Nets turn tables on Raptors in OT
Brooklyn snaps 8-game skid in first victory over Toronto since ‘15
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.
Jonas Valanciunas added 24 points for the Raptors.
HORNETS 113, NUGGETS 107
Kemba Walker had 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds, Tony Parker added 19 points off the bench, and Charlotte snapped Denver’s sevengame win streak with a win at Charlotte.
Marvin Williams chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who ended a three-game losing streak.
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.
Blake Griffin had 31 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit, but the Pistons squandered their big thirdquarter lead, as well as a six-point advantage in the fourth. The 76ers rested Embiid, who missed his first game of the season.
WARRIORS 105, BUCKS 95
Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry had 20 points apiece to lead Golden State in a win at Milwaukee.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Buckswith 22 points and 15 rebounds. BULLS 114, THUNDER 112
Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and drove for the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds to lead host Chicago to 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 Steven Adams with 4.9 seconds left. Westbrook finished with 24 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists.
GRIZZLIES 107 PELICANS 103
JaMychal Green scored 24 points, and Kyle Anderson had 19 with 11 rebounds as Memphis won at New Orleans. The Pelicans got 26 points and 13 rebounds from Julius Randle and 25 points with 11 rebounds from Anthony Davis.
Jrue Holiday had 20 points and 11 assists.
KINGS 129, CAVALIERS 110
De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 assists as Sacramento won at 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 after missing two games due to back spasms.
PACERS 112, MAGIC 90
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points and Cory Joseph added 15 to help Indiana Pacers win at Orlando.
The Pacers have beaten the Magic eight straight times and 15 of the last 16 meetings.
HEAT 115, SUNS 98
Bam Adebayo had 22 points and 10 rebounds as Miami won at Phoenix.
CAVS ACQUIRE DELLAVEDOVA, HENSON
Matthew Dellavedova is coming back to Cleveland.
The Cavaliers re-acquired the guard in a threeteam trade with Milwaukee and Washington. The Cavs also are getting forward John Henson and two draft picks in 2021 from the Bucks in exchange for George Hill.
As part of the deal, the Cavs traded a 2021 secondround pick to the Wizards, who sent forward Jason Smith and cash considerations to the Bucks and a 2022 second-round draft pick to Cleveland.
The Cavs are receiving Milwaukee’s 2021 first- and second-round picks.
JONES HAS SURGERY FOR TORN PECTORAL
Warriors center Damian Jones underwent surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle.
Jones is expected to begin the rehab process in six weeks with a timetable to be determined based on his progress.
Jones, a third-year pro out of Vanderbilt was injured Saturday at Detroit.
D'Angelo Russell, left, of the Brooklyn Nets drives against Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas Friday night at the Barclays Center in New York City. Russell scored 29 points to lead the Nets to victory in overtime.