Zubac hits 31 as Clippers beat Pacers, game round ups

By DJ Arthurs

November 28, 2022

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Indiana Pacers 100, LA Clippers 114

Betting Results:
Head to Head: LA Clippers, odds 2.02
Line: LA Clippers (+1.5), odds 1.95
Total Points: Under (223.5), odds 1.88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivica Zubac scored a season-high 31 points and pulled down a career-best 29 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 114-100 on Sunday.

Zubac had the most rebounds in an NBA game this season and was one board away from the league’s fourth 30-point/30-rebound rebound game and first since 2018 when he fouled out with 3:40 remaining.

Norman Powell added 19 points and Terance Mann 14 for the Clippers, who are still without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Jalen Smith scored a career-high 23 points for the Pacers, while Tyrese Haliburton added 15 and T.J. McConnell 14.

Dallas Mavericks 115, Milwaukee Bucks 124

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Milwaukee Bucks, odds 1.40
Line: Milwaukee Bucks (-6.5), odds 1.95
Total Points: Over (215.5), odds 1.93

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and Milwaukee capitalized on Grayson Allen’s sizzling start to hand Dallas its fourth straight loss.

Allen scored 22 points in the game’s first 17 ½ minutes while shooting 7 of 7 from beyond the arc, tying his career high for 3-pointers. Allen matched the highest total for made 3-pointers in a half without any misses over the last 25 seasons, according to ESPN Stats.

Allen finished with a season-high 25 points while shooting 8 of 10 overall and 7 of 8 on 3-point attempts. The Bucks shot 55.8% overall as a team and went 17 of 37 from beyond the arc, matching a season high for 3-point baskets.

Luka Doncic had 27 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Mavericks, who lost despite shooting 51.3%. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points and Christian Wood added 21.

Golden State Warriors 137, Minnesota Timberwolves 114

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Golden State Warriors, odds 1.80
Line: Golden State Warriors (-1.5), odds 1.87
Total Points: Over (235.5), odds 1.90

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Steph Curry had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Jordan Poole pitched in 24 points off the bench and Golden State used a 47-point first quarter to spark a victory over Minnesota.

Klay Thompson went 5 for 8 from deep for 21 points and tied Joe Johnson (1,978) for 15th place on the NBA’s career list for 3-pointers made for the Warriors, who raised their perplexing road record to 2-9. They’ve won five of their last six games overall and eight of 11.

Draymond Green had his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 assists. Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points against his old team for the Warriors, who went 2 for 12 from 3-point range in the second quarter and still led by 20 points at the half.

Anthony Edwards scored 26 points for the Wolves, who were outrebounded 47-31 and allowed their highest opponent score of the season.

Portland Trail Blazers 94, Brooklyn Nets 111

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Brooklyn Nets, odds 1.36
Line: Brooklyn Nets (-6.5), odds 1.90
Total Points: Under (221.5), odds 1.88

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Seth Curry added a season-high 29 off the bench and Brooklyn beat Portland.

Curry was 7 for 10 from 3-point range and had his highest point total with the Nets and the most by a Brooklyn reserve this season.

Kyrie Irving added 22 points for the NetsBen Simmons took just three shots but had 12 rebounds and eight assists.

Jerami Grant scored 29 points for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons added 15 points and Justice Winslow had 14.

Miami Heat 106, Atlanta Hawks 98

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Miami Heat, odds 2.65
Line: Miami Heat (+5.5), odds 1.87
Total Points: Under (223.5), odds 1.88

ATLANTA (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 14 of his 32 points in the third quarter, Caleb Martin added 20 points and Miami snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a victory over Atlanta.

Tyler Herro had 11 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds and Max Strus had 16 points for the Heat, who outscored Atlanta 34-21 in the third to take charge of the game. They went on a 10-2 run early in the period to make it 65-64 on Kyle Lowry’s left wing 3, and Atlanta trailed the rest of the way. It was Miami’s first lead since it was 3-2.

The Heat led by 14 on Martin’s 3, ending a 17-6 run, with 5:45 left in the game.

Trae Young finished with 22 points and a season-high 14 assists and John Collins had 23 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for Atlanta, which has dropped two straight and three of four.

Memphis Grizzlies 127, New York Knicks 123

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Memphis Grizzlies, odds 1.58
Line: Memphis Grizzlies (-3.5), odds 1.87 - just!
Total Points: Over (230.5), odds 1.93

NEW YORK (AP) — Ja Morant had 27 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in his fifth career triple-double, and Memphis held off New York.

Morant scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, hitting the go-ahead basket after rebounding his own miss with 13.9 seconds left in regulation.

Dillon Brooks scored 23 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. added 21 for the Grizzlies, who lost a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter but recovered for their second straight victory.

Jalen Brunson had 30 points and RJ Barrett added 22 for the Knicks, who have lost two straight and four of their last five.

Cleveland Cavaliers 102, Detroit Pistons 94

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Cleveland Cavaliers, odds 1.33
Line: Cleveland Cavaliers (-6.5), odds 1.83
Total Points: Under (221.5), odds 1.90

DETROIT (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points, Evan Mobley added 20 and Cleveland rallied late to beat Detroit.

Cleveland trailed for much of the game, but outscored the Pistons 29-16 in the fourth quarter.

Darius Garland added 16 points for Cleveland, which has won five of six.

Marvin Bagley III had 19 points for the Pistons, who were missing starters Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle), Jaden Ivey (knee), Isaiah Stewart (foot) and Cade Cunningham (shin).

Washington Wizards 121, Boston Celtics 130

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Boston Celtics, odds 1.33
Line: Boston Celtics (-7.5), odds 1.95
Total Points: Over (223.5), odds 1.88 - by tonnes!


BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 36 points and Boston held off Washington.

Malcolm Brogdon added 17 points and Derrick White finished with 15 for the Celtics, who have won three straight and 12 of their last 13. It is also Boston’s second win this season over Washington, which has lost its last three.

Celtics star Jayson Tatum missed his first game this season with a sprained left ankle. But his absence didn’t slow down the offense, as Boston jumped out to 17-point halftime edge and grew its lead as high as 26 in the third quarter.

Bradley Beal led Washington with 30 points. Kristaps Porzingis added 21.

Philadelphia 76ers 133, Orlando Magic 103

Betting Results:
Head to Head: Philadelphia 76ers, odds 2.12
Line: Philadelphia 76ers (+1.5), odds 1.95
Total Points: Over (215.5), odds 1.93

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shake Milton had 29 points and seven assists, and Philadelphia routed Orlando.

Tobias Harris added 25 points for Philadelphia, which also beat the Magic 107-99 on Friday night. Danuel House Jr. scored 19 points, and fellow reserve Paul Reed had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Paolo Banchero led Orlando with 18 points and Franz Wagner scored 17 for the Magic, who lost their fourth straight.

By The Associated Press and DJ Arthurs | 11/28/22

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