Marcus Morris scored 28 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 92-85 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
Julius Randle had 16 points and a season-best 18 rebounds, and Taj Gibson added 10 points and seven rebounds to lead the Knicks (14-36), who snapped a two-game skid and won in the series after losing seven straight.
Wizards 113, Nets 107: Bradley Beal scored 34 points, Thomas Bryant added 17 points and 10 rebounds and Washington beat Brooklyn. The Nets lost Kyrie Irving to a sprained right knee in the fourth quarter. He was held to a season-low 11 points, a night after scoring a season-best 54. Spencer Dinwiddie, who scored 12 straight points for Brooklyn late in the third quarter and early in the fourth, led the Nets with 26 points.
Clippers 118, Timberwolves 106: Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, his ninth straight game with at least that many for L.A. Karl-Anthony Towns countered with 32 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota, his fourth consecutive game with 30 or more points, Minnesota has lost 11 in a row.
Warriors 131, Cavaliers 112: Glenn Robinson III scored 22 points, Draymond Green tied a career high with 16 assists and Golden State dominated the second half, beating Cleveland.
Heat 102, Magic 89: Miami got 24 points from Jimmy Butler and a big boost from rookie Tyler Herro. But it was a big game from center Meyers Leonard that put the Heat over the top in a victory over Orlando. Herro came off the bench with six 3-pointers and 23 points. Herro and Leonard combined for 10-of-19 shooting from 3-point range to help the Heat beat Orlando for the second time this week and stretch their lead in the Southeast Division to 121/2 games.
Kobe: Kobe Bryant’s high school jersey spent more time in China of late than it did hanging on the wall of the gym named in honor of the school’s career leading scorer. Bryant’s retired No. 33 jersey was stolen in 2017 from Lower Merion High School’s campus and eventually bought by a collector in China. Suspicious the jersey was stolen, the Kobe collector contacted the school and helped return the keepsake to suburban Philadelphia, a process already under way before Bryant was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash. The uniform was at last back Saturday where it belonged — unveiled under a spotlight by Bryant’s cousin, his old high school coach, and a former teammate at Bryant Gymnasium. “Good timing,” Lower Merion coach Gregg Downer said. “That was kind of an iconic moment when the spotlight went on that jersey. It was just tremendous. It was major irony, almost, how we’ve been waiting for that jersey for a long time. For a long time we didn’t know where it was. To have it back, it’s a fitting ending to a tough week.”
Note: Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry is making progress in his comeback from a broken left hand and could return in March. Curry was injured Oct. 30 in the fourth game of the season and had surgery two days later.