NETS TOP RAP­TORS, END 8-GAME SKID

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» 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 goa­head bas­ket for the Nets with a lit­tle more than a minute left, their only bas­ket in over­time not made by Rus­sell.

76ers 117, Pis­tons 111.

» Jimmy But­ler scored 38 DETRO I T points and Philadel­phia over­came Joel Em­biid’s ab­sence, ral­ly­ing from a 15-point thirdquar­ter deficit to beat Detroit Pis­tons 117-111.

Blake Grif­fin had 31 points and 12 re­bounds for Detroit, but the Pis­tons squan­dered their big third-quar­ter lead, as well as a six-point ad­van­tage in the fourth. The 76ers rested Em­biid, who missed his first game of the sea­son.

Spurs 133, Lak­ers 120.

» De­Mar DeRozan had 36 points and nine as­sists and San Antonio ral­lied to beat Los An­ge­les.

Bulls 114, Thun­der 112.

Lauri Markka­nen scored 24 points and drove for the go-ahead layup in the closing sec­onds to lead Chicago to its first vic­tory un­der coach Jim Boylen.

Griz­zlies 107, Pel­i­cans 103.

» JaMy­chal Green scored 24 points in a re­serve role to help Mem­phis beat New Or­leans.

Heat 115, Suns 98

Bam Ade­bayo scored a ca­reer­high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and Mi­ami opened a sixgame trip by hand­ing Phoenix its eighth straight loss.

Pac­ers 112, Magic 90.

» Bo­jan Bog­danovic scored FLA.

26 points and Cory Joseph added 15 to help In­di­ana beat Or­lando for the eighth straight time and 15th in the last 16 meet­ings.

Kings 129, Cavs 110.

» De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 as­sists and Sacra­mento beat Cleve­land.

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