Post Up: Porzingis, Curry Snap Bucks’ 18-Game Win Streak

by December 16, 2019
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Mavericks 120 (18-8), Bucks 116 (24-4)

Kristaps Porzingis stepped his game up in Luka Doncic’s absence, racking up 26 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots. His plus-minus of +20 led all players.

Seth Curry added 26 points off the pine to help bring an end to the Bucks’ 18-game win streak.

Giannis Antetokounmpo brought his game, leading all players in points (48) and rebounds (14). No other Bucks starter scored double-digit points as the rest of the team shot just 35.1 percent from the field.

Wizards 133 (8-17), Pistons 119 (11-16)

Bradley Beal led the way with 35 points and 10 assists and Isaiah Thomas scored 23 in his return from injury as the Wizards scored 43 points in the first quarter and never looked back.

Derrick Rose scored 22 off the pine, but the Pistons suffered from the absences of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond.

Cavaliers 113 (6-21), Raptors 133 (18-8)

Pascal Siakam (33 points), Kyle Lowry (20) and Norman Powell (26) lit up the scoreboard as Toronto picked up a blowout win.

Spurs 107 (10-16), Rockets 109 (18-9)

The Rockets overcame a 25-point deficit — its largest ever in a victory — to deliver a payback blow to their in-state rival.

Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 31 points and James Harden scored 28 on 10-for-29 shooting.

Heat 111 (19-8), Grizzlies 118 (10-17)

The rookies ran the show for both sides as the Grizzlies picked up a win while wearing their Vancouver-inspired throwback jerseys.

Ja Morant had a team-high 20 points and 10 dimes and Brandon Clarke added 14 points and nine boards off the bench.

Tyler Herro scored 22 for Miami and Kendrick Nunn added another 18.

Trail Blazers 111 (11-16), Suns 110 (11-15)

Kelly Oubre (24 points) completed a four-point play in the final minute to give Phoenix the lead, but Dame Lillard came right back with an and-1 of his own to give Portland the win.

CJ McCollum, Carmelo Anthony and Lillard combined for 80 points.

Bulls 106 (10-19), Thunder 109 (12-14)

Zach LaVine dropped 39 on just 25 field goals, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulls let go of a 21-point first quarter lead as Chris Paul (30 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and two steals) led the OKC comeback charge.

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