NBA roundup: Raptors outlast Wizards 140-138 in 2 OT for 5th win in row
Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 140-138 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
The Raptors blew a 23-point lead before outlasting the Wizards.
Kawhi Leonard led Toronto with 41 points and 11 rebounds, and Pascal Siakim had 24 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.
Bradley Beal had his second triple-double of the season for Washington, finishing with season highs of 43 points and 15 rebounds and adding 10 assists. Otto Porter had 27 points, and Trevor Ariza narrowly missed his second career triple-double with 23 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.
Milwaukee 133, at Atlanta 114: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and Milwaukee won in coach Mike Budenholzer’s return to Atlanta.
Khris Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA. Coming off a loss at Washington that Antetokounmpo missed with injuries, Milwaukee is 12-0 following a defeat and remained the league’s only team not to drop consecutive games.
Budenholzer made his first appearance at State Farm Arena since leaving the Hawks after last season. Trae Young led Atlanta with 26 points.
Philadelphia 108, at New York 105: Ben Simmons had 20 points, 22 rebounds and nine assists, and Joel Embiid scored 26 points to help Philadelphia beat New York.
New York’s Emmanuel Mudiay missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Kevin Knox scored 31 points for the Knicks. They have lost four straight and 19 of 22.
at Orlando 116, Houston 109: Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each scored 22 points and the Orlando Magic took advantage of James Harden’s awful 3-point shooting to beat the Houston Rockets 116-109 on Sunday night.
Harden scored 38 points to push his run of 30-point games to 16, but was 1 of 17 from 3-point range and 11 of 32 overall from the field. He made 15 of 16 free throws and had 12 assists and nine rebounds.
Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross each had 17 points for Orlando. The Magic were coming off a 105-103 home victory over Boston on Saturday night.
Austin Rivers scored 25 points, and Clint Capela had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Houston. The Rockets lost for only the fourth time in their last 17 games.
Golden State 119, at Dallas 114: Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 119-114 on Sunday night.
Kevin Durant added 28 points and Klay Thompson had nine of his 16 in the fourth quarter.
Curry’s 11th 3-pointer —tying a season high — gave the Warriors a 117-114 lead.
Draymond Green blocked Jalen Brunson’s drive at the other end and secured the loose ball. The Mavericks forced a miss, but Harrison Barnes turned the ball over in the frontcourt with 5 seconds left. Curry sealed the game with free throws.
Luka Doncic scored 26 points for Dallas and Barnes had 22. Brunson had 12 off the bench in 30 minutes, in place of the injured J.J. Barea and Dennis Smith Jr.
at Denver 116, Portland 113: Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 40 points, Jamal Murray fought through a bloody lip to add 24 and Denver beat Portland.
Jokic finished a point off his career high. He added 10 rebounds and eight assists, just missing his sixth-triple double of the season. Murray’s lip was bloodied when he took an elbow to the mouth from Jusuf Nurkic on a drive to the basket early in the third quarter.
Denver rebounded from a loss at Phoenix on Saturday night for its 12th home win in a row.
Damian Lillard led Portland with 26 points, and CJ McCollum had 18 points.
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