Rap­tors need 2 OTs to beat Wiz

Boston Herald - - NBA SCOREBOARD -

Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 sec­onds left in the sec­ond over­time, and the Toronto Rap­tors sur­vived to earn their fifth straight win, 140-138, against the Wizards yes­ter­day in Wash­ing­ton.

The Rap­tors blew a 23-point lead but out­lasted the stub­born Wizards, who never led un­til the sec­ond OT.

Toronto, which was led by Kawhi Leonard’s 41 points and 11 re­bounds, led 51-28 with four min­utes to play in the sec­ond quar­ter and 96-79 with 57 sec­onds left in the third.

Bradley Beal had his sec­ond triple-dou­ble of the sea­son, col­lect­ing sea­son highs of 43 points and 15 re­bounds along with 10 as­sists. 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..

Magic 116, Rock­ets 109 — Nikola Vuce­vic and Aaron Gor­don each scored 22 points, Evan Fournier had 17 and host Or­lando ral­lied past in­jury de­pleted Hous­ton.

James Har­den scored 38 points to push his run of 30point games to 16, but at a price. The Rock­ets star was just 1-of-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.

76ers 108, Knicks 105 — Ben Sim­mons fell just short of a triple-dou­ble with 20 points, 22 re­bounds and nine as­sists, Joel Em­biid scored 26 points and Philadel­phia es­caped with a vic­tory in New York.

New York’s Em­manuel Mu­diay missed a po­ten­tial game-ty­ing 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have sent the game into over­time.

JJ Red­dick had 22 points for the 76ers, who ended a twogame skid. Philadel­phia sur­vived a scare after lead­ing by as many as 24 points late in sec­ond quar­ter.

War­riors 119, Mav­er­icks 114 — Stephen Curry scored 48 points with 11 3-point­ers as Golden State won in Dal­las.

Kevin Du­rant added 28 points for the War­riors, and Klay Thomp­son had nine of his 16 in the fourth quar­ter as the War­riors re­ceived a valiant bat­tle from a Dal­las team play­ing with­out its top two point guards.

Curry’s 11th 3 of the game —ty­ing a sea­son-high — gave the War­riors a 117-114 lead after a see-saw fourth quar­ter.

Bucks 133, Hawks 114 — Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo scored 33 points, Eric Bled­soe added 24 points and 10 as­sists, and Mil­wau­kee won in Mike Bu­den­holzer’s re­turn to At­lanta.

Khris 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, Mil­wau­kee is 12-0 fol­low­ing a de­feat.

Bucks coach Bu­den­holzer made his first ap­pear­ance at State Farm Arena in At­lanta since leav­ing the Hawks.

Nuggets 116, Blaz­ers 113 — Nikola Jo­kic had 40 points, 10 re­bounds and eight as­sists, Ja­mal Mur­ray added 24 points and host Den­ver held off Por­land.

Damian Lil­lard scored 26 points for Port­land but missed a po­ten­tial ty­ing 3-pointer in the fi­nal sec­onds.

Else­where in the NBA — Mem­phis Griz­zlies for­ward Kyle An­der­son is ex­pected to miss at least 2-4 weeks be­cause of a sprained left an­kle. The said An­der­son had a Grade 2 sprain sus­tained Satur­day in a 112-108 loss at Mi­ami. An­der­son has made 38 starts this sea­son, av­er­ag­ing 7.9 points, 5.8 re­bounds and 3.0 as­sists.

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