NBA roundup: Clippers continue their winning run after topping the Hawks

The Los Angeles Clippers, who are on a four-game winning streak, defeated the Atlanta Hawks 149-144 on Monday night. Kawhi Leonard scored 10 of his 36 points in the last five minutes of play.

Leonard, who had earlier in the day been awarded the Western Conference’s Player of the Week, gave the Clippers a lead with a putback basket at 4:52 and then created a rift with six points in back-to-back possessions, including a three-point play and a three-pointer. He made 13 of his 20 field goals and five three-pointers.James Harden finished with 30 points, six 3-pointers, 10 foul fouls committed, eight rebounds, and ten assists.

Clippers continue their winning run after topping the Hawks

De’Andre Hunter of Atlanta scored 27 points, matching his season high. Dejounte Murray scored 21 points, while Trae Young, who was selected the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday, finished with 25 points and 12 assists. Atlanta’s winning run of four games came to an end.

In a commanding victory over slipping Toronto, host New Orleans led by a career-high 41 points from Brandon Ingram.
In just three quarters, Ingram made 16 of 21 field goals, 8 of 11 3-pointers, and nine assists. With 20 points from CJ McCollum, 16 from Zion Williamson, 11 from Jose Alvarado, and 10 from Jonas Valanciunas along with 12 rebounds, the Pelicans won by their biggest margin of victory this year.

The Raptors were led by a career-high 22 points from Gradey Dick, 17 from Scottie Barnes, and 14 from Jakob Poeltl. However, they lost for the eighth time in nine games and the twelveth time in fourteen games.

After missing six games because of a sprained right thumb, Kyrie Irving made a comeback and scored 23 points to help Dallas upset the visiting Philadelphia team.
Josh Green scored twenty more points, Luka Doncic added nineteen, Jaden Hardy scored seventeen, and Grant Williams and Maxi Kleber each scored fourteen. As an NBA coach, Jason Kidd achieved his 300th career win.

Joel Embiid, the reigning MVP, was not present for Philadelphia because he is scheduled to have surgery later this week to repair the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Tyrese Maxey had 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting, Tobias Harris scored 17, and Kelly Oubre Jr. led the 76ers with 19 points. Mo Bamba grabbed ten rebounds, which was a game-high.

Los Angeles defeated the home team Charlotte with a triple-double from Anthony Davis, a 28-point performance from D’Angelo Russell, and a 26-point effort from LeBron James. This was Los Angeles’ third straight victory.

The Lakers, who had the lead for the majority of the game, managed to finish a 4-2 road trip behind the performance of Davis, who finished with 26 points, 15 rebounds, 11 assists, and a crucial blocked shot in the closing minute. Off the bench, Christian Wood scored 11 points.

Despite Miles Bridges scoring 41 points, Charlotte has lost two straight games at home, sending them on an eight-game losing run. With 33 points, Brandon Miller continued to be his offensive leader. Bryce McGowen scored 10 points and P.J. Washington scored 15 to help lead the bench.

With 29 points from Stephen Curry, Golden State took charge in the second half and overcame Brooklyn to win their third straight game as the home team.

The Warriors went 4-for-22 from beyond the arc, but Curry made 12 of 24 shots and sank Golden State’s only four 3-pointers (on 11 tries) two nights after recording his second career 60-point performance in a seven-point overtime loss at Atlanta.

Cam Thomas led the Nets with 18 points, but he was just 4-for-21 from the field after scoring 40 points in a game on Saturday in Philadelphia. With 4:59 remaining, Nic Claxton scored 15 more points and a career-high seven blocks before being sent off for flagrant-two fouling Brandin Podziemski.

A game-high 29 points from Donovan Mitchell helped Cleveland take a commanding lead in the first half thanks to 13 3-pointers made, and the NBA’s hottest team easily defeated road-weary Sacramento to win its sixth straight.

In order to assist the Cavaliers tie their season-high 3-pointer total of 23 while winning effortlessly, Max Strus used six 3-pointers in ten attempts as the basis for a 22-point performance. He also partnered with Mitchell for 11 treys.

The Kings concluded their road trip with a 5-2 record, despite Domantas Sabonis recording his 15th triple-double of the year. The two games prior were victories for Sacramento.

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