NBA roundup: Hawks’ Trae Young puts up 45 vs. Spurs

Trae Young poured in a season-high 45 points and dished out 14 assists and Dejounte Murray added 24 points as the visiting Atlanta Hawks rallied for a 137-135 victory over the reeling San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.

Bogdan Bogdanovic added 14 points off the bench for the Hawks, with Saddiq Bey scoring 13 and De’Andre Hunter and Clint Capela tallying 12 each.

Jeremy Sochan scored a career-high 33 points for the Spurs, who have dropped 13 straight games and finished 1-13 in November. Vassell hit for 25, Keldon Johnson added 22 points and 11 rebounds and Victor Wembanyama racked up 21 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for San Antonio.

The Spurs led by 15 points in the first quarter, by 12 in the third and by eight in the fourth. The Hawks took the lead for good on two Young free throws with 3:22 to go.

Timberwolves 101, Jazz 90

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Minnesota pulled away to beat Utah in Minneapolis.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker finished with 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting for Minnesota, which played without top scorer Anthony Edwards as he recovers from a hip pointer injury. Rudy Gobert posted a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Simone Fontecchio scored 16 points to lead Utah, which did not have Lauri Markkanen because of a hamstring strain. Collin Sexton scored 14 points and Ochai Agbaji had 13. Utah has lost two straight games and six of its past eight.

Hornets 129, Nets 128

Terry Rozier scored a season-high 37 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:38 remaining to lift visiting Charlotte over Brooklyn in New York.

Missing LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller due to sprained ankles, the Hornets had their highest point total this season and hit a season-high 21 3-pointers. Rozier hit seven of those 3s, including two clutch triples in the final three-plus minutes. Miles Bridges added 23 points, and Gordon Hayward contributed 22.

Cam Thomas scored 26 points in his return from missing eight games with an ankle sprain, but the Nets’ three-game winning streak was stopped. Bridges added 22 points and Nic Claxton collected 20 points and 14 rebounds.

Knicks 118, Pistons 112

Jalen Brunson scored 42 points, Julius Randle finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and New York recovered after giving up a 16-point lead to hand visiting Detroit a 16th consecutive loss.

RJ Barrett scored 15 points in the win despite a 1-of-6 shooting performance from 3-point range.

Cade Cunningham scored 18 of his 31 points in the first half for Detroit, and Killian Hayes added 23 points. Marcus Sasser scored 17.

Heat 142, Pacers 132

Jimmy Butler tied his season high with 36 points as host Miami rallied past Indiana.

The Heat lost two-time All-Star center Bam Adebayo in the second quarter due to an aggravated hip injury. Butler drew a season-high 12 fouls and made 18 of 20 free throws. He also sank 9 of 18 from the floor as the Heat snapped a three-game losing streak. Miami also got 24 points from rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Indiana lost despite a career-high 44 points from Tyrese Haliburton, who also had 10 assists, three steals, one block and just two turnovers. Obi Toppin scored 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting.

Warriors 120, Clippers 114

Stephen Curry had a team-high 26 points, Jonathan Kuminga led a difference-making bench performance with 17 and short-handed Golden State topped Los Angeles in San Francisco.

Playing without injured Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins and Gary Payton II, the Warriors rode a balanced attack to a third straight home win. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, and Curry added eight assists and seven rebounds.

Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points, Ivica Zubac posted 18 points and 13 rebounds and James Harden also had 18 points for the Clippers, who won the previous night at Sacramento.

Trail Blazers 103, Cavaliers 95

Shaedon Sharpe recorded his first double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds as visiting Portland rallied from a 16-point, first-half deficit to beat Cleveland.

Jerami Grant and Duop Reath scored 13 points apiece for the Trail Blazers, who have won three of their past four games.

Donovan Mitchell led Cleveland with 23 points. Evan Mobley added 20 points, Darius Garland scored 15 points and Jarrett Allen had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Bulls 120, Bucks 113 (OT)

Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Coby White scored 23 points to help short-handed Chicago beat visiting Milwaukee in overtime to stop a five-game losing streak.

DeMar DeRozan (ankle) and Zach LaVine (foot), the Bulls’ top two scorers, missed the game. Still, Chicago stuck around behind eight double-figure scorers. Andre Drummond finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Giannis Antetokounmpo notched 26 points and 14 boards for the Bucks, while Brook Lopez followed with 20 points. Damian Lillard scored 18, but he had only one point after halftime.

Thunder 133, Lakers 110

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 points to lead host Oklahoma City to a win over Los Angeles.

Gilgeous-Alexander was 11 of 18 from the floor and made all 10 of his free throws as the Thunder finished 53.2 percent from the floor. Jalen Williams added 21 points for the Thunder while Chet Holmgren scored 18. Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 31 points on 11-of-18 shooting while LeBron James added 21.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Oklahoma City, which has won seven of nine overall. The loss was the third in five games for the Lakers, who have given up at least 130 points in two of their past three outings.