Nets beat Rap­tors to end los­ing skid

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D’An­gelo Rus­sell scored 29 points, in­clud­ing six in over­time, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped an eightgame los­ing streak by beat­ing the Toronto Rap­tors 106-105 on Fri­day night.

Brooklyn picked the most un­likely way to end its skid, snap­ping a 12-game slide against Toronto with its first vic­tory over the Rap­tors since April 3, 2015.

Jar­rett Allen made the go-ahead bas­ket for the Nets with a lit­tle more than a minute left, their only bas­ket in over­time not made by Rus­sell.

Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points for the Rap­tors, but Toronto couldn’t get a look for him on its fi­nal posses­sion and had to set­tle for Fred VanVleet’s 3-pointer that just missed.

Spencer Din­wid­die scored 17 points for Brooklyn.

Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas added 24 points for the Rap­tors.


In Mil­wau­kee, Klay Thomp­son and Stephen Curry each scored 20 points and Golden State wrapped up a five-game trip with its third straight win, beat­ing Mil­wau­kee.

Curry and Thomp­son were each 4 of 9 from 3-point range. The War­riors shot 41 per­cent (19 of 46) from long dis­tance. An­dre Iguo­dala added a sea­son-high 15 points.

Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo had 22 points for Mil­wau­kee.

76ERS 117, PIS­TONS 111

In Detroit, Jimmy But­ler scored 38 points and Philadel­phia over­came Joel Em­biid’s ab­sence, ral­ly­ing from a 15-point third-quar­ter deficit to beat Detroit Pis­tons 117-111.

Blake Grif­fin had 31 points and 12 re­bounds for Detroit, but the Pis­tons squan­dered their big third-quar­ter lead, as well as a six-point ad­van­tage in the fourth. The 76ers rested Em­biid, who missed his first game of the sea­son, but Detroit couldn’t take ad­van­tage of the big man’s ab­sence.

But­ler had 26 points in the sec­ond half. /

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