Nets beat Raptors in OT to end 8-game skid
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 go-ahead basket for the Nets with a little more than a minute left, their only basket in overtime not made by Russell.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 17 points for Brooklyn.
Jonas Valanciunas added 24 points for the Raptors.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points for Milwaukee.
76ERS 117, PISTONS 111
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.
Butler had 26 points in the second half.
CHICAGO (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and drove for the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds to lead Chicago to its first victory under coach Jim Boylen.
Boylen took over Monday when Fred Hoiberg got fired following a 5-19 start, and the Bulls lost the following night at Indiana in his debut.
Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 20 points.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — JaMychal Green scored 24 points in a reserve role to help Memphis beat New Orleans.
Kyle Anderson scored 19 points, including a key free throw for a four-point lead in the final seconds for the Grizzlies, who whittled away at an eight-point deficit during the final five minutes to send New Orleans to its fourth loss in 14 home games.
Justise Winslow added 20 points, including all four of his 3-point tries, and Rodney McGruder scored 14 points for Miami. Former Suns guard Goran Dragic, back after missing eight games with a sore right knee, had 11 points and 10 assists.
The Suns again were without their top two scorers. Devin Booker missed his third straight because of a left hamstring strain, and T.J. Warren his fifth straight with right ankle soreness.
Thaddeus Young had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Tyreke Evans scored 11 points for Indiana. Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Aaron Gordon had 20 points and 14 rebounds.
CLEVELAND (AP) — De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 assists and Sacramento beat Cleveland.
Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points for Cleveland.
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