NEW YORK – Lonnie Walker came off the bench to score 21 points, and Day’Ron Sharp added 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Clippers 100-93 on Wednesday night, sending Los Angeles to its fourth loss at home.
Cam Thomas scored 14 points in the first half for the Nets before leaving the game at the beginning of the third quarter after injuring his left ankle. Dorian Finney-Smith added 12 points for Brooklyn, ending a two-game losing streak.
Paul George scored 24 points and Kawhi Leonard scored 17 for the Clippers, who lost for the third time in a row. Ivica Zubac scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and James Harden added 12 points and eight rebounds in his second game with Los Angeles since joining from Philadelphia on October 30.
Sharpe gave the Nets a needed boost off the bench, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter. He hit an off-balance shot off the glass as Zubac attempted the block that put the Nets ahead 98-79 with 6:42 remaining.
Leonard cut the deficit to 94-90 with one minute and 17 minutes remaining, but Spencer Dinwiddie responded with a three-pointer.
Los Angeles called a timeout, but surrendered the ball after possession and missed two more shots before Royce O’Neal hit a 3-pointer to seal the win for the Nets.
Knicks 126, Spurs 105: Victor Wimpanyama’s first game at Madison Square Garden was one of the worst of his young career, as the No. 1 managed just one basket in the first three quarters of New York’s win.
The 7-foot-3 Wimbanyama missed his first seven shots and had more volleys (2) than field goals through three quarters, when the Knicks led by as many as 30 points. He was in danger of failing to reach double figures for the first time before scoring eight points in the fourth to finish with 14 on 4-for-14 shooting.
Jalen Brunson scored 25 points for the Knicks, who won their second straight game.
Pacers 134, Jazz 118: Aaron Nesmith scored 24 points, and Benedict Mathurin and Myles Turner each added 22 points to lead Indiana to victory over Utah.
Tyrese Haliburton scored all 16 of his points in the second half and finished the game with 13 assists. .
The NBA’s highest-scoring team, led by TV star David Letterman, enjoyed its third win in four games and surpassed the 120-point mark for the fourth straight game.
Wizards 132, Hornets 116: Kyle Kuzma scored 33 points and visiting Washington added 18 three-pointers to beat Charlotte and end a streak of four consecutive defeats.
LaMelo Ball, who had a 30-point triple-double in the loss to Dallas, scored a season-high 34 points for the Hornets.
Timberwolves 122, Pelicans 101: Anthony Edwards scored 26 points and provided eight assists, his highest level this season, as host Minnesota beat New Orleans.
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting, and Rudy Gobert scored 17 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to help Minnesota win its fourth straight game.
New Orleans was without two of its leading scorers, with Zion Williamson out for personal reasons and C.J. McCollum sidelined for the second straight game with a collapsed lung.
Mexico City: It will be a home game for the Orlando Magic on Thursday night, when they face the Atlanta Hawks in Mexico City.
It will feel at home in a way for Magic coach Jamal Mosley, too.
Mosley has been to Mexico to train before as an assistant. And his basketball connections there go even deeper than that — after college, he was part of a team that toured Mexico for about four weeks with some other potential pro players, facing off against some local and national teams. Now, he’s an NBA coach there for the first time.
“I think it’s pretty cool,” Mosley said. “I think it’s a really great thing for the basketball league, and for everyone involved in basketball — the fans or parts of the organizations. I think it’s great that we can continue to use basketball as a way to bring people together and celebrate each other and celebrate the beauty of the game.”
The game is one of four regular season contests that will be played outside existing NBA cities this season. In addition to the Hawks Magic, there will be a match between Brooklyn and Cleveland in Paris on January 11.
There will also be two games in Las Vegas on December 7 to serve as the semifinals of the NBA’s new season — along with the championship game there on December 9 that will not count toward the standings — although it is not uncommon for the league to be It has a presence there. Vegas is a former host of All-Star Weekend, is the site of the Summer League each year and is prominently mentioned as an expansion target.
Mexico City, which now has a G League team, is also believed to be a potential expansion site.
heat: Bam Adebayo had the first triple-double in team history on 20 rebounds. Until he didn’t.
The NBA, which reviews all statistics from each game and often makes changes during and after contests, removed one of the rebounds that Adebayo credited in Miami’s 108-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
This means Adebayo’s final line was 22 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists. That’s still a triple-double, the sixth of his career in the regular season and seventh when including the playoffs — and not one of the 20-rebound set.
The only other player in Heat history to have 19 rebounds as part of a triple-double was Lamar Odom, who had 30 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists in Miami’s 102-96 win over Sacramento on March 6, 2004.
Jazz: The Utah Jazz will be without midfielder Walker Kesler for at least the next two weeks due to a left elbow injury.
Kesler, who was named to the first team last season, was injured during the season-opening loss to the Sacramento Kings on October 25. After initially trying to play through the pain, doctors determined that he had injured his ulnar collateral ligament and that the best treatment was to avoid contact for an additional two weeks. Then it will be re-evaluated.
He is averaging 8.3 points and 7.9 rebounds.
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