Bucks routs Clippers for 14th straight victory

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MILWAUKEE (AP)Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 14th straight victory, a 119-91 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

Antetokounmpo, on his 25th birthday, made 11 of 20 shots and had his 21st double-double of the season.

Antetokounmpo left the game with Milwaukee ahead by 36 with 8:56 to play. The Bucks led by as many as 41 and extended their longest winning streak since winning 16 consecutive games over two seasons in 1973.

Khris Middleton added 17 points and Pat Connaughton and Ersan Ilyasova each scored 13 for Milwaukee.

Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and Paul George added 13 for the Clippers.

LAKERS 136, TRAIL BLAZERS 113

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Anthony Davis scored 39 points, LeBron James added 31 and Los Angeles routed Portland.

It was the 11th straight road win for the Lakers, who have lost just three games overall this season and sit atop the Western Conference standings.

The game was costly for Portland. Starting forward Rodney Hood was injured in the first quarter and the team later announced that he had torn his left Achilles tendon.

Portland coach Terry Stotts was ejected late in the third quarter after angrily protesting a foul call that earned him a double technical. It was the first time that Stotts has been tossed from a game as an NBA coach.

Damian Lillard, who helped pull Stotts back from the confrontation with referee Leon Wood, finished with 29 points. Portland trailed by as many as 27 points in the fourth quarter.

THUNDER 139, TIMBERWOLVES 127, OT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Chris Paul scored a season-high 30 points and Oklahoma City pulled off an improbable overtime victory over Minnesota.

With Minnesota ahead 121-119 and a second remaining in regulation, Oklahoma City fouled Karl-Anthony Towns. He missed a free throw, then Minnesota was issued a technical foul for a delay of game because Jordan Bell did not have his jersey tucked in when he subbed in.

Danilo Gallinari made the technical free throw for Oklahoma City, then Towns shot his second free throw at the other end. He made it, putting Minnesota up two but giving Oklahoma City a chance at a throw-in. Steven Adams completed a nearly length-of-the-court pass to Dennis Schroder, who made a layup as time expired to force overtime.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points, Schroder added 25, Adams had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Gallinari scored 21 points. Jeff Teague scored a season-high 32 points, and Towns added 30 for the Timberwolves.

CELTICS 108, NUGGETS 95

BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 26 points, Jaylen Brown added 21 and Boston beat Denver to remain perfect at home for the season.

Kemba Walker added 19 points. The Celtics won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 9-0 at home. No Boston-area pro team has lost a home game since the Baltimore Orioles beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sept. 28.

Nikola Jokic had 30 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets have lost three of their last four.

NETS 111, HORNETS 104

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Joe Harris scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Brooklyn continued its recent strong road play, beating Charlotte.

The Nets (12-10) won for the fifth time in their last six road games, all while playing without injured point guard Kyrie Irving. Taurean Prince also scored 16 points, and Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 12 assists.

Devonte’ Graham had 29 points for the Hornets.

PISTONS 108, PACERS 101

DETROIT (AP) – Blake Griffin broke a tie with a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left and scored 25 points, Andre Drummond had 25 points and 22 rebounds and Detroit beat Indiana.

Derrick Rose had 14 points and set up Griffin’s go-ahead shot. The Pistons have won three of four.

T.J. Warren scored 26 points and Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana. The Pacers lost for the second time in nine games.

WARRIORS 100, BULLS 98

CHICAGO (AP) – Glenn Robinson III scored the go-ahead basket and finished with 20 points to help Golden State beat Chicago.

The Warriors beat the Bulls for the second time this season, their only victories in the last nine games. Golden State escaped when Zach LaVine missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Draymond Green secured the rebound. LaVine had 21 points, and Lauri Markkanen added 20 points for Chicago.

HEAT 112, WIZARDS 103

MIAMI (AP) – Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and had his second triple-double of the week, Bam Adebayo had a career-high 24 points and Miami beat Washington.

Butler finished with 11 assists and 11 rebounds for Miami, which is 9-0 at home for the first time in franchise history. Tyler Herro scored 22 points and Adebayo grabbed 14 rebounds.

Bradley Beal scored 23 points for Washington.

SPURS 105, KINGS 104, OT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds in his return from an injury and San Antonio rallied from nine points down in the final 1:50 of regulation before beating Sacramento in overtime,

The Kings missed four shots on their final possession of overtime, including a pair of 3-point attempts by Trevor Ariza. Buddy Hield had 23 points and Harrison Barnes added 19 for Sacramento.

MAGIC 93, CAVALIERS 87

CLEVELAND (AP) – Terrence Ross scored 21 points, Evan Fournier added 18 and Aaron Gordon had a big dunk in the final 20 seconds to lead Orlando past Cleveland.

Orlando has won four straight to reach .500 – at 11-11 – for the first time this season. Collin Sexton scored 19 points for Cleveland. The Cavaliers have lost four in a row and 11 of 12.

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