Raptors win in overtime for second straight night, beat Wizards, 120-116

Toronto forward Amir Johnson spins away from Washington forward Nene, left, and center Marcin Gortat during the first half of the Raptors' 120-116 overtime victory Saturday over the Wizards.
(Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second consecutive night after losing a large second-half lead, defeating the Wizards, 120-116, on Saturday at Washington.

Lou Williams added 19 points and Amir Johnson scored 17 for the Raptors, who tied a season high with their sixth straight victory.

John Wall, battling migraines and a sprained right ankle, was a game-time decision for Washington. He started and led all scorers with 28 points and had 12 assists. Bradley Beal added 26 points.

Lowry scored seven points in overtime for Toronto, which squandered a 17-point, second-half lead Friday night before outlasting the Nets. With a win before a sellout crowd at the Verizon Center, Washington (31-17) could have pulled into a tie with Toronto (33-15) for second place in the Eastern Conference.


Sacramento 99, at Indiana 94: The Kings needed their early dominance to fend off the late-charging Pacers and end an eight-game skid. DeMarcus Cousins earned his 28th double-double of the season with 20 points and 19 rebounds.

Dallas 108, at Orlando 93: Monta Ellis had 25 points and 13 assists as the Mavericks sent the Magic to their eighth straight loss. Dallas held off a late Magic rally after leading by 27. Nik Vucevic had 17 points and 16 rebounds for Orlando.

at Atlanta 91, Philadelphia 85: The Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games. Al Horford scored 23 points.

at Detroit 114, Houston 101: D.J. Augustin had 28 points and 12 assists, and the Pistons held off former teammate Josh Smith and the Rockets. Smith, booed throughout his return to the Palace had seven points and seven rebounds.

at Memphis 85, Oklahoma City 74: Zach Randolph had 21 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies. Kevin Durant, a game-time decision because of a sprained big toe, led the Thunder with 15 points.

Cleveland 106, at Minnesota 90: LeBron James scored 16 of his 36 points for the Cavaliers in the fourth quarter to win a duel with Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins, who had 33 points. Kevin Love, in his first game back in Minnesota since he was traded, had 14 points and 17 rebounds. The Cavaliers have won 10 straight.

at Milwaukee 95, Portland 88: Jared Dudley scored 18 points and O.J. Mayo had 17 off the bench to help the Bucks beat the struggling Trail Blazers, who have lost three straight and eight of 10.

Charlotte 104, at Denver 86: Cody Zeller scored a career-best 21 points for the Hornets, who have won 10 of their last 13 games. By halftime, Charlotte had opened a 32-point lead over the Nuggets, who lost for the ninth time in 10 games.


at Golden State 106, Phoenix 87: The Warriors fell behind by 12 in the second quarter, rallied ahead, 52-51, at the half and ran away from the Suns after the break.

Clippers 105, at San Antonio 85