NBA roundup: Caldwell-Pope scores 25 as Detroit tops Boston
BOSTON (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 25 points and Tobias Harris had 21 to lead balanced scoring that carried the Detroit Pistons to a 121-114 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Andre Drummond added 20 points and 17 rebounds, one night after he was ejected in the second quarter of a victory at Charlotte for a flagrant-2 foul.
Isaiah Thomas paced the Celtics with 27 points, and Kelly Olynyk scored a season-high 19. Boston had won five of seven.
Marcus Morris had 20 points and Ish Smith 19 for the Pistons, who had lost eight of their first nine road games before winning away from home on consecutive nights.
Knicks 106, Timberwolves 104
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 29 points and eight rebounds in a thrilling duel with Karl-Anthony Towns, helping New York beat Minnesota.
Carmelo Anthony capped a quiet night with a game-winning 18-footer over Andrew Wiggins with 2.3 seconds to play, helping the Knicks avoid what would have been an epic collapse in the fourth quarter.
Towns had a career-high 47 points and 18 rebounds for the Wolves, who tied the game in the final minute after trailing by 17 with 7:30 to play.
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 29 points and eight assists, DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Toronto ended the Grizzlies’ six-game road winning streak with a win.
Cory Joseph added 16 points off the bench for the Raptors, who defeated Memphis for the third straight time and for the sixth time in their last seven meetings. It was the fourth straight victory overall for the Raptors, their longest winning streak of the season.
Andrew Harrison had 21 points and Troy Daniels added 19 off the bench for the injury-riddled Grizzlies, who were missing six regulars.
Spurs 94, Mavericks 87
DALLAS (AP) — Patty Mills scored 15 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and Kawhi Leonard added 21 points, helping San Antonio rally for a win over Dallas.
San Antonio became just the third team to start the season 11-0 on the road, following last year’s Warriors (14-0) and the 1969-70 Knicks (12-0).
Lakers 96, Bulls 90
CHICAGO (AP) — Julius Randle made a strong move against Nikola Mirotic for a tiebreaking layup with 45.1 seconds left, and Los Angeles held off Chicago for a gritty victory.
Randle had 13 points and matched a career high with 20 rebounds as Los Angeles bounced back from an ugly 105-88 loss at New Orleans on Tuesday night. Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points apiece, and Larry Nance Jr. finished with 12 points and 11 boards.
Wizards 115 (OT)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 14 of his 35 points in overtime and posted his fourth consecutive triple-double to help Oklahoma City defeat Washington.
Westbrook added 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his ninth triple-double this season and the 46th of his career. The Thunder have won all four games during his triple-double streak.