NBA ROUND-UP: Luka Doncic hits a tie 3-pointer as the Mavericks beat Lakers in OT

Luka Doncic scored in the closing seconds of regulations and the first overtime with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists in the Dallas Mavericks’ 119-115 doubles win in overtime against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night .

Doncic highlighted his 56th career triple-double with that pair of clutch-3-pointers, while Christian Wood added 24 points and 14 rebounds in the Mavs’ fourth straight win over the Lakers. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 22 points and eight rebounds for Dallas, and Spencer Dinwiddie scored twice in a late 6-0 run to beat it in double OT.

Russell Westbrook posted a season-high with 28 points and LeBron James had 24 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers, who have lost back-to-back after a five-game winning streak. Los Angeles bounced back from a regular 19-point deficit to the brink of an unlikely win but couldn’t match Doncic’s dramatic flair.

Luka Doncic scored 3 points in the final seconds of regulation and the first overtime

Luka Doncic scored 3 points in the final seconds of regulation and the first overtime

LeBron James had 24 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists but failed to secure a win for LA

LeBron James had 24 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists but failed to secure a win for LA

The Lakers went 1:31 ahead of Dennis Schröder’s layup before Westbrook made two free throws with 11.8 seconds left for a 101-98 advantage. Calmly moving past a boundary screen, Doncic drilled a 3-pointer for his first field goal of the fourth quarter with six seconds remaining.

Troy Brown missed a 3-pointer on the regular buzzer and didn’t get a bad call on what appeared to be clear contact from Hardaway.

James hit two free throws to put the Lakers 108-105 late in the first overtime, but Doncic hit another 3-pointer by 47.8 seconds. Wood blocked James’ layup attempt just before the buzzer.

James hit two free throws to put the Lakers 108-105 late in the first overtime

James hit two free throws to put the Lakers 108-105 late in the first overtime

Doncic then hit the go-ahead layup midway through the second overtime. The Lakers missed four of their last five shots and committed an offensive foul in the final two minutes.

James returned from a game with a sore left ankle and looked sharp most of the time, but the Lakers were still shorthanded without Anthony Davis, Lonnie Walker, Austin Reaves and Patrick Beverley. The injuries forced coach Darvin Ham to use his 23rd different starting line-up in 42 games this season, with rookie second-round winner Max Christie making his second career start.

Dallas had an early 19-point lead, but the Lakers evened it out early in the fourth quarter.

BOSTON CELTICS 109-98 BROOKLYN NETWORKS

The Boston Celtics pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Brooklyn 109-98 Thursday night in the Nets’ first game since losing Kevin Durant to a knee injury.

Both teams were missing star players with Brooklyn not losing Durant and Boston’s Jaylen Brown to injury.

But Jayson Tatum had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Marcus Smart added 16 points and 10 assists and Malcolm Brogdon also had 16 points as the NBA-leading Celtics won their fifth straight win.

Jayson Tatum had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-98

Jayson Tatum had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for the Nets, who were right by the fourth with the Celtics

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for the Nets, who were right by the fourth with the Celtics

Brown had a right adductor strain one night after scoring a season-high 41 points in a win over New Orleans. Caretaker coach Joe Mazzulla said Brown could be out for a week or more. Derrick White, starting for Brown, scored 15 points.

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for the Nets, who were right with the Celtics until they were edged 12-2 to open game four. TJ Warren added 20 and Joe Harris, starting for Durant, had 18.

heat 108-102 dollars

Gabe Vincent had a career-best 28 points, Bam Adebayo had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Miami defeated Milwaukee in a short-handed teams matchup.

Jimmy Butler had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who got 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists from Victor Oladipo. Max Strus had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Miami (23-20), making the season’s best three games over .500 even with starters Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro and Caleb Martin all sidelined.

Jrue Holiday had 24 points and 11 assists for the Bucks, who were without Giannis Antetokounmpo, Grayson Allen, Khris Middleton, Serge Ibaka and Joe Ingles. Jevon Carter scored 18, Jordan Nwora 16, AJ Green 15 and Bobby Portis 12 for the Bucks.

Gabe Vincent scored a career-best 28 points in the Miami Heat's win over Milwaukee

Gabe Vincent scored a career-best 28 points in the Miami Heat’s win over Milwaukee

Birds of Prey 124-114 Hornets

Pascal Siakam scored 35 points, Scottie Barnes added 21 and Toronto beat Charlotte for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Gary Trent Jr. had 19 points and OG Anunoby had 15 as the Raptors won two home games against the struggling Hornets. Toronto led by as much as 18 points and never fell behind. The Raptors have won five straight home games against Charlotte. Fred VanVleet had 11 points and Precious Achiuwa had 10 points and a career-best five steals.

LaMelo Ball scored 32 points before fouling and Terry Rozier had 21 points as Charlotte lost for the sixth time in seven games.

The Toronto Raptors beat Charlotte for their first three-game win streak of the season

The Toronto Raptors beat Charlotte for their first three-game win streak of the season

THUNDER 133-114 76ERS

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 37 points and Josh Giddey had 20 to lead Oklahoma City past Philadelphia.

The Thunder won for the fourth time in six games. Oklahoma City had a solid 13-9 at home but only won their sixth away game of the season.

Jaylin Williams and Tre Mann each scored 14 points as Oklahoma City avenged a 19-point loss to the 76ers on December 31.

Joel Embiid had 30 points and 10 rebounds. James Harden had 24 points and 15 assists.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 37 points, leading Oklahoma City past Philadelphia

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 37 points, leading Oklahoma City past Philadelphia

CAVALIERS 119-113 BLAZER

Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points, Ricky Rubio played in his first game since suffering a knee injury more than a year ago, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113 Thursday night.

Damian Lillard had a season-high 50 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Blazers, who lost their fifth straight.

Jarrett Allen added 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers’ fifth win in their last seven games.

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