NBA roundup: Anthony Edwards’ 32 points propel Wolves past Jazz

By Thomson Reuters Mar 19, 2024 | 1:04 AM

Anthony Edwards scored 13 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 114-104 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night in Salt Lake City.

Edwards started slowly but made 13 of 23 shots from the floor, including one of the most dazzling highlight dunks of the season, en route to his team-record 27th 30-point game of 2023-24.

The All-Star’s big game, which included eight assists, seven rebounds and two blocks, helped the Timberwolves beat the Jazz for the second time in three nights. Minnesota swept Utah for the first time ever in a four-game season series.

Collin Sexton paced Utah with 24 points in a reserve role, while Lauri Markkanen, back after a six-game absence caused by a quad injury, finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Knicks 119, Warriors 112

Jalen Brunson weaved his way to a game-high 34 points, Miles McBride chipped in with a career-best 29 and New York used its offense as the driving force in a victory over Golden State in San Francisco.

Donte DiVincenzo added 18 points against his former team and Josh Hart completed a triple-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Knicks earned their fourth consecutive win.

Stephen Curry overcame a slow start to post a team-high 27 points and rookie Trayce Jackson-Davis had 19 for the Warriors, who took their fourth loss in six games.

Kings 121, Grizzlies 111 (OT)

Malik Monk scored 12 of his 28 points in overtime and added six rebounds and six assists to lead Sacramento to a victory over visiting Memphis.

Domantas Sabonis recorded 25 points and 18 rebounds for his 50th consecutive double-double as Sacramento won for the fifth time in seven games. De’Aaron Fox added 23 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and three steals, Keegan Murray had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Harrison Barnes tallied 11 points for the Kings.

Jaren Jackson Jr. had 25 points and four blocked shots before fouling out for the Grizzlies, who fell for the 19th time in their past 24 games. Desmond Bane had 24 points and three steals, GG Jackson had 22 points and seven rebounds and Santi Aldama contributed 14 points and nine rebounds for Memphis.

76ers 98, Heat 91

Tyrese Maxey recorded 30 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to lift host Philadelphia past Miami.

Kelly Oubre Jr. added 22 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots and Kyle Lowry had 16 points, including a scoop layup with 1:36 remaining that gave Philadelphia a 95-89 lead. Buddy Hield scored 12 points for the Sixers (38-30). Philadelphia, which won its second consecutive game, played without Tobias Harris (ankle).

Bam Adebayo led the Heat with 20 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. Terry Rozier also scored 20 points, Caleb Martin added 13 and Thomas Bryant and Haywood Highsmith had 11 each for Miami (37-31). The Heat, who had won two in a row, were missing Jimmy Butler (foot) and Nikola Jovic (hamstring).

Bulls 110, Trail Blazers 107

DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points on 10-for-17 shooting and Chicago escaped with a win over visiting Portland.

Ayo Dosunmu posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 assists for the Bulls (34-35), who earned their second win in a row and their third in the past four games. Nikola Vucevic finished with 22 points and nine rebounds.

Anfernee Simons scored 30 points and dished out nine assists to lead Portland (19-49). Deandre Ayton registered a double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who lost their third consecutive game.

Celtics 119, Pistons 94

Jaylen Brown tossed in a game-high 31 points and Boston extended its home winning streak to nine games by beating Detroit.

Derrick White added 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Boston, which has won six straight. White made 6 of 12 3-point attempts en route to the first triple-double of his career. Kristaps Porzingis returned to the court after missing five games with a hamstring issue and finished with 20 points and eight rebounds.

Jaden Ivey led Detroit with 21 points and added five rebounds and five assists. Jalen Duren finished with eight points and a team-high nine rebounds as the Pistons dropped their third game in a row.

Cavaliers 108, Pacers 103

Caris LeVert had 23 points and 11 assists against his former team as Cleveland rallied from a 15-point, second-quarter deficit to beat Indiana in Indianapolis.

Jarrett Allen added 23 points and nine rebounds for the short-handed Cavaliers (43-25), who never trailed after the 11:25 mark of the third quarter. Marcus Morris Sr. added 14 points in his Cleveland debut, while Georges Niang and Darius Garland scored 13 apiece.

Pascal Siakam led Indiana (38-31) with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Tyrese Haliburton had 14 points and 12 assists. T.J. McConnell also scored 14 points, Myles Turner added 12, Jalen Smith had 11 and Obi Toppin finished with 10.

Lakers 136, Hawks 105

D’Angelo Russell scored 27 points and LeBron James added 25, with both players contributing 10 assists, as Los Angeles ended a two-game skid with a victory over visiting Atlanta.

Anthony Davis added 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Lakers after he was questionable with an eye injury. Rui Hachimura scored 17 points and Austin Reaves added 12 for Los Angeles.

Jalen Johnson scored 25 points to go along with nine rebounds and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 17 points as the Hawks went 1-1 in consecutive games at Los Angeles after rolling past the Clippers on Sunday.

Source: Field Level Media