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NBA Daily For Friday, April 12, 2024

Roundup of yesterday's NBA games

Chicago beats Detroit 127-105, sending Pistons to franchise-record 67th loss
The AP reports: DeMar DeRozan scored 39 points and the Chicago Bulls sent the Detroit Pistons to their franchise-record 67th loss of the season, 127-105 on Thursday night. Detroit (13-67) broke the franchise mark set by the 1979-80 team. “You can learn a lot about players at this time of year,” Detroit coach Monty Williams said. “I know, for myself, I earned a lot of money (as a player) playing down the stretch and hanging in there.” Chicago (38-42) wrapped up home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference play-in game against Atlanta.

Brunson scores 39 points, Knicks beat Celtics to keep up push for No. 2 seed in Eastern Conference
The AP reports: Jalen Brunson scored 39 points in three quarters and the New York Knicks kept up their quest to finish with the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the Boston Celtics 118-109 on Thursday night... One day after clinching a playoff spot, the Knicks pulled within a game of the Milwaukee Bucks for second, with each team having two games remaining. New York would have to win both and have the Bucks lose their games at Oklahoma City and Orlando, because Milwaukee has the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Luka Samanic scores 22, helps Jazz snap 13-game skid with 124-121 win over Rockets
The AP reports: Luka Samanic scored a season-high 22 points to help the Utah Jazz snap a 13-game losing streak with a 124-121 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Keyonte George chipped in 20 points for the Jazz, who finished 21-20 at home this season. Brice Sensabaugh added 17 points and Talen Horton-Tucker had 16. Kenneth Lofton Jr. scored a season-high 14 points and added nine rebounds. Houston made 21 3-pointers and outscored Utah in second-chance points and fast-break points. The Jazz persevered and found a way to get in the win column for the first time since mid-March and end the third-longest losing streak in franchise history.

Stephen Curry has 22 points, Warriors rally to beat Trail Blazers 100-92
The AP reports: Stephen Curry had 22 points and the Golden State Warriors rallied down the stretch for a 100-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. Jonathan Kuminga added 19 points for the Warriors, who had a 16-1 run in the final quarter for their third straight win and ninth in the last 10 games. Golden State has already clinched a play-in spot but can potentially improve its playoff seeding in the final two games.

McCollum, Williamson score 31 apiece, Pelicans complete five-game sweep of Kings with 135-123 win
The AP reports: CJ McCollum and Zion Williamson each scored 31 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Sacramento 135-123 on Thursday night to complete a five-game season sweep of the Kings. Williamson went to the locker room late in the second quarter with an apparent left wrist injury, but returned to score 23 points in the second half... McCollum tied a season high with nine 3-pointers in 12 attempts and added seven assists to help the Pelicans improve their chances of avoiding the play-in tournament. They are sixth in the Western Conference, the final guaranteed playoff spot.