NBA roundup: Spurs make short work of Raptors

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and referee Nick Buchert share a laugh during the first half of a game a
San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and referee Nick Buchert (3) share a laugh during the first half of a game against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.
(Eric Gay / Associated Press)

Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 and the San Antonio Spurs held Toronto to its lowest point total of the season, blowing out the Raptors, 110-82, on Tuesday night in San Antonio. 

Veteran point guard Tony Parker set the tone early and had 15 points and eight assists in 22 minutes as the Spurs dominated a matchup of teams with the second-best record in each conference, leading by as many as 34 points. 

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 26 points, but backcourt mate Kyle Lowry scored only six. 

at Boston 115, Utah 104: Isaiah Thomas had 29 points and a career-high 15 assists, and the Celtics made 17 three-point baskets for the second game in a row. Al Horford and Jae Crowder each had 21 points for Boston. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 23 points and teammate Rudy Gobert had 13 rebounds, extending his streak of 10 or more to 21 consecutive games. 


Indiana 121, at Detroit 116: Paul George had 32 points and the Pacers pulled away in the fourth quarter after squandering a 15-point first-half lead. Tobias Harris had 22 points for the Pistons, who lost for the eighth time in 10 games, with two of the defeats coming at home against Indiana. 

at Dallas 113, Washington 105: Harrison Barnes scored 26 points and Deron Williams had 21 for the Mavericks, who outscored the Wizards 52-38 in the second half and made 17 three-pointers in the game. John Wall led Washington with 27 points and Bradley Beal had 25.

Sacramento 120, at Denver 113: DeMarcus Cousins had 31 points, Darren Collison scored 26 with seven assists, and the Kings won for the fifth time in seven games. 

at Phoenix 99, Miami 90: Devin Booker scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half, rookie Marquese Chriss had a career-best 18 and the Suns handed the short-handed Heat a sixth consecutive loss. Miami was without starters Hassan Whiteside and Justise Winslow and several other players.


at Philadelphia 93, Minnesota 91: Robert Covington made a fall-away shot off an inbounds pass with 0.2 of a second left to rescue the 76ers after they blew a 26-point lead. The Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio, a 26% three-point shooter, made one with 1.6 seconds left that tied the score, 91-91. 

at Lakers 116, Memphis 102