By The Associated Press
DALLAS — Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a career-high 40 points, Stephen Curry had 28 and the Golden State Warriors went small in a runaway win, beating the Dallas Mavericks 147-116 on Thursday night.
Draymond Green had 11 points and a season-high 15 assists as a makeshift center, helping Golden State get by without using any player taller than 6-foot-7 forward Andrew Wiggins due to injuries. The Warriors outscored Dallas 54-36 in the paint and outrebounded the Mavs 45-42.
Golden State took control late in the third quarter after a floater by Tim Hardaway Jr. pulled the Mavericks within 93-91 with 5:52 left in the period. The Warriors went on a 17-4 run mixing outside shooting and attacks on the rim and led 110-96 after three.
Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 27 points. Kristaps Porzingis had 25, Hardaway added 19 and Jalen Brunson 18 off the bench.
Rockets 115, Grizzlies 103
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — John Wall scored 22 points, Eric Gordon added 20 and Houston beat Memphis.
Jae’Sean Tate had a season-high 19 points for Houston, while Christian Wood scored 17 points
Rookie Desmond Bane led the Grizzlies with 16 points, while Ja Morant added 15.
Jazz 112, Hawks 91
ATLANTA — Jordan Clarkson sank five 3-pointers while scoring 23 points and Utah protected the NBA’s best record with a runaway win over Atlanta.
Bojan Bogdanovic had 21 points and Donovan Mitchell added 18 for Utah (17-5).
John Collins led Atlanta with 17 points. The Hawks suffered their third consecutive loss.
Lakers 114, Nuggets 93
LOS ANGELES — LeBron James had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Dennis Schröder added 21 points and Los Angeles roared away in the second half for a victory over Denver.
Talen Horton-Tucker scored 12 of his 17 points during that inspired second-half effort by the defending NBA champions, who returned from a strong seven-game road trip and improved their surprisingly unimpressive home record to 5-4 by winning this rematch of the Western Conference finals in the bubble.
James moved into third place on the NBA’s career field goals list while recording his 96th career triple-double and his second of the season, helping the Lakers open a five-game homestand with their 11th win in 14 games.
Jamal Murray scored 20 points and Monte Morris added 16 for the Nuggets.
Trail Blazers 121, 76ers 105
PHILADELPHIA — Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 points and Enes Kanter had 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead undermanned Portland over Philadelphia.
Carmelo Anthony had 22 points for the Trail Blazers. Joel Embiid scored 37 points for the Sixers. Tobias Harris added 12 points and 11 boards.