The Miami Heat took a big away win.
NBA results on Saturday night
|Miami Heat 123-100 Phoenix Suns|
|Memphis Grizzlies 123-108 LA Clippers|
|Utah Jazz 113-125 Indiana Pacers|
|New York Knicks 75-99 Boston Celtics|
|Milwaukee Bucks 106-114 Charlotte Hornets|
|Orlando Magic 92-97 Detroit Pistons|
Miami Heat 123-100 Phoenix Suns
Tyler Herro hit record-breaking 33 points and a record of the season, and Duncan Robinson added 27 points when the Miami Heat knocked out host Phoenix Suns 123-100.
Herro’s 33 was two short of Miami’s franchise record for a reserve’s high-scoring games. Herro has made 12 out of 20 shots, of which 3 out of 4 out of 3 in 34 minutes. Robinson scored 8 of 16 from behind the arc, also off the bench, and his 27 points were also the highest of the season.
The Heat, who shot a searing 50 percent from 3 points in territory, also got 14 points and 13 record-breaking assists from Kyle Lowry. Teammate Omer Yurtseven added a record 16 rebounds to go with eight assists and seven points.
The Suns dropped to 17-5 on their home court. They were led by Devin Booker, who scored 26 points but only made 5 of 15 shots from the ground. Phoenix also scored 20 points from Mikal Bridges and stellar point guard Chris Paul was held down at nine points and seven assists, making just 3 of 9 shots.
Utah Jazz 113-125 Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis set a career record of 42 points out of 18 out of 22, and Lance Stephenson contributed 16 points and 14 assists from the bench to lead Indiana beyond Utah to Indianapolis.
The Pacers scored a six-game losing streak, while Utah, who were without Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles, both in the NBA’s health and safety protocol, lost for a second straight night.
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 36 points out of 13 out of 27 and scored nine assists after missing Friday’s game with a back injury. Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson, both excluded on Friday, finished with 21 and 18 respectively.
New York Knicks 75-99 Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown recorded his first career triple double with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds when Boston avenged the defeat to New York two nights earlier with a home win.
Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Josh Richardson added 17 off the bench for the Celtics. Robert Williams III had 12 points and Marcus Smart contributed 10 points and four steals for the Celtics, who broke their two-game slip.
RJ Barrett finished with 19 points and Immanuel Quickley added 18 to beat the Knicks. Julius Randle finished with 13 points out of 6 out of 19 shooting with 12 boards and six assists.
Milwaukee Bucks 106-114 Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier scored six 3 points on the road for 28 points when Charlotte beat Milwaukee.
Miles Bridges produced 21 points and eight rebounds, LaMelo Ball provided 19 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 18 points for the Hornets.
Giannis Antetokounmpo collected 43 points for the Bucks, including 18 on free throws. Khris Middleton scored 27 points and Bobby Portis had 19 for Milwaukee.
Orlando Magic 92-97 Detroit Pistons
Hamidou Diallo scored 17 points, six rebounds and three steals and the Detroit host handed Orlando the eighth straight defeat.
Trey Lyles contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit, which had lost 20 of 23 before meeting the worst-record teams in the NBA. Saddiq Bey also scored 16 points and Cade Cunningham added 12 points and five assists. Josh Jackson earned 11 points.
Gary Harris led Orlando with 28 points and Cole Anthony had 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Terrence Ross added 13 points.
Memphis Grizzlies 123-108 LA Clippers
Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 26 points, Desmond Bane shot 5 for 8 from 3 points and scored 23 points, and while visiting Memphis he used a dominant second quarter to overwhelm Los Angeles.
Memphis started a back-to-back weekend first leg in Los Angeles with top scorer Ja Morant sidelined due to a thigh injury. Without Morant’s production (25.0 points, 6.6 assists per game), the Grizzlies fought early and fell behind by a whopping 12 points in the first quarter.
A 10-0 run early in the second quarter triggered a 38-20 bout for Memphis, and the visiting Grizzlies have never been behind in the second half on their way to an eighth straight win.