VanVleet scores 33 points, Raptors beat Knicks 123-121 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 33 points, Scottie Barnes had 26 points and the Toronto Raptors recovered in overtime after RJ Barrett’s tying slam with 0.6 seconds left in regulation to beat the New York Knicks 123-121 on Monday.

Pascal Siakam had 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Raptors, but he was on the bench after fouling out when Toronto had to wait out Jalen Brunson’s missed 3-pointer in the final second before emerging with the victory.

O.G. Anunoby hit two 3-pointers in overtime as Toronto built a six-point lead, but New York nearly erased that in the final minute.

Barrett, who is from Toronto, scored 32 points and Brunson had 26 for the Knicks, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Julius Randle finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Steph Curry scored 41 points and Jordan Poole added 32 points to help Golden State to a win over Washington.

Golden State had lost four of five coming into the game.

Draymond Green had 17 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.

Kristaps Porzingis led Washington with 32 points. Kyle Kuzma added 16 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, but struggled from the field, where he was only 5 for 20.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 51 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Boston beat Charlotte for the second time in three days.

Derrick White added 19 points and eight assists and Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 for the Celtics.

Tatum was 15 of 23 from the field and 14 of 14 from the foul line.

Jalen McDaniels led the Hornets with a career-high 26 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range. LaMelo Ball finished with 25 points on 8-of-23 shooting.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 35 points to go along with 11 assists and Milwaukee beat Indiana without two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Bucks played a third consecutive game without Antetokounmpo due to left knee soreness. The Pacers were missing leading scorer and NBA assists leader Tyrese Haliburton for a third straight game due to a left elbow sprain and a mild left knee bone bruise.

Holiday shot 13 of 19 overall and 5 of 8 from 3-point range while collecting his third straight double-double.

Myles Turner returned for Indiana after missing three games with back spasms and scored 30 points. T.J. McConnell added a career-high 29 points and had nine assists.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland scored 30 points, Jarrett Allen added 24 and Cleveland rallied in the fourth quarter with star Donovan Mitchell injured on the bench to beat New Orleans.

Mitchell scored 11 points in 22 minutes before sitting out the fourth with a strained left groin.

The Pelicans were once again without stars Zion Williamson (strained hamstring) and Brandon Ingram (bruised toe) due to injuries.

C,J. McCollum scored 25 and and Jonas Valanciunas had 22 and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans.

HAWKS 121, HEAT 113

ATLANTA (AP) — Dejounte Murray scored 12 of his 28 points in the final period as Atlanta held off Miami’s comeback attempt.

Trae Young added 24 points as the Hawks, who never trailed, moved back to .500 with the win.

Miami had its three-game winning streak end despite Jimmy Butler’s 34 points. Bam Adebayo added 20 points and 13 rebounds.


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