons 103, Raptors 87

Trey Lyles had 21 points and seven rebounds off the bench and host Detroit beat Toronto.

Cade Cunningham had 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Hamidou Diallo provided 18 points with six rebounds. Saddiq Bey contributed 15 points and Josh Jackson added 13 off the bench for Detroit, which held Toronto to 32.2% shooting.

Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 24 points and 10 rebounds, despite shooting 6 for 21 from the field. Pascal Siakam provided 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Suns 112, Pacers 94

Devin Booker scored 22 of his 35 points in the third quarter and Deandre Ayton had 27 points and 12 rebounds to power Phoenix against Indiana in a lopsided affair at Indianapolis.

Booker drained a career-high six 3-pointers to power Phoenix to its fifth win in the last six games. Ayton made 12 of 18 shots and his lone 3-point attempt to drop to within a point of his points total for the season.

Justin Holiday scored 25 points and Caris LeVert added 20 points and nine assists for the Pacers, who have lost three straight and nine of their last 10 games. Domantas Sabonis had 14 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.

76ers 111, Celtics 99

Joel Embiid had 25 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as Philadelphia beat Boston for its eighth win in nine games.

Embiid finished five points shy of what would have been his ninth straight game with at least 30 points, which would have broken the franchise record he shares with Hall of Famers Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain. Tyrese Maxey added 23 points for Philadelphia.

Jaylen Brown scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum added 20 points and 11 boards for the Celtics.

Heat 124, Hawks 118

Tyler Herro scored 24 points, including a pair of free throws with 46 seconds left, to help host Miami beat Atlanta and extend their winning streak to four.

Jimmy Butler, who missed three games with a sprained ankle, returned to post 23 points and 10 assists for Miami. PJ Tucker and Omer Yurtseven each scored 17 points. Max Strus added 16 points, all in the first quarter.

Atlanta got 24 points and nine assists from Trae Young, 20 points from De’Andre Hunter, 18 points from Danilo Gallinari and 16 points from John Collins. The Hawks have lost four in a row.

Cavaliers 114, Spurs 109

Darius Garland had 32 points to tie his season-high as visiting Cleveland held off San Antonio.

The Cavaliers led by five at halftime but only led 104-103 after a Cedi Osman free throw with 5:37 remaining. Both teams went scoreless for more than three minutes before back-to-back dunks from Cleveland’s Lauri Markkanen and Jarrett Allen provided the Cavaliers with the cushion for the win.

Allen had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have won three straight and four of five in their current six-game road trip. Dejounte Murray led the five-game losing Spurs with 30 points and 14 rebounds.

Kings 126, Rockets 114

Marvin Bagley III recorded season-highs with 26 points and 13 rebounds, and De’Aaron Fox notched a season-high 27 points as Sacramento overcame a slow start to passing Houston.

Buddy Hield and Terence Davis combined seven 3-pointers and 33 off the bench for the Kings, who won two in a row after a five-game losing streak.

Christian Wood led a balanced offense with 26 points for the Rockets, who have lost 12 of their last 14.

Magic 116, Hornets 109

Moritz Wagner scored 26 points off the bench to back up his brother’s strong outing as Orlando snapped a 10-game losing streak by surprising host Charlotte.

Franz Wagner provided 19 points and seven assists and Gary Harris scored 18 points to help the Magic end their six-game road skid.

LaMelo Ball’s 23 points and Miles Bridges’ 20 points were the best for the Hornets, who snapped a four-game winning streak.

–Field level media

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