NBA IN BRIEF
ROOF OF BUCKS’ OLD HOME DEMOLISHED
Dozens of small, simultaneous explosions brought down the steel roof of the Bradley Center, the former home of the Milwaukee Bucks, in a controlled demolition Sunday that left some debris scattered in the street.
The Bradley Center closed last summer, and the Bucks moved next door to the $524 million Fiserv Forum. The NBA team bid the 30-year-old arena a fond farewell in a series of tweets.
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. 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. 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.
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.
Bulls: Bobby Portis’ run-in with Kevin Durant on Friday left the Chicago forward with a sprained elbow and a feeling that he is being treated differently by the officials because of his reputation formed after a 2017 practice altercation with Nikola Mirotic. Portis and Durant got tangled up on a screen, and Portis believes the Warriors star grabbed his right arm and purposely pulled it down. Mavericks: J.J. Barea won’t play again this season and will undergo surgery Monday after rupturing his right Achilles tendon Friday in Dallas’ victory against Minnesota.