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Kawhi, George combine for 42, Clips win

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) With Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Lou Williams on the court, the Boston Celtics had to pick someone to leave unguarded.

They chose Patrick Beverley and he made them pay.

Beverley shined on both ends, playing his usual ornery defense while scoring 14 points and grabbing a career-high 16 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers win 107-104 in overtime with Leonard and George playing together for the first time Wednesday night.


Beal has 21 in 3rd, Spurs' skid hits 7

WASHINGTON (AP) Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak, their longest skid since he took over as the team’s coach more than 20 years ago.

With little resistance at the defensive end from San Antonio on Wednesday night, Washington’s Bradley Beal shot 9 for 9 in a 21-point third quarter en route to scoring 33 in all, and the lowly Wizards beat the Spurs 138-132.


Nuggets limit Harden to end Rockets' run

DENVER (AP) Rule No. 1 in defending James Harden: Throw different looks at him.

Rule No. 2: See above.


Doncic has 35-10-11 in 25 minutes in win

DALLAS (AP) The front of their jerseys said “San Francisco” and the names on the back weren’t the same Golden State Warriors that reached the past five NBA Finals.

The Dallas Mavericks took full advantage.


Simmons hits 1st career 3 in 76ers' win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ben Simmons wore a “Sesame Street” sweatshirt in the locker room, the classic characters lined up on the familiar street. The theme seemed appropriate for 76ers fans, because it was finally time to count Simmons’ 3-pointers.

One! One 3-pointer for Ben Simmons!


Giannis scores 33, Bucks win 5th in row

ATLANTA (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t concerned that the Milwaukee Bucks let the Atlanta Hawks back in the game late in the fourth quarter.

What mattered to Antetokounmpo was another road win for his streaking team.


Robinson has 29, 9 3s, Heat 6-0 at home

MIAMI (AP) John Beilein had seen Duncan Robinson get on hot shooting stretches plenty of times before.

None of those were at his expense.


Raptors beat Magic, Vucevic, Gordon hurt

TORONTO (AP) The Orlando Magic hit Toronto on a three-game winning streak. They limped out of town with two key starters hobbled by injuries.

Fred VanVleet scored 24 points, Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 11 rebounds and the defending champion Raptors beat the Magic 113-97 on Wednesday night.


Bogdanovic scores 30, Jazz beat Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) For the second time in three nights, the Utah Jazz watched the Minnesota Timberwolves fire away from 3-point range. The result was different this time.

With the Wolves misfiring on 31 of their 45 attempts from the perimeter Wednesday night, Bojan Bogdanovic and Donovan Mitchell led a 3-point spree in the fourth quarter to help the Jazz to a 103-95 victory. Bogdanovic scored 30 points, Mitchell added 26 and the Jazz split the home-and-home series.


Markkanen busts slump, Bulls top Pistons

CHICAGO (AP) After struggling with his shot for weeks, Lauri Markkanen said busting out of a slump Wednesday night was as simple as seeing the ball go through the basket.

"The shot's been feeling good the whole time," he said. "That's why it was frustrating to see it come out. It feels good to see a couple go in."

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