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NBA Roundup: Raptors Scratch Nets

  • Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives for the basket as Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) defends during the second half an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Friday Jan. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) shoots as Brooklyn Nets forward Treveon Graham (21) and center Jarrett Allen (31) defend during second-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday Jan. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives for the basket as Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) defends during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday Jan. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) is fouled by Brooklyn Nets forward Kenneth Faried (35) during second-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday Jan. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) controls the ball as Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) defends during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday Jan. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)



Friday, January 11, 2019

Toronto — Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 16 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets, 122-105, on Friday night for their second seven-game home winning streak of the season.

Serge Ibaka added 14 points, OG Anunoby and Norman Powell each had 13, Delon Wright had 12 to help Toronto improve to 18-4 at home. They last lost at home Dec. 9 to Milwaukee.

The Raptors have won four straight overall and six of seven. The only loss in that span was Jan. 3 at San Antonio.

Toronto has won 13 of the past 14 meetings with the Nets, including seven straight north of the border. Brooklyn hasn’t won in Toronto since Feb. 4, 2015.

D’Angelo Russell led Brooklyn with 24 points. Shabazz Napier added 15 points, and Jarrett Allen had 12 rebounds.

Pacers 121, Knicks 106

New York — Domantas Sabonis had 22 points and 15 rebounds to cap his sizzling season at Madison Square Garden, and the Pacers easily bounced back from their worst performance of 2018-19.

Sabonis shot 9 for 14 from the field to finish 21 of 26 this season in two games in New York. He made all 12 shots and tied his career high with 30 points when the Pacers won here on Halloween.

Hawks 123, Sixers 121

Philadelphia — John Collins hit a fadeaway jumper with 25 seconds left and Atlanta hung on when Philadelphia flopped on its final plays.

Jimmy Butler was fouled on a drive and had a chance to tie the game with 2.4 seconds left. Butler, an 86 percent free-throw shooter, clanged both shots to waste the chance at the tie.

But Wilson Chandler slipped under the basket on the second miss and had a gimmie tip-in at the horn but failed to convert, leaving the Sixers stunned as they trudged off the court.

Wizards 113, Bucks 106

Washington — Bradley Beal scored 32 points, Tomas Satoransky had his first career triple-double and Washington beat Milwaukee.

With Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined by hip and quad injuries, Washington came out aggressively and never trailed after the opening two minutes. The Wizards finished with 18 3-pointers, matching the franchise record.

Rockets 141, Cavaliers 113

Houston — James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in three quarters to lead Houston over Cleveland .

After the Cavaliers got a 117-108 win in the first meeting with Houston this season, the Rockets were determined to take care of business this time around. They did that, racing out to a 28-point lead after scoring a season-high 77 points in the first half behind 24 points from Harden.

It’s Harden’s 15th straight game with at least 30 points, his franchise-record 13th game with 40 points this season and the seventh in the last nine games as he has carried the team with Chris Paul and Eric Gordon out with injuries.

Ante Zizic came off the bench to score 18 for the Cavaliers, whose season-long skid extended to 12 games.