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NBA: Julius Randle performs as New York Knicks win ninth consecutive recreation; Dallas Mavericks beat Los Angeles Lakers

Derrick Rose scored 19 factors to assist the Knicks take fourth place within the Jap Convention with 11 video games to play. They’re on their longest profitable streak since a 13-game streak on the finish of the 2012-13 season, after they gained the Atlantic Division title of their final playoff look.

Toronto Raptors Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam (43) defend in opposition to New York Knicks ahead Julius Randle (30) within the second half of an NBA basketball recreation on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in New York Metropolis. (AP Picture / Noah Ok. Murray, pool)

New York: Julius Randle had 31 factors and 10 rebounds, RJ Barrett added 25 factors and 12 rebounds and the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Raptors 120-103 on Saturday for his or her ninth straight victory.

Derrick Rose scored 19 factors to assist the Knicks take fourth place within the Jap Convention with 11 video games to play. They’re on their longest profitable streak since a 13-game streak on the finish of the 2012-13 season, after they gained the Atlantic Division title of their final playoff look.

Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby every scored 27 factors for the Raptors, who have been searching for a fifth straight win, a season-high.

Dallas Mavericks 108-93 Los Angeles Lakers

Luka Doncic had 18 factors and 13 assists and Dallas overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Los Angeles in Lakers star Anthony Davis’ second recreation after a prolonged damage absence.

Dwight Powell scored 12 of his 25 factors, a season-high fourth quarter.

The Mavericks swept a two-game dwelling set in opposition to the reigning NBA champions and superior one recreation to Portland, sixth seed within the Western Convention. The No.7 crew should advance to the playoffs by a play-in format.

The Lakers, nonetheless starless LeBron James and likewise lacking Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, are 1-1 / 2 video games forward of the Mavericks for fifth place.

Davis was nonetheless sluggish after 30 video games missed because of proper calf and heel points, ending 5 of 19 on the sector. One of the best eight-time All-Star stretch got here on the finish of the second quarter, when he scored 10 of his 17 factors.

Minnesota Timberwolves 101 – 96 Utah Jazz

Karl-Anthony Cities had 24 factors and 12 rebounds to guide Minnesota to NBA leaders Utah.

Anthony Edwards added 23 factors and 9 rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell additionally completed with 23 factors to assist Minnesota beat Utah on the highway for the second time this season.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 factors and made seven 3 factors to guide the Jazz. They misplaced at dwelling for the fourth time this season.

The groups will meet once more Monday evening in Minneapolis.

Milwaukee Bucks 132-94 Philadelphia 76ers

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 factors and rose to second on Milwaukee’s profession scoring listing in a battle in opposition to Philadelphia.

Antetokounmpo additionally had 14 rebounds and 7 assists. He overtook Glenn Robinson on the profession listing with 12023. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the chief with 14,211.

NBA Julius Randle plays as the New York Knicks win a ninth straight game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks in the course of the second half of an NBA basketball recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Picture / Morry Gash)

The Bucks beat the 76ers for the second time in three days at hand Philadelphia their fourth straight loss. Taking part in with out All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the 76ers tied their lowest level whole and suffered their most unbalanced lack of the season.

Denver Nuggets 129 – 116 Houston Rockets

Michael Porter Jr scored 39 factors, a profession excessive, Nikola Jokic 24 factors and Denver beat an understaffed Houston.

PJ Dozier began guard rather than injured Will Barton and added 23 factors, a career-high for the Nuggets. They’re 13-3 of their final 16 video games whereas going through a flurry of backcourt accidents.

The Rockets have additionally been besieged by accidents and roster upsets and solely seven gamers have recorded enjoying time in opposition to the Nuggets. DJ Wilson led Houston with 25 factors, Kelly Olynyk 21 and Kenyon Martin Jr. 18.

Denver swept the collection for 3 seasons.

Indiana Pacers 115-109 Detroit Pistons

Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 factors, Caris LeVert had 25 and Indiana had a 12-0 end to beat Detroit.

With the Pacers down 101-97 with 4:41 left, LeVert made a layup to start out the race. Brogdon hit a 3-pointer and added a layup, the latter going 109-101 with 2:42 left.

Edmond Sumner added 22 factors for the Pacers. They swept the Pistons’ season collection for the primary time since 2016-17 and gained 10 of 12 at dwelling in opposition to Detroit.

Jerami Grant, led the Pistons with 25 factors. Mason Plumlee had 17 factors and 21 rebounds.

San Antonio Spurs 110-108 New Orleans Pelicans

DeMar DeRozan scored 11 of his crew’s 32 factors within the 7:40 last and made all 12 free throws in San Antonio’s victory over New Orleans.

With the Spurs hanging on to a 104-103 lead with 2:04 left, DeRozan scored the following 4 factors, and the Pelicans could not reply.

The Pelicans compromised their possibilities by committing 19 turnovers and knocking out 17 of 32 from the foul line. San Antonio made 27 of 32 free throws.

Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with 33 factors and 14 rebounds, and Brandon Ingram had 24 factors, six rebounds and 6 assists.

Miami Warmth 106-101 Chicago Bulls

Duncan Robinson had seven 3-pointers and scored 23 factors, Kendrick Nunn had 22 and Miami held as much as an enormous Chicago rally.

Bam Adebayo had 20 factors and 10 assists for the Warmth, and Jimmy Butler added 20 factors. Miami adopted however noticed what was a 24-point lead lowered to 2 within the dying moments.

Coby White scored 31 factors for Chicago, and Nikola Vucevic had 26 and 14. The Bulls outscored the Warmth 60-45 within the second half, however ended up dropping for the seventh time of their final 10 video games.

The groups will meet in Miami once more on Monday.

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