Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Grizzlies hand Warriors 26-point loss

MEMPHIS — Marc Gasol and Tony Allen scored 19 each and the Grizzlies rolled over the Warriors 110-89 Saturday night for their sixth straight victory.

Memphis led by as many as 30 points in the second half — the biggest advantage by any Golden State opponent this season. Seven Grizzlies players finished in double figures.

Kevin Durant led Golden State with 21 points, while Stephen Curry added 17 and Ian Clark finished with 10. Curry and backcourt starter Klay Thompson (eight points) were a combined 8-of-28 from the field, including 3-of-14 from 3-point range.

Memphis built a double-digit lead early, led 61-38 at halftime and kept building in the third quarter.

Game highlights: LeBron James scored 17 of his season-high 44 in the fourth and reached another career milestone as the host Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 116-105 over the Hornets. James, who moved into ninth place on the career scoring list Friday, recorded his 7,000th assist in the first half, becoming the first frontcourt player in league history to reach the plateau. … Paul George scored a season-high 37 to lead the host Pacers over the Trail Blazers 118-111. C.J. McCollumn made a career-high seven 3s and had a season-best 34 points for the Blazers. … Jimmy Butler scored 31, Dwyane Wade added 28 against his former team and the host Bulls held off the Heat 105-100. Wade keyed a big third-quarter run, and the Bulls hung on after handing the Spurs their first road loss two nights earlier. … John Wall had 24 points and 11 assists, former Gator standout Bradley Beal added 20, and the host Wizards used a late 11-0 run to beat the Bucks 110-105. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 28 points and 13 rebounds. … Danilo Gallinari scored 21, Kenneth Faried had 19 points and 10 rebounds and the visiting Nuggets defeated the Magic 121-113. Evan Fournier led Orlando with 24 points. Serge Ibaka had 22 points and four blocked shots. … James Harden had 18 points, 16 assists and nine rebounds and the host Rockets beat the Mavericks 109-87. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Trevor Ariza had 17 to give Houston its first six-game winning streak since 2014.

Around the league: Phil Jackson approached Carmelo Anthony before practice Saturday to clear the air about the comments he directed at the Knicks star this week. Anthony said it was a short conversation. "He's got to be careful with the choice of words that he uses," Anthony said. "He understands that, he knows that." … The Kings-76ers game that was postponed last month because of condensation on the court in Philadelphia has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 30.

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