Raptors 113, Knicks 106
Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 52 points Wednesday night and sank the go-ahead free throw with 2:01 remaining for the visiting Toronto Raptors, snapping a six-game losing streak and ending the streak. New York Knicks win 113 -106 victory.
Siakam made his eighth 50-point effort in the NBA this season. He also became the first player to score at least 50 points at Madison Square Garden since James Harden had 61 points for the Houston Rockets in Jan. 23, 2019.
Siakam also added nine rebounds and seven assists in helping the Raptors snap the NBA’s longest active losing streak. Fred VanVleet had 28 points, including a 3-pointer on the possession following Siakam’s go-ahead free throw. OG Anunoby scored 15 points and had a block that led to VanVleet’s 3-pointer.
Julius Randle and RJ Barrett each scored 30 points for the Knicks, whose eight-game winning streak is the longest active streak in the NBA.
Bulls 110, Hawks 108
Ayo Dosunmu rebounded a missed shot and scored at the buzzer to give visiting Chicago a win over Atlanta, the Bulls’ second win in as many nights.
The game was tied at 108-108 with four seconds left. DeMar DeRozan shot an airball, but Dosunmu got in the rebound and pushed it back in for the winning points. DeRozan scored 28 points to lead Chicago, while Zach LaVine added 22 and Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and seven rebounds. Dosunmu scored nine.
Atlanta’s Trae Young scored 34 points, his third straight game with 30-plus points. The Hawks also got 18 points and 11 rebounds from Onyeka Okongwu, who tied the game with a basket with four seconds left. Dejounte Murray had 15 points and 10 assists.
Clippers 126, Hornets 105
Paul George scored 22 points to lead seven Los Angeles players in double figures as the Clippers dominated the first half en route to a win over visiting Charlotte.
Nicolas Batum scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers for Los Angeles, which led by as many as 36 in the first half. The Clippers were at full strength for the first time all season with several players returning to action, including Ivica Zubac, who had four points and eight rebounds.
LaMelo Ball led Charlotte with a triple-double — 25 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Mason Plumlee added 18 points and Jalen McDaniels finished with 16 as the Hornets lost for the ninth time in 10 games.
76ers 113, Pistons 93
Joel Embiid had 22 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four blocked shots to lift host Philadelphia over Detroit.
Tobias Harris added 17 points and James Harden contributed 15 points and eight assists for the Sixers, who won their sixth straight in a seven-game homestand.
De’Anthony Melton scored 12, Georges Niang added 11 and Montrezl Harrell had 10 for the Sixers, who continue to play without Tyrese Maxey (fractured left foot). Jaden Ivey led the Pistons with 18 points, while Killian Hayes added 12 and Saddiq Bey had 11.
Cavaliers 114, Bucks 106
A 15-0 run in the first quarter gave host Cleveland a lead it never relinquished en route to a loss in Milwaukee.
Donovan Mitchell finished with a team-high 36 points for the Cavaliers. He got to the free-throw line for 16 attempts, making 15. Darius Garland added 23 points, while Jarrett Allen scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Cavaliers, who earned their fifth straight win .
Milwaukee falls to 1-1 on its current five-game road swing. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a season-high 45 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds while Jrue Holiday had a triple-double with nine points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
Pacers 117, Celtics 112
Tyrese Haliburton scored 20 of his 33 points in the first half to help Indiana beat host Boston.
Haliburton shot 12 of 24 from the field, hit six 3-pointers and added eight assists and three rebounds as Indiana snapped a two-game skid. The Pacers led by 28 points at halftime and held off a furious Boston comeback that included a 42-point third quarter.
Jayson Tatum scored a game-high 41 points, Jaylen Brown added 19 points and 10 rebounds and Malcolm Brogdon had 18 and seven assists as Boston fell to 0-3 in its seven-game homestand.
Magic 116, Rockets 110
Franz Wagner scored 25 points while rookie Paulo Banchero recorded his sixth double-double as visiting Orlando erased a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat Houston.
Banchero posted 23 points and a game-high 13 rebounds as he teamed with Wagner to lead the Magic to a 3-1 road trip and their seventh win in eight games.
Kevin Porter Jr. scored. 31 points and Jalen Green had 21 for the Rockets, who have dropped four straight games, all at home. Houston fell late, committing eight of its 17 turnovers in the fourth quarter.
Mavericks 104, Timberwolves 99
Luka Doncic collected 25 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and three steals to lift Dallas to victory over Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Doncic made 8 of 16 shots from the floor after being held to a season-low 19 points in Dallas’ 116-106 loss at Minnesota on Monday. His night in that contest was cut short after being ejected in the third quarter. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spencer Dinwiddie each drained four 3-pointers on Wednesday to finish with 21 and 19 points, respectively.
Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards scored 23 points to upset the Mavs for the second time in three days. Rudy Gobert had 19 points and 15 rebounds in his return from a three-game absence caused by an ankle injury. The Timberwolves saw their three game winning streak come to a halt.
Kings 134, Lakers 120
Kevin Huerter, Keegan Murray, De’Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes combined for 91 points, Domantas Sabonis recorded a triple-double and Sacramento pulled away from visiting Los Angeles.
Huerter led the way with 26 points, followed by Murray with 23, Fox with 22 and Barnes with 20, helping the Kings beat the Lakers for the second straight time this season.
LeBron James had 31 points and 11 assists for the Lakers, who played without Anthony Davis (strained right foot) and Russell Westbrook (stressed left foot).
Thunder 101, Trail Blazers 98
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 27 points to lead Oklahoma City to a victory over visiting Portland.
With the Thunder down five and less than three minutes remaining, Gilgeous-Alexander hit a driving layup, then stripped the ball from Jerami Grant before finding Josh Giddey open for a floater. The sequence began with an 8-0 run to end the game.
Jerami Grant led the Trail Blazers with 17 points. Damian Lillard added 16 points and eight assists as Portland beat Oklahoma City for the second time in three days.