Brooklyn overcome Toronto after overtime
NEW YORK: Jarrett Allen hit the go-ahead lay-up with 64 seconds left in overtime and Brooklyn Nets outlasted Toronto Raptors for a 106-105 victory, ending a pair of eight-game losing streaks.
Allen helped the Nets end an eight-game home losing streak and an eight-game overall skid when he converted a reverse lay-up after getting the pass from Spencer Dinwiddie.
The Nets then exhaled as Kyle Lowry missed a left-wing threepoint attempt with 49 seconds left and Fred VanVleet missed a threepoint shot right before the final buzzer.
D’Angelo Russell led the Nets with 29 points and hit three jumpers in overtime after sitting down the stretch in the fourth quarter.
Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 32 points and blocked Dinwiddie’s lay-up with one second left in the fourth quarter to ensure overtime.
DeMar DeRozan recorded 36 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to lead San Antonio to a victory over visiting Los Angeles.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Jakob Poeltl each had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs, who avenged a Wednesday loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Patty Mills also scored 14 points for San Antonio and Davis Bertans added 13.
Bryn Forbes and Marco Belinelli contributed 11 points apiece and Rudy Gay added 10 for San Antonio, who outscored Los Angeles 44-21 in the fourth quarter.
LeBron James had 35 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds and Kyle Kuzma added 27 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers, who had a four-game winning streak halted.
Lonzo Ball registered 13 points and 11 assists.
Golden State earned a measure of revenge against host Milwaukee, reversing an earlier blowout loss.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shared game-high scoring honours for the Warriors with 20 points apiece, each hitting four three-pointers.