Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors 107-95
Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Toronto. Pascal Siakam had 17 points, and Danny Green 14 as the Raptors had their seven-game home winning streak snapped.
Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer, made 12 of 30 shots, including three of nine from long range. He was perfect at the foul line, hitting all eight of his attempts.
Harden has scored 28 or more points in 39 straight games, the second-longest streak in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain (71 games) holds the record.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 30 points off the bench, Kyrie Irving had 19 points and 11 assists, and Boston ran away from the Golden State early in a game that turned testy with the two-time defending champions down big.
Kevin Durant scored 18 points but committed five turnovers, while DeMarcus Cousins wound up with 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting — missing all five of his 3-point tries — and nine rebounds to go with four turnovers.
Redick was 5 of 6 from 3-point range in the first half (7 of 10 overall) and paced an offense that shot 64 percent in the half and led 70-64. He had been seriously slumping — going 23 of 81 overall over his last seven games and hitting 15 3s. Redick had his first 20-point game since Feb. 10 against the Lakers.
Ben Simmons had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Sixers.
Evan Fournier led the Magic with 25 points and Aaron Gordon had 24.
Chicago was led by Zach LaVine with 27 points. Robin Lopez had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Bulls lost their fifth in a row to Indiana, including all four games this season. Lauri Markkanen finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley scored 19 of his career-high 40 points in the fourth quarter as Memphis used a late rally to beat Portland.
Conley made six of his seven shots in the fourth as Memphis erased a nine-point Portland lead in the final quarter with a 38-25 scoring advantage in the period.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 41 points and 14 rebounds as Minnesota spoiled Paul George’s return to the Oklahoma City lineup.
Towns has 182 points over his last five games, the best five-game stretch in team history. He fell one point shy of tying his season high.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had a team-high 38 points on 15-of-28 shooting.
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