PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored a career-high 60 points for Portland in the Trail Blazers’ 119-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 34 points and Kyrie Irving had 33 for Brooklyn to help send Portland to its fourth straight victory.
Lillard set a franchise record with the highest-scoring game of the season in the NBA. He was 19 of 33 from the field, 7 of 16 from 3-point range and made all 15 of his free throws.
Irving, the NBA’s second-leading scorer coming in to the game, did his part in the guard matchup for the Nets. He had nine fourth- quarter points and hit a shot to put the Nets up 117-112 with 17.8 seconds left.
LAKERS 95, HEAT 80
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis had 26 points and nine rebounds, LeBron James scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and Los Angeles beat Miami for its seventh consecutive victory.
James hit a pair of 3-pointers in the waning minutes to seal another victory for the NBA-leading Lakers, who haven’t lost since their season opener against the Clippers.
JAZZ 103, BUCKS 100
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer as time expired for the last of his 33 points in Utah’s victory over Milwaukee.
Utah’s Donovan Mitchell was driving for a possible winner in regulation when George Hill stripped the ball and called timeout with 2.3 seconds on the clock. Milwaukee inbounded to Khris Middleton, but he traveled as Rudy Gobert flew at him. The clock was reset to 1.3 seconds, giving the Jazz one last chance.
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic hit an off-balance 20-foot shot with 1.2 seconds remaining, helping Denver rally from a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit to stun Philadelphia.
It’s the largest fourth-quarter comeback in team history.
Jokic finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Jamal Murray, bloody nose and all, had 22 points for the Nuggets.
Joel Embiid had with 19 points, 15 rebounds and two assists for Philadelphia.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points and had 20 rebounds in Toronto’s victory over New Orleans.
Defending champion Toronto used a 45-point second quarter to take control and improve to 6-2. The Pelicans slipped to 1-7.
Siakam scored 16 points in the first quarter, and finished 17 of 28 from the floor. Fred VanVleet had 12 points and 11 assists, and OG Anunoby contributed 21 points and seven rebounds.
DALLAS (AP) — Marcus Morris scored a season-high 29 points and New York beat Kristaps Porzingis in its first game against the former cornerstone of the franchise, holding off Dallas.
Porzingis scored 28 points and Luka Doncic added a career-high 38 in already his fourth triple-double, but the Mavericks didn’t get much help from anyone besides their new European pair as the Knicks won for just the second time in nine games this season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — T.J. McConnell, Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Warren scored 17 points apiece and the injury-riddled Indiana Pacers moved above .500 for the first time this season, beating Detroit.
After trailing by 15 points in the first quarter, the Pacers led by 17 points in the third quarter. Indiana has won five of six after starting the season 0-3. Indiana was without All-Star Victor Oladipo, center Myles Turner and reserves Jeremy Lamb and Goga Bitadze.
MAGIC 118, GRIZZLIES 86
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Jonathan Isaac added 22 points and eight rebounds and Orlando beat Memphis to snap a four-game losing streak.
Evan Fournier scored 19 points and Aaron Gordon added 17 for Orlando. The Magic outscored Memphis 34-8 in the fourth quarter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland beat Washington to end a three-game skid.
Thomas Bryant led Washington with 23 points.