Points, highlights, NBA outcomes: Warriors crush Thunder without Kevin Durant; The Celtics survive the Hawks

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The Boston Celtics kicked off Saturday's NBA motion with an East Battle in opposition to the Atlanta Hawks. Boston noticed its two-digit lead evaporate in the second half earlier than taking off with a nine-point win.

Later, the Wizards defeated the Grizzlies with one other huge sport from Bradley Beal, whereas the Suns beat the Pelicans with New Orleans capturing Chris Webber with a second at the finish of the sport.

We then arrived at the primary occasion of the evening, which was moderately anti-climatic. Playing without Kevin Durant, the Warriors completely crushed the Thunder by 22 factors.

In addition, the Mavericks took care of the Cavaliers, the Spurs beat the Trail Blazers, who misplaced CJ McCollum, the Jazz crushed the Nets and the Nuggets gained a thriller on the Pacers.

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Curry Leads Warriors After Thunder

The Warriors had been without Kevin Durant on Saturday evening, however that didn’t matter as a result of they nonetheless had Steph Curry. The most helpful participant twice left, shedding 33 factors to guide his staff to the Thunder.

Millsap, winner of the sport for the Nuggets

Paul Millsap is launched to the Nuggets on Saturday evening. Towards the finish of the fourth quarter, he returned house and completed a left handed runner to present the Nuggets the win over the Pacers.

Beal's going to drive the wizards to victory

Bradley Beal continued his dynamite season Saturday evening with one other nice efficiency. The star participant scored 40 factors for the second evening in a row, whereas including 5 rebounds and 7 assists to guide the Wizards past the Grizzlies.

McCollum passes for Blazers

The Trail Blazers misplaced to the Spurs on Saturday evening, and sadly in addition they misplaced CJ McCollum. Their star guard fell awkwardly after driving to the basket and needed to be helped out of bounds. He is anticipated to have an MRI on his knee on Sunday.

McCollum goes up for a layup and takes a tough fall. Must be helped in the locker room. We could have updates as quickly as we get them … pic.twitter.com/YZNN8uneW7

– NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) March 17, 2019

Powell hammers him

Dwight Powell is remarked on Saturday evening with an enormous slam. In a fast break with Jalen Brunson, he grabbed the lob with one hand and set it down forcefully.

Payton enters the story with 4 consecutive double triples

Elfrid Payton scored Saturday evening's file by recording his fourth consecutive triple-double. The chief completed with 16 factors, 13 rebounds and 16 assists, though the Pelicans fell embarrassingly. During the course of, Payton joined Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan as the solely gamers to earn 4 consecutive double triples.

Here are the NBA historical past gamers with 4 consecutive double triples:

Russell Westbrook
Michael Jordan
Magic Johnson
James Harden
Elfrid Payton

– Will Guillory (@WillGuillory) March 17, 2019

Allen will get the huge block

Jarrett Allen is a weight blocker and on Saturday evening he had Derrick Favors. The huge man of the Jazz tried to impose himself, however Allen met him at the edge.

AD throws early oop

Anthony Davis allowed the Pelicans to make an thrilling begin in opposition to the Suns, throwing an enormous driveway to attain the first factors of the sport.

Oubre hits him with authority

Kelly Oubre Jr. took half in the sport at the finish of the first quarter in opposition to the Pelicans. At the wheel of his pilot, he carried out a robust leftist slam.

Brown swings the edge in transition

The Celtics turned protection into assault at the finish of the second quarter in opposition to the Hawks. After Jayson Tatum cleared the ball, Jaylen Brown was present in an open area and threw an enormous slam dunk to at least one hand.

Irving makes a idiot look younger

Kyrie Irving has the repute of being considered one of the most proficient ball handlers in the NBA. However, Irving fully shaken Trae Young in his first sport in opposition to the Hawks.