Ja Morant lifts Memphis Grizzlies past Brooklyn Nets, DeMar DeRozan leads Chicago Bulls to eighth straight win | NBA News

Ja Morant inspired the Memphis Grizzlies to an impressive win over the Brooklyn Nets, the Chicago Bulls extended their winning streak to eight games, and the Golden State Warriors overtook the Miami Heat on a quiet night for Stephen Curry.

Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 Brooklyn Nets

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Highlights from the Memphis Grizzlies visit to the Brooklyn Nets in week 12 of the NBA.

Ja Morant produced a dominant 36-point performance as the visit from Memphis survived a shaky fourth quarter in a 118-104 win over Brooklyn.

After being named Western Conference player of the week, Morant became the first player in franchise history to score at least 30 points in four consecutive games, breaking the team record shared with Bryant Reeves, Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol.

Morant scored 18 points in the third quarter as the Grizzlies overtook the Nets 40-26 and opened a 96-73 lead. Desmond Bane added 29 as the Grizzlies won their fifth straight defeat and delivered Brooklyn’s third straight season-high defeat.

The NBA results on Monday night

  • Houston Rockets 113-133 Philadelphia 76ers
  • Charlotte Hornets 121-124 Washington Wizards
  • Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 Brooklyn Nets
  • Orlando Magic 98-102 Chicago Bulls
  • Detroit Pistons 115-106 Milwaukee Bucks
  • Utah Jazz 115-104 New Orleans Pelicans
  • Denver Nuggets 89-103 Dallas Mavericks
  • Miami Heat 108-115 Golden State Warriors
  • Atlanta Hawks 131-136 Portland Trail Blazers
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 122-104 Los Angeles Clippers

Atlanta Hawks 131-136 Portland Trail Blazers

Anfernee Simons scored 43 points, the career record, and equaled his best of nine career triples to help the Portland Trail Blazers win 136-131 on penalties over the Atlanta Hawks.

Atlanta star Trae Young scored 56 points, his career best and also had 14 assists, but couldn’t stop the Hawks from losing for the tenth time in 14 games.

Norman Powell scored 26 points and Nassir Little added 22 while Portland snapped a four-game slide and only won for the fourth time in their last 18 games. Jusuf Nurkic scored 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Trail Blazers after missing three games due to the COVID-19 protocol.

Clint Capela scored 22 points with 10 for 10 shooting and added 11 rebounds for the Hawks. Kevin Huerter scored 18 points and played 37 minutes on his return after missing six games due to the COVID-19 protocol.

Miami Heat 108-115 Golden State Warriors

Jordan Poole and Gary Payton II combined for 46 points and scored key baskets along the stretch as Golden State made it through a night off from Stephen Curry to survive Miami to San Francisco.

Curry only shot one in 10 from 3 points and three of 17 overall in a worst performance of the season, nine points, but five teammates, led by Poole’s 32 off the bench, scored in double digits to secure the Golden State. second consecutive victory and fifth in the last six games.

Despite losing Jimmy Butler to a sprained right ankle in the third quarter and playing the second game in two days, the Heat remained competitive until the last minute thanks in large part to 17 3-pointers, including four each from Tyler. Herro and Kyle Guy. Butler finished with 22 points.

Houston Rockets 113-133 Philadelphia 76ers

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Highlights from the Houston Rockets’ voyage against the Philadelphia 76ers in week 12 of the NBA.

Joel Embiid scored 31 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Philadelphia to a home win over Houston.

It was the third triple-double in Embiid’s career. Furkan Korkmaz added 24 points and 11 rebounds, a career record, for the 76ers, who have won the fourth in a row.

The 76ers played without Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle and coach Doc Rivers as they were kept out of the league’s health and safety protocol.

Garrison Mathews led the Rockets with 23 points. Houston lost eight consecutive games.

Charlotte Hornets 121-124 Washington Wizards

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The highlights of the showdown between the Charlotte Hornets and the Washington Wizards in week 12 of the NBA.

Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma made big plays as Washington took a win over Charlotte.

Washington returned from a double-digit deficit in the second half, scoring nine straight points to take a seven-point lead in the last minute.

Kuzma scored 36 points and 14 rebounds and Beal scored 35 points, while Daniel Gafford provided 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Gordon Hayward’s 27 points, Terry Rozier’s 25 points and Miles Bridges’ 23 were the best for the Hornets.

Detroit Pistons 115-106 Milwaukee Bucks

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Highlights from the Detroit Pistons’ trip to the Milwaukee Bucks in week 12 of the NBA.

Saddiq Bey set a career record with 34 points when Detroit defeated host Milwaukee by winning consecutive games for the first time this season.

Bey also scored eight rebounds and four assists with 12 of 22 shots and eight triples to lead the Pistons to their third away win of the 2021-22 season. Bey has now eclipsed the 20-point mark in eight of his last nine games. Josh Jackson added 24 points off the bench and Cade Cunningham scored 19 along with seven assists.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 31 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists out of 11 of 21 shooting. Jrue Holiday scored 29 points and Bobby Portis contributed 12 points with his 14 rebounds. Khris Middleton scored 10 points after missing the last game for personal reasons.

Utah Jazz 115-104 New Orleans Pelicans

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Highlights from the Utah Jazz’s trip to the New Orleans Pelicans in week 12 of the NBA.

Donovan Mitchell scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as Utah kept New Orleans at bay.

Mike Conley added 22 points, Bojan Bogdanovic 21, Jordan Clarkson 14 and Rudy Gobert 10 points and 17 rebounds for the Jazz.

Jonas Valanciunas returned from a match absence while in league health and safety protocol to lead the Pelicans with 25 points. Josh Hart added 15, Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 13 and Devonte ‘Graham and Herbert Jones 11 each.

Orlando Magic 98-102 Chicago Bulls

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Highlights of the Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls clash in week 12 of the NBA.

DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high of 29 points and Zach LaVine added 27 to help the Chicago host beat Orlando for his eighth straight win.

Chicago was up nine points in the second half, but was unable to pull away completely, as Franz Wagner led the Magic with 22 points and Wendell Carter Jr. scored a double double of 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Chicago won eight straight wins from February 20 to March 7, 2012. Gary Harris scored 19 points for the Magic, while Terrence Ross followed with 15.

Denver Nuggets 89-103 Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic scored 21 points and 15 assists, Reggie Bullock and Dwight Powell scored 15 points each when host Dallas defeated Denver.

Jalen Brunson scored 13 points and Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith 10 points each for the Mavericks, who have won three straight wins.

Nikola Jokic scored 27 points and 16 rebounds, Aaron Gordon scored 15 points and Will Barton added 12 for Denver. The Nuggets were still without head coach Michael Malone, assistant coach David Adelman and strikers Jeff Green and Zeke Nnaji due to the health and safety protocol.

Minnesota Timberwolves 122-104 Los Angeles Clippers

Anthony Edwards scored 28 points and Jaden McDaniels added 18 as Minnesota ended a three-game losing streak by winning away to Los Angeles.

Taurean Prince scored 17 points when the Timberwolves won the second night of a back-to-back after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers 108-103 on Sunday.

Minnesota entered after losing five of their last six games. Serge Ibaka scored 17 points for the Clippers, while Justise Winslow added 15 when Los Angeles lost in his return home after winning two of three away games, including a 120-116 win in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Los Angeles has committed 21 turnovers.

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