Isak gets one over Mitrovic in ‘battle of Alexs’ as Newcastle beat Fulham 1-0

Isak gets one over Mitrovic in ‘battle of Alexs’ as Newcastle beat Fulham 1-0

INDIANAPOLIS: Ja Morant had 23 points, 10 assists and another wild dunk, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Indiana Pacers 130-112 on Saturday night to extend the NBA’s longest current winning streak to nine games.

Desmond Bane scored 25 points to lead the Grizzlies, who tied Denver 29-13 for the Western Conference’s best record.

Neither Bane nor Morant were needed in the fourth quarter. Morant’s high-flying slam over Jalen Smith made it a 20-point game with 4:20 in the third and Memphis leading by as much as 34 points in the fourth.

Santi Aldama added 17 points and Ziaire Williams added 13 for the Grizzlies.

Reserve guard Chris Duarte scored 25 points for the Pacers. Rookie Bennedict Mathurin had 16 and TJ McConnell had 13.


In Charlotte, NC, Jayson Tatum scored 17 of his 33 points in a crucial third quarter, Malcolm Brogdon added 30 points and Boston beat Charlotte to extend their winning streak to six.

Al Horford had 16 points and Marcus Smart added 13 points and 12 assists for the Celtics, who hit 19 3-pointers and erased a 16-point deficit in the first half.

LaMelo Ball finished the tournament with 31 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for Charlotte. Terry Rozier had 21 points for the Hornets, who have lost seven of their last eight games.

Tatum, who had 35 points in a 140-105 loss for the Hornets on Nov. 28, shrugged off a slow start and an early technical foul to finish 12 of 27.

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In Salt Lake City, Joel Embiid jumped 5.7 seconds to lead Philadelphia to a win over Utah.

James Harden had 31 points and 11 assists to lead Philadelphia. Embiid scored 30 points and seven rebounds. Tyrese Maxey scored 21 points and Shake Milton added 17.

Jordan Clarkson scored 38 points and 9 rebounds for Utah. Talen Horton-Tucker had a season-high with 20 points from the bench. Mike Conley added 14 points and eight assists while Walker Kessler finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

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In Miami, Gabe Vincent had 27 points, Bam Adebayo had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Miami beat Milwaukee.

Victor Oladipo added 20 points and Jimmy Butler had 16 for the Heat. Miami beat the Bucks for the second year in a row after a 108-102 home win on Thursday.

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo missed both games against Miami due to left knee pain. The heat was also undermanned with guards Tyler Herro (Achilles pain) Kyle Lowry (knee trouble) sitting out.

Bobby Portis had 15 points, Pat Connaughton had 14 points and Brook Lopez finished with 13 points for the Bucks, who finished their road trip 2-2.


In Portland, Oregon, Damian Lillard had 36 points and 10 assists, and Portland ended a five-game losing streak by beating Dallas.

Jusuf Nurkic added 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers.

Spencer Dinwiddie led Dallas by 25 points. Luka Doncic was held at a season-low with 15 points before Mavericks coach Jason Kidd pulled him off with seven minutes to go.

Portland led by up to 20 points early in the second half and went into the fourth quarter with a 106-90 lead.

The teams end their four-game season streak Sunday night in Portland.

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In Toronto, Trae Young scored 29 points, Dejounte Murray had 27, and Atlanta never had a win against Toronto.

Onyeka Okongwu had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and AJ Griffin came off the bench and scored 13 goals as the Hawks won for the third time in four games after losing five of their previous six. Atlanta won Friday in Indiana with a last-second penalty from John Collins.

Ninth-ranked Atlanta came in one game ahead of tenth-ranked Toronto in Eastern Conference standings. The Hawks won the teams’ third and final meeting of the regular season to win the series 2-1.

Scottie Barnes led Toronto with 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Pascal Siakam scored 15 points before fouling.


In Minneapolis, Anthony Edwards scored 26 points and Minnesota got a huge boost off the bench in a win over Cleveland.

Naz Reid scored 17 of Minnesota’s 56 bank points while Jalen Nowell had 16. Luka Garza added nine for the undermanned Wolves.

Minnesota was without Rudy Gobert in the second half due to right groin pain, and Jaden McDaniels picked up his fifth foul just 2:37 of the second half.

Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen both scored 19 points for Cleveland, and Darius Garland added 15. Donovan Mitchell, doubtful for Saturday’s game due to illness, finished the game with 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting.

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