Malik Monk scored 45 points off the bench and De’Aaron Fox added 42 points and 12 assists as the visiting Sacramento Kings pulled off a 176-175 double-overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.
Both teams set franchise records for points in a game while producing the second-highest scoring game in NBA history. The Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime on Dec. 13, 1983.
Sacramento’s Domantas Sabonis had 20 points and 10 rebounds despite committing his fifth foul in the third quarter and fouling out with 3:09 remaining in the first overtime.
Kawhi Leonard scored 44 points and Paul George added 34 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers. Russell Westbrook scored 17 points and dished out 14 assists in his debut with the team.
Bucks 128, Heat 99
Jrue Holiday scored 24 points and Bobby Portis added 18 in his first game since Jan. 23 as Milwaukee won its 13th consecutive game, taking down visiting Miami.
Giannis Antetokounmpo exited with 1:13 left in the first quarter due to a right knee injury. He finished with four points, four rebounds and four assists in just six minutes. Brook Lopez scored 17 and grabbed seven boards, Grayson Allen dropped 16, and Jae Crowder scored nine points in his Bucks debut and first game of the season. Meyers Leonard also made his Bucks debut, adding five points and six rebounds.
Miami lost its third consecutive game despite getting 23 points from Jimmy Butler. Bam Adebayo added 18 and Caleb Martin scored 17 while new arrival Kevin Love grabbed eight rebounds and dished four assists but failed to score. Tyler Herro returned from injury and scored 14 points in a return to his hometown.
Warriors 116, Rockets 101
Klay Thompson bombed in 12 3-pointers during a 42-point performance as Golden State, despite going without three starters, overpowered Houston in San Francisco.
Thompson shot 12-for-17 from beyond the arc, accounting for all but six of his points as he matched his second-highest-scoring performance of the season. Donte DiVincenzo and Jordan Poole backed Thompson with 15 points apiece for the Warriors, while Patrick Baldwin Jr. added 11.
Kenyon Martin Jr. topped the Rockets with 22 points despite missing all three of his 3-point attempts. Houston shot just 11-for-35 (31.4 percent) from beyond the arc. TyTy Washington Jr. chipped in with 15 points in his first NBA start for the Rockets.
Knicks 115, Wizards 109
After struggling all night, Jalen Brunson hit the tiebreaking basket with 42.1 seconds remaining and visiting New York erased a 19-point deficit en route to a victory over Washington.
Julius Randle tied a career high with 46 points on 16-of-29 shooting from the floor as the Knicks won their fourth straight game. Brunson was held to 13 points and shot 6-of-20 after averaging 32.5 points in his final eight games before the All-Star break.
Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis each had 23 points, with Porzingis scoring 19 of his total in Washington’s 38-point opening quarter. Bradley Beal added 16 and Delon Wright chipped in 15 off the bench for the Wizards.
Hawks 136, Cavaliers 119
Trae Young and Dejounte Murray combined for 59 points and Atlanta blitzed visiting Cleveland to win interim coach Joe Prunty’s debut. Prunty took over when Atlanta dismissed coach Nate McMillan during the All-Star break.
Young scored 34 points, going 14-for-15 from the foul line, and added nine assists. Murray had 25 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Saddiq Bey scored 19 for his most points since joining the team at the trade deadline.
The Hawks scored 100-plus points for the 35th consecutive game, the longest such streak in the NBA. They surpassed the 100 mark midway in the third quarter. Cleveland entered the game allowing the fewest points in the league (106.3 per game). Darius Garland led the Cavaliers with 33 points.
Hornets 121, Timberwolves 113
LaMelo Ball recorded a game-high 32 points and 10 rebounds, Gordon Hayward added 27 points and a game-high 13 boards, and Charlotte defeated Minnesota in Minneapolis.
The Hornets have their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Anthony Edwards led Minnesota with 29 points but shot just 11 of 26 from the floor. Rudy Gobert added 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Naz Reid came off the bench for 16 points and eight boards.
Bulls 131, Nets 87
Zach LaVine scored 32 points and DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Williams added 17 apiece as host Chicago thumped Brooklyn to snap a six-game losing streak.
Andre Drummond (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Nikola Vucevic (13 points, 10 rebounds) both notched double-doubles for Chicago. The Bulls outrebounded the Nets 57-31.
Cam Thomas scored 22 points to lead four Nets in double figures. Seth Curry (19), Mikal Bridges (13) and Cam Johnson (10) followed as Brooklyn lost for the third time in four games.
Suns 124, Thunder 115
Devin Booker recorded 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help Phoenix post a victory over visiting Oklahoma City.
Chris Paul scored 16 points and Josh Okogie added 15 as Phoenix won for the 12th time in 16 games. Deandre Ayton registered 14 points and 11 rebounds for his 30th double-double of the season, Cameron Payne also scored 14 points.
Isaiah Joe scored 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including 6-of-12 success from 3-point range, for Oklahoma City, which lost for the second straight night. Rookie Jalen Williams added 22 points for the Thunder.
–Field Level Media