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Tatum pours in 53 in Celtics' OT win

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BOSTON (AP) The only regret Jayson Tatum had about his first career 50-point game was that his 2-year-old son wasn't there to see it.

But the All-Star has a solution for that.

"It just means I'll have to do it again someday," Tatum said. "He'll be there next time."


Young has 42, Hawks overcome LaVine's 50

ATLANTA (AP) Trae Young scored 42 points, Clint Capela had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a sizzling performance by Zach LaVine to beat the Chicago Bulls 120-108 on Friday night.

LaVine scored 39 of his career-high 50 points in the first half, and Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 10 rebounds but the Bulls' three-game winning streak was snapped. Chicago was trying to win four straight for the first time since December 2017.


Nuggets edge Spurs for 8th straight win

DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets watched not one, not two but three close-in shots miss in the closing seconds.

Things are definitely bouncing their way at the moment.


Bucks lose without all five starters

MILWAUKEE (AP) Miles Bridges scored 26 points to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 127-119 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, who were playing Friday night without all five of their usual starters.

The Hornets (27-24) are three games above .500 for the first time since January 2017. Charlotte finished that 2016-17 season with a 36-46 record.


Zion scores 37, Pelicans hold off 76ers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Zion Williamson scored 14 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans held on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-94 on Friday night.

Williamson scored the first six points of the fourth quarter and eight of the Pelicans' first 10, extending an eight-point lead to 86-71. He scored three more times after the 76ers pulled to 94-87 with 4:03 left.


Clips dominate 2nd quarter, down Rockets

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, Reggie Jackson added 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers used a dominating second quarter Friday night to defeat the Houston Rockets 126-109 and extend their winning streak to four games.

The short handed Clippers, who were missing All-Star Paul George, trailed by 10 at the end of the first quarter and found themselves down 40-26 with 9:57 remaining in the second before outscoring the Rockets 41-6 the remainder of the period.


Knicks rally to stun Grizzlies in OT

NEW YORK (AP) The Knicks were down and almost out. They had trailed nearly the entire game that was minutes from ending.

Turns out, there was just enough time left for an out-of-nowhere comeback.


Ailing Beal surges late in Wizards' win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Bradley Beal shook off a sluggish performance - and a sore back - and scored six points in the final 6.1 seconds, lifting the Washington Wizards past the Golden State Warriors 110-107 on Friday night.

Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 14 assists and 14 rebounds for his league-leading 21st triple-double.


Sabonis leads Pacers by Magic in return

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Indiana Pacers shooting guard Aaron Holiday might want to get used to being a top scoring option off the bench after the way he consistently shot in the last few games.

Holiday scored 20 points and Domantas Sabonis added 16 points, 15 rebounds and six assists in his return from a three-game injury absence to help Indiana hold off the Orlando Magic 111-106 on Friday night.


Beverley likely to miss regular season

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is likely to miss the rest of the regular season after breaking his left hand during Thursday's game against the Phoenix Suns.

Beverley was going for a rebound in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles' 113-103 victory when he broke the fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand. The Clippers announced before Friday's game against the Houston Rockets that Beverley had surgery and will be evaluated again in three to four weeks. The NBA playoffs start on May 22.