Trae Young scored 32 points, including a last-second, go-ahead floater, to give the Atlanta Hawks a 129-127 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night, ending the visiting 76ers’ six-game winning streak.
With 3.5 seconds left, Young took the inbound pass from Kevin Huerter and dribbled past Jimmy Butler before sinking the short, soft jumper for the lead with 0.1 of a second remaining. Butler missed a long attempt as the final buzzer sounded.
“Those are the type of plays you live for, with the clock counting down,” Young said. “ … I just wanted to get to my strong suit and get to my pull-up, that mid-range floater I have.”
Taurean Prince had 23 points for Atlanta.
Joel Embiid had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Butler had 25 points for Philadelphia.
Trail Blazers 117, Pistons 112: Damian Lillard had 28 points, nine assists and six rebounds as host Portland won its third straight. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 22 points, including nine points in the fourth quarter as Portland rallied from a six-point deficit.
Kings 112, Suns 103: Buddy Hield had 25 points and set the franchise season record for 3-pointers as Sacramento won at home. Hield made 7 of 14 from beyond the arc, giving him 245 3-pointers this season. That surpassed the mark of 240 set by Peja Stojakovic in 2003-04.
Hornets 124, Celtics 117: Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and host Charlotte rallied to beat Boston, which missed a chance to tie Indiana for fourth place in the East. It was Walker’s 23rd game of 30 or more points this season. He added 11 rebounds and nine assists. Charlotte won its second straight, improved to 33-39 and kept its faint postseason hopes alive. Kyrie Irving led Boston with 31 points and Jaylen Brown added 29, but the Celtics lost their third straight game despite hitting 19 3-pointers.
Heat 113, Wizards 108: Dwyane Wade scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, helping visiting Miami remain alone in eighth place in the East. Wade also had nine rebounds while scoring in double digits for a ninth consecutive game. Dion Waiters added 19 points and Josh Richardson had 18 for Miami, which remained a game ahead of Orlando in the race for the East’s last playoff spot. Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jeff Green scored 25 points for Washington.
Jazz 114, Bulls 83: Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and visiting Utah rolled to one of its most lopsided wins of the season. The 31-point margin of victory was just three shy of Utah’s season high. The Jazz raced out to a 70-36 halftime lead and never looked back in winning for the sixth time in seven games. Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Timberwolves 112, Grizzlies 99: Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 23 rebounds, and visiting Minnesota ended a five-game slide. Andrew Wiggins added 22 points and rookie Josh Okogie had 17 as Minnesota, eliminated from the playoffs Friday night, ended its longest losing streak of the season. Mike Conley led Memphis with 23 points, and Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 14 rebounds.
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