Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle combined for 65 points to lead host New Orleans to a 131-122 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, but the Pelicans lost All-Star forward Anthony Davis to a shoulder injury.
Davis missed the second half, finishing with 14 points and four rebounds in 15 minutes. It wasn’t immediately known whether the injury would keep Davis out of the All-Star Game on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C.
Randle had 33 points and 11 rebounds, and Holiday added 32 points. E’Twaun Moore scored 15 points and Jahlil Okafor had 12 as New Orleans bounced back from two straight losses.
Russell Westbrook extended his NBA record by producing an 11th consecutive triple-double, finishing with 44 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Thunder, who had won four straight and 11 of 12. Paul George added 28 points, and Nerlens Noel had 22.
Knicks 106, Hawks 91
Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points as New York put an emphatic end to its 18-game losing streak by winning at Atlanta.
New York had not won since Jan. 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers. During the streak, the Knicks had dropped six games on the road and 12 at home. The 18-game skid was a franchise record for a single season.
The Knicks also got 14 points from ex-Hawk John Jenkins, who was only playing his second game with the club, plus 14 points and nine rebounds from Kadeem Allen. Dewayne Dedmon led the Hawks with 21 points while Trae Young and Kent Bazemore each scored 16. Young added 11 assists.
Magic 127, Hornets 89
All-Star Nikola Vucevic compiled 17 points and 11 rebounds for his 41st double-double of the season as Orlando beat visiting Charlotte for its fifth consecutive victory.
The Magic snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Hornets that dated to the 2015-16 season. They were in control throughout, racing to a 15-point lead after one quarter and leading by 35 at halftime. Their biggest lead in the second half was 40.
Terrence Ross led the Magic with 21 points. Malik Monk was the top scorer for the Hornets with 15 points.
—Field Level Media