RAPTORS, WIZARDS GO EXTRA TWICE
Simmons’ big game paces Sixers to win over Knicks
The Toronto Raptors, who blew a 23-point first-half lead, outlast Washington, 140-138, in double overtime.
WASHINGTON — Kawhi Leonard scored 41 points and Serge Ibaka hit a decisive 3-pointer in the second overtime as the Toronto Raptors, having blown a 23-point first-half lead, beat the Washington Wizards 140-138 on Saturday.
Ibaka’s 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime allowed the Raptors to survive and earn their fifth straight win.
Leonard, who played a season-high 45 minutes, also had 11 rebouunds.
Washington’s Bradley Beal had his second triple-double of the season, collecting season highs of 43 points and 15 assists along with 10 rebounds. His 3-pointer with 20.4 seconds left in regulation tied it at 124 to force overtime. His jumper with 6.8 seconds to play in the first overtime tied it at 131.
Beal joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with multiple games of 40 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a season. Robertson had three such games in 1961-62.
76ERS 108, KNICKS 105: In New York, Ben Simmons had 20 points, 22 rebounds and nine assists as Philadelphia beat the Knicks.
Joel Embiid scored 26 points for the Sixers, who were coming off a 123-121 home loss against Atlanta on Friday night. JJ Redick added 22 points, and Jimmy Butler finished with 16.
Rookie Kevin Knox had career-high 31 points for the Knicks, who have lost four straight and 19 of 22. Luke Kornet had a career-best 23 points. BUCKS 133, HAWKS 114: In Atlanta, Giannis Antetokounmpo had just one rebound in the first half as the Bucks lost the battle of the boards by 16.
Milwaukee then took charge of the game in the second half with Khris Middleton and Antetokounmpo exerting their will in the paint.
Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and Milwaukee beat the Hawks in coach Mike Budenholzer’s return to Atlanta.
Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA. Coming off a loss at Washington that Antetokounmpo missed with injuries, Milwaukee is 12-0 following a defeat and remained the league’s only team not to drop consecutive games.
Budenholzer, making his first appearance at State Farm Arena since leaving the Hawks after last season, wished his former team well as it rebuilds with youngsters John Collins, Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman.
NUGGETS 116, TRAIL BLAZERS 113: In Denver, Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 40 points, Jamal Murray fought through a bloody lip to add 24 and Denver beat Portland.
Jokic finished a point off his career high. He added 10 rebounds and eight assists, just missing his sixth-triple double of the season. Murray’s lip was bloodied when he took an elbow to the mouth from Jusuf Nurkic on a drive to the basket early in the
Denver rebounded from a loss at Phoenix on Saturday night for its 12th home win in a row.
Damian Lillard led Portland with 26 points, and CJ McCollum had 18 points.
WARRIORS 119, MAVERICKS 114: In Dallas, Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 119114 on Sunday night.
Kevin Durant added 28 points and Klay Thompson had nine of his 16 in the fourth quarter.
Curry’s 11th 3-pointer —tying a season high — gave the Warriors a 117-114 lead.
Luka Doncic scored 26 points for Dallas and Harrison Barnes had 22.
MAGIC 116, ROCKETS 109: In Orlando, Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each scored 22 points, Evan Fournier had 17 and the Magic rallied past injury-depleted Houston.
Houston’s James Harden scored 38 points to push his run of 30-point games to 16, but at a high price. The Rockets star was just 1 for 17 on 3-pointers. He had 12 assists and nine rebounds.
Austin Rivers scored 25 points and Clint Capela 17 points and 10 rebounds for Houston, which lost for only the fourth time in its last 17 games.
Terrence Ross had 17 points for Orlando, including six during a 16-2 run late in the fourth quarter when the Magic put away Houston. CAVALIERS 101, LAKERS 95: In Los Angeles, Cedi Osman scored 20 points, Collin Sexton added 17 and Cleveland beat Los Angeles to end a 12-game losing streak.
Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Alec Burks had 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Kyle Kuzma had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers.
Washington’s Bradley Beal (3) and Jeff Green (32) battle Toronto’s Serge Ibaka for a rebound during Sunday’s game in Washington. The Raptors won 140-138.