Jeremy Lin rolled back the years to star for the Atlanta Hawks in their victory over the Miami Heat.
Sunday night results
- Brooklyn Nets 117-110 Chicago Bulls
- LA Lakers 86–108 Minnesota Timberwolves
- Orlando Magic 96–106 LA Clippers
- Miami Heat 82–106 Atlanta Hawks
- Washington Wizards 116-98 Oklahoma City Thunder
- Indiana Pacers 105-121 Toronto Raptors
- Charlotte Hornets 119-113 Phoenix Suns
Miami Heat 82-106 Atlanta Hawks
Jeremy Lin starred for the Hawks
Veteran point guard Jeremy Lin came off the bench to score 11 of his 15 points during a third-quarter run that sparked the Atlanta Hawks.
Atlanta built a 38-37 first-half lead, despite shooting just 31.1 per cent from the field. But with Lin leading the way, the Hawks shot 53 per cent in the third quarter and outscored the Heat 41-21 in the frame to take a commanding lead, which surged as high as 30 points in the final quarter.
Lin finished seven for nine from the field and handed out five assists in 17 minutes. He picked up one steal, which was the 500th of his career. Lin, who averages 10.5 points, has scored 27 in the last two games.
The win broke a three-game losing streak for Atlanta and snapped Miami’s two-game winning streak. Three of Atlanta’s 12 wins this season have come against Miami.
Indiana Pacers 105-121 Toronto Raptors
Highlights of the Indiana Pacers’ visit to the Toronto Raptors in week 12 of the NBA
Norman Powell scored a season-best 23 points off the bench for the Toronto Raptors, playing without Kawhi Leonard but with Kyle Lowry back in the line-up.
Lowry had 12 points and eight assists after missing six straight games with a stiff back.
It was the Pacers’ 11th regular-season loss in a row in Toronto. Their last win in Toronto was March 1, 2013. They also have lost four straight, and 14 of their past 17 regular-season games overall, against the Raptors.
The loss ended the Pacers’ six-game winning streak overall, although they have still won 13 of their past 16 games.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points for the Raptors, Danny Green scored 15, Pascal Siakam had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Fred VanVleet 12 points, Greg Monroe 11 and Delon Wright 10.
Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 21 points and nine rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds.
Washington Wizards 116-98 Oklahoma City Thunder
Highlights of the Washington Wizards’ visit to the Oklahoma City Thunder in week 12 of the NBA
Bradley Beal scored 25 points, including seven in the decisive third quarter, to give Washington their first road win since December 5, breaking an eight-game road losing streak. The Wizards had never won in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder led 58-54 early in the third quarter after scoring the first eight points of the second half. But from there, the Wizards dominated the rest of the third, outscoring the Thunder 36-21 the rest of the way.
Beal and Otto Porter did most of the damage, with Porter scoring eight of his 20 off the bench in the third. Washington’s bench scored 42 points overall.
Porter was four of six from behind the 3-point line in the win. Jeff Green added 16 for Washington, while Tomas Satoransky scored 15. It was the third time in four games Satoransky scored 14 or more points. He’d done it just once before this season.
Russell Westbrook finished with 22 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, earning his 12th triple-double of the season and his third in the last four games by the time the third quarter ended.
Charlotte Hornets 119-113 Phoenix Suns
Highlights of the Charlotte Hornets’ visit to the Phoenix Suns in week 12 of the NBA
Kemba Walker scored 29 points, including 18 in the final 4:26, to help the Hornets snap a two-game losing streak.
Walker scored 18 of the last 19 points scored by the Hornets, who didn’t take the lead for good until a free throw by Walker with 1:00 remaining gave them a 112-111 edge. Walker then also hit a clutch jumper with 21.7 seconds remaining to up the lead to 114-111.
Tony Parker scored 20 and Willy Hernangomez added 19 points and nine rebounds.
This was a sixth consecutive defeat for the Suns but the Hornets avoided matching their longest losing streak this season.
Brooklyn Nets 117-110 Chicago Bulls
Highlights of the Brooklyn Nets’ visit to the Chicago Bulls in the NBA
D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points – racking up at least 20 points for the fourth straight game to match the longest streak of his career. The guard’s latest productive showing helped the Nets (20-21) win for the 12th time in 15 games, matching the best 15-game stretch since the team moved to Brooklyn in 2012.
Russell shot 10 of 19 from the floor and made six 3-pointers. He made at least five 3-pointers for the seventh time this season as Brooklyn shot 50.6 per cent overall and hit 34.8 per cent from 3-point range.
Reserve DeMarre Carroll added 20 and scored at least 20 in consecutive games for the fourth time in his career as the Nets beat the Bulls for the fifth straight time by outscoring them 62-45 after half time.
Jarrett Allen contributed 19 points, six rebounds and two blocks for Brooklyn. Shabazz Napier chipped in 18 points, and Ed Davis pulled down 13 rebounds as Brooklyn’s reserves totalled 52 points.
Orlando Magic 96106 LA Clippers
Highlights of the Orlando Magic’s visit to the LA Clippers in week 12 of the NBA
Magic let a 15-point lead slip in defeat to the Clippers.
Lou Williams responded with 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter while Magic could only muster nine from 21 from the floor in the same period.
Magic’s Nikola Vucevic scored 16 points and 24 rebounds but his team-mates weren’t accurate enough.