Nets extend their NBA revival minus Irving

Kevin Durant has scored 27 points and Seth Curry added 22 as the Brooklyn Nets continued their revival without suspended star Kyrie Irving in a 110-95 NBA road victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Nic Claxton had 13 points and 14 rebounds as the Nets improved to 4-1 since Irving was given his team-imposed suspension after posting a link to an anti-semitic movie.

The Nets (6-7) have now held five straight opponents below 100 points.

Irving, who later apologised over his online post, has now served his five-game suspension, but coach Jacque Vaughn said he will miss at least one more game - on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Vaughn was officially appointed Nets' head coach on Wednesday, having served in an interim capacity since Steve Nash was axed on November 1 with the team slumping at 2-5.

"(Irving's) looking forward to playing again," Durant said. "He loves to play. Hopefully all this stuff is over with, we can move past it and get him back on the floor soon."

Paul George scored 17 points for the Clippers but endured a rough shooting game, going five of 21 from the field. Ivica Zubac added 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Clippers lost for just the second time since October 31.

Patty Mills contributed six points in his 12 minutes off the bench for the Nets while fellow Australian Ben Simmons had two points, three assists and five rebounds in his 14 minutes.

The Clippers fell to 5-5 without star Kawhi Leonard, who has not played since the third game of the season.

Josh Green's Dallas were once again indebted to Luka Doncic, who had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his third triple-double of the season in a 117-112 win over Portland.

It was the 10th time Doncic had scored 30 or more in 12 games this NBA season.

Aussie Dyson Daniels featured for the New Orleans Pelicans, for whom Zion Williamson scored 26 points in a 119-106 home win over the Houston Rockets.

Joel Embiid had a season-high 42 points and 10 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers turned a blistering shooting performance in the first half into a 121-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks as Boomer Matisse Thybulle enjoyed 30 minutes of court time.

In Washington, Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points and 10 rebounds as the Wizards beat Utah 121-112.

Jayson Tatum had a beast of a game for the Boston Celtics, scoring 43 points in a 117-108 win over Detroit, while the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 118-104 and Miami Heat ran out 132-115 victors against the Charlotte Hornets.