NBA ROUNDUP: Celtics snatch an overtime win, LeBron James helps Lakers beat the Warriors
Jayson Tatum scored 31 points, including the final four in the final minute of overtime, as the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 142-138 on Thursday night.
Jaylen Brown added 30 points and the Celtics improved to the best record in the NBA to 43-17.
There were 138, all with 56.2 seconds remaining before Tatum made a pair of free throws. He closed the scoring with a shot from the glass with 10.4 seconds to go.
Myles Turner tied his career high with 40 points for Indiana.
He made a career-high eight 3-pointers, and Indiana shot 22 of 49 total on 3-pointers.
Jayson Tatum scored 31 points as the Boston Celtics left him late against the Indiana Pacers
76ERS 110, GRAYS 105
Tobias Harris made the go-ahead triple with 39 seconds remaining, James Harden scored 31 points and Joel Embiid had 27 points and 19 rebounds to help Philadelphia beat Memphis.
The 76ers shrugged off three of their worst quarters of the season to turn in a terrific fourth that nearly shook the sand with every clutch hub. Down by nine points late in the game, the Sixers took over.
Desmond Bane scored 25 points for Memphis.
LAKERS 124, WARRIORS 111
Malik Beasley scored 25 points, Austin Reaves had 17 off the bench and Los Angeles beat Golden State.
Beasley, who was acquired from Utah as part of a three-team trade during the Feb. 9 trade date, has two 20-point games in his four starts for the Lakers.
LeBron James had 13 points but was 5-for-20 from the field. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 22 points.
LeBron James scored 13 points as the Lakers narrowly beat the Golden State Warriors
Nuggets 115, KNIGHTS 109
Nikola Jokic had 24 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists for his latest triple-double and Michael Porter Jr. scored 25 points, leading Denver past Cleveland.
Jokic’s 13th triple-double in 16 games and his NBA-leading 22nd this season helped the Nuggets come out of the All-Star break with an impressive road win over the Cavs, who fell to 25-25. -7 at home. The Nuggets improved to 22-0 when Jokic hits a triple-double.
Evan Mobley scored 31 points for Cleveland.
MAVERICKS 142, SPURS 116
Luka Doncic scored 28 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the All-Star pair won for the first time together in Dallas, leading the Mavericks past woeful San Antonio.
The Mavericks had a high-scoring season by snapping a three-game losing streak in the return from the All-Star break. The Spurs extended their franchise-record streak to 15 games with their 20th loss in 21 games.
The start was delayed about 20 minutes due to the humidity on the pitch. Larger-than-usual teams worked before the game and at halftime to dry out the pitch.
Malaki Branham led San Antonio with 23 points.
Luke Doncic and Kyrie Irving combined to lead the Dallas Mavericks to victory on Thursday
JAZZ 120, THUNDER 119, OT
Lauri Markkanen made three free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining in overtime to give Utah the lead and finished with 43 points and 10 rebounds as the Jazz beat Oklahoma City.
Markkanen scored 18 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Jazz rally from a nine-point deficit early in the period. Walker Kessler hit a layup with 4.6 seconds left to force overtime.
Jordan Clarkson added 24 points and six assists for Utah.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 39 points for Oklahoma City. He missed a potential game-winning jumper as the overtime bell rang.
RAPTOR 115, PELICANS 110
Pascal Siakam scored 26 points, Jakob Poeltl had 21 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, and Toronto beat New Orleans for its sixth win in seven games.
Gary Trent Jr. scored 18 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, Scottie Barnes also had 18 and OG Anunoby returned from injury with 12 points as the Raptors matched their season high by winning three in a row.
Brandon Ingram scored 14 of his 36 points in the quarter for New Orleans.
MAGIC 108, PISTONS 106
Wendell Carter Jr. scored a missed layup by Paolo Banchero at the buzzer to put Orlando past Detroit.
Franz Wagner added 21 points and Carter controlled the boards in the fourth quarter, finishing with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Jaden Ivey led Detroit with 25 points. He hit a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left to tie it.
REYES 133, TRAIL BLAZERS 116
De’Aaron Fox scored 31 points, Domantas Sabonis posted his seventh triple-double of the season and Sacramento beat Portland.
Sabonis had 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Kings improve to 33-25. Terence Davis scored 20 points off the bench.
Nassir Little scored 26 points for Portland. Damian Lillard (rest), Jermani Grant (rest), Jusuf Nurkic (calf sprain), Anfernee Simons (ankle sprain) and Justice Winslow (ankle sprain) were ruled out before the game.