Pascal Siakam scores 23 as Raptors beat Knicks 128-112
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 28 points and 11 assists, Quinn Cook scored a season-high 27 in place of injured Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors used another big run in the third quarter to pull away and beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-100 on Saturday night.
Klay Thompson added 24 points on an uneven shooting night while Damian Jones had eight points and six rebounds. Two days after losing Curry to a groin injury in a 23-point home loss to Milwaukee, Golden State bounced back with little problem while their leading scorer sat at home watching.
Draymond Green also was missing from Steve Kerr’s lineup but Durant made both absences a moot point while ending Brooklyn’s three-game winning streak. The nine-time All-Star had 13 points in the first quarter, scored the final six of the second then came up big again in the third.
Joe Harris scored 24 points for the Nets.
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.
Marc Gasol added 18 points and 12 rebounds to help Memphis remain undefeated at home.
J.J. Redick led the 76ers with 20 points, The game came hours after reports that the Sixers will trade starters Robert Covington and Dario Saric, along with reserve Jerryd Bayless, to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for All-Star Jimmy Butler. That left the Sixers short-handed, because the players involved in the trade did not dress for Philadelphia.
DeMar DeRozan had a season-low 13 points, but added 11 rebounds in 39 minutes.
James Harden had 25 points to lead Houston and Eric Gordon added 23. Chris Paul was held to 13 points on 4-for-13 shooting. The Rockets were without Carmelo Anthony, who missed the game due to illness.
Harrell led Los Angeles with 26 points off the bench. Patrick Beverley added 21 points and Tobias Harris had 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 18 rebounds for Milwaukee.
Former Clipper Eric Bledsoe’s 3-pointer tied it at 119 with six seconds remaining. Danilo Gallinari’s 3-point try for Los Angeles bounced off the rim at the buzzer, sending both teams to their first overtime of the season.
Washington opened the fourth on a 31-12 run, before the Heat trimmed what was as much as a 17-point deficit down considerably in the final minutes but never seriously threatened again. Dwight Howard finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds for the Wizards.
Wendell Carter Jr. also had 15 points for Chicago,
The Lakers, who began the season with three straight losses, improved to 6-6 and held the Kings, who entered the game averaging 118 points per contest, to their lowest scoring total of the season.
It was only the second time Sacramento has been held below 100 points this season, and it marked the first time Los Angeles had held an opponent below 100.
De’Aaron Fox had 17 of his 21 points in the first half to lead the Kings, who shot 35 percent from the field and went 6-for-25 on 3-pointers.
- Brooklyn Nets
- Dallas Mavericks
- Golden State Warriors
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Pascal Siakam
- Stephen Curry
- Toronto Raptors
- Washington Wizards