NBA roundup: Warriors’ surge defeats Bucks

MILWAUKEE — Kevin Durant scored 26 points, Draymond Green added 21 and the Golden State Warriors used a 13-4 run in the fourth quarter Friday night to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 108-94.

With Stephen Curry still sidelined by a right ankle injury, the Warriors clamped down on defense and did most of their damage on the other end in the lane.

Durant’s mid-range jumper gave Golden State a 96-90 lead before he hit an open 3 with 2:15 left to cap the run with a three-possession lead. The Warriors were 3 of 13 from 3-point range until Durant and Green hit back-to-back 3s in the final three minutes to seal their 11th straight road win.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points to lead the Bucks. They were outscored 28-12 in the fourth.

Milwaukee played some of its best ball with Antetokounmpo on the bench. He didn’t play the final 4:41 of the third quarter after picking up his fourth foul.

HORNETS 99, JAZZ 88: Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 to lead Charlotte, at home, to its fourth victory in six games.

Marvin Williams scored 15 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 12 for Charlotte, which won despite an off night for Dwight Howard, who scored two first-half points. Howard finished with eight points on 2-of-9 shooting. He also went 4 of 10 from the foul line.

WIZARDS 125, MAGIC 119: Bradley Beal and John Wall each scored 30 points as Washington won at home to snap a two-game losing streak.

Ian Mahinmi finished with a season-high 17 points in the defense-optional game. Washington shot 56.8 percent from the field and scored a season-high 74 points in the paint.

PACERS 97, CAVALIERS 95: Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and Indiana rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit at Indianapolis.

The Pacers have won 3 of 4 and improved to 3-0 against Cleveland, which has lost three straight.

TIMBERWOLVES 118, KNICKS 108: Karl-Anthony Towns fell one assist shy of his second career triple-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds for Minnesota at Minneapolis.

Taj Gibson added 17 points and Andrew Wiggins had 16 for Minnesota. The Timberwolves shot 56.7 percent (38 of 67) over the final three quarters to come from behind and win their fourth straight game and 11th of 14 overall.

NETS 110, HAWKS 105: Spencer Dinwiddie had 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and Jahlil Okafor added 17 points in a reserve role as Brooklyn won at Atlanta.

Dinwiddie made the go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left as the Nets snapped a three-game losing streak to move past an embarrassing 34-point home loss to Detroit two nights earlier.

PELICANS 119, TRAIL BLAZERS 113: Anthony Davis scored 36 points in his return from a right ankle sprain, and New Orleans won at home.

Davis didn’t appear bothered by the injury that kept him out of Wednesday night’s narrow loss at Memphis, scoring on everything from dribble drives to dunks.

NOTES

JAZZ: Guard Rodney Hood was fined $35,000 by the NBA for slapping a phone out of a fan’s hand.

Hood was forced to leave Wednesday’s game against Washington after receiving a second technical foul. He knocked the phone out of a fan’s hand while walking past the man who was sitting courtside and looked to be recording Hood exiting the court.

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