The Associated Press
Nov. 12, 2014
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 17 and the Toronto Raptors erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Orlando 104-100 on Tuesday night, their ninth consecutive victory over the Magic.
DeMar DeRozan had 16 points and Lou Williams scored eight of his 14 in the fourth as the Eastern Conference leaders won their fifth straight game overall and improved to 7-1.
Ross grabbed the rebound on a potential tying jump shot by Tobias Harris with 2 seconds left. Toronto has won its first five home games for the first time since 2003-04.
Evan Fournier scored 24 and Harris had 23 points and 13 rebounds for Orlando, which lost its second straight.
MAVERICKS 106, KINGS 98
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki became the highest-scoring NBA player born outside of the United States, helping the Mavericks rally from 24 points down to beat the Kings.
Monta Ellis scored 10 of his 16 points in the third quarter, including a fadeaway 3-pointer at the buzzer after the Mavericks had taken their first lead in their 21st straight regular-season win at home against Sacramento.
Nowitzki passed Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth place on the all-time scoring list. The 7-foot German finished with 23 for 26,953 career points, seven more than the Nigerian-born former star of the Houston Rockets.
Rudy Gay scored 26 to lead the Kings.
GRIZZLIES 107, LAKERS 102
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Mike Conley scored 23 points and the Grizzlies finally got a strong effort from their struggling bench to beat the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant led the Lakers (1-6) with 28 points, but shot 10 of 26 from the field and surpassed Boston Celtics great John Havlicek for the most missed field goals in an NBA career.
Reserve guard Wayne Ellington was not with the Lakers after his father was killed in Philadelphia on Sunday night.
Backup guard Beno Udrih had 16 points for Memphis. Courtney Lee scored 15 as six Grizzlies finished in double figures, including Zach Randolph with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Memphis has won 17 straight regular-season home games since a February loss to Dallas.
BUCKS 85, THUNDER 78
MILWAUKEE (AP) —O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and Brandon Knight added 16 as the Bucks held off a late Oklahoma City rally to beat the Thunder.
Reggie Jackson had 29 points, nine above his season average, for Oklahoma City. Serge Ibaka added 14 as the Thunder fell to 0-5 on the road.
The Bucks led by five after three quarters and extended their lead to as much as 11 in the fourth. Oklahoma City cut the lead to four on two free throws by Ibaka with 31 seconds left but got no closer.
TRAIL BLAZERS 102, HORNETS 100
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Damian Lillard had 29 points and the Trail Blazers trailed by as many as 23 points in the first half before rallying in the fourth quarter to beat the Hornets.
Charlotte's Gary Neal made a layup at the final buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime, but the refs reversed the call after a review.
LaMarcus Aldridge added 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won four of their last five games and improved to 5-1 at the Moda Center.
Al Jefferson scored 22 points, while Lance Stephenson had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Hornets.
SPURS 113, WARRIORS 100
OAKLAND, California (AP) — Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists, and Kawhi Leonard scored 19 as the Spurs beat the Warriors.
The defending NBA champions played their aging Big Three — Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan — on consecutive nights to pull off California's most difficult back-to-back. The Spurs rallied past the Clippers 89-85 on Monday in Los Angeles before cooling off one of the league's hottest teams in Oakland.
Klay Thompson scored 29 points, and Harrison Barnes had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who have lost two straight after a 5-0 start under new coach Steve Kerr.