Giannis Antetokounmpo's tip-in with 39.1 seconds remaining allowed the visiting Milwaukee Bucks to fend off a furious Houston Rockets rally and squeeze out a 116-109 victory on Wednesday. Rockets team-mate Clint Capela chipped in 18 points and 13 rebounds, but Milwaukee's balanced offense was too overwhelming. It was the fourth time he has hit the 30-point mark, and he added six rebounds, five assists, three steals and made 10 free throws, just five fewer than the Suns made as a team.
Jimmy Butler added 23 points, and Ben Simmons had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia.
NY - D'Angelo Russell scored 23 points, Ed Davis grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds, and Brooklyn climbed out of an early 19-point hole to beat Atlanta.
Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to lead the Cavaliers with 21 points.
Donovan Mitchell finished with 33 points and seven assists and Utah rallied from a 21-point, first-half deficit en route to putting away Orlando in Salt Lake City.
Washington has won four of six.
In-form Luka Doncic recorded 30 points as the Dallas Mavericks overcame the Phoenix Suns 104-94, while in Memphis, the Grizzlies stopped a six-game losing streak thanks to 26 points from Marc Gasol in their 96-86 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Led by point guard Lonzo Ball who had a game-high 11 assists, the Lakers showed some chemistry and teamwork even without key playmakers, LeBron James and Rajon Rondo.
Joe Ingles had 16 points and seven assists for Utah, which dominated the final 20-plus minutes.
Wendell Carter Jr. had 22 points to lead the Bulls in the first of a five-game road trip. The Spurs' 30 field goals and 14 assists were both season lows. Outside of his individual success, the Rockets have won 11 of their last 14 games.
Kyrie Irving had 12 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Celtics put together their highest-scoring game this season to get their fourth straight win. DeMarre Carroll added 17 points while Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris contributed 16 apiece for the Nets.
John Collins scored 30 points and grabbed 18 boards for the Hawks in a 116-100 loss to the Nets.