Kawi Leonard scored 30 points, while Eastern Conference leaders Toronto Raptors won the Miami Heat five-game victory with a 106-104 win on Wednesday night.
Results from Wednesday night
- Toronto Raptors 106-104 Miami Heat
- Charlotte Hornets 132-134 Brooklyn Networks (2OT)
- Washington Wizards 95-106 Detroit Pistons
- Phoenix Suns 122-120 Orlando Magic (OT)
- Minnesota Timberwolves 119-94 Chicago Bulls
- Indiana Pacers 129-121 Atlanta Hawks
- Cleveland Cavaliers 87-95 Memphis Grizzlies
- New Orleans Pelicans 119-122 Dallas Mavericks
- Denver Nuggets 103-111 San Antonio Spurs
- Sacramento Kings 118-127 Los Angeles Clippers
Toronto Raptors 106-104 Miami Heat
Kavi Leonard scored 30 points and added eight rebounds, while Toronto Raptors won the Miami Heat five-time title with a 106-104 win on Wednesday night.
The Raptors were without point guard Kyle Laurie, who has back pain. But Toronto is 8-1 without Laurie this season.
Denis Green of Toronto struck a three-scorer from the right-hand corner for 23 seconds to give 106-104 to Raptors.
On the next visit, Miami Dwayne Wade missed a troika that broke up. Teammate Justiz Winslow took the return and missed three points with 2.6 seconds left, and Wade did not make it to the top after Toronto survived.
All-Star Goran Dragic led the Heat with 21 points and added four assists. There were nine of his points in the fourth quarter. Team colleague Hasan Wiitseed had 16 points and 12 rebounds.
For Toronto, Greene added 18 points and made 4-to-7 three-pointers. Toronto also received 16 points from Fred Van Vlee.
Charlotte Hornets 132-134 Brooklyn Networks (2OT)
Joe Harris shot a thief and drove for a quick interruption of the game with 3.4 seconds left in double overtime, while host Brooklyn Nets finally surpassed Charlotte Hornets 134-132.
Nets won two in a row and nine out of 10. Hornets lost two straight and four in six.
The Hornets had a ball with less than two seconds separation between the clock and the clock of the game, but Malik Monk lost the ball while he was trying to shift around the Ronius Courier.
Harris took the ball and scored the timetable, but the clock never reset, so the signal for signaling a break in the strike went just before Charlotte retreated from despair.
The officials set 1.6 seconds back on the clock and gave the ball to Hornets on a semi-court. Monk then missed his desperation to get out of a semi-court only to end a wild love affair.
Spencer Dinwiddie is 37 points and 11 assists for networks. Harris finished 27 points, while Curuyus (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Ronda Hollis-Jefferson (16 points, 15 rebounds) had doubled doubles.
Kemba Walker scored 35 points for the Hornets, including all 12 during the 12-2 series, which seemed to control Charlotte late in the fourth quarter.
Jeremy Lamb had 31 points, while Marvin Williams (14 points, 12 rebounds) scored double.
Washington Wizards 95-106 Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin scored 23 goals and scored early in the second half of the match, which brought Detroit's lead as Pistons beat the Washington Wizards with 106: 95.
Detroit lost nine of their previous 11 matches, but the burst at the start of the second half gave Pistons the lead. They scored 23 of the top 25 points in the third quarter and suffered a deficit of one point in the lead from 77-57 to 6:39 in that period.
The pistols launched a three-point pointer from just back to nine seconds, except Griffin and Bruce Brown. Detroit surpassed Wizards 31-17 in the third quarter.
Washington climbed in the fourth quarter, led by three trio from Trevor Ariz, reducing Detroit's lead to three points on three occasions. Pistons then locked things up with a 10-0 run.
Griffin also finished with nine rebounds and six assists. Langston Galloway added 22 points from the bench in 23 minutes, while André Drummond (16 points, 11 rebounds) and Reggie Jackson (19 points) also assisted the Detroit attack.
John Wool and Bill led Wizards with 21 points per head.
Phoenix Suns 122-120 Orlando Magic (OT)
Devin Booker helped Phoenix Suns escape from Orlando and completed a successful journey with a 122-120 overtime victory against Magic.
Booker has 35 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and T.J. Warren added 24 points to Phoenix. Deand Ayton held only eight points and 12 rebounds.
The Sun won five of the last seven games and for the first time since November 2014 scored a record victory at the track of at least five matches.
DJ Augustin had a seasonal 27 points, while Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points and 13 rebounds for Magic, who lost four in a row.
Booker gave Phoenix the lead with four points, when he scored seven points in the last minute, but Orlando returned to tie the game after Augustin was fouled with a three-point attempt at 0.6 seconds remaining in the regulation.
Augustine made all three free throws to force overtime, but Oren's four points in the OT were good enough to overcome Magic 4-2. Evan Furnier missed a potential game with a 3-point mermaid pointer.
Minnesota Timberwolves 119-94 Chicago Bulls
Carl Anthony Towns and Tay Gibson joined in all the scoring results with a 8-0 kickback to open a match that Minnesota Timberwolves led the good hope in the 119-94 range over the host Chicago Bulls.
Derrick Rose had 24 points to get eight assists, while the cities scored a double double double double strike with 20 points, which ended with a two-set series of bulls in the season.
The game 20-20 was the third of the city's season and eighth of his career. It was only the 21st and 20th of the NBA season. Only Android Dumondo of Detroit, with six, has more than the cities.
Zack LaVin got off the bench for 28 points for Bulls, who had two wins.
Cities and Gibson had two rounds per head at the start of the pressure that struck Minnesota to the same lead of 15 points in the first quarter and the half time from 60-37.
Indiana Pacers 129-121 Atlanta Hawks
Tireeques Evans of Indiana returned from missing three matches with a knee injury to win 19 points, one of the eight Pacers with double figures, with a 129-121 victory over Atlanta Hawks.
In 19 minutes, Evans was 7-for-9 on the ground, including 4-for-4 in three-way, to help Paisers win their third straight game. Indiana won 10 of the last 12 games.
Paisers also received 21 points from Tadeus Yang and 19 points and eight rebounds from Domantes Sabonis. Victor Oladipo added 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Indiana retired at the end of the third quarter when she set off at 17-10, with a lead of 105: 95.
The loss destroyed the 32-point effort by Atlanta Kent Basemore, who was 14-for-25 from the pitch and coincided with his career high. Basemore made four trips and added four assists.
New Orleans Pelicans 119-122 Dallas Mavericks
Rookie Luke Doncic had 21 points and 10 assists, while the host Dallas Mavericks suspended the series by losing six matches and increased the New Orleans Pelicans' victory in five matches with a 122-119 win.
De Ander Jordan added 20 points and 12 rebounds, J. J. Barrea scored 18 points, Harrison Barnes and Devin Harris had 16 points, and Maximilian Kleber added 10 for Mavericks, who were better at 14-3 at home.
Anthony Davis had 32 points and 18 rebounds, Jury Hold scored 25, and Julius Randle had 23 for Pelicans, who finished the race with four games, dropping to 4-15 from home.
Doncic broke the 119th series with two free throws with a remaining 30 seconds. Davis missed the troika before Doncic made one of two free throws to give Dallas the lead with 122-119, with the remaining 11 seconds.
Davis missed the triple with a residual of 3.5 seconds, and Doncic returned to seal the victory.
Cleveland Cavaliers 87-95 Memphis Grizzlies
Mark Gasol scored 20 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four blocked shots to help Memphis Grizzlies reach a 95-87 win over Cleveland.
Mike Conley registered 15 points and eight assists, while Grizzlies won their second first slot game with five goals. Kyle Anderson also scored 15 points, while Jaren Jackson Jr. and Gareth Temple added 11 points.
Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points from the Cleveland bench, losing the fourth game. Colin Sexton added 16 points and Sedi Osman scored 10 for the Cavaliers, who scored only nine points in the first quarter.
Cleveland, who played without security Rodney Hood (AHills), shot only 35.5 percent of the field and was 9 to 29 from three points.
Denver Nuggets 103-111 San Antonio Spurs
Demar Derozan scored 30 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 27, while San Antonio Spurs played their best basketball in the fourth quarter, while defeating Denver Nuggets guests 111-103.
Denver led 80-79 after two free throws from Malik Besley with 9:44 to play before the Spurs to equal 15-0, with three points from Marco Bellini, starting and holding back the stress, to run alongside the ligat.
San Antonio led his lead to 18 points and had more than enough to keep the end of the Denver end.
Brin Forbes scored 15 points for San Antonio, while Bellinelli added 12 points from the bench. Jacob Poyle led Spurs with 11 rebounds.
Juancho Ernengomez entered his career with 27 points and lost 13 rebounds for the Leros. Nikola Jokic led the two teams with 10 assists.
Sacramento Kings 118-127 Los Angeles Clippers
Lu Williams scored 24 points from the bench and Los Angeles Clippers held for a victory of 127-118 against Sacramento Kings.
Montreal Harel had 22 points, nine rebounds and five blocked strikes from the bench, Tobias Harris scored 17 points, and Avery Bradley added 15 points to Clippers, who won seven points against Kings.
De Aron Fox had 19 points and nine assists, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 13 points, and Iman Schumpert finished 12 points for Sacramento, which first appeared on November 25, 2014.
Sacramento never led the game. They reached the lead of 10: 1 to retreat in 91-81 with 3:27 in the third, but Clippers eventually took the lead from 102-85 in the fourth quarter.
The Kings were unable to reduce the deficit back to one-digit, until they won 19: 0, 118: 110, 3:22, but Clippers held for victory.
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