PORTLAND, Ore. – CJ McCollum scored 40 points and Portland Trail Blazers defeated Milwaukee 118-103 on Tuesday night and handed Bucks his second loss in ten matches this season.
McCollum, who entered a shot average well below his career averages, went 17 for 26 off the field and added six assists. Evan Turner had 16 points and 11 rebounds from the Blazers bench (8-3).
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 23 points and nine rebounds. Brook Lopez shot 6 points for 10 points out of 3 points and finished 22 points.
In the third quarter, the McCollum show. He scored 19 points and made Bucks rookie guard Donte DiVincenzo fall on the crossover to move before he hit the basket, sending the crowd into madness.
HORNETS 113, HAWKS 102
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kemba Walker had 29 points and seven assists, extending his strong start to the season when Charlotte defeated Atlanta.
Marvin Williams added 20 points for Hornets (6-5), who won the third place in doubles. Walker scored 25 or more seven times in 11 games.
Jeremy Lamb and Malik Monk had 13 points for Charlotte. Nic Batum scored 10.
Playing against his former team, Jeremy Lin had 19 points from the bench to lead the Hawks (3-7), who led seven late in the first half.
MAVERICKS 119, WIZARDS 100
DALLAS (AP) – Luka Dončič scored 23 points and Dennis Smith Jr. made three key games per division while Dallas finished six-game losing streak.
This was the 16th victory of the Mavericks at their last 17 meetings with the Wizard. Wesley Matthews added 22 points to Dallas, and Harrison Barnes had 19 points and 13 rebounds.
John Wall led the Wizards with 24 points. Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal had 19 each but Beal was 1 in 9 with 3-point attempts.
Washington in the first half defeated 24 and in the 21st half, but in the second half drove 11 Dallas's turn and returned to play for the three best players.
The Wizards were six years old when Smith drove around Dwight Howard to hit the strike and chopped off DeAndrea Jordan for the dunk that put Mavs up 101-93 with 5:33 on the left. (Backslash)
NETS 104, SUNS 82
PHOENIX (AP) – Caris LeVert reached 26 points, D'Angelo Russell added 15 and Brooklyn beat beat Phoenix.
Nets won their third game in the last four, while the Sun lost eight out of nine.
Devin Booker led Phoenix with 20 points, but he did only 6 out of 21 shots. Deandre Ayton had 15 points and seasonally high 13 rebounds.
Brooklyn kept the Sun in low season and field shooting at 34.6 percent.
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