The Nets bench celebrates a 3-pointer by Seth Curry, right, during their game against the Trail Blazers on Sunday in New York. Jessie Alcheh/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Seth Curry added a season-high 29 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-94 on Sunday.

Curry had his highest point total with the Nets and the most by a Brooklyn reserve this season.

Kyrie Irving added 22 points for the Nets. Ben Simmons took just three shots but had 12 rebounds and eight assists.

Jerami Grant scored 29 points for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons added 15 points and Justice Winslow had 14.

The Nets have won four of their last six games, while the Trail Blazers have dropped five of six.

Brooklyn made 52.6% of its shots from the field overall, and 42.9% from 3-point range, in the second matchup between the teams in 10 days.


With the Nets leading by four entering the fourth, Curry scored Brooklyn’s first eight points of the quarter. Royce O’Neale’s free throw gave the Nets a 93-87 lead and following a Portland turnover, Curry made a 3 that extended the advantage to nine.

Nurkic sandwiched a hook shot and free throw around two free throws by Irving to cut Brooklyn’s lead to 98-90. However, after a timeout, Durant hit a 3 to push the lead to 101-90.

Brooklyn led 58-57 at halftime, and 84-80 after the third quarter.

WARRIORS 137, TIMBERWOLVES 114: Steph Curry had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Jordan Poole pitched in 24 points off the bench and Golden State scored 47-points in the first quarter in their win in Minneapolis.

Klay Thompson went 5 for 8 from deep for 21 points and tied Joe Johnson (1,978) for 15th place on the NBA’s career list for 3-pointers made for the Warriors, who raised their perplexing road record to 2-9. They’ve won five of their last six games overall and eight of 11.

Draymond Green had his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 assists. Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points against his old team for the Warriors, who went 2 for 12 from 3-point range in the second quarter and still led by 20 points at the half.


Anthony Edwards scored 26 points for the Wolves, who were outrebounded 47-31 and allowed their highest opponent score of the season.

CLIPPERS 114, PACERS 100: Ivica Zubac scored a season-high 31 points and pulled down a career-best 29 rebounds, and Los Angeles pulled away in the second half to win at home.

Zubac had the most rebounds in an NBA game this season and was one board away from the league’s fourth 30-point/30-rebound rebound game and first since 2018 when he fouled out with 3:40 remaining.

Norman Powell added 19 points and Terance Mann 14 for the Clippers, who are still without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Jalen Smith scored a career-high 23 points for the Pacers, while Tyrese Haliburton added 15 and T.J. McConnell 14.

HEAT 106, HAWKS 98: Bam Adebayo scored 16 of his 32 points in the third quarter, Caleb Martin added 20 points and Miami snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a victory in Atlanta.


Tyler Herro had 11 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds and Max Strus had 16 points for the Heat, who outscored Atlanta 34-21 in the third to take charge of the game. They went on a 10-2 run early in the quarter to make it 65-64 on Kyle Lowry’s left wing 3, and Atlanta trailed the rest of the way. It was Miami’s first lead since it was 3-2.

The Heat led by 14 on Martin’s 3, ending a 17-6 run, with 5:45 left in the game.

Trae Young finished with 22 points and a season-high 14 assists and John Collins had 23 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for Atlanta, which has dropped two straight and three of four.

76ERS 133, MAGIC 103: Shake Milton had 29 points and seven assists, and Philadelphia easily won in Orlando, Florida.

Tobias Harris added 25 points for Philadelphia, which also beat the Magic 107-99 on Friday night. Danuel House Jr. scored 19 points, and fellow reserve Paul Reed had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Paolo Banchero led Orlando with 18 points and Franz Wagner scored 17 for the Magic, who lost their fourth straight.


Playing a fourth consecutive game without their top three scorers, the 76ers shot 66% in the first half and led 70-45 when Milton opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer.

Milton and Harris did most of the scoring on a 29-10 burst to open the second quarter for Philadelphia, and the Magic never got closer than 20 from there. Banchero picked up his third foul during that run and sat out the rest of the half.

CAVALIERS 102, PISTONS 94: Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points, Evan Mobley added 20 and Cleveland rallied late to win in Detroit.

Cleveland trailed for much of the game, but outscored the Pistons 29-16 in the fourth quarter.

Darius Garland added 16 points for Cleveland, which has won five of six.

Marvin Bagley III had 19 points for the Pistons, who were missing starters Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle), Jaden Ivey (knee), Isaiah Stewart (foot) and Cade Cunningham (shin).


GRIZZLIES 127, KNICKS 123: Ja Morant had 27 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in his fifth career triple-double, and Memphis Grizzlies held off the Knicks in New York.

Morant scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, hitting the go-ahead basket after rebounding his own miss with 13.9 seconds left in regulation.

Dillon Brooks scrod 23 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. added 21 for the Grizzlies, who lost a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter but recovered for their second straight victory.

Jalen Brunson had 30 points and RJ Barrett added 22 for the Knicks, who have lost two straight and four of their last five.

BUCKS 124, MAVERICKS 115: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and host Milwaukee capitalized on Grayson Allen’s sizzling start to beat Dallas, handing the Mavericks their fourth straight loss.

Allen scored 22 points in the game’s first 17 ½ minutes while shooting 7 of 7 from beyond the arc, tying his career high for 3-pointers. Allen matched the highest total for made 3-pointers in a half without any misses over the last 25 seasons, according to ESPN Stats.

Allen finished with a season-high 25 points while shooting 8 of 10 overall and 7 of 8 on 3-point attempts. The Bucks shot 55.8% overall as a team and went 17 of 37 from beyond the arc, matching a season high for 3-point baskets.

Luka Doncic had 27 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Mavericks, who lost despite shooting 51.3%. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points and Christian Wood added 21.

The Mavericks were playing for a second straight night after losing 105-100 at Toronto on Saturday..

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