May 11, 2021

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NBA roundup: Kevin Porter Jr propels Rockets up to upset Bucks as Nets wrap up Pacers’ season sweep | NBA News


Kevin Porter Jr scored a career-high 50 points and was one of three Houston players to score a double-double, as the Rockets upset the Milwaukee Bucks 143-136 on Thursday.

Porter Jr’s productive night meant he became the youngest player to record a 50-point double-double with assists.

Elsewhere in the contest, Milwaukee twice lost MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to a sprained right ankle early in the first quarter.

There have been wins for the Brooklyn Nets and the Dallas Mavericks. The Denver Nuggets notched their fourth straight victory, while the Timberwolves and Pelicans also tasted victory on the evening.

Thursday night NBA results

Milwaukee Bucks 136-143 Houston Rockets
Dallas Mavericks 115-105 Detroit Pistons
Brooklyn Nets 130-113 Pacers Indiana
Golden State Warriors 114-126 Minnesota Timberwolves
Toronto Raptors 111-121 Denver Nuggets
New Orleans Pelicans 109-95 Oklahoma City Thunder


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Milwaukee Bucks 136-143 Houston Rockets



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Not only did Porter Jr make history in the Rockets’ result against the Bucks, but his team corrected a 73-65 deficit at the break, after the Bucks shot 55.1% in the first half. .

Porter and Christian Wood combined for 37 points before the break, which set the stage for their explosive third quarter, one of the Rockets starting with a 20-6 blitz.



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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered ankle injury in his team’s loss to the Rockets

Overall, Porter added 11 assists, Wood finished with 31 points and nine rebounds and Kelly Olynyk matched 24 points with 13 rebounds for Houston. DJ

Wilson, acquired from Milwaukee as part of the deal that sent PJ Tucker to the Bucks on the trade deadline, added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Rockets.

Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 33 points, and Bryn Forbes added 30 on 6 of 10 3-pointers off the bench. Jrue Holiday had 29 points and 10 assists for the Bucks.



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Brooklyn Nets 130-113 Pacers Indiana

Kevin Durant shot 16 of 24 from the floor en route to tie his season-high 42 points, Alize Johnson recorded 20 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, as Brooklyn completed a season-high sweep of the Indiana to Indianapolis.

The Nets (43-20) have dealt with injury issues much of the season, and Thursday was no exception with Kyrie Irving heralded as a late training scratch due to groin pain.



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Durant increased the charge to 26.9 points per game, pacing the net with a 52.8 percent night shot from the ground. The Nets’ five starters scored in double digits, with Jeff Green, Joe Harris and Landry Shamet all scoring for 14 points and Tyler Johnson adding 11.

Brooklyn’s balanced score and efficient shot led to an almost wire-to-wire lead, which reached as much as 23 points before a late Pacers rally. The Pacers got 36 points from Caris LeVert, who produced a 5 of 9 performance from 3 points.

Dallas Mavericks 115-105 Detroit Pistons



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Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 42 points, helping the Dallas Mavericks overcome Luka Doncic’s absence in a 115-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Trey Burke added 15 points for Dallas, which advanced one game to Portland for sixth place in the Western Conference. Doncic missed the game with a left elbow problem, and the Pistons were also without their top scorer at Jerami Grant.



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Led by Tim Hardaway Jr.’s career record with 42 points (17th in 4th quarter), the Mavs beat the Pistons

The game was close until the last minute. Hardaway scored 17 straight points in a fourth-quarter streak, capping the run with a 3-point 1:05 left that put the Mavericks 109-105 ahead.

During that streak, Detroit also fouled Hardaway twice as he shot a 3, and he made all of his free throws.



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Hamidou Diallo with one of the dunks of the night for the Detroit Pistons with the big jam

Toronto Raptors 111-121 Denver Nuggets



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Michael Porter Jr. scored 23 points, Nikola Jokic had 19 points and 11 rebounds as host Denver Nuggets beat the Toronto Raptors.

The Nuggets, who scored seven double-digit players, earned their fourth straight victory.

OG Anunoby scored 25 points while Kyle Lowry and Khem Birch added 20 each for Toronto. The Raptors played without guard Fred VanVleet due to a hip injury.

Neither team led by more than five points in the first quarter and the biggest lead was six by Denver at the end of the second. Toronto quickly equaled 50 points.

Facu Campazzo made five free throws in the dying minutes, and Shaquille Harrison’s jumper with 4.2 seconds left gave the Nuggets a 59-57 lead.

The Raptors took a 63-61 lead early in the third and the game remained tight for most of the period. Denver led 81-75 on a steal and layup, but Yuta Watanabe and Birch had 3 points in an 8-2 run that tied the game.

Harrison went 2-for-4 from the line and PJ Dozier hit a layup and the Nuggets took a slim 87-85 lead going into fourth.

Golden State Warriors 114-126 Minnesota Timberwolves



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Karl-Anthony Towns scored 22 points and had a decisive game in the fourth quarter, propelling Minnesota onto Golden State’s visit to Minneapolis.

Ricky Rubio scored 26 points and Anthony Edwards added 25, helping Minnesota build a four-game winning streak for the first time since November 2018.

The loss came at a cost for the Warriors (31-32), playoff prospects, who not only lost ground in their attempt to climb the Western Conference standings, but also dropped a game closer to the Pelicans of the New Orleans in their duel for the 10th and final post-season play-in position.

After calling most of the time, the Warriors used 16 points in Stephen Curry’s third quarter to take a two-point lead in the final period.

An Andrew Wiggins hoop drew Golden State even at 99-all with 8:41 to go, and another at 5:24 kept the Warriors at 109-107 before Towns led a charge at Minnesota.



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Karl-Anthony Towns puts Andrew Wiggins on a poster with this huge jam!

New Orleans Pelicans 109-95 Oklahoma City Thunder



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Zion Williamson scored 27 points to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a road victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Pelicans, who won for the third time in five games, moved within three games of No. 10th in the Western Conference with Golden State winning and losing to Minnesota. The Thunder lost for the 15th time in 16 games.



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Isaiah Roby hits that huge slam in Thunder’s loss to the Pelicans

Brandon Ingram added 24 points for the Pelicans, who were just five of 29 3-point attempts, but scored 64 points in the paint. Luguentz Dort led the Thunder with 17 points.

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