Leonard lifts Raptors past ex-mates...Nuggets outscore Mavs...Thunder outlast Jazz
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had a go-ahead dunk with 15 seconds left and scored 25 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat his former Spurs teammates, 120-117. Pascal Siakam (see’-AH’-kam) added 22 points to help the Raptors win their seventh straight game. DeRozan finished with 23 points in his first game back in Toronto since being traded for Leonard last summer, but he also had the ball stolen by Leonard for the go-ahead slam.
DALLAS (AP) — Denver had seven players score in double-figures as Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kihch) had 19 points and 13 rebounds in the Nuggets’ third straight win, 114-104 over Dallas. Paul Millsap had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who outscored the Mavericks 39-23 in the third quarter to turn a one-point halftime lead into a 91-74 advantage. Mason Plumlee had 12 points and 13 boards, and Isaiah Thomas had 16 points over 16 minutes in his second game since offseason hip surgery.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George nailed a floater with 0.8 seconds to play in double-overtime to cap his 45-point performance and give the Thunder a 148-147 triumph over Utah. Russell Westbrook added 43 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, helping Oklahoma City overcome 38 points from Donovan Mitchell. Westbrook fouled out with 1:09 left in the first overtime, ending his NBA streak of 11 consecutive games with a triple-double.
UNDATED (AP) — No. 21 Iowa and 25th-ranked Buffalo won Friday’s top-25 games. as Jordan Bohannon hit three 3s in overtime, including one with 20.2 seconds left to push the Buckeyes past Indiana, 76-70. Nick Perkins scored a career-high 27 points in Buffalo’s 24th consecutive home win, 80-57 over Kent State. The Hawkeyes improved to 21-6 with their fifth win in six games, while the Bulls moved to 24-3.
UNDATED (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane (MAN’-juh-PAN’-ee) scored with 3:29 left to give the Calgary Flames their fourth consecutive win, 2-1 over the Anaheim Ducks. TJ Brodie also scored and Mike Smith stopped 25 shots to help the Western Conference leaders move three points ahead of San Jose. Columbus earned a 3-0 win at Ottawa after acquiring Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) from the Senators earlier Friday.