NA­TIONAL BAS­KET­BALL AS­SO­CI­A­TION ROUNDUP

The Day - - SUMMARY -

Rap­tors 128, Knicks 112

Pas­cal Si­akam scored a ca­reer-high 23 points, Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas had 19 points and 10 re­bounds and Toronto beat New York on Satur­day, im­prov­ing its league-lead­ing record to 12-1.

OG Anunoby scored 16 points and Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka and Delon Wright each had 12 as the Rap­tors won their sixth straight home meet­ing with the Knicks and im­proved to 7-0 at home this sea­son. Toronto has won six straight over­all.

Toronto's Nick Nurse be­came the first coach to win 12 of his first 13 games since Lawrence Frank started 13-0 with the New Jersey Nets in 2004.

Tim Har­d­away Jr. scored 27 points and Enes Kan­ter had 15 points and 15 re­bounds for the Knicks, who have lost 16 of their past 19 against the Rap­tors.

Si­akam shot 6 for 7, in­clud­ing a ca­reer-best three 3-point­ers, and went 8 for 9 at the free-throw line.

Late Fri­day Jazz 123, Celtics 115

Joe In­gles matched his ca­reer high with 27 points and added a sea­son-high seven as­sists to help Utah beat Bos­ton in Gor­don Hay­ward's re­turn to Utah.

Hay­ward had 13 points and seven as­sists in his first game back in Utah since leav­ing the Jazz in free agency af­ter the 2016-17 sea­son. He broke his left an­kle last sea­son in the opener.

Dono­van Mitchell added 21 points for Utah, Jae Crow­der had 20, and Rudy Gobert fin­ished with 17 points and 15 re­bounds. The Jazz won their sec­ond straight home game and sec­ond straight over­all.

Terry Rozier scored 22 points and Jayson Ta­tum added 21 for the Celtics.

Bos­ton lost for the third time in four games.

The Jazz started to pull away when they scored 3-point­ers on each of their fi­nal four pos­ses­sions of the sec­ond quar­ter to take a 58-51 half­time lead. In­gles ac­counted for the first three long-dis­tance bas­kets — high­light­ing a 20-point first half for him.

Notes Butler go­ing to 76ers from Min­nesota

Jimmy Butler has his wish: He's out of Min­nesota. And just like that, Philadel­phia has a new Big Three — one that could make se­ri­ous noise in the Eastern Con­fer­ence.

A per­son with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion said Satur­day that Butler is be­ing traded to the 76ers in a pack­age that will send Dario Saric and Robert Cov­ing­ton to the Tim­ber­wolves.

The per­son spoke to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the trade had not yet been an­nounced by ei­ther team and was still pend­ing NBA ap­proval, which is not ex­pected un­til Mon­day.

Justin Pat­ton will also be sent to Philadel­phia, and Jer­ryd Bay­less and a 2022 sec­ond-round pick are also go­ing to Min­nesota, the per­son said.

The Ath­letic first re­ported the agree­ment.

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