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MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) " CJ McCollum matched his career high with 37 points, scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-94 on Sunday.

McCollum also matched his career best with six 3-pointers. Damian Lillard added 19 points and seven assists, and Maurice Harkless finished with 18 points. Portland has won two straight.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 21 points, and Mike Conley added 16 points and seven assists, They have lost two straight, both at home.

Zach Randolph had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Vince Carter and Tony Allen scored 11 points each.

The game was close with 13 lead changes and 12 ties before Portland pulled away late. McCollum had 10 straight Portland points during one stretch to put the game away.

JAZZ 114, KNICKS 109

NEW YORK (AP) " Gordon Hayward scored 28 points in his season debut, while George Hill had 23 points and nine assists as Utah beat New York.

Hayward had been sidelined since breaking his right ring finger in training camp. He led the team in scoring last season, averaging nearly 20 points.

Rodney Hood added 18 points to help the Jazz win for the third time in four games. Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors each had 13.

Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis each had 28 for the Knicks, and Derrick Rose added 18. New York has lost three of four.


TORONTO (AP) " DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 23 against his former team and Sacramento beat Toronto.

Gay had nine points in the fourth quarter as the Kings (3-5) snapped a four-game losing streak by winning the finale of their five-game road trip.

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors (4-2) with 23 points, the first time this season he's been held under 30. Kyle Lowry added 15 points for Toronto, which had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas sat out with a sore knee.


DALLAS (AP) " Harrison Barnes scored a career-high 34 points and Dallas won for the first time this season, beating Milwaukee in overtime.

Barnes, who left Golden State to sign a $94 million, four-year contract with the Mavericks in the offseason, has scored at least 30 points twice this season after hitting the mark only once in his four years with the Warriors.

His 20-foot jumper opened the scoring in overtime, and the depleted Mavericks (1-5) never trailed after that. The Bucks scored just one point in the extra period.

The Mavericks played without starters Dirk Nowitzki (right Achilles soreness) and Deron Williams (left calf strain).

J.J. Barea added 21 points for Dallas, including five in overtime.

Jabari Parker led Milwaukee with 16 points, but only two after halftime. Greg Monroe had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, who had won three straight.


BOSTON (AP) " Emmanuel Mudiay scored 24 of his season-high 30 points in the opening quarter, helping Denver to a big first half against injury-depleted Boston.

Wilson Chandler added 22 points before leaving with a left hamstring injury. Danilo Gallinari scored 16 for the Nuggets, who lost 16 of the previous 18 meetings in Boston.

Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics, tying his season high with 30 points.

Boston was missing starters Jae Crowder (sprained left ankle) and Al Horford (concussion protocol).

Mudiay, who went 0 for 7 from the floor in Denver's double-digit loss at Detroit on Saturday night, shot 9 of 10 in the first quarter and had a season high already as he outscored the Celtics. The Nuggets led 42-23 after one and 77-52 at halftime.

Boston left the floor to a loud chorus of boos.

LAKERS 119, SUNS 108

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Nick Young scored 22 points, Jordan Clarkson added 18 and Los Angeles moved above .500 for only the second time in nearly three years with a victory over Phoenix.

Two days after their stunning upset of Golden State, the Lakers (4-3) held off the Suns down the stretch despite Devin Booker's career-high 39 points.

Julius Randle scored 18 for the Lakers, and Clarkson hit a 3-pointer with 1:27 left to seal Los Angeles' third victory in its last 14 meetings with the Suns, who have lost five of seven.

Other than its season-opening victory last month, Los Angeles hadn't had a winning record since the franchise was 10-9 on Dec. 6, 2013.

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