Memphis Grizzlies win over Phoenix Suns 114-113, with Morant scoring 33 points, including a layup with 0.5 seconds remaining, and Desmond Bane scoring a career-high 32 points. 

Steven Adams had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who led by as many as 18 points late in the third quarter before winning their second consecutive game. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 11 points.

With 5.1 seconds remaining, Devin Booker scored 30 points and nailed a 3-pointer to give the Suns a 113-112 lead. Mikal Bridges missed a baseline jumper at the buzzer after Morant scored on a driving layup.

The Suns were without players Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder, who were both under the league’s health and safety protocols. Cameron Johnson scored 19 points for the Suns.

Nets 124, Clippers 108.

To lead Brooklyn to a win against Los Angeles, James Harden tied his season-high of 39 points and added a season-high of 15 assists.

Patty Mills scored 18 points on six 3-pointers as the Nets won for the sixth time in seven games despite the absence of Kevin Durant (COVID protocols). Nic Claxton added 18 points for Brooklyn, which moved to 13-3 on the road.

Marcus Morris Sr. led the Clippers with 24 points despite missing the previous four games, three of which were due to COVID regulations. Los Angeles, which has lost five of its last six games, got 15 points from Eric Bledsoe and 15 points from rookie Keon Johnson.

123 points for the Hornets, 99 points for the Rockets.

Charlotte’s Terry Rozier scored 27 points to lead Charlotte’s backcourt to an easy win against visiting Houston.

Rozier hit seven of his 12 3-point tries, while backcourt partner LaMelo Ball hit four and ended with 16 points and seven assists. Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 18 points despite shooting 1-for-7 from outside the arc.

Trevelin Queen, who had never scored more than two points in his previous three NBA games, led the Rockets with 17 points off the bench. Christian Wood and Eric Gordon each scored 16 points.

The Bulls defeated the Hawks by a score of 130 to 118.

For the fourth time in a row, DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, and Nikola Vucevic combined for 89 points as Chicago defeated Atlanta.

DeRozan finished with 35 points and 10 assists. LaVine finished with 30 points and nine assists, while Vucevic had 24 points and 17 rebounds. The Bulls hit 18 3-pointers, a season-high.

Trae Young, Atlanta’s best scorer, was allowed to play minutes before tipoff after missing three games due to COVID-19 regulations. He finished with 29 points and nine assists. Cam Reddish led the Hawks with 33 points and a career-high eight three-pointers.

Celtics 103, Timberwolves 108

Off the bench, Jaylen Nowell scored a career-high 29 points to lead Minnesota to a win against Boston in Minneapolis.

For the Timberwolves, who stopped a two-game slump, Nathan Knight added career-highs of 20 points and 11 rebounds, while JaDaniels scored 17.

Jaylen Brown led the way for Boston with 26 points and 10 rebounds. For the Celtics, who dropped their second straight game, Payton Pritchard had 24 points, Al Horford had 16, and Grant Williams had 15 for the Celtics.

Trail Blazers 117, Mavericks 132

Despite the absence of Luka Doncic (COVID protocols), Kristaps Porzingis exploded for a season-high 34 points as Dallas steadily drew away from host Portland.

Dwight Powell scored 22 points for the Mavericks, who snapped a two-game losing streak with their seventh win in the last 20 games.

Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 26 points, but they fell for the ninth time in 11 games.

Utah Jazz defeated the Spurs by a score of 110 to 104.

Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points off the bench to lead a balanced assault as Utah beat San Antonio for the fourth time in a row.

Utah took the lead late in the first quarter and never let the Spurs go back in front, taking a 10-point advantage at halftime, pushing it to 12 after three quarters and up to 18 points in the fourth.

The Jazz have won 12 of their last 14 games. Utah’s Bojan Bogdanovic had 19 points, while Joe Ingles had 17. Six San Antonio players scored in double digits, led by Derrick White’s 21 points.

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