NBA: Harden, Durant lead Nets to Bucks win, Warriors end Lakers' run
The Brooklyn Nets overcame the Milwaukee Bucks to extend their winning streak, while the Golden State Warriors saw off the LA Lakers.
James Harden and Kevin Durant guided the Brooklyn Nets past the Milwaukee Bucks, while the Los Angeles Lakers' winning run was ended.
Nets get second straight win since Harden arrival
The Nets extended their winning streak to four with a 125-123 victory over the Bucks on Monday. It was their second win in as many games since Harden joined in a trade from the Houston Rockets last week.
The eight-time All-Star had a double-double of 34 points and 12 assists, while Durant finished with 30 points against the Bucks. Durant hit a clutch three-pointer with 36.8 seconds remaining to lift the Nets to 9-6.
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Warriors halt Lakers' five-game winning sequence
After five straight wins, the Lakers went down to the Golden State Warriors 115-113. Warriors star Stephen Curry had 26 points, while Dennis Schroder top-scored for the Lakers with 25.
LeBron James (19 points) missed a three-pointer on the buzzer for the Lakers, who had Anthony Davis post a double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds.
Awesome Adebayo, Oladipo makes Rockets debut
Bam Adebayo posted 28 points and 11 rebounds to guide the Miami Heat past the struggling Detroit Pistons 113-107.
Victor Oladipo arrived at the Rockets following Harden's exit, and he had 32 points and nine assists on debut, but it came in a 125-120 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
DeMar DeRozan (20 points and 11 assists) led an even team effort in the San Antonio Spurs' 125-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. DeRozan (20), LaMarcus Aldridge (22), Patty Mills (21) and Rudy Gay (21) became the first group of four Spurs team-mates to each score 20-plus points in a game since 2010.
A double-double from Trae Young (20 points and 13 assists) helped the Atlanta Hawks past the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-97.
Doncic below his best
Luka Doncic described himself as "selfish" despite a triple-double in a Dallas Mavericks loss to the Bulls on Sunday, and he was below his best a day later. He went four-of-11 from the field for just 15 points in 34 minutes in a 116-93 humbling at the hands of the Toronto Raptors.
Durant hit the crucial three-pointer to lift the Nets to their victory.
Monday's NBA results
Thunder at Nuggets
Nikola Jokic (averaging 25 points, 11.4 rebounds and 10.3 assists this season) and the Denver Nuggets (6-7) take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-6) in one of two games scheduled for Tuesday.