Nets beat Raptors to end losing skid
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.
WARRIORS 105, BUCKS 95
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. /