Tyrese Haliburton had 22 factors and 11 assists, Myles Turner added 20 factors and 10 rebounds because the Indiana Pacers beat Charlotte 125-113 – with Hornets All-Star guard LaMelo Ball re-injuring his left ankle after stepping on a fan’s foot.
Bennedict Mathurin had 20 factors off the bench, together with Indiana’s first 10 factors of the fourth quarter because the Pacers gained for the sixth time in eight video games. Buddy Hield added 19 factors.
Ball completed with 26 factors for the Hornets, however left with 1:34 left when he re-injured his left ankle – the identical one which stored him out of the primary 13 video games of the season.
Ball was damage making an attempt to save lots of a ball from going out of bounds close to the place coach Steve Clifford was standing, however stepped on a fan’s foot who was seated courtside and rolled his ankle as he tried to brace himself from going into the group. He instantly limped towards the bench after which headed straight to the locker room.
Hornets All-Star guard LaMelo Ball re-injuring his left ankle after stepping on a fan’s foot
Tyrese Haliburton brings ball up court docket towards the Charlotte Hornets throughout the second half
There was no speedy phrase on the extent of the damage.
‘He rolled it on a fan’s foot is what I used to be advised,’ Clifford stated. ‘Hopefully, it isn’t unhealthy however I am positive we cannot know something till tomorrow.’
Ball was not made obtainable for remark after the sport.
It was Ball’s third recreation again, however his first at dwelling and he obtained an enormous ovation throughout pre-game warmups.
Whereas the Hornets have been plagued with accidents – Cody Martin, Gordon Hayward and Dennis Smith Jr. are additionally out – the Pacers (7-6) simply appear to maintain rolling alongside.
Ball drives to basket whereas guarded by Indiana Pacers’ Andrew Nembhard earlier than getting damage
SUNS 130, WARRIORS 119
Cameron Payne scored a career-high 29 factors, Devin Booker added 27 because the Phoenix Suns simply overcame Stephen Curry’s 50-point night time to beat the Golden State Warriors 130-119 on Wednesday.
The Suns managed a lot of the recreation regardless of Curry’s scoring. The eight-time All-Star made 17 of 28 photographs, going 7 of 11 from 3-point vary.
The issue for the Warriors was no one else was serving to. Klay Thompson completed with 19 factors however shot simply 6 of 17. The Warriors — defending NBA champs — fell to 6-9.
Curry’s scoring prowess is anticipated, but it surely was countered by the most effective video games of Payne’s profession. Beginning instead of the injured Chris Paul, the 6-foot-3 guard made 9 of 17 photographs, together with 6 of 10 from past the arc.
The Suns led 103-89 going into the fourth quarter. The Warriors shortly minimize into that margin however could not get nearer than eight factors. Damion Lee hit back-to-back 3-pointers towards his former workforce to maintain the Suns comfortably forward.
The Suns shot 21 of 40 (52.5 p.c) from 3-point vary. Mikal Bridges had 23 factors, making 5 of 8 3-pointers.
Steph Curry of Golden State Warriors shoots ball throughout the recreation towards the Phoenix Suns
CELTICS 126, HAWKS 101
Jaylen Brown scored 22 factors to steer a balanced Boston assault and the East-leading Celtics stretched their profitable streak to eight with a 126-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night time.
The Celtics have been lacking injured guards Marcus Good and Malcolm Brogdon. It hardly mattered.
There have been loads of gamers to fill the void towards the Hawks, who have been coming off an enormous win at Milwaukee and keen to indicate they might problem the very best within the convention. Not on this night time.
Boston took management within the first quarter towards the cold-shooting Hawks, whose occasional spurts have been shortly snuffed out by the Celtics´ stifling protection.
Trae Younger led the Hawks with 27 factors, however was held to 10-of-23 capturing, together with a mere 2 of seven from past the arc.
Jaylen Brown (7) shoots over Atlanta Hawks heart Clint Capela (15) throughout first half of motion
KNICKS 106, NUGGETS 103
Julius Randle scored a season-high 34 factors and the New York Knicks took benefit of Nikola Jokic’s absence to win in Denver for the primary time in 16 years, rallying previous the Nuggets 106-103 on Wednesday night time.
Randle hit 1 of two free throws to snap a tie with 50.6 seconds left. Jalen Brunson added 21 factors, together with two free throws with 10.5 seconds remaining.
The Knicks handed a workforce its first dwelling loss for the second straight night time after profitable in Utah on Tuesday. Denver’s loss left the NBA with no unbeaten groups at dwelling.
Jokic, the two-time reigning league MVP, was positioned in COVID-19 protocols on Tuesday.
Jamal Murray scored 21 factors for Denver, however was simply 7 of 20 from the sector and his desperation 3-point try on the buzzer was an airball.
Bones Hyland returned from COVID-19 protocols to additionally rating 21 factors for the Nuggets, who have been outscored 8-0 to shut the sport. Denver had gained 9 straight total towards New York and final misplaced at dwelling to the Knicks on Nov. 8, 2006.
Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket towards the Denver Nuggets
BUCKS 113, CAVALIERS 98
Brook Lopez shot 7 for 9 from 3-point vary and scored 29 factors and Milwaukee beat skidding Cleveland.
The Cavaliers have misplaced 5 straight video games since racing to an 8-1 begin.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 factors, 12 rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks. Jordan Nwora had a season-high 21 factors to assist the Bucks outscore the Cavaliers 45-20 in bench factors.
Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland every had 23 factors for the Cavaliers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of Milwaukee Bucks shoots a free throw vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
PELICANS 124, BULLS 110
CJ McCollum scored 23 factors, Jonas Valanciunas added 22 factors and New Orleans its second straight recreation with out Zion Williamson within the lineup, beating Chicago.
Trey Murphy III hit 5 3s and completed with 19 factors and 10 rebounds for his first profession double-double, and the Pelicans mixed to make 17 3-pointers en path to their third straight win total, and fourth in 5 video games.
DeMar DeRozan scored 28 factors and Zach LaVine had 25 for Chicago. The Bulls have dropped three straight, beginning with their dwelling loss to New Orleans on Nov. 9.
With Williamson watching from the bench with a bruised proper foot, New Orleans opened a lead as giant as 26 factors when Naji Marshall´s 3 made it 108-82 with 8:10 left within the fourth quarter.
CJ McCollum #3 of the New Orleans Pelicans dribbles the ball towards the Chicago Bulls
ROCKETS 101, MAVERICKS 92
Kevin Porter Jr. had 17 factors and 11 rebounds and eight assists as last-place Houston took benefit of Luka Doncic’s absence in a victory over Dallas.
Doncic was out for relaxation an evening after he performed 40 minutes to assist stop the Mavericks from blowing a 25-point lead in a two-point victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Christian Wooden, traded to Dallas within the offseason after blossoming from a journeyman right into a 20-point scorer for the Rockets, scored 26 factors in his first recreation towards his former workforce.
O.G. Anunoby (3) goes to shoot a basket as Miami Warmth guard Max Strus (31) defends
TIMBERWOLVES 126, MAGIC 108
Anthony Edwards scored 35 factors, Karl-Anthony Cities added 30 as Minnesota beat Orlando after taking a 27-point lead within the first half.
Edwards and Cities had scoring season highs and the Timberwolves shot 52.3 p.c of their greatest victory margin of the season.
Rudy Gobert, the NBA’s main rebounder, had 16 factors and eight rebounds to assist Minnesota win back-to-back street video games for the primary time this season.
Bol Bol led the Magic with a career-high 26 factors and added 12 rebounds.
Anthony Edwards (1) shoots ball towards the Orlando Magic in first quarter at Amway Middle
THUNDER 121, WIZARDS 120
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander hit a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining and matched a profession excessive with 42 factors in Oklahoma Metropolis’s victory over Washington.
Alexander scored 30 factors within the second half, making 9 of 10 area objectives.
Kristips Porzingis scored 27 factors for Washington, which had its four-game profitable streak halted.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) dribbles up court docket throughout the first half towards Washington Wizards
RAPTORS 112, HEAT 104
O.G. Anunoby scored a season-high 32 factors and matched his season excessive with 10 rebounds and Toronto used a 21-0 run within the third quarter to beat Miami, ending the Warmth’s profitable streak at three.
Fred VanVleet returned from sickness to attain 23 factors to assist Toronto prolong its dwelling profitable streak to 4. The Raptors are 6-1 at dwelling this season.
Scottie Barnes added 19 factors, Chris Boucher had 15 and Thad Younger 12. Anunoby shot 13 for 18, matching his profession excessive for area objectives.
Miami’s Max Strus scored 20 factors and Kyle Lowry had 19 towards his former workforce.
Kevin Porter Jr. #3 of the Houston Rockets goes up for rebound towards the Dallas Mavericks