NBA roundup, Nov. 19
CHARLOTTE — Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night.
Walker followed up his NBA season-best, 60-point effort in an overtime loss to the 76ers on Saturday night with another spectacular performance, scoring 21 in the fourth quarter and making 14-of-25 shots, including seven more 3-pointers.
Walker outdueled Boston's Kyrie Irving, who finished with 27 points and 11 assists.
Jeremy Lamb had 18 points and Willy Hernangomez added 14 as the Hornets beat the Celtics for the first time in eight tries.
76ERS 119, SUNS 114: Joel Embiid scored 19 of his 33 points after halftime and added 17 rebounds to help host Philadelphia beat Phoenix. Ben Simmons added 19 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the 76ers, who won their third straight while improving to 9-0 at home, remaining the only team in the league unbeaten at home. The 76ers play five of their next six in Philadelphia. Devin Booker had 37 points and eight assists for the Suns, who started a four-game road trip with their sixth loss in seven games. Phoenix, which fell to 3-13 overall and 0-7 on the road, has the worst record in the West and is one of three winless road teams in the NBA.
PACERS 121, JAZZ 94: Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points, Domantas Sabonis nearly had a triple-double and host Indiana beat Utah. Sabonis had 19 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as Indiana won its third straight — this one without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, who sat out with a sore right knee. Ricky Rubio matched his season high with 28 points to lead Utah, which has lost three of four and looked weary on the final night of a five-game trip. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 11 rebounds in a game that wasn't close after the first quarter. Utah coach Quin Snyder pulled his starters midway through the fourth.
BUCKS 104, NUGGETS 98: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and Eric Bledsoe added 22, including two late 3-pointers, as host Milwaukee overcame a 17-point, first-half deficit to down Denver. Antetokounmpo added 12 rebounds for Milwaukee, which came from 22 down in the first half to beat the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. The Bucks swept the two-game season series against the Nuggets for the first time since 2009-10. Jamal Murray had 17 points, eight rebounds and nine assists for Denver, which has lost six of its last seven games. Nikola Jokic had 20 points off the bench.