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Raptors 140, Wizards 138 (2OT): Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 sec­onds left in the sec­ond over­time, and Toronto sur­vived in Washington to earn its fifth straight win. Kawhi Leonard had 41 points and 11 re­bounds to lead the Raptors, who blew a 23-point lead. Bradley Beal had 43 points, 15 re­bounds and 10 as­sists for the stub­born Wizards, who never led un­til early in the sec­ond ex­tra pe­riod. Six­ers 108, Knicks 105: Ben Sim­mons fell an as­sist short of a triple-dou­ble with 20 points and 22 re­bounds, Joel Em­biid scored 26 points and Philadel­phia es­caped from New York with a vic­tory. The 76ers sur­vived a scare af­ter lead­ing by as many as 24 points late in the first half. Kevin Knox scored 31 for the Knicks. Bucks 133, Hawks 114: Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo scored 33 points, Eric Bled­soe added 24 points and 10 as­sists, and Mil­wau­kee won in coach Mike Bu­den­holzer’s re­turn to At­lanta. The Bucks (30-12), the sec­ond-best team in the NBA, im­proved to 12- 0 af­ter a loss and re­main the league’s only team not to drop con­sec­u­tive games. Magic 116, Rock­ets 109: Nikola Vuce­vic and Aaron Gor­don each scored 22 points, and Orlando took ad­van­tage of James Har­den’s aw­ful 3-point shoot­ing to beat vis­it­ing Hous­ton. Har­den had 38 points, 12 as­sists and nine re­bounds but shot 1 of 17 from long range.

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