NEW YORK (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA’s longest winning streak to six games by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 115-110 on Tuesday night.
Joe Harris added 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Nets, who last won six in a row from March 25 to April 3, 2015. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 17 points and Jared Dudley made some big baskets down the stretch to score 13.
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 16 rebounds, Jamal Murray dished out a career-high 15 assists and Denver extended its home winning streak to seven games by beating Dallas.
At 21-9, the Nuggets matched the 1976-77 squad for the best start through 30 games in franchise history. They also remain on top of the Western Conference by percentage points over Golden State.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Nance Jr.’s buzzer-beating tip-in for Cleveland snapped Indiana’s seven-game winning streak.
Nance finished with 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in the Cavaliers’ third road win of the season. Rodney Hood scored 17 to lead Cleveland (8-23).
ATLANTA (AP) — Jeremy Lin scored 12 of his 16 points in the final period and Atlanta overcame Bradley Beal’s 29 points for Washington.
Seven players scored in double figures to help the last-place Hawks (7-23) stop a three-game skid. John Collins had 20 points and 13 rebounds, while rookie Trae Young scored 19.