Nets turn ta­bles on Rap­tors in OT

Brook­lyn snaps 8-game skid in first vic­tory over Toronto since ‘15

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Al Bello / Getty Im­ages

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.

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