ATLANTA HAWKS 109 — MILWAUKEE BUCKS 117
Jabari Parker had career highs of 28 points and 13 rebounds, Greg Monroe added 24 points and Milwaukee Bucks outlasted Atlanta in double overtime to end a six-game road skid.
Paul Millsap finished with 27 points, and Dennis Schroder had 25 for the Hawks. Atlanta has lost three straight at home for the first time since March 2014.
The Bucks overcame the late absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who fouled out with 1:11 left in regulation, and held on despite Monroe missing a layup that could’ve clinched the win in the closing seconds of the first overtime. Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, O.J. Mayo and Michael Carter-Williams each missed one of two free throws in the final seconds of regulation and the first overtime.
MIAMI HEAT 114 — WASHINGTON WIZARDS 94
Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 23 rebounds in his return from a one-game suspension to help Miami beat Washington.
Whiteside was suspended for throwing an elbow at San Antonio centre Boban Marjanovic’s head on Feb. 9. It was the 11th time in NBA history that a player has had at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game off the bench. It was Whiteside’s second 20-20 game in his career.
Luol Deng had 27 points a night after scoring 30 points in a victory at Atlanta, and Goran Dragic added a season-high 24 points and had eight assists and seven rebounds. The Heat played without All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for the second consecutive game.
Wade has a sore left knee, and Bosh is out indefinitely because of a blood clot in his left leg.
Bradley Beal lead the Wizards with 19 points. Washington played for the third consecutive day and was looking for a rare third win in as many days after beating Utah and Detroit.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 95 — NEW YORK KNICKS 103
Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 11 rebounds and New York beat Minnesota to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Robin Lopez had 26 points and 16 rebounds to give interim coach Kurt Rambis his first victory since taking over for the fired Derek Fisher three games ago. The Knicks outrebounded Minnesota 51-31 and led by 24 points early in the fourth quarter for their first victory since Jan. 29 against Phoenix.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins scored 24 points for the Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio had 16 assists, but they dropped their second straight out of the All-Star break after winning three of four going into it.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 112 — GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 115
Klay Thompson scored 32 points, fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry added 23 and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 115-112 on Saturday night to avoid losing back-to-back games for the first time this season.
The Warriors were coming off a 32-point drubbing at Portland a night earlier that snapped their 11-game winning streak. They appeared highly motivated to erase that memory from the opening tip, shooting 56 percent in the first half and twice leading by 15 points in the second quarter.
Draymond Green had his NBA-leading 11th triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to help the defending champions improve to 49-5.
Jamal Crawford scored 25 points off the bench, Chris Paul added 24 and DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds for the Clippers. They fell to 19-6 without injured Blake Griffin. Their two earlier losses to the Warriors were by a combined 11 points with Griffin in the lineup.