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Spaniard Ricky Rubio made a career-high six 3-pointers to lead the Timberwolves to a 111-105 victory in overtime on Monday night.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Rubio added 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Andrew Wiggins forced overtime with a jumper with 10 seconds to play to help the Wolves win for the eighth time in 11 games. Serb Nemanja Bjelica added 7 points, while for the losing side Montenegrin Nikola Vucevic had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists, Spaniard Serge Ibaka added also a double double (17 p. 10 r.) and Evan Fournier scored 9 points.
Slovenian Goran Dragic scored 20 points, Dion Waiters added 19 and the Heat pushed the NBA’s longest current winning streak to eight games by beating the woebegone Brooklyn Nets 104-96 on Monday night. The streak is the fourth-longest in the league so far this season, topped only by Golden State (12 games), Houston (10) and San Antonio (9). Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic had 16 points for the losing side.
Isaiah Thomas came through again, scoring 24 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics held off the Detroit Pistons 113-109 (Jerebko 3 p. 10 r.). Mike Conley scored a career-high 38 points and Memphis just missed a franchise record with 16 3-pointers in a 115-96 rout of the Phoenix Suns. Spaniard Marc Gasol added 18 points, while for the losing side Ukrainian Alex Len had 6 points and 7 rebounds.
Yogi Ferrell scored a career-high 19 points and the last-place Mavericks knocked off a title contender for the second straight night in a 104-97 win Monday over the Cavaliers, who were missing Kevin Love because of recurring back spasms. German icon Dirk Nowitzki added 8 points and 6 rebounds for the winners.
Last but not least the Sixers overcame 46 points from DeMarcus Cousins and won 122-199 with Dario Saric playing a key role.
|New York Knicks||21||28|
|1Golden State Warriors||41||7|
|2San Antonio Spurs||36||11|
|6Oklahoma City Thunder||28||20|
|Portland Trail Blazers||21||28|
|New Orleans Pelicans||19||29|
|Los Angeles Lakers||16||34|