NBA recap: With a triple-double from Ja Morant, the Memphis Grizzlies made history when they beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night

The Memphis Grizzlies cruised to their seventh straight victory with a dominating 142-101 home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Morant recorded his third triple-double of the season with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a game in which the Grizzlies led by 46 points into the fourth quarter.

Before the start of the fourth quarter, he became the first player in franchise history to record a triple-double.

Dillon Brooks contributed 18 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Ten points, six rebounds, and five blocks were recorded by Steven Adams.

Milwaukee was led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 19 points, six rebounds, and five assists. MarJon Beauchamp scored 12 points, while Bobby Portis contributed 19 points and seven rebounds.

Jordan Clarkson scored 39 points and Lauri Markkanen added 31, including two crucial free throws, to lead Utah to a courageous overtime victory over New Orleans in Salt Lake City.

The score was Jazz 132, Pelicans 129 (OT).

With 17 points from Malik Beasley and 14 points from Kelly Olynyk and seven rebounds, Utah defeated the Pelicans for the second time in three nights at home.

The Pelicans, who entered this two-game set on a seven-game winning streak, had Zion Williamson scoring 31 points, grabbing eight rebounds, and dishing out eight assists, and C.J. McCollum scoring 28 points.

With consecutive victories, the Jazz won the season series 3-0.

Suns 111, Clippers 95:

Mikal Bridges had 27 points, Chris Paul had 15 points, and Phoenix beat undermanned Los Angeles to snap a five-game losing streak.

In his first game back, Devin Booker scored 14 points, and the Suns won for the second time in eight December games.

Josh Okogie, a reserve, had 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Jock Landale had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Clippers had a season-high 22 points from Terance Mann and 11 rebounds from Brandon Boston Jr., but Los Angeles was without most of its offensive firepower:

Paul George (knee soreness), Luke Kennard (calf), Kawhi Leonard (rest), Reggie Jackson (Achilles), Ivica Zubac (knee), and Norman Powell (groin) all have injuries.

Heat 111, Rockets 108: Miami held on to win at Houston to extend its road winning streak to three.

Tyler Herro scored a career-high 41 points, and Jimmy Butler provided an outstanding two-way performance.

Herro hit 10 three-pointers and shot 13 of 20 overall on Thursday, matching his career high of 35 points and making a career-best nine 3-pointers against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In spite of the Heat’s absence of Kyle Lowry and Bam Adebayo, Butler contributed to the victory with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks.

Houston responded to a five-minute deficit of 111-99 with a 9-0 run, but Kevin Porter Jr. missed a three with 4.1 seconds left that would have brought the Rockets even.

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