Eastern and Western Conference teams jockeying for NBA playoff positioning will meet Sunday night when the Indiana Pacers visit the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite dropping a 133-129 overtime decision Friday at New York, the Grizzlies head into the weekend two games up on San Antonio for the No. spot in the Western Conference.
Hawks 120, Bulls 108: Trae Young scored 42 points to help host Atlanta overcome a sizzling performance by Chicago guard Zach LaVine, who scored 39 of his career-high 50 points in the first half. Celtics 145, Timberwolves 136: Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 53 points — including 18 in the fourth quarter and overtime — and Boston held on to beat Minnesota at home. Jaylen Brown added 26 points.
Tatum, the youngest player in Celtics history to score at least 50 in a game at 23 years and 37 days, shot 16-of-25 from the field, had six 3-pointers and added 10 rebounds as the Celtics won for the fourth time in five games. Jaylen Brown scored 26 points and Marcus Smart 24 points and eight assists. Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead the league-worst Timberwolves, who rallied from down 11 with 2:51 left in regulation to force overtime.