NBA wins for Bucks, Houston, Magic, Spurs

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Giannis Antetokounmpo racked up 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.
Camera IconGiannis Antetokounmpo racked up 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.

Giannis Antetokounmpo has converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in Milwaukee's 119-112 NBA restart win over Boston.

Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Bucks' first game back.

They improved the competition's best record to 54-12 and moved within a victory of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight year.

The Celtics overcame a poor start to tie at 107.

Antetokounmpo was then called for a charging foul, appearing to negate his basket and giving him a sixth foul.

It was changed to a blocking foul on Boston's Marcus Smart after review and Antetokounmpo made the free throw to make it 110-107.

Khris Middleton then knocked down a 3-pointer for a six-point advantage.

Middleton added 18 points for the Bucks, who played without Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton while they work on their conditioning after testing positive for coronavirus.

Smart scored 23 points for the Celtics and Jaylen Brown had 22.

James Harden scored 49 points as Houston outlasted Dallas 153-149 in overtime.

Harden made 1 of 2 free throws before Trey Burke made a 3-pointer to get the Mavericks within 3 with about 15 seconds left.

Harden made 1 of 2 free throws after that, Burke missed a 3 and Harden got the rebound to secure the victory.

In regulation, Dallas led by 3 before Harden made the first of two free throws, and Robert Covington tipped in a miss on the second to tie it with 3.3 seconds left. Luka Doncic missed a shot at the buzzer to send it to overtime.

Russell Westbrook added 31 points for the Rockets after arriving to Florida late after testing positive for COVID-19.

Kristaps Porzingis had 39 points and 16 rebounds for Dallas, and Doncic had a triple-double with 28 points 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Burke had 31 points, making eight of 10 3-pointers.

CJ McCollum scored 33 points, teaming with Damian Lillard for 11 of Portland's 16 in overtime as they pulled out a desperately needed 140-135 victory over Memphis.

Lillard finished with 29 points and nine assists to help the Trail Blazers boost their hopes for a seventh consecutive playoff appearance.

Carmelo Anthony added 21 points as Portland moved within 2 1/2 games of the Grizzlies for the No. 8 Western Conference spot.

Jaren Jackson had 33 points and rookie Ja Morant added 22 and 11 assists for Memphis.

Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 22 and Orlando picked up where they left off before the NBA season was suspended, beating Brooklyn 128-118.

DeMar DeRozan scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help San Antonio beat Sacramento 129-120.

Devin Booker scored 27 points and Deandre Ayton added 24 points and 12 rebounds as Phoenix beat Washington 125-112.

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