SPURS WIN 22ND STRAIGHT AT HOME
san antonio » Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs held off Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks 100- 99 on Friday night to remain undefeated at home.
San Antonio won its franchiserecord 22nd straight home game to open the season, but this was its most difficult victory yet.
Porzingis had 28 points and 11 rebounds but was on the bench when the Knicks started a 14- 4 run to pull within 96- 94 with 1: 27 remaining.
New York’s Arron Afflalo hit his second 3- pointer in the final two minutes to make it 98- 97 Spurs.
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 of his season- high 35 points in the second half, Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Raptors beat the Wizards 97- 88. … Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic each scored 20 points to lead the Magic to an 83- 77 victory over the Nets, who have lost nine straight home games. Aaron Gordon added 14 points, and Evan Fournier had 13 for the Magic, who snapped a fourgame losing streak. … Ian Mahinmi had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Pacers posted a 91- 86 win over the Pelicans. C. J. Miles scored 15, hitting a running hook inside the final two minutes to help Indiana hold on. … J. R. Smith scored a season- high 27 points and Kevin Love had 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists to help the Cavaliers to their sixth straight win, 125- 99 over the Timberwolves. … Khris Middleton’s driving layup with less than 10 seconds to play carried the Bucks to a 96- 95 victory over the Mavericks. … Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and the Heat beat the Suns for the 11th straight time with a 103- 95 victory. Former Suns guard Goran Dragic added 22 points and Gerald Green, also a former Sun, had 21.
N. O. star Davis hurts back on dive. Pelicans forward Anthony Davis bruised his lower back diving into the stands during New Orleans’ game against the Pacers. Davis did not return to the game. … Grizzlies guard Jordan Adams will undergo knee surgery next week, and forward Jarell Martin has a bone bruise in his left foot. … The Suns signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a 10- day contract. … John Johnson, a two- time all- star forward with the Cavaliers who helped the SuperSonics win the 1979 NBA title, died. He was 68.