Nets beat Raptors in OT to end eight-game skid
NEW YORK >> 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 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. SPURS 133, LAKERS 120 >> DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and nine assists and San Antonio rallied to beat Los Angeles.
San Antonio got 14 points each from Patty Mills and Jakob Poeltl off the bench, and Davis Bertans added 13. The Spurs’ backups outscored the Lakers’ 52-26.
LeBron James had h 35 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for Los Angeles. Kyle Kuzma added 27 points and Lonzo Ball had
13 points and 11 assists for the Lakers. BULLS 114, THUNDER 112 >> Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and drove for the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds to lead Chicago to its first victory under coach Jim Boylen.
Boylen took over Monday when Fred Hoiberg got fired following a 5-19 start, and the Bulls lost the following night at Indiana in his debut.
Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had
24 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists in his
109th triple-double, though he also turned the ball over 10 times.
HORNETS 113, NUGGETS 107 >> Kemba Walker had 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds, fellow point guard Tony Parker added 19 points off the bench and Charlotte snapped Denver’s seven-game winning.
Marvin Williams had 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Hornets end a three-game losing streak.
GRIZZLIES 107, PELICANS 103 >> JaMychal Green scored 24 points in a reserve role to help Memphis beat New Orleans.
Kyle Anderson scored 19 points, including a key free throw for a four-point lead in the final seconds for the Grizzlies, who whittled away at an eight-point deficit during the final five minutes to send New Orleans to its fourth loss in 14 home games.
HEAT 115, SUNS 98 >> Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and Miami opened a six-game trip by handing Phoenix its eighth straight loss.
The Suns again were without their top two scorers. Devin Booker missed his third straight because of a left hamstring strain, and T.J. Warren his fifth straight with right ankle soreness.
PACERS 112, MAGIC 90 >> Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points and Cory Joseph added 15 to help Indiana beat Orlando for the eighth straight time and 15th in the last 16 meetings.
Thaddeus Young had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Tyreke Evans scored 11 points for Indiana.
KINGS 129, CAVALIERS 110 >> De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 assists and Sacramento beat Cleveland.
Buddy Hield added 25 points for the Kings, who led by as many as 25 after the game was tied at 66 at halftime. Marvin Bagley III scored 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting.
Source: Cavs to re-acquire Dellavedova
CLEVELAND >> Another popular Cavaliers player is coming “home.”
The Cavaliers have agreed to a trade with Milwaukee that will return fan favorite Matthew Dellavedova to Cleveland along with forward John Henson and a pair of draft picks in 2021. The Bucks will get veteran point guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker from the Cavs, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press. Milwaukee has agreed to trade Dekker to the Washington Wizards for center Jason Smith and a future second-round pick.
Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, front right of Villanova, fouls Brooklyn’s Rondae HollisJefferson (Chester All-Delco) during the second half on Friday in New York.