NBA Roundup: Pistons get past Knicks, 104-101
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the New York Knicks 104-101 Friday.
Tobias Harris scored 24 points for the Pistons, who won for the fourth time in five games.
New York had won five of six, including a victory Thursday night over the Boston Celtics. Kristaps Porzingis finished with 29 points, and Enes Kanter added 22 points and 16 rebounds.
Pelicans 111, Magic 97
ORLANDO, Fla. — DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans never trailed in a win over the Orlando Magic.
Anthony Davis added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday had 24 points for New Orleans.
The loss was the seventh straight for the Magic, who have not led at any point in their last three games.
Jonathon Simmons led the Magic with 22 points. Nikola Vucevic added 21 and Elfrid Payton had 18 points and six assists.
The Pelicans (16-16) shot 50 percent and had a 48-40 rebounding advantage.
Nets 119, Wizards 84
NEW YORK — Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a victory over the Washington Wizards.
Caris LeVert scored 17 points, while DeMarre Carroll, Spencer Dinwiddie and Nik Stauskas added 15 apiece to help the Nets snap a four-game losing streak.
Kelly Oubre Jr. had 13 points for the Wizards.
Heat 113, Mavericks 101
MIAMI — Wayne Ellington tied a career high with 28 points, Josh Richardson scored 24 and the injury-ravaged Miami Heat never trailed on the way to beating the Dallas Mavericks.
Tyler Johnson scored 19 and Bam Adebayo scored 14 for Miami, which shot 64 percent — second-best in franchise history. The Heat started both halves with 12-0 runs and went 16 for 25 from 3-point range.
Ellington made 3s on back-to-back possessions early in the fourth, pushing what was a two-point Heat lead out to 90-82. He connected on his seventh 3 with about four minutes left for a 99-88 lead, and Miami stayed in control the rest of the way.
Richardson made 11 of 14 shots for Miami, which has won four of its last five.
Yogi Ferrell scored a season-high 23 for the Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki and Harrison Barnes each had 20 for Dallas, which got outrebounded 35-22. The 22 rebounds were the fewest by an NBA team this season.
Bucks 109, Hornets 104
MILWAUKEE — Khris Middleton scored 28 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a late deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets.
After Kemba Walker gave Charlotte a 104-100 lead with 2:24 remaining, Milwaukee closed on a 9-0 run, the Bucks tied it on dunks by Antetokounmpo and Middleton and took the lead on Eric Bledsoe’s layup.
Bledsoe had 24 points and 10 assists in the first game of the home-and-home set.
Walker had 32 points before leaving with an apparent injury after losing the ball and falling to the floor with the game tied at 104 with 1:42 to play. Former University of Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky added 16 points, and Marvin Williams had 15 points and 10 rebounds.