Luka Doncic scores a triple-double to defeat Warriors, and Julius Randle scores 36 as Knicks win

NBA ROUND-UP: Luka Doncic scores a triple-double to defeat Warriors, Julius Randle scores 36 as Knicks blast Pistons and Jerami Grant’s continued heroics can’t stop Blazers from falling to Clippers

  • Luka Doncic maintained his MVP-level season by knocking out the Warriors on Tuesday
  • He scored 41 points with 12 rebounds and assists apiece in the home win
  • Elsewhere, Julius Randle celebrated his birthday with a strong 36-point performance
  • And Jerami Grant’s 32 points weren’t enough as the Blazers lost to the Clippers
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Luka Doncic scored 41 points in his fifth NBA-leading triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 116-113 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of the Western Conference finalists of last season.

The Mavs snapped a four-game losing streak with the win, while the Warriors fell to 2-10 on the road this season.

The Warriors took a two-point lead with 2:09 left after a Stephen Curry three-pointer, but were outscored 8-3 the rest of the way as Klay Thompson continued to lack depth with less than three seconds remaining.

Luka Doncic continued his MVP-level play on Tuesday night, leading the Mavs to their 10th win

Stephen Curry scored 32 points for Golden State, including a quick 3-pointer over Maxi Kleber for a 110-108 lead, but Dallas responded by scoring the next five points to go ahead for good.

Doncic also had 12 rebounds and 12 assists in his 51st career triple-double.

The Mavs were also paced by Tim Hardaway Jr.’s 22 points, while five Warriors other than Curry scored in double figures.

Stephen Curry's 32 points weren't enough to save the Warriors from another road loss

Stephen Curry’s 32 points weren’t enough to save the Warriors from another road loss

Thompson had just five on a 2-9 shot on a disappointing night for the future Hall of Famer.

KNICKS 140, PISTONS 110

Julius Randle scored a season-high 36 points on his 28th birthday, and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak against the Detroit Pistons to 11 games with a 140-110 victory on Tuesday night.

Randle was 14-24 from the field. He also had seven rebounds and five assists.

Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson each scored 16 points for New York, which had dropped four of five.

Julius Randle celebrated his birthday was a great performance against a weak Pistons team

Julius Randle celebrated his birthday was a great performance against a weak Pistons team

Mitchell Robinson grabbed 13 rebounds and backup guard Immanuel Quickley had 15 points.

Isaiah Stewart scored 19 points for Detroit, which hasn’t beaten New York since Jan. 7, 2020. Bojan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III each had 13 points.

The Pistons were short on two starters — Cade Cunningham (shin) and Jalen Ivey (knee) — but got Bogdanovic (ankle) and Stewart (foot) back.

The Knicks led 70-56 at the break and managed to cross the finish line heading into the rematch of a straight game against the Bucks on Wednesday.

CLIPPERS 118, BLAZERS 112

Jerami Grant’s continued heroism wasn’t enough to defeat the Clippers on Tuesday night, as Norman Powell scored 22 of his season-high 32 points in the fourth quarter to help the rally-ravaged Los Angeles Clippers injuries to win.

Reggie Jackson also had 24 points and 12 assists, while Robert Covington had 15 points as the Clippers won for the fifth time in the last seven games.

Grant matched Powell’s 32 points on the night, while Anfernee Simons continued to build on her career year with 37 points.

Jerami Grant stepped up for the Blazers in the absence of Damian Lillard

Jerami Grant stepped up for the Blazers in the absence of Damian Lillard

Grant is now averaging 35 points over the past three contests in the absence of Damian Lillard.

The Blazers star hasn’t played since November 19 and is sidelined with a calf problem.

The Clippers played without Kawhi Leonard (ankle), Paul George (hamstring), John Wall (knee) and Luke Kennard (calf).

Also for Portland, Jusuf Nurkic had 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists while Justise Winslow had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

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