Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 45 points, Pascal Siakam had a career-best 28 points with 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 122-116 on Tuesday night, AP reports.
Norman Powell scored a season-high 14 points, and the Raptors won their fourth straight at home.
Jae Crowder scored a career-high 30 points, Derrick Favors had 21 and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as the Jazz dropped to 10-12 on the road and 18-20 overall. Utah’s Rudy Gobert scored 16 points, and Ricky Rubio had 14.
Leonard made all seven of his field-goal attempts in the third quarter and added five foul shots. His 19 points were the second most in any quarter by a Raptors player this season. Serge Ibaka scored 20 points in the first quarter of a Nov. 4 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Leonard shot 16 for 22 overall, missing all three attempts from 3-point range. He went 13 for 17 at the free-throw line.
After making two 3-pointers in the first half, the Raptors connected on their first three long-range shots of the third quarter, turning a two-point halftime deficit into a 12-point edge midway through the quarter.
Siakam went 3 for 3 from 3-point range in the third and scored 13 points. Toronto outscored Utah 44-32 to take a 95-85 lead into the fourth.
Leonard scored 10 points in the first quarter, and all five Raptors starters made at least one basket as Toronto led 26-24 after one.
Trail Blazers 113, Kings 108 (OT)
Jusuf Nurkic had a monster night — 24 points, 23 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and five blocked shots — as Portland rallied from a nine-point deficit with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to pull out an overtime victory at Sacramento.
Damian Lillard collected 25 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Seth Curry came off the bench to produce a season-high 18 points for Portland.
Buddy Hield scored 27 points and Nemanja Bjelica contributed 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Kings, who trailed by 14 points at halftime but stormed back to lead 101-92 with 3:10 remaining in regulation.
76ers 119, Clippers 113
Joel Embiid returned after missing a game with a sore left knee and had 28 points and 19 rebounds to lift Philadelphia to a win at Los Angeles.
Embiid, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, missed the Sixers’ 129-95 loss at Portland on Sunday.
JJ Redick, who spent four seasons with the Clippers, scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half for the 76ers. Lou Williams, who was drafted 45th overall by Philadelphia in 2005 and played his first seven seasons with the 76ers, scored 22 points off the bench for the Clippers.
Nuggets 115, Knicks 108
Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds, Malik Beasley scored a career-high 23 points off the bench, and host Denver beat New York. Jokic notched his third triple-double this season and the 19th in his career.
Paul Millsap scored 16 points in his second game back from a broken toe to help the Nuggets win their third straight.
Luke Kornet had 19 points, Kevin Knox scored 18 and Enes Kanter had 17 for the Knicks, who have lost eight in a row. Emmanuel Mudiay finished with 15 points in his first game in Denver since the Nuggets traded him to New York last season.
Bucks 121, Pistons 98
Brook Lopez poured in 25 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and streaking Milwaukee romped to a victory over visiting Detroit.
Khris Middleton supplied 22 points and Eric Bledsoe contributed 18 with six assists for the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three blocks. Blake Griffin topped the Pistons with 29 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
The Bucks, who own the league’s best record at 26-10, have won four straight and eight of their past nine. The Pistons have lost three straight and 12 of
their past 15.