Mon, 30 Jan 2023

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Los Angeles Lakers snapped the Memphis Grizzlies' winning streak at 11 games with a 122-121 victory, while Kyrie Irving scored 48 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets past the Utah Jazz 117-106 on Friday.

Dennis Schroder completed a three-point play with 7.6 seconds remaining after a steal as the Lakers rallied from seven points down late in the fourth quarter.

Schroder, who scored 19 points, stole the ball from Desmond Bane near half-court and made a layup while being fouled by Bane to put Los Angeles ahead 121-120, and he then converted the ensuing free throw for a two-point lead.

Memphis' Brandon Clarke was fouled with 1.9 seconds to play. He made the first, but missed the second. Bane got the offensive rebound, but lost control of it to give the Lakers possession with 0.4 seconds left.

Russell Westbrook led the Lakers with 29 points. LeBron James added 23.

Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 22 points. Clarke and Tyus Jones had 20 apiece, and Steven Adams had 16 points and 17 rebounds.

Irving's points tally included 21 in the fourth quarter. He also had a season-high 11 rebounds and six assists in the Nets' first win since Kevin Durant's knee injury.

Nic Claxton added 20 points and four blocks. Royce O'Neale helped with 13 points and six assists in his first game back in Utah since being traded to Brooklyn before the season.

Jordan Clarkson scored 29 points for Utah. Lauri Markkanen added 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Also on Friday, the Orlando Magic beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110, the Atlanta Hawks got past the New York Knicks 139-124, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-114 without their star guard Stephen Curry, the Dallas Mavericks sailed to a 115-90 victory over the Miami Heat.

In Friday's other games, Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 36 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 131-126, Jamal Murray got his first career triple-double with 17 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in the Denver Nuggets' 134-111 rout of the Indiana Pacers, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-113 for their sixth consecutive win.

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