NBA roundup: Ibaka hits key shot in Raptors’ record win
Serge Ibaka made the decisive 3-pointer with 30.4 seconds remaining to finish with 30 points as the Toronto Raptors extended their winning streak to a franchise-best 12 games Wednesday night with a 119-118 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers.
Feb 5, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) celebrates a win over the Indiana Pacers at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Lowry had 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Raptors, who have won 12 straight regular-season home games against the Pacers.
Pascal Siakam had 25 points and nine rebounds for Toronto, Terence Davis II had 11 points and Fred VanVleet chipped in 10.
Malcolm Brogdon had 24 points for the Pacers, who have lost three straight. Doug McDermott added 19 points for the Pacers, Domantas Sabonis had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and Victor Oladipo scored 13 points.
Boston Celtics 116 – Orlando Magic 100
Jayson Tatum scored 33 points, and host Boston shot a blistering 56.5 percent from behind the 3-point arc to outlast Orlando. Ahead of his first career All-Star Game appearance, Tatum carried the scoring with fellow All-Star selection Kemba Walker sidelined due to a sore left knee.
Tatum shot 5 of 11 from 3-point range and added eight rebounds and five assists. Gordon Hayward finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Boston. However, Jaylen Brown, who scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds, appeared to turn his ankle in the closing minutes of the win.
Evan Fournier led Orlando with 26 points. Aaron Gordon posted 23 points and 10 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, who have dropped six of their past seven games.
Atlanta Hawks 127 – Minnesota Timberwolves 120
Trae Young and John Collins each produced a double-double to lead Atlanta to a win in Minneapolis, handing Minnesota its 13th consecutive loss.
Young scored 38 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and had 11 assists for his 19th double-double this season. It was the 26th time Young has scored 30-plus points. Collins had 27 points, making 11 of 19 shots from the floor, and grabbed 12 rebounds. Minnesota had three players score 20-plus points, led by Andrew Wiggins with 25 points and seven rebounds.
Both teams had only 11 players active because of pending trades. Atlanta’s Evan Turner and Minnesota’s Robert Covington, two players rumored to be part of a four-team deal, were not available.
Denver Nuggets 98 – Utah Jazz 95
Nikola Jokic had 30 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists, and short-handed Denver came from behind to beat Utah in Salt Lake City. The Nuggets had just seven players available due to injury and a pending trade.
Jokic tied a career high with his rebound total, and he notched his fourth triple-double in the past nine games. Jamal Murray added 31 points and Monte Morris scored 15 for the Nuggets, who improved to 9-0 against the Northwest Division and won for the sixth time in eight games overall.
Mike Conley had 21 points, Donovan Mitchell scored 18 and Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Jazz, who have dropped five straight. Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson added 16 each for Utah, which blew a nine-point lead in the last seven minutes.
Los Angeles Clippers 128 – Miami Heat 111
Paul George and Landry Shamet scored 23 points apiece, and Los Angeles earned a victory over visiting Miami.
Miami forward Jimmy Butler (strained right shoulder) and Los Angeles guard Patrick Beverley (sore right groin) left the game in the third quarter and did not return.
Kawhi Leonard, Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams each scored 14 points for the Clippers, who had eight players reach double figures. Derrick Jones Jr. had 25 points and nine rebounds while Bam Adebayo scored 22 points and grabbed 11 boards for the Heat.
Oklahoma City Thunder 109 – Cleveland Cavaliers 103
Dennis Schroder scored 30 points off the bench to lift Oklahoma City to a home win over Cleveland.
Schroder shot 10 of 17 from the floor. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.
Collin Sexton had a team-high 23 points and Kevin Love added 20 points as Cleveland’s losing streak stretched to five games. The Cavaliers have dropped 12 of their past 13.
Memphis Grizzlies 121 – Dallas Mavericks 107
Ja Morant scored 21 points while Jaren Jackson Jr. and Tyus Jones added 19 each as Memphis capped a busy day with a victory at Dallas. Memphis won for the sixth time in its past seven games and now has 12 victories over its past 15 contests.
Brandon Clarke had 18 points as the Grizzlies won the game shortly after the team reportedly agreed to trade Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat. Iguodala was acquired from the Golden State Warriors in the offseason but declined to report to Memphis.
Kristaps Porzingis scored 32 points for the Mavericks, who were playing without leading scorer, rebounder and assist man Luka Doncic for the fourth consecutive game because of a sprained right ankle.
Detroit Pistons 116 – Phoenix Suns 108
Andre Drummond powered his way to 31 points and 19 rebounds, and host Detroit pulled away to beat Phoenix.
Reggie Jackson had 25 points and nine assists for Detroit while Christian Wood contributed 21 points and eight rebounds. Langston Galloway added 15 points off the bench, and Bruce Brown chipped in nine points and seven assists.
Kelly Oubre Jr.’s 30 points led the Suns, who have lost four straight. Deandre Ayton contributed 26 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks while Devin Booker tossed in 22 points with seven assists. Mikal Bridges added 13 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Brooklyn Nets 129 – Golden State Warriors 88
Caris LeVert scored 23 points as Brooklyn started quickly and cruised to a rout of Golden State in New York.
Joe Harris added 17 and tied a season high with nine rebounds while reserve Garrett Temple contributed 16 for the Nets. Rodions Kurucs and Taurean Prince chipped in 12 apiece for Brooklyn, which shot 51 percent on field-goal attempts.
D’Angelo Russell received a tribute video after the first quarter, and the former Brooklyn guard scored 17 on 7-of-20 shooting. Russell missed all eight of his 3-point tries as the Warriors shot 36.5 percent from the floor and 12.8 percent (5 of 39) on 3-point tries.
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