NEW YORK — James Harden had 38 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, tying the Nets’ single-season record with his 12th triple-double in just 32 games, and Brooklyn held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-107 on Monday night.
Kyrie Irving added 27 points in his return after missing the three-game road trip last week for family reasons.
Hall of Famer Jason Kidd had 12 triple-doubles for the Nets in both the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.
The Nets won for the 18th time in 21 games.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 31 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Rookie Anthony Edwards had 23 points and 10 boards,
WIZARDS 132, PACERS 124
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 35 points, a season-high 21 assists and 14 rebounds for his NBA-leading 16th triple-double, helping Washington past Indiana.
Westbrook also claimed the franchise career triple-double record in just his 38th game with the Wizards, this one coming while teammate and NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal sat out with a bruised hip. Darrell Walker had 15 triple-doubles in 283 games for Washington between 1987-1991.
Rui Hachimura scored 26 points and Chandler Hutchison had 18 in his debut with the Wizards, who won their second straight after losing eight of nine.
Domantas Sabonis had 35 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who lost for the second time in six games. Malcolm Brogdon added 26 points.
HEAT 98, KNICKS 88
Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and Miami snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over New York.
Bam Adebayo scored 20 points, Duncan Robinson added 20, and Tyler Herro finished with 18 as Miami improved to 23-24
Julius Randle led New York with 22 points. Derrick Rose scored 16 points and Immanuel Quickley added 12, both off the bench, as the Knicks had their three-game winning streak halted and slipped to 24-23.
PELICANS 115, CELTICS 109
BOSTON (AP) — Zion Williamson scored 28 points and New Orleans held on after blowing most of a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead to beat Boston in the Celtics’ first game in front of their home fans since before the pandemic.
Brandon Ingram had 25 points and nine assists and Josh Hart had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans, who won for the fourth time in five games.
Jayson Tatum had 34 points and nine rebounds for Boston, which had won two in a row.
MAVERICKS 127, THUNDER 106
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 25 points to help Dallas roll past Oklahoma City.
Kristaps Porzingis had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 19 points for the Mavericks. Dallas shot 53% from the field and never trailed in snapping a two-game losing skid.
Aleksej Pokusevski led Oklahoma City with 21 points. Svi Mykhailiuk added 16 points in his first start for the Thunder since being traded from Detroit. Theo Maledon added 14 for the Thunder, who lost their third straight.
GRIZZLIES 120, ROCKETS 110
HOUSTON (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas scored a season-high 30 points, including eight down the stretch, and added 15 rebounds to help Memphis outlast Houston.
Jae’Sean Tate scored 24 points and Kelly Olynyk had a season high 25 points to lead the Rockets in his second game since being traded from Miami as part of the Victor Oladipo deal on Thursday.
De’Anthony Melton added 23 points off the bench for the Grizzlies, who snapped a two-game skid.
PISTONS 118, RAPTORS 104
DETROIT (AP) — Saben Lee scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half in his second career start, and Detroit beat Toronto.
Saddiq Bey, another Detroit rookie, also scored 19 points and Hamidou Diallo added 19 of his own.
Fred VanVleet scored 22 for the Raptors, who lost for the 12th time in 13 games. OG Anunoby scored 19 points for the Raptors and Gary Trent Jr. had 15.
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