Russell picks up Nets in OT
D’Angelo Russell scored 29 points, including six in overtime, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors, 106-105 in New York.
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 goahead basket for the Nets with a little more than a minute left, their only basket in overtime not made by Russell. 76ers 117, Pistons 111 — Jimmy Butler scored 38 points and Philadelphia overcame Joel Embiid’s absence, rallying from a 15point third-quarter deficit to beat host Detroit.
The 76ers rested Embiid, who missed his first game of the season, but Detroit couldn’t take advantage of the big man’s absence. Pacers 112, Magic 90 — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points and Cory Joseph added 15 to help visiting Indiana beat Orlando.
Thaddeus Young had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Tyreke Evans scored 11 points for Indiana. Bulls 114, Thunder 112 — Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and drove for the goahead layup in the closing seconds to lead host Chicago to a victory over Oklahoma City and its first win under coach Jim Boylen.
The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook had just hit a tying layup when Markkanen beat Paul George and banked in a layup over the outstretch arm of Steven Adams, making it 114-112 with 4.9 seconds left. Spurs 133, Lakers 120 — DeMar DeRozan finished with 36 points and nine assists and host San Antonio had eight players score in double figures in a comefrom-behind victory over Los Angeles.
LeBron James finished with 35 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for LA.
Heat 115, Suns 98 — Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and Miami opened a six-game road trip by handing Phoenix its eighth straight loss.
Justise Winslow added 20 points, including all four of his 3-point tries, and Rodney McGruder scored 14 points for Miami. Hornets 113, Nuggets 107 — Kemba Walker had 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds, Tony Parker added 19 points off the bench and host Charlotte snapped Denver’s sevengame win streak. Kings 129, Cavaliers 110 — De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 assists, and visiting Sacramento beat Cleveland.
The Cavaliers agreed to a trade with Milwaukee that puts Matthew Dellavedova back in Cleveland along with forward John Henson and a pair of draft picks in 2021.
The Bucks will acquire veteran point guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker from the Cavs. Grizzlies 107, Pelicans 103
— JaMychal Green scored 24 points in a reserve role, and visiting Memphis beat New Orleans. Kyle Anderson scored 19 points, including a key free throw in the final seconds for the Grizzlies.