Raptors rally to end Lakers’ 7-game winning streak
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Fred VanVleet finished with 23 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Los Angeles Lakers‘ seven-game winning streak with a 113-104 victory Sunday night.
Chris Boucher matched his career high with 15 points for the Raptors, who have won three straight and six of seven. The defending NBA champions played without two key regulars after losing starter Kyle Lowry to a broken left thumb and top reserve Serge Ibaka to a sprained right ankle, but Toronto still rallied in the fourth quarter and hung on late for its 10th consecutive win over the Lakers.
Anthony Davis scored 27 points and LeBron James had 13 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds in his 85th career triple-double, but the Lakers lost for the first time since opening night against the Clippers.
The Lakers then missed four consecutive 3-pointers with the chance to pull even, and Siakam threw down back-to-back dunks on the fast break to seal it.
Norman Powell scored 14 points while starting in Lowry’s spot for Toronto.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Jokic hit a fadeaway jumper with 2.4 seconds left in overtime to lift Denver past Minnesota.
Jokic had 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists to help Denver win its fourth straight game. Will Barton had 13 points, including a pair of 3s in overtime, and 12 rebounds. Paul Millsap scored all 14 of his points during a big third-quarter run and had 10 rebounds.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 16 rebounds for Minnesota. Towns sent it to overtime with a corner 3, but the Wolves shot a season-low 13.3% from 3-point range and 35.1% overall from the field.
Andrew Wiggins added 25 points in Minnesota’s third loss in four games.
Booker was 10 of 14 from the field, making 4 of 5 3-pointers, hit all three of his free throws and had nine assists.
The Suns won for the fourth time in five games and ended the Nets‘ four-game winning streak in Phoenix.
The Suns made 10 of their first 11 shots, including 4 of 5 3-pointers. Phoenix led by 20 points in the quarter.
Furkan Korkmaz scored 17 points and keyed a Sixers‘ run in the third quarter in their return home from a four-game trip. Korkmaz hit a 3 with just 0.4 seconds left to beat Portland for the lone win on the trip.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists in Indiana’s victory over Orlando,
Gallinari missed a clean look at a 3, before Milwaukee’s George Hill made two free throws with 10.5 seconds left to put the Bucks in control.
Kent Bazemore made back-to-back 3-pointers to open the extra period, sending the Blazers to their first win at home this season.
Trae Young had 35 points and 10 assists for Atlanta.
Julius Randle had 20 points and 16 rebounds and Alonzo Trier added 13 points for New York (2-8).
- Denver Nuggets
- Indiana Pacers
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Nikola Jokic
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Phoenix Suns
- Toronto Raptors