Kyrie Irving has season-high 43 points, Celtics beat Raptors
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had a season-high 43 points, scoring 17 points in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter to force overtime and then making or recording an assist on every basket in the extra period in the Boston Celtics' 123-116 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
Irving had 11 assists, and Jayson Tatum added 21 points and seven rebounds. Boston evened the season series at one game apiece against the only team to finish above it in the Eastern Conference last season. The home team has won nine straight matchups.
Kawhi Leonard scored 31 with a season-high 15 rebounds for Toronto. The Raptors have lost three straight since opening 12-1.
Julius Randle had 19 points and 11 rebounds, including a crucial put-back of Davis' missed free throw to make it 124-121 with 1:23 left.
After Tim Hardaway Jr. missed a 3 for the tie, Holiday hit from deep to widen New Orleans' lead to six with 35 seconds left. Holiday finished with 24 points and 10 assists, and Nikola Mirotic had 12 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans. Hardaway scored 30 points.
Acquired Monday from Minnesota in a five-player trade, Butler got a loud ovation during introductions and quickly made an impression as the Sixers built a 16-point lead in the first quarter.
JJ Redick had 16 points and Simmons had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 31 points.
LeVert sustained what was originally feared to be a season-ending injury Monday. Doctors found no fractures, though, and he's expected to avoid surgery and return this season from a dislocated foot.
Dwight Howard scored a season-high 25 points and had 17 rebounds for Washington.
CJ McCollum had 18 points for Portland.
Antetokounmpo's dunk capped a 31-11 surge and gave the Bucks their first lead since the opening minute at 76-74 with 3:22 left in the quarter. Bledsoe had 14 points, Middleton 11 and Antetokounmpo nine to help Milwaukee take a 91-80 lead into the fourth.
Jabari Parker had 21 points for Chicago.
Gasol has 5,613 career rebounds, passing the franchise record of 5,612 set by Zach Randolph.
De'Aaron Fox led the Kings with 23 points and 10 assists.