OT win halts Nets’ skid

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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.

PAUL SANCYA / AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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