BOSTON (AP) – Kemba Walker matched his season-high with 32 points, and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 99-86 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Walker was 11 of 17 from the field, hitting five 3-pointers. The Celtics were without Jaylen Brown because of a sore left shoulder, and Jayson Tatum struggled shooting for the second straight game, going 3 of 17. He had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The Celtics led by 21 points in the second half. They have won nine of their last 11.
Chris Paul had 22 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Devin Booker finished with 15 points before fouling out with 4:37 left.
BUCKS 124, 76ERS 117
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, Khris Middleton had 24, and Milwaukee beat Philadelphia to end a five-game home losing streak.
Bobby Portis added a season-high 23 points for the Bucks.
PELICANS 135, MAGIC 100
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Zion Williamson scored 23 points in 23 minutes in his first game against Orlando, and New Orleans beat the Magic to snap a four-game losing streak.
Brandon Ingram added 29 points for the Pelicans.
Mo Bamba had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Orlando. Rookie Devin Cannady scored a career-best 17 points.
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