MX23RW : Sunday, April 21 12:45:52| >> :600:108165851:108165851:

NBA roundup: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks win

Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Sunday's games in the NBA.

The Boston Celtics dominated the second half to secure a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, ending the home side's three-game winning streak.

The Thunder were 11 points up during the third quarter, but the visitors cut the deficit to two points going into the final 12 minutes, before Avery Bradley put Boston ahead at the start of the fourth.

Oklahoma City struggled to score throughout the fourth quarter with Kevin Durant sidelined with a hamstring injury, allowing the Celtics to claim victory with a 28-11 run in the final period.

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up their first home win of the campaign and their second victory of the season with a late push over the Detroit Pistons.

Kobe Bryant and Jordan Clarkson each added 17, while Nick Young helped the home side add a string of baskets late on to take the game away from the Pistons.

The New York Knicks claimed their first win in three games after coming from behind in the second half to beat the New Orleans Pelicans.

The visitors were ahead at the break, but Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, ensuring that the Pelicans fell short in the fourth quarter.

The Sacramento Kings secured a third straight win with victory over the Toronto Raptors following a strong performance in the fourth quarter.

DeMarcus Cousins led the way with 36 points, scoring 10 in the final spell to help the home side come from behind late on.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are still without a win at home this season, having lost to the Memphis Grizzlies at the Target Center.

There was little between the two sides throughout, but Courtney Lee put the visitors ahead with a minute remaining in the third, leaving Marc Gasol and Mike Conley to control the fourth for the Grizzlies.

The Utah Jazz clinched a narrow win over the Atlanta Hawks, ending a run of three games without a win for the visiting side.

The Hawks were ahead by five early in the fourth quarter, but Rodney Hood and Alec Burks put Utah in front, before Paul Millsap missed twice inside the final minute while looking for the game-winner for Atlanta.

The Charlotte Hornets held off a fourth-quarter comeback from the Portland Trail Blazers to secure a comfortable win at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

Nicolas Batum led the charge against his old team with a season-high 33 points, helping the home side to a 29-point lead midway through the third, which was enough to survive a late push from Damian Lillard.

Results in full: New Orleans Pelicans 87-95 New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies 114-106 Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers 94-106 Charlotte Hornets, Utah Jazz 97-96 Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics 100-85 Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors 101-107 Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons 85-97 Los Angeles Lakers


Click here for more stories about Nick Young

Click here for more stories about Los Angeles Lakers

Share this article now:
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers takes a shot during game one of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on June 4, 2015
Read Next:
NBA roundup: Cavs make it eight in a row
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swedish Allsvenskan
Russian Premier League
Scottish League One
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Major League Soccer
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Chinese Super League
Women's Super League
International Friendlies

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account