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Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points with 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 17-point deficit to upset the Utah Jazz, 101-96, on Saturday night in Salt Lake City. Anthony Edwards contributed 23 points with nine rebounds, five steals and four assists, D’Angelo Russell scored 23 points and Josh Okogie made two free throws with 6.2 seconds remaining to seal Minnesota’s upset. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, but the Jazz just didn’t have enough offense without injured All-Star Donovan Mitchell (sprained right ankle) and lost for the fourth time at home in 30 games this season. Although Utah jumped to a 40-26 lead and appeared to be on track for an expected victory over a team already eliminated from the playoffs, the Jazz only scored 18, 16 and 22 points in the next three quarters. Knicks 120, Raptors 103 Julius Randle had 31 points and 10 rebounds as host New York extended their winning streak to nine games with a win over Toronto. It is the longest streak for the Knicks (34-27) since winning 13 in a row from March 18 to April 9, 2013. RJ Barrett scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and collected 12 rebounds for New York. Derrick Rose added 19 points and seven assists and Reggie Bullock had 16. The Knicks shot 56.0 percent, hit 16 3-pointers and won their seventh straight home game, earning a standing ovation from limited ability. Bucks 132, 76ers 94 Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to lead host Milwaukee over Philadelphia. Antetokounmpo advanced to second place in franchise history in points scored (12,023) passing Glenn Robinson (12,010). Antetokounmpo is only behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (14,211) for top honors with the Bucks. Bobby Portis added 17 points, Bryn Forbes and Jordan Nwora each had 13 and Jrue Holiday had 12 points and four steals. Pat Connaughton and Donte DiVincenzo contributed 11 points each for the Bucks. Mavericks 108, Lakers 93 Behind Luka Doncic’s clever pass, host Dallas came from behind to defeat Los Angeles and adjust the Western Conference postseason image. Doncic finished with 18 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds. Dwight Powell had a game-high 25 points on 11-of-12 shooting and added nine rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith had 21 points and seven rebounds for Dallas, which is sixth in the West, 1 1/2 games behind fifth-place Los Angeles. With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope a late scratch due to a sprained right ankle, Ben McLemore had his first start as a Laker and was 6-of-10 from beyond the arc, finishing with 20 points. Anthony Davis played his second game since losing 20 to a right calf strain and scored 17 points in 28 minutes. However, he fired only 5 of 19 shots from the field. Pacers 115, Pistons 109 Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points and Caris LeVert finished with 25 points to lead the few-player Indiana to a comeback at home against Detroit. Indiana won its second straight game overall and at home and moved one game behind the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Jerami Grant led the Pistons with 25 points, adding five rebounds and four assists and Mason Plumlee had 17 points and 21 rebounds as Detroit edged Indiana 62-39 and still lost. Heat 106, Bulls 101 Duncan Robinson scored a team-high 23 points and Jimmy Butler scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as host Miami held on to defeat Chicago. Miami led by as much as 24 points before Chicago cut its deficit to three points with 7:09 left in the fourth quarter. But the Bulls didn’t get any closer until a Coby White dunk with 15.8 seconds left reduced Miami’s lead to 103-101. Chicago was led by Nikola Vucevic, who had a game-high 26 points, 14 rebounds, and a team-high six assists. In 33 career games against Miami, he has 19 double-doubles, including eight of the last nine. White added 31 points, a game-high for the Bulls. Spurs 110, Pelicans 108 DeMar DeRozan scored 11 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter and San Antonio held off host New Orleans. Derrick White added 22 points, Keldon Johnson had 14 and Dejounte Murray 11 as the Spurs, who ranked ninth (30-29), increased their lead over New Orleans (26-34), which ranks 11th, in the battle for a place in the Western Conference game – in tournament. The victory also gave San Antonio the head-to-head tiebreaker, as they won the season series 2-1. Zion Williamson had 33 points and 14 rebounds and Lonzo Ball (NYSE 🙂 and Brandon Ingram each had 24 for the Pelicans. Nuggets 129, Rockets 116 Michael Porter Jr. set career records of 39 points and eight 3-pointers to help Denver win a win over visiting Houston. Nikola Jokic had 24 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds as Denver (39-21) won for the 13th time in its last 16 games. PJ Dozier scored a career-best 23 points on 10 of 13 shots and JaMychal Green had 10 points for the Nuggets. DJ Wilson scored a career-best 25 points for Houston, which he lost for the ninth time in the last 10 games and 36 in the last 40. – Field Level Media