Chris Paul collected 21 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds as the Phoenix Suns held on to beat the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves 134–124 on Friday night for their ninth consecutive win.
Phoenix's Devin Booker led all scorers with 29 points to go along with nine assists. Cameron Johnson contributed 23 points, hitting 5 of 9 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.
Magic 119, Pistons 103Franz Wagner scored 13 of his 24 points in the first quarter to help build a double-digit lead, and Mo Bamba finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds as host Orlando defeated Detroit.
Terrence Ross (21 points) came off the Orlando bench to hit four 3-pointers and Chuma Okeke scored 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. Gary Harris also added 10 points and six assists as the Magic shot 49.4 percent (41-for-83) as a team.
Hornets 117, Lakers 114Miles Bridges scored 26 points and Ish Smith provided a large boost off the bench with 22 points as host Charlotte held off injury-riddled Los Angeles.
Terry Rozier and LaMelo Ball each scored 20 points for Charlotte, which was two nights removed from setting a franchise record with 158 points against the Indiana Pacers.
Hawks 108, Celtics 92Trae Young and John Collins each scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Atlanta beat visiting Boston to earn its sixth consecutive win.
Bogdan Bogdanovic added 19 points and was instrumental in an 18-2 fourth-quarter run that allowed the Hawks to turn a one-point lead into a 17-point advantage.
Grizzlies 119, Jazz 109Ja Morant tallied 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Memphis to a victory over visiting Utah. Morant is averaging 35.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists over his past five games.
Brandon Clarke finished with 22 points for the Grizzlies, who won for the 15th time in 18 games. Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in 18 points, and Desmond Bane added 17.
Pacers 113, Thunder 110 (OT)Domantas Sabonis registered 24 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists and Indiana rallied from a 16-point, third-quarter deficit to record an overtime victory at Oklahoma City.
Justin Holiday scored the go-ahead layup with 40.8 seconds remaining in OT as part of a 22-point effort. Jeremy Lamb added 14 points as Indiana snapped a three-game slide and won for just the fourth time in the past 17 games.
Heat 121, Clippers 114Gabe Vincent shot 6-for-8 on third-quarter 3-point attempts and Jimmy Butler went 16-for-16 on free throws en route to 26 points as Miami beat visiting Los Angeles.
Vincent, starting in place of point guard Kyle Lowry—who missed his sixth straight game due to personal reasons—scored 23 points. Butler, playing with a sore left foot, added six rebounds and a game-high nine assists for the Heat, who have the best home record in the Eastern Conference (18–5). Miami also has the best overall ledger in the East (32–17).
Bucks 123, Knicks 108Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his 16th 30-point double-double of the season as Milwaukee defeated New York to win its fourth consecutive home game.
Antetokounmpo amassed 38 points on 12-of-19 shooting plus 13 rebounds and five assists to lead the Bucks to their fourth victory in the past five games overall. Jrue Holiday added 24 points and 10 assists, and Khris Middleton had 20 points.
Spurs 131, Bulls 122Dejounte Murray scored 29 points and dished out 12 assists as San Antonio took charge in the third quarter and held on to beat visiting Chicago.
Keldon Johnson added 23 points for San Antonio while Jakob Poeltl amassed 21 points and 11 rebounds, Derrick White scored 14 points, and Doug McDermott, Devin Vassell and Lonnie Walker IV tallied 11 points each in the win.
Trail Blazers 125, Rockets 110Anfernee Simons and CJ McCollum combined for 53 points, Jusuf Nurkic added a double-double and Portland rode a balanced offensive attack to its third consecutive road victory, defeating Houston.
Simons and McCollum shot a combined 21 for 37, including 9 for 18 on 3-pointers, while scoring 27 and 26 points, respectively. They paced six in double figures for Portland, with Nurkic pairing 25 points with 13 rebounds to offer Portland inside heft to complement the perimeter proficiency.
Nuggets 116, Pelicans 105Nikola Jokic had a triple-double as visiting Denver won their fourth game in a row by defeating New Orleans.
Jokic finished with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the Nuggets improved to 3–0 on a six-game road trip. Aaron Gordon scored 20 points. Denver has won nine of its last 12 games.
Herbert Jones scored 19 points, Willy Hernangomez added 18 points and 16 rebounds, Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 18, Josh Hart had 16, Devonte' Graham 15 and Jaxson Hayes 13 to lead the Pelicans.