MIAMI (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to beat the Miami Heat 113-98 on Friday night.
Antetokounmpo also had 16 rebounds and nine assists for the Bucks, who became the first team in NBA history to trail by at least 20 points at the half and win by more than 11. Khris Middleton scored 21 and Eric Bledsoe had 17 for the NBA-best Bucks, who improved to 52-17.
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 41 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and Houston outlasted Phoenix.
The Rockets had trouble putting away the Suns, who have won just 16 games this season, and trailed for much of the night as they struggled from long-range, making just 11 of 40 3-pointers.
TRAIL BLAZERS 122, PELICANS 110
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 24 points and became the second-leading scorer in Trail Blazers history as Portland beat New Orleans.
Lillard passed LaMarcus Aldridge (12,562) on the team’s list, giving him 12,584 and leaving only Clyde Drexler ahead of him with 18,040.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points, Montrezl Harrell added 26 and Los Angeles rallied in a third quarter that saw both coaches ejected for arguing to beat Chicago.
The Clippers trailed 63-57 at halftime, but took control in the third by scoring a season-high 45 points to go up 102-84 going into the fourth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 28 points and Charlotte beat Washington in a matchup of teams chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.
Jeremy Lamb added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Nicolas Batum and Tony Parker had 16 points apiece for Charlotte, which defeated Washington for the second time in eight days.
SPURS 109, KNICKS 83
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and San Antonio beat New York to extend its season-best winning streak to seven games.
DeMar DeRozan and Bryn Forbes each had 13 points for San Antonio, whose previous season high was five straight victories.
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 19 points and 23 rebounds, and Detroit took advantage of LeBron James’ absence, beating Los Angeles.
The Lakers, who have fallen well off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race, have been managing James’ minutes, and he sat out this game entirely. Los Angeles played at Toronto the previous night.