SALT LAKE CITY — Alec Burks scored 21 points, Derrick Favors had 20 in his return from a hip injury and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 110-98 on Monday night.
Marvin Williams added 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting to help the Jazz break a three-game losing streak and end a six-game skid to the Celtics.
Favors, who missed the previous three games with a sprain he re-aggravated in the opening moments against Philadelphia on Feb. 12, established himself early with four baskets and bolstered Utah’s leaky defense in the middle.
Jeff Green and Kelly Olynyk each had 21 points for Boston, which dropped all four games on its trip and extended its losing streak to five games.
The Jazz shot 55 percent and led by as many 18 points as six players scored in double figures and featured quick ball movement against the weary Celtics.
Bucks 130, 76ers 110: O.J. Mayo made seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 20, and Milwaukee placed seven players in double figures to rout host Philadelphia, which lost its 11th straight.
Ramon Sessions had 16 points, Khris Middleton and Brandon Knight scored 15 each, and Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 13 for the Bucks (11-45), who own the NBA’s worst record. John Henson chipped in 12 points for the Bucks, who had their highest scoring game of the season.
Philadelphia (15-42), which owns the league’s second-worst record, has lost 21 of 24 and 10 straight at home. It is the club’s longest skid since a 12-game losing streak during the 1996-97 season.
Thaddeus Young led the 76ers with 28 points.
Warriors 104, Pistons 96: Stephen Curry had 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and Golden State clamped down on host Detroit in the second half.
Klay Thompson scored 19 points for Golden State, which has won four in a row. The Pistons have lost 5 of 7 since firing Maurice Cheeks and replacing him with interim coach John Loyer.
The Warriors were still without David Lee, who has been dealing with a stomach flu. Andrew Bogut returned from a left shoulder injury and played 29 minutes before fouling out.
Gerg Monroe had 23 points for the Pistons, who scored only 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Mavericks 110, Knicks 108: Dirk Nowitzki’s 19-foot jumper bounced up and then fell in as time expired, giving Dallas a win at New York.
Carmelo Anthony had 44 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks.
Clippers 123, Pelicans 110: Jamal Crawford hit seven 3s on his way to 24 points, and Los Angeles won at New Orleans.
WIZARDS: Forward Nene will be sidelined for approximately six weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, costing the team its most reliable barometer for success while it makes a push for its first playoff berth since 2008.
KNICKS: Metta World Peace’s dream homecoming lasted less than a season, with New York waiving him and Beno Udrih after buying out their contracts.
CLIPPERS: Glen Davis joined the Clippers in New Orleans but wasn’t cleared to play against the Pelicans because he still needed to pass a physical.
In the meantime, the former LSU star spoke of his eagerness to bring his championship experience from his Boston Celtics days to Coach Doc Rivers’ current team.
“I know what to expect. I know what it’s going to take,” Davis said.
“A lot of people don’t know the experience of champagne hitting your face.”
Davis averaged 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 45 games this season before the Orlando Magic, who are not in playoff contention, bought out his contract, making him a free agent.