Williamson, Pelicans hold off NBA-leading Jazz 129-124

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NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off a late Utah charge to beat the NBA-leading Jazz 129-124 on Monday night.

Brandon Ingram scored 26 points, Lonzo Ball added 23 and JJ Redick had 17, highlighted by a pair of four-point plays on 3-pointers as he was fouled.

Bojan Bogdanovic hit seven 3s and finished with a game-high 31 points for Utah (27-8), which lost for just the eighth time this season, but the second time in three games.

New Orleans led by 14 with 3:54 left, but had to survive the Jazz cutting their deficit to a point in the final minute.

NETS 124, SPURS 113, OT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — James Harden had 30 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds and Brooklyn overcame a collapse in the final seconds of regulation to beat the Spurs, snapping a 17-game losing streak in San Antonio.

Kyrie Irving added 27 points and Bruce Brown had 23 for Brooklyn.

The Spurs closed the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run to force overtime.

DeMar DeRozan had 22 points and 11 assists, while Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker each had 19 points. All five starters scored in double figures for San Antonio.


CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Jokic dominated with 39 points and 14 rebounds, and Denver beat Chicago.

jJokic scored 17 in the fourth quarter to help the Nuggets come away with the win after blowing a 15-point lead. He finished with nine assists, just missing his 50th career triple-double.

Jamal Murray scored 24. Michael Porter Jr. added 17 points and 15 rebounds, and the Nuggets won for the third time in four games.

All-Star Zach LaVine led Chicago with 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Coby White added 20 points and 10 rebounds, but the Bulls lost their second straight after winning three in a row.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic had 33 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Kristaps Porzingis played a nearly flawless second half and Dallas defeated Orlando.

Jalen Brunson scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half as the Mavericks broke open a close game. Dallas has won four of its last five and nine of 12.

Nikola Vucevic had 29 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for the Magic, who dropped their fourth straight.

76ERS 130, PACERS 114

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shake Milton scored 26 points, Furkan Korkmaz had 19 and the reserves sparked Philadelphia to a win over Indiana.

Joel Embiid had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Ben Simmons had 18 points and six rebounds.

Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers with 20 points in his return from a one-game absence due to a sore right knee.


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