NBA roundup: Nets three stars finally play together in win over Bulls


Nets guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen on Saturday in New York. Adam Hunger/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving scored 22 points while playing with Kevin Durant and James Harden for the first time in three months, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 105-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

The eighth appearance of the season for Brooklyn’s Big Three wasn’t particularly pretty, with the Nets falling quickly into a 12-0 hole. But they had some sharp stretches and won their fourth straight, improving to 6-2 with their three All-Stars in the same game.

Durant shot just 4 for 17 but finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Harden had seven assists, five points and five rebounds while playing 25 minutes in his second game back from a hamstring injury.

But Brooklyn got 19 points and five 3-pointers from Jeff Green, while Bruce Brown had 16 points and 12 rebounds. The Nets ensured they would remain second in the Eastern Conference heading into the final day of the regular season.

LAKERS 122, PACERS 115: Anthony Davis scored 28 points and LeBron James returned after a six-game absence to score 24 to lead Los Angeles to a win in Indianapolis

The Lakers can notch the No. 6 seed if they win at New Orleans on Sunday and Portland loses to Denver that ay. If the Lakers finish No. 7, they will be in the play-in tournament against the No. 8 seed.

Davis, who missed the previous game because of a tight left thigh, sank 9 of 18 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds. James played 28 minutes, hitting 11 of 22 shots. James had eight assists and seven rebounds.

James had missed the last six games trying to recover from high ankle sprain. He missed six weeks and then returned to play two games. Davis had missed Wednesday’s game with Houston. Andre Drummond had 15 rebounds for the Lakers, who held a 45-37 rebounding edge.


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