DALLAS: Luka Doncic had 28 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks rallied for a 118-117 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night, a week after ending a six-game losing streak in Atlanta.
The Mavericks kept the ball out of Trae Youngs hands on an inbound play with 4.7 seconds remaining, and Danilo Gallinaris jumper just before the buzzer was short.
Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce thought Young was fouled setting a screen on the final play when Willie Cauley-Stein ran into him, and said Young getting knocked down interrupted the intended play.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to spark the comeback, starting with a quarter-opening 3 to get the Mavericks within six after they trailed by 13 in the third. Dallas won its third straight and fourth in five games.
John Collins scored 33 points, and Young had 25 points and 15 assists for the Hawks. They have lost four of five in a stretch that included a 122-116 Dallas win in Atlanta that ended the Mavericks longest skid since 2019.
NETS 104, PACERS 94
NEW YORK: Kyrie Irving had 35 points and eight assists and Brooklyn was defensively dominant in the first half in shutting down Indiana to snap a three-game losing streak.
A night after an embarrassing effort in Detroit, when the Nets yielded 38 points in the first quarter, the Pacers didnt reach that total until 8:46 remained in the third.
Irving was 17 for 17 from the throw line, career highs in both categories, and Brooklyn led by as many as 36 points. James Harden added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, who expect to get Kevin Durant back from his three-game absence for coronavirus health and safety protocol reasons when they open a five-game trip to the West on Saturday at Golden State, his former team.
Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Pacers. They have lost four in a row.
CLIPPERS 119, TIMBERWOLVES 112
MINNEAPOLIS: Kawhi Leonard had a season-high 36 points and Lou Williams added 27 points in Los Angeles’ victory over Minnesota.
Leonard and Williams hit shots down the stretch, including a pair of late 3-pointers by Leonard, to thwart Minnesotas comeback try. Los Angeles snapped its first two-game losing streak of the season.
Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 10 rebounds in his return to action after missing 13 games. Towns announced on Jan. 15 that he tested positive for COVID-19 and remained on the leagues health and safety protocol list until Wednesday, when coach Ryan Saunders said Towns was a game-time decision.
Naz Reid led Minnesota with 23 points.
RAPTORS 137, WIZARDS 115
WASHINGTON: Norman Powell scored 28 points, Pascal Siakam added 26 and Toronto made 19 3-pointers in its victory over Washington.
Seven Raptors hit at least one 3-pointer, with Kyle Lowry leading the way with 5-for-9 shooting from deep. He finished with 21 points. Toronto shot 59% from long range (19 for 32).
NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal had 24 points for Washington. Russell Westbrook had 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds.
GRIZZLIES 130, HORNETS 114
MEMPHIS, Tenn.: Kyle Anderson hit a career-high six 3 of Memphis franchise-record 23 3-pointers and scored 27 points to help the Grizzlies beat Charlotte to snap a four-game losing streak.
Dillon Brooks added 20 points, Desmond Bane and Grayson Allen scored 18 each, and Ja Morant had 15 points and 11 assists.
Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 34 points, connecting on 12 of 17 shots. LaMelo Ball added 17 points, and Gordon Hayward and Malcolm Bridges added 15 points apiece. Bridges had 10 rebounds.