NBA ROUND-UP: Luka Doncic notches triple-double to down Warriors, Julius Randle scores 36 as Knicks blowout Pistons and Jerami Grant’s continued heroics can’t stop Blazers from falling to Clippers
- Luka Doncic kept up his MVP-level season as he took down the Warriors Tuesday
- He scored 41 points along with 12 rebounds and assists each in the home win
- Elsewhere, Julius Randle celebrated his birthday with a strong 36-point showing
- And Jerami Grant’s 32 points were not enough as the Blazers lost to Clippers
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Luka Doncic scored 41 points in his NBA-leading fifth triple-double as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 116-113 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of last season’s Western Conference finalists.
The Mavs ended a four-game losing streak with the win, while the Warriors fell to 2-10 on the road this season.
The Warriors took a two-point lead with 2:09 remaining after a Stephen Curry three-pointer, but were outscored 8-3 the rest of the way as Klay Thompson would go on to miss from deep with less than three seconds remaining.
Luka Doncic continued his MVP-level play on Tuesday night, leading the Mavs to their 10th win
Stephen Curry scored 32 points for Golden State, including a quick-draw 3-pointer over Maxi Kleber for a 110-108 lead, but Dallas responded by scoring the next five points to go ahead for good.
Doncic also had 12 rebounds and 12 assists in his 51st career triple-double.
The Mavs were also paced by the 22 points of Tim Hardaway Jr., while five Warriors other than Curry scored in double figures.
Stephen Curry’s 32 points were not enough to save the Warriors from another road loss
Thompson had just five on 2-9 shooting in a disappointing night for the future Hall of Famer.
KNICKS 140, PISTONS 110
Julius Randle scored a season-high 36 points on his 28th birthday, and the New York Knicks extended their win streak against the Detroit Pistons to 11 games with a 140-110 victory on Tuesday night.
Randle was 14-24 the field. He also had seven rebounds and five assists.
Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson each scored 16 points for New York, which had lost four of five.
Julius Randle celebrated his birthday was a great performance against a weak Pistons squad
Mitchell Robinson grabbed 13 rebounds, and back-up guard Immanuel Quickley had 15 points.
Isaiah Stewart scored 19 points for Detroit, which hasn’t beaten New York since Jan. 7, 2020. Bojan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III each had 13 points.
The Pistons were missing two starters – Cade Cunningham (shin) and Jalen Ivey (knee) – but got back Bogdanovic (ankle) and Stewart (foot).
The Knicks led 70-56 at the break and were able to ease to the finish line ahead of the second leg of a back-to-back vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.
CLIPPERS 118, BLAZERS 112
Jerami Grant’s continued heroics were not enough to overcome the Clippers on Tuesday night, as Norman Powell scored 22 of his season-high 32 points in the fourth quarter to help the injury-ravaged Los Angeles Clippers rally to win.
Reggie Jackson also recorded 24 points and 12 assists, while Robert Covington scored 15 points as the Clippers won for the fifth time in the past seven games.
Grant matched Powell’s 32 points on the night, while Anfernee Simons continued to build on his career year with 37 points.
Jerami Grant has stepped up for the Blazers in the absence of Damian Lillard
Grant is now averaging 35 points over the last three contests in the absence of Damian Lillard.
The Blazers star has not played since November 19 and remains sidelined with a calf issue.
The Clippers played without Kawhi Leonard (ankle), Paul George (hamstring), John Wall (knee) and Luke Kennard (calf).
Also for Portland, Jusuf Nurkic recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists while Justise Winslow had 10 points and 13 rebounds.