NBA roundup: Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Cavaliers 126-110
Kawhi Leonard matched his season high with 37 points, helping the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-110 on Friday night.
OG Anunoby equaled his career high with 21 points as the Raptors improved their NBA-leading record to 25-9. Pascal Siakam had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Fred VanVleet scored 14 points.
The short-handed Raptors won their second straight despite injuries to three starters. Guard Kyle Lowry missed his fourth straight game because of a sore left thigh, and center Serge Ibaka was sidelined by a sore right knee for the second straight game. Guard Danny Green was shelved by a sore left knee after starting Toronto’s first 33 games.
Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points for Cleveland, and Larry Nance Jr. had 16 points and 12 rebounds. The Cavaliers lost for the fourth time in five games.
Milwaukee 120, at Boston 107: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points, and Milwaukee won for the sixth time in seven games.
Khris Middleton had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks.
Kyrie Irving had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Celtics, who were missing their top two centers and forward Marcus Morris. Jaylen Brown scored 21 points, and Jayson Tatum had 20.
Boston lost its third straight after winning eight in a row.
Indiana 114, at Brooklyn 106: Victor Oladipo scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, and the Pacers snapped the Nets’ seven-game winning streak.
Thaddeus Young had 21 points for Indiana, which had dropped two in a row. Bojan Bogdanovic and Domantas Sabonis each scored 17 points.
Rookie Rodions Kurucs scored a season-high 26 points for Brooklyn, and DeMarre Carroll added 16.
at San Antonio 124, Minnesota 98: Bryn Forbes scored 22 points and San Antonio set a season high with 19 3-pointers.
Marco Belinelli had 17 points to help the Spurs win for the seventh time in eight games. San Antonio has led by at least 20 points in each of the last eight games.
Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost 11 straight in San Antonio.
Minnesota point guard Derrick Rose did not play in the second half due to a sore left ankle.
at Charlotte 98, Detroit 86: Marvin Williams made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, leading the Hornets to their third victory over the Pistons this season.
The 32-year-old Williams finished 7 of 11 from 3-point range. Kemba Walker had 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting and hit two 3-pointers down the stretch to seal Charlotte’s second straight win at home.
Andre Drummond had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Pistons, who shot 39 percent from the floor and scored their fewest points of the season.
Atlanta 114, at New York 107: Kent Bazemore scored 22 points and John Collins had 17 points and 16 rebounds, helping Atlanta rally for the road win.
The Hawks had seven players score in double figures in their second straight victory. Trae Young had 15 points and 10 assists, and Kevin Huerter finished with 16 points.
Emmanuel Mudiay scored 32 points, but the Knicks dropped their fourth consecutive game. Kevin Knox scored 17 of his 24 points in the first quarter.
at Chicago 90, Orlando 80: Lauri Markkanen scored a season-high 32 points, and the lowly Bulls won for just the third time in 15 games.
Markkanen was 12 for 20 from the field in his 10th game since missing the start of the season with a right elbow injury. The 7-footer also went 4 for 6 from beyond the arc.
Orlando lost for the fifth time in its last seven games. Evan Fournier scored 24 points, and Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 19 rebounds after missing a game for the birth of his son.
at Sacramento 102, Memphis 99: Buddy Hield made four of his six 3-pointers over the final 8 1/2 minutes to help Sacramento rally for the victory.
Hield finished with 28 points. De’Aaron Fox had 14 points, eight assists and made two key free throws down the stretch for Sacramento.
The Kings had dropped three of four.
Mike Conley had 23 points and seven rebounds for Memphis, which has lost five straight and seven of eight. Conley also tied his career high with seven 3-pointers.
Utah 120, at Portland 90: Ricky Rubio had 24 points and eight assists to lead Utah to the runaway road win.
Kyle Korver scored 18 points for the Jazz, and Jae Crowder added 16. The two combined to shoot 7 for 14 on 3-pointers.
Damian Lillard had 19 points for the Trail Blazers, who suffered their worst home loss since 2004.
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