NBA roundup: Ibaka lifts Raptors over Wizards in 2OT
Serge Ibaka's 3-pointer with 15.2 seconds remaining lifted the visiting Toronto Raptors to a 140-138 double-overtime win against the stubborn Washington Wizards on Sunday.
Washington rallied from 19 points down in the third quarter to force overtime
and took a 138-136 lead on Thomas Bryant's short jumper with 31.8 seconds left
in the second overtime.
Kawhi Leonard missed on a drive on the ensuing possession but got his own
rebound and passed out to Ibaka, who hit from 28 feet. Washington's Otto
Porter Jr. then missed a 3-point attempt, and Toronto's Danny Green added a
free throw with 2.8 seconds left. With no timeouts, the Wizards were unable to
get off a final shot.
Leonard registered 41 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who have won
five straight to improve their NBA-best record to 33-12. Pascal Siakam had 24
points and 19 rebounds before fouling out.
Warriors 119, Mavericks 114
Stephen Curry scored a game-high 48 points -- 24 in each half -- and dropped
the game-winning 3-pointer to allow Golden State to escape Dallas with a
Curry, who scored 16 points in the first quarter, made 11 3-pointers and
scored the final seven points for the Warriors in a game the Mavs led 113-108
with 3:51 to go in the game. Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Klay Thompson
had 16 on an abysmal shooting night in which he went just 2 of 11 from beyond
Rookie of the Year favorite Luka Doncic led Dallas with 26 points, making 5 of
10 from beyond the arc and adding five assists and six rebounds. Forward
Harrison Barnes scored 22, but as he was trying to get off a game-tying
3-point attempt with five seconds to go, Barnes lost control of his dribble
and helplessly watched the ball roll out of bounds.
Nuggets 116, Trail Blazers 113
Nikola Jokic had 40 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, Jamal Murray shook
off an injury to score 24, and Denver snapped visiting Portland's four-game
Jokic and Murray -- who left the game briefly in the first half after an
inadvertent shot to the mouth -- combined for eight points in the final 67
seconds to put the Nuggets ahead for good after a tie at 108.
Damian Lillard scored 26, and CJ McCollum had 18 points for the Blazers.
McCollum drained a corner 3-pointer with 27.7 seconds left to make it 114-113,
but Lillard's 33-footer at the buzzer missed.
76ers 108, Knicks 105
Ben Simmons totaled 20 points, a career-high 22 rebounds and nine assists as
visiting Philadelphia never trailed, survived a shaky second half and extended
its winning streak over New York Knicks to seven games.
Simmons finished with his 28th double-double this season and just shy of his
eighth triple-double. Joel Embiid returned from missing Friday's loss to
Atlanta due to a sore right ankle and led the 76ers with 26 points while
adding eight rebounds and a season-high six blocked shots.
Rookie Kevin Knox scored a career-high 31 points, but the Knicks lost for the
17th time in 19 games and dropped their eighth straight home game.
Magic 116, Rockets 109
With Aaron Gordon leading early before several others stepped up late, Orlando
rallied past visiting Houston in the fourth quarter, capping wins on
consecutive nights against title contenders.
Terrence Ross, Evan Fournier, and D.J. Augustin sank 3-pointers on successive
possessions to key a 16-2 run for a 114-107 lead with 1:21 left. Gordon and
Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points each, as the Magic claimed a fourth
consecutive home win, rallying from a 12-point deficit after doing the same in
beating Boston on Saturday.
Rockets guard James Harden scored 38 points to match Kobe Bryant with his 16th
consecutive 30-point game, the most in the NBA since 1972-73. However, Harden
struggled mightily with his perimeter shooting, missing 16 of 17 3-point
attempts. He shot 11 of 32 overall.
Cavaliers 101, Lakers 95
Cedi Osman scored 20 points, and Rodney Hood added 18 as visiting Cleveland
ended its 12-game losing streak at the expense of struggling Los Angeles.
Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Alec Burks had 17 points
and 13 rebounds in Cleveland's first win since Dec. 18 at Indiana. The
Cavaliers are just 9-35 this season and remain the only NBA team that has not
reached double digits in victories.
Kyle Kuzma had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, as injured Los
Angeles forward LeBron James watched his current team face his former team
while nursing a groin injury. Brandon Ingram had 22 points for L.A.
Bucks 133, Hawks 114
A night off worked wonders for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 33 points to
lead visiting Milwaukee over Atlanta.
Antetokounmpo was given Friday night off to help him deal with ongoing right
quad soreness and a left hip contusion. He returned to lead the Bucks in
scoring, shooting 9 for 17 from the field and surpassing the 30-point mark for
the 18th time this season.
The win was the 30th of the season for the Bucks, who remain the only team in
the league without back-to-back losses, now 12-0 in games following a loss.
The Bucks have won 12 of their last 15 and won their sixth straight meeting
--Field Level Media