OT win halts Nets’ skid
NEW YORK — 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.
Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points for the Raptors, but Toronto couldn’t get a look for him on its final possession and had to settle for Fred Vanvleet’s 3-pointer that just missed.
76ers 117, Pistons 111
At Detroit, Jimmy Butler scored 38 points and Philadelphia overcame Joel Embiid’s absence, rallying from a 15-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Pistons.
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, but Detroit couldn’t take advantage of the big man’s absence.
Hornets 113, Nuggets 107 At Charlotte, N.C., Kemba Walker had 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds, fellow point guard Tony Parker added 19 points off the bench and the Hornets snapped Denver’s seven-game win streak.
Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 20 points.
Pacers 112, Magic 90
At Orlando, Fla., Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points and Cory Joseph added 15 to help Indiana beat the Magic for the eighth straight time and 15th in the last 16 meetings.
Bulls 114, Thunder 112
At Chicago, Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and drove for the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds to lead the Bulls to their first victory under coach Jim Boylen.
Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists in his 109th triple-double, though he also turned the ball over 10 times.
Kings 129, Cavaliers 110
At Cleveland, De’aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 assists and Sacramento beat the Cavaliers.
Spurs 133, Lakers 120
At San Antonio, Demar Derozan had 36 points and nine assists and the Spurs rallied to beat Los Angeles.
Lebron James had with 35 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for Los Angeles.
Grizzlies 107, Pelicans 103 At New Orleans, Jamychal Green scored 24 points in a reserve role to help Memphis beat the Pelicans.
Heat 115, Suns 98
At Phoenix, Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and Miami opened a six-game trip by handing the Suns their eighth straight loss.
Warriors 105, Bucks 95
At Milwaukee, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry each scored 20 points, and Golden State wrapped up a five-game trip with its third straight win, beating the Bucks.
JJ Redick of the 76ers is fouled by the Pistons’ Blake Griffin during the second half of Friday night’s game. The 76ers won, 117-111, despite Griffin’s 31 points and 12 rebounds.