Cava­liers fall short in rally against Bulls

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - Pas­cal Si­akam scored a ca­reer-high 23 points, Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas had 19 points and 10 re­bounds and the Toronto Rap­tors beat the New York Knicks 128-112 on Satur­day, im­prov­ing their league­lead­ing record to 12-1. OG Anunoby scored 16 points and Kawhi Leonard

Zach LaVine scored 24 points, rookie Ryan Ar­cidi­a­cono added 15 and the Chicago Bulls re­bounded af­ter blow­ing an early 16-point lead to edge the Cleve­land Cava­liers 99-98 on Satur­day night.

Tris­tan Thomp­son had 22 points and 12 re­bounds for the league­worst Cavs. Rookie guard Collin Sexton scored a sea­son-high 20 points in his sec­ond straight start and sec­ond of his ca­reer.

Rod­ney Hood also had 20 points and Jor­dan Clark­son came off the bench to score 15, but the Cava­liers lost their fifth straight.

Cleve­land nearly pulled this one out.

With 13 sec­onds left, Carter couldn’t han­dle LaVine’s pass and Cleve­land re­cov­ered. Coach Larry Drew called a time­out to set up a fi­nal play, but Sexton was blocked by LaVine as he Cleve­land Cava­liers guard Jor­dan Clark­son, left, looks to pass as Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) and cen­ter Robin Lopez guard dur­ing the first half Satur­day in Chicago.

drove to the bas­ket at the buzzer.

Cleve­land for­ward Cedi Os­man sat out the game with back spasms. He was forced to leave Wed­nes­day’s loss to Ok­la­homa City in the first quar­ter, be­com­ing the lat­est Cavs player to join an in­jury list that in­cludes All-Star for­ward Kevin Love, point guard Ge­orge Hill and for­ward Sam Dekker.

Wen­dell Carter Jr. also had 15 points as Chicago

won for the sec­ond time in six games.

RAP­TORS 128, KNICKS 112: CLIP­PERS 128, BUCKS 126, OT: Lou Wil­liams hit a jumper with .3 sec­onds re­main­ing in over­time, lift­ing the Clip­pers to the vic­tory. Mon­trezl Har­rell in­ter­cepted Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo’s in­bounds pass as time ex­pired, send­ing the Bucks to just their third loss in 12 games.

PEL­I­CANS 119, SUNS 99: WIZ­ARDS 116, HEAT 110:

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