Warren, Turner lead Brogdon-less Pacers past Raptors
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — T.J. Warren and Myles Turner scored 24 points apiece, Aaron Holiday sank two 3-pointers late and the Indiana Pacers outlasted the Toronto Raptors 120-115 in overtime on Monday night.
Holiday, who started at point guard for the injured Malcolm Brogdon, hit a 3-pointer to give the Pacers a 116-113 lead with 2:05 remaining in overtime. Then he drained another for a 119-115 advantage with 54 seconds remaining.
Holiday finished with 19 points, including 5 of 10 on 3-pointers. The Pacers (21-10) hit 18 of 42 from beyond the arc. The Raptors (21-9), who had a five-game win streak snapped, were just 11 of 40 on 3-pointers.
Both teams missed potential game-winning shots in the final minute of regulation. as Holiday’s layup was too long off the glass before Lowry’s last-second 3-pointer bounced off the front of the rim.
Miami outrebounded the Jazz 55-46 and ended Utah’s season-best five-game winning streak.
Joe Ingles scored a season-high 27 for Utah, which got within three points with about six seconds left on a putback slam by Rudy Gobert. But Butler hit a pair of free throws for Miami moments later, sealing the outcome.
De’Aaron Fox had 31 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Sacramento. Richaun Holmes added 12 points and 14 rebounds. The Kings have lost four straight.
Joel Embiid had 20 points and eight rebounds for the 76ers, who improved to 11-4 in their last 15 games. Simmons finished with 16 points, a career-high 17 assists and 13 rebounds, while reserve Furkan Korkmaz added a career-high 21 points.
Portland’s backcourt duo of Lillard and CJ McCollum was a combined 2 for 20 from the 3-point line. Lillard had an especially tough night, going 0 for 10 beyond the arc, the first time in his career that he’s failed to make a 3-pointer while attempting at least nine.
SPURS 145, GRIZZLIES 115
The Spurs were uncanny in their shooting accuracy from the start, connecting at 79% in the first quarter — and that included missing their final two shots in the period. The 46 points by the Spurs in the first were the most ever surrendered by the Grizzlies in a quarter.
The teams traded clutch shots in the final moments. First it was Murray who hit a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left to push Denver ahead 111-108. Two seconds later, Devin Booker nailed a 3-pointer off an inbounds play to tie it.
Murray had one more big shot in him, making a jumper just inside the 3-point line.
Jokic had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his seventh triple-double this season.
Ricky Rubio scored 21 points for the Suns.
Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and seven rebounds for Orlando, which blocked 13 shots and held the Bulls to 31% shooting in the second half. Jonathan Isaac finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks.
Trae Young scored 30 points, but his 3-pointer that would have tied the game in the closing seconds hit off the front of the rim and sent Atlanta to its eighth straight defeat.
Kevin Love had 20 points for Cleveland, which has won three straight for the first time since taking five in a row from March 28 to April 5, 2018.
Garland and Kevin Porter Jr., another rookie, helped Cleveland build a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.
The Wizards only dressed nine players for the game and were playing without Isaiah Thomas, who served the first of a two-game suspension for entering the stands to confront a fan during Saturday night’s game in Philadelphia.
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