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NBA DAILY FOR SUNDAY, JAN. 22
Recap of Saturday's NBA games
Lillard, McCollum carry Portland to OT win over Boston
The AP reports: The Portland Trail Blazers could have limped home with a winless road trip on their minds.
Instead, they relied on Damian Lillard's late-game performance and made the long cross-country flight a lot more enjoyable.
Lillard had a three-point play with 47 seconds left in overtime and finished with 28 points to lift the Trail Blazers to a 127-123 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, snapping their four-game losing streak... CJ McCollum scored 35 points to lead Portland, which lost in the closing seconds in Philadelphia on Friday night. Lillard added seven assists.
Morris' buzzer-beater lifts Pistons past Wizards 113-112
The AP reports: Marcus Morris used an assist from his twin brother to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards.
Morris scored 25 points and tipped in the winning basket at the buzzer, using Markieff's shoulder to help elevate himself and get his hand on the ball, as the streaking Pistons won their third straight, 113-112 on Saturday night... Reggie Jackson had 19 points and eight assists, while Harris added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Pistons, who let a 16-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter before Marcus Morris' big bucket.
Millsap, Howard help Hawks pull away from 76ers 110-93
The AP reports: Paul Millsap scored 22 points and combined with Dwight Howard to help Atlanta dominate the boards as the Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 110-93 on Saturday night for their ninth win in 11 games.
Millsap grabbed 10 rebounds and Howard had 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Atlanta, which broke loose for 37 points in the second quarter and neither trailed nor were tied in the second half.
Ersan Ilyasova led the 76ers with 21 points, and Robert Covington scored 15 points with 10 rebounds for the 76ers, who lost for just the third time in 11 games.
Kidd-Gilchrist, Batum lead Hornets past Nets 112-105
The AP reports: Nic Batum has certainly had better shooting nights.
But the eight-year NBA veteran from France was feeling pretty good after making two clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Charlotte Hornets defeat the Brooklyn Nets 112-105 on Saturday night for their third straight win... Batum finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Hornets.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 points and 14 rebounds for Charlotte, which avenged a 120-118 loss to the Nets on Dec. 26 in which Randy Foye beat them with a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Brook Lopez had 24 points for the struggling Nets, who have lost 12 of their last 13 and failed in their quest to become the last NBA team to reach double digits in wins this season.
Heat beat Bucks 109-97 to earn season-best 3rd straight win
The AP reports: When Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic barely beat the shot clock with a 28-footer to seal Saturday's win, he retreated upcourt waving his arms, eager to coax more noise from the modest crowd.
Riding a three-game winning streak for the first time since last March, the Heat and their fans finally have something to cheer about.
Dion Waiters tied a career high with 33 points and Dragic added 25 to help the last-place Heat to a 109-97 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, who are headed the opposite direction.
Booker scores 26 as Suns edge Knicks 107-105
The AP reports: The Phoenix Suns had more reason to feel good about their future, while the New York Knicks just missed a chance to escape their frustrating present.
Devin Booker scored 26 points and made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left, and the Suns beat the Knicks 107-105 on Saturday night... Bledsoe added 23 points, while P.J. Tucker and Marquese Chriss each had 15.
Anthony led the Knicks with 31 points but was scoreless in the fourth quarter. Derrick Rose had 26 and Kristaps Porzingis scored 14.
Dekker scores career-best 30 leading Rockets past Grizzlies
The AP reports: Sam Dekker made his first career start a memorable one.
Dekker, subbing for the ill Ryan Anderson, scored a career-high 30 points, James Harden added 29 points and 10 assists and the Houston Rockets leaned on their usual 3-point offense to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 119-95 on Saturday night... Dekker connected on his first five shots before finishing the night 12 of 19, including 6 of 11 from outside the arc.
Leonard scores 41, Spurs down Cavaliers 118-115 in overtime
The AP reports: Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 41 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-115 in overtime on Saturday night despite missing starters Tony Parker and Pau Gasol.
Leonard scored six in OT, including a game-sealing dunk with 4.9 seconds left, as the Spurs regrouped after a late collapse in regulation.
David Lee, making a rare start in place of the injured Gasol, added 14 points as San Antonio improved to 18-4 on the road.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored 29 apiece for the Cavs, who had the last shot in regulation and had plenty of opportunities in the extra five minutes. Cleveland still had a chance to tie it in the final second of overtime, but Kevin Love missed a 3-pointer.
Wade's 30 points, key steals lead Bulls over Kings, 102-99
The AP reports: Dwyane Wade had 30 points and two key steals in the final minute, Jimmy Butler added 23 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 42-point performance by DeMarcus Cousins for a 102-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
Wade, who had 13 points in the fourth quarter, snapped a 99-all tie by making a free throw with 14 seconds left. He had missed a breakaway dunk after making a steal, but Cousins was called for a foul for putting his hand on Wade's hip as he tried to dunk the ball... Cousins was 16 for 28 from the field, including 2 for 7 on 3-pointers, and added 14 rebounds.
Jokic scores 19, Nuggets rout short-handed Clippers 123-98
The AP reports: Nikola Jokic scored 19 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 123-98 on Saturday night.
Danilo Gallinari, Will Barton and Wilson Chandler added 18 points apiece for the Nuggets, who have won four of their last five games.
The Clippers have lost two in a row since opening January with seven consecutive wins. They fell to 2-7 this season when they have been without both Chris Paul (thumb injury) and Blake Griffin (right knee).
Marreese Speights had 18 points to lead the Clippers. Austin Rivers added 16 points and DeAndre Jordan had 13 rebounds to go with his 14 points.
Hill scores 30 vs. former team as Jazz beat Pacers 109-100
The AP reports: George Hill scored a season-high 30 points and the Utah Jazz led wire-to-wire in a 109-100 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
The Jazz relied on the Indiana born-and-bred duo of Hill and Gordon Hayward to defeat their hometown team.
The game marked the first time Hill had played the Pacers since being traded from Indiana to Utah over the summer. The three-team deal with the Hawks sent Jeff Teague, who scored 19, from Atlanta to Indiana.