NBA roundup: Isaiah Thomas scores a record 29 points in a quarter during Celtics’ win

Isaiah Thomas

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas drives the lane against the Heat during the first quarter Friday night.

(Elise Amendola / Associated Press)

Isaiah Thomas scored 29 of his career-high 52 points in the fourth quarter, setting a club record for points in a period in the Boston Celtics’ 117-114 win over the Miami Heat. 

Thomas made six three-pointers and converted a three-point play in the fourth quarter to break the franchise record of 24 points in a quarter set by Larry Bird in 1983 and matched by Todd Day in 1995. 

at San Antonio 110, Portland 94: Danny Green and Tony Parker each had 18 points and the Spurs overcame another listless first half to beat the Trail Blazers. San Antonio has won 13 of 15. 

at New Orleans 104, New York 92: Anthony Davis had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and the Pelicans won their fourth straight game. Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 13 rebounds, but couldn’t prevent the Knicks from dropping their third straight.


at Minnesota 119, Milwaukee 99: Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 16 rebounds to help the Timberwolves over the Bucks. The Wolves shot 55.8% from the field and hit 13 of 25 three-pointers. 

at Washington 118, Brooklyn 95: Behind a season-high 27 points from Trey Burke off the bench and another double-double from John Wall, the Wizards beat the Nets to win their third consecutive game and reach .500 for the first time this season. 

at Indiana 111, Bulls 101: Paul George took out his frustrations on the Bulls, and the Pacers finally had some fun. George scored 32 points including 11 during a closing flurry to help the Pacers snap a four-game losing streak. “We have a great time in the locker room,” said George, who a day earlier complained about not having fun.

at Atlanta 105, Detroit 98: Paul Millsap scored 26 points and Kyle Korver added a season-high 22 on as the Hawks beat the Pistons. The win helped the Hawks forget about the first time these teams met here four weeks ago, when the Pistons won by 26.


Philadelphia 124, at Denver 122: Ersan Ilyasova had a career-high 23 points and 13 rebounds and the 76ers survived a flurry in the final seconds to beat the Nuggets. 

at Golden State 108, Dallas 99: Klay Thompson scored 29 points and Kevin Durant had a triple-double as the Warriors beat the Mavericks to improve to 28-5.

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