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Towns has 27 in return but Pacers win

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon just wanted one more chance to make things right.

When the opportunity came, Brogdon delivered.

He drove toward the basket, flicked the ball on the run and made a tiebreaking 16-footer with 18 seconds left to give the Pacers a 116-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.


Grizzlies hold off Cavs, push run to 7

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies kept the NBA’s longest winning streak alive with a fourth-quarter burst and defensive stops in the final seconds.

Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Grizzlies survived a late rally by Cleveland to defeat the Cavaliers 113-109 on Friday night for their seventh straight win.


McCollum sprains ankle in loss to Mavs

DALLAS (AP) Luka Doncic's pursuit of Jason Kidd's triple-double record in Dallas will have to wait. This night was about the 20-year-old sensation's 3-point shooting.

Doncic drained a career-best eight 3s on his way to 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday night to avoid getting swept at home by the Trail Blazers.


Raptors tie team scoring record in win

TORONTO (AP) Feeling fresh after a lengthy injury layoff, Marc Gasol helped the Toronto Raptors pile up the points Friday night.

Gasol scored a season-high 20 and matched his career high with six 3-pointers, Norman Powell added 28 and the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 140-111, matching the franchise record for points in a game.


Down 14 in 4th, Hawks rally to top Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Vince Carter knows how difficult it is to win in San Antonio because he has experienced it for 22 seasons.

Competing against the championship pedigree of the franchise, trying to tune out the frenzy of the sellout crowds at the AT&T Center and struggling to overcome the defensive pressure created by San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. It's a good thing for Carter that his young teammates on the Atlanta Hawks weren't thinking about that pressure.


Korkmaz has 24 to spark 76ers past Bulls

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Furkan Korkmaz asked the Philadelphia 76ers 14 months ago to trade him somewhere he could play amid frequent shuttles back and forth to the club’s G-League team in Delaware.

On Friday night, he was a lifeline for a team that may have found an answer to its desperate need for outside shooting.


Nunn, Adebayo lead Heat past Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kendrick Nunn continues to make good things happen for the Miami Heat.

The rookie guard scored 22 points to help the Heat top the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-108 on Friday night.


NBA needs more time for schedule changes

MIAMI (AP) The NBA no longer expects the league’s board of governors to vote in April on whether to make significant changes to the league’s schedule in time for the 75th anniversary season in 2021-22.

The changes remain a real possibility. The new twist, as detailed in a memo the NBA sent to teams Friday, is that much of the feedback the league received on the ideas for change suggested that more time is necessary to implement them correctly.


Heat: Winslow out at least 2 more weeks

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat say Justise Winslow will miss at least two more weeks while recovering from a back injury.

Winslow has played only once since Dec. 4 and is slated to be out for at least the remainder of January. The team originally called Winslow's injury a back strain, then updated the diagnosis to a bone bruise.


Knicks' Barrett out with sprained ankle

NEW YORK (AP) New York Knicks rookie RJ Barrett will miss at least a week with a sprained right ankle.

Barrett was hurt during the Knicks' loss to Phoenix on Thursday. On Friday, he had X-rays, which were negative.

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