TV COLLEGE BASKETBALL
1:30 p.m. FS1: Indiana at Seton Hall
2 p.m. BTN: Montana at Penn St. FS2: Mt St. Mary’s at Georgetown
3:30 p.m. FS1: Butler at Maryland
4 p.m. Pac12: Seattle at Washington State BTN: Creighton at Northwestern
6 p.m. Pac12: Central Arkansas at UCLA COLLEGE FOOTBALL
2 p.m. CBSSN: E. Michigan at Miami (Ohio)
3 p.m. ESPNU: Toledo at Bowling Green GOLF 10 p.m. GOLF: European Tour, DP World Tour Championship, first round NBA 3 p.m. ESPN: Cleveland at Charlotte 5:30 p.m. ESPN: Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers NHL 3 p.m. NBCSN: N.Y. Rangers at Chicago FSNPT: Boston at Anaheim WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 3 p.m. FSNW: Kansas State at Baylor SEC: Auburn at LSU He made a jumper with 3:40 left after the Nets had closed within four points and drove for another basket about 35 seconds later.
“Today, just finding his way and doing what he does, making big plays for us, coming through and sealing the game,” said Celtics center Al Horford, who had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Boston then finally put it away with Jaylen Brown’s alley-oop feed to Tatum before Irving hit two free throws to make it 106-96.
Joe Harris scored 19 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Nets, who are without leading scorer D’Angelo Russell because of a bruised left knee. Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert added 15 points apiece.
Irving has had to play in a mask before, and he’s done it well. He scored a then careerhigh 41 points in a loss at New York on Dec. 15, 2012, while with Cleveland. But he described it like having foggy blinders, restricting his peripheral vision.
The Celtics started 7 of 9 from the field to lead 17-4, but the Nets jumped ahead in the second quarter and countered every time Boston threated to pull away until the final minutes.
“I thought guys competed,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “We just have to do it in long stretches.”
RAPTORS 129, ROCKETS 113
HOUSTON (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and Toronto built a big lead in the first half and held on for a win over Houston.
James Harden had 38 points and made 19 of 19 foul shots for the Rockets, who ended a six-game winning streak.
Houston scored six straight points, including three free throws from Harden, to make it 108-103 with about 7 1/2 minutes left.
Delon Wright made a free throw for the Raptors soon after that, and OG Anunoby connected for Toronto’s first field goal in more than three minutes on a 3-pointer with 6:25 remaining. After Wright’s layup, Kyle Lowry stole the ball from Harden, and DeRozan finished on the other end with a dunk to make it 116-103.
Harden got Houston going again with a four-point play. The free throw was his 19th, setting a franchise record for most foul shots without a miss in a game.
DeRozan and Serge Ibaka had back-to-back dunks after Harden’s big play to make it 120-107 with about three minutes left and send many of the home fans toward the exits. SPURS 97, MAVERICKS 91 DALLAS (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and San Antonio beat Dallas.
Gregg Popovich became the fastest NBA coach to 500 road wins. He got there in 835 away games, 41 fewer than Pat Riley.
Aldridge, a product of Dallas’ Seagoville High School, scored eight points during a decisive stretch of the fourth quarter. Patty Mills added a season-high 19 points for the Spurs.
Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. led Dallas with a career-high 27 points, and J.J. Barea and Harrison Barnes had 16 each. The Mavericks are 2-13 for the second straight season and fifth time overall.