(The Sports Xchange) – Harrison Barnes scored 31 points as the Dallas Mavericks, owners of the NBA’s worst record, upset the Washington Wizards 113-99 on Tuesday night. Dennis Smith Jr. had 22 points and Wesley Matthews 14 for the Mavericks, who had lost six games in a row and were winless in five previous road games.
John Wall had 23 points and 14 assists for the Wizards in his return to the lineup. Wall sat out Washington’s 107-96 win at Toronto on Sunday after injuring his left shoulder Friday in a home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Bradley Beal also scored 23 points for the Wizards, who have lost three straight road games and are 2-5 since their 3-0 start.
Spurs 120, Clippers 107
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points and Danny Green added a season-high 24 as San Antonio won its third straight. San Antonio scored a season-high 40 points in the third quarter, 26 of which came in the final six minutes. Austin Rivers scored a season-high 24 points to lead the Clippers, who have lost five of their past six games after starting the season with four wins.
Knicks 118, Hornets 113
Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points and Doug McDermott added a season-high 20 as New York won for the sixth time in seven games. For the second consecutive game, the Knicks waged a furious late rally, as the Hornets led by as many as 15 points and by 13 with 1:07 left in the third quarter.
Dwight Howard, Kemba Walker and Malik Monk each had 21 points to lead Charlotte, which lost a third straight game.
Raptors 119, Bulls 114
Jonas Valanciunas had 21 points and 10 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 24 points, and Toronto held on to defeat Chicago. The Raptors led by as many as 23 points before the Bulls trimmed the deficit to three in the final minute on a basket by Bobby Portis. DeMar DeRozan hit a jumper to increase the margin to five.
Portis, playing in his first game of the season after being suspended for eight games for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic during practice on Oct. 17, had 21 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.
Cavaliers 124, Bucks 119
Kevin Love scored a season-high 32 points and J.R. Smith had a season-high 20 points while hitting five 3-pointers to lead Cleveland’s win.
Smith passed Rashard Lewis (1,787 3-pointers) for 14th on the NBA’s career list. LeBron James had 30 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers, who had lost five of their previous six games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA’s top scorer, had 40 points and nine rebounds. He has scored at least 28 in nine of Milwaukee’s 10 games. Bucks forward Khris Middleton contributed 20 points and 11 assists.
Pelicans 117, Pacers 112
Anthony Davis scored 37 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 32, and New Orleans extended its winning streak to three, all on the road.
Davis and Cousins each had a key basket in the final 1:10. The Pacers, who have lost three in a row, got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Myles Turner. Indiana had beaten New Orleans seven consecutive times.
Nuggets 112, Nets 104
Nikola Jokic scored a career-high 41 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Denver past Brooklyn.
Jokic was aggressive throughout. He was 16 of 25 from the field in 31 minutes and had two blocks and two steals. Tyler Zeller had a season-high 21 points off the bench for the Nets, who lost for the fifth time in six games.
76ers 104, Jazz 97
Philadelphia won in Utah for the first time since 2005 and snapped a nine-game overall losing streak in the series against the Jazz. Dario Saric scored 25 points on a career-high five 3-pointers and added 10 rebounds to help the 76ers. Ben Simmons piled up 16 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and three steals.
Rodney Hood had 19 points for Utah, which lost its third straight game and second in a row at home. Rudy Gobert added 16 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks.
Grizzlies 98, Trail Blazers 97
Tyreke Evans came off the bench to score 21 points, and Mike Conley had all 20 of his points in the second half as Memphis held off Portland.
CJ McCollum bombed in a season-high 36 points for the Trail Blazers, but he missed a 15-foot jumper with seven seconds left that would have put Portland ahead.
Conley was 0 of 7 from the field in the first half before taking a lead role for the Grizzlies. Portland guard Damian Lillard ran his consecutive free-throw streak to 50 by going 4 of 4.
Kings 94, Thunder 86
Zach Randolph scored all 18 of his points in the second half, and Sacramento overcame a horrific start to end its six-game losing streak and hand Oklahoma City its third straight loss.
Buddy Hield tallied a game-high 21 points for Sacramento, which won at home for the first time in four tries this season.
Russell Westbrook scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City, but the Thunder could not hold on after building a 25-8 lead late in the first quarter.