Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Cavaliers 126-110
James got his third triple-double with the Lakers and No. 76 for his career, helping Los Angeles to its sixth consecutive home win. Kyle Kuzma had 23 points, and Ivica Zubac set season highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Davis and James shared the court for the first time since James recently declared in an interview with ESPN that it would be “amazing” if the Lakers traded for the Pelicans’ biggest star. James’ comments prompted accusations of tampering.
New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said before the game that Davis will not be traded to the Lakers or anywhere else as long as he remains under contract to the Pelicans.
The short-handed Raptors won their second straight despite injuries to three starters. Guard Kyle Lowry missed his fourth straight game because of a sore left thigh, and center Serge Ibaka was sidelined by a sore right knee for the second straight game. Guard Danny Green was shelved by a sore left knee after starting Toronto’s first 33 games.
BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points, and Milwaukee won for the sixth time in seven games.
Boston lost its third straight after winning eight in a row.
Hield finished with 28 points. De’Aaron Fox had 14 points, eight assists and made two key free throws down the stretch for Sacramento.
The Kings had dropped three of four.
Mike Conley had 23 points and seven rebounds for Memphis, which has lost five straight and seven of eight. Conley also tied his career high with seven 3-pointers.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ricky Rubio had 24 points and eight assists to lead Utah to the runaway road win.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bryn Forbes scored 22 points and San Antonio set a season high with 19 3-pointers.
Minnesota point guard Derrick Rose did not play in the second half due to a sore left ankle.
The 32-year-old Williams finished 7 of 11 from 3-point range. Kemba Walker had 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting and hit two 3-pointers down the stretch to seal Charlotte’s second straight win at home.
Andre Drummond had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Pistons, who shot 39 percent from the floor and scored their fewest points of the season.
Markkanen was 12 for 20 from the field in his 10th game since missing the start of the season with a right elbow injury. The 7-footer also went 4 for 6 from beyond the arc.
- Kawhi Leonard
- LeBron James
- Los Angeles Lakers
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Toronto Raptors