NBA roundup: Jokic, Nuggets recuperate to prime Wolves in OT


Nikola Jokic hit a 15-foot jumper with Three.Three seconds left in additional time, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98, in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Nov 10, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Denver Nuggets heart Nikola Jokic (15) passes the ball whereas Minnesota Timberwolves heart Karl-Anthony Cities (32) defends within the third quarter at Goal Heart. Obligatory Credit score: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports activities

Jokic completed with 20 factors and hit a last-second recreation winner for the second consecutive recreation. Paul Millsap had 14 factors and 10 rebounds, and Will Barton scored six of his 13 factors in additional time and added 12 rebounds.

Denver has gained 4 straight, regardless of permitting a 16-Zero Timberwolves run within the closing 6:43 of regulation to power additional time.

Karl-Anthony Cities had 25 factors, 16 rebounds and 6 assists, Andrew Wiggins additionally scored 25 and Josh Okogie had 17 factors for Minnesota. The Timberwolves performed with out their two prime level guards. Jeff Teague was out as a consequence of sickness, and Shabazz Napier sat with a proper hamstring pressure.

Raptors 113, Lakers 104

Pascal Siakam scored 24 factors and grabbed 11 rebounds, and short-handed Toronto used a second-half surge to beat Los Angeles for the 10th straight time.

Fred VanVleet had 23 factors and 10 assists for the Raptors, who snapped the Lakers’ seven-game profitable streak. Toronto, which performed with out guard Kyle Lowry and ahead Serge Ibaka, has gained six of its final seven contests.

Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 27 factors to go together with eight rebounds and 4 blocks. LeBron James recorded his fourth triple-double in 5 video games, ending with 13 factors, 15 assists and 13 rebounds.

Bucks 121, Thunder 119

Giannis Antetokounmpo collected 35 factors and 16 rebounds, and Brook Lopez sank a go-ahead Three-pointer with 25.four seconds left as Milwaukee gained at Oklahoma Metropolis.

Eric Bledsoe completed with a season-best 25 factors, marking the fourth consecutive recreation that he has scored not less than 20 after being held to 18 or fewer in every of his first six contests. Lopez joined Bledsoe in making a trio of Three-pointers for the Bucks, however none larger than the one he sank after Oklahoma Metropolis went on a 13-2 run to forge a tie at 114.

Dennis Schroder shot 9-of-12 for 25 factors, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 22 for the Thunder, who noticed their four-game residence profitable streak come to a halt.

Path Blazers 124, Hawks 113 (OT)

Outscoring Atlanta 17-6 within the additional time interval, Portland broke a four-game dropping streak with a house victory.

Kent Bazemore, the previous Hawk traded to Portland within the offseason, catalyzed the Blazers’ offense within the further interval, scoring the primary six factors on a pair of Three-pointers. He completed with 13 factors and took on the tough activity of guarding Atlanta guard Trae Younger, who scored a team-high 35 factors however shot simply 9 of 30 from the sector.

Damian Lillard led Portland with 30 factors, supplemented by 23 from CJ McCollum, 21 factors and 12 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside and 20 factors off the bench from Anfernee Simons. Atlanta acquired 27 factors and 11 rebounds from Jabari Parker and 15 from Kevin Huerter.

Pacers 109, Magic 102

Domantas Sabonis led a balanced assault with 21 factors as Indiana rallied from a halftime deficit to show again host Orlando.

T.J. Warren and Malcolm Brogdon chipped in with 19 factors apiece, and Doug McDermott added 18 off the bench because the Pacers, down 60-51 on the half, dominated the ultimate 24 minutes en path to their third straight win.

Evan Fournier paced Orlando with 22 factors. Nikola Vucevic grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds to go along with 18 factors for the Magic.

Suns 138, Nets 112

Devin Booker had 27 factors and 9 assists, Ricky Rubio had his third straight double-double with 22 factors and 12 assists, and host Phoenix made a season-high 19 Three-pointers in a victory over Brooklyn.

Kelly Oubre Jr. had 18 factors, rookie Cam Johnson had a season-high 15 factors, and Aron Baynes and Tyler Johnson had 14 apiece for the Suns, who at 6-Three are off to their finest begin for the reason that 2009-10 group gained eight of its first 9.

Spencer Dinwiddie had 18 factors off the bench, reserve heart DeAndre Jordan had 16 factors and 12 rebounds and Kyrie Irving had a season-low 15 factors for the Nets, enjoying the second recreation of a five-game highway journey.

76ers 114, Hornets 106

Six gamers scored in double figures for Philadelphia, which rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Charlotte after dropping three straight to finish its four-game Western Convention highway swing.

Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 18 factors and 9 rebounds, adopted by Furkan Korkmaz with 17 factors, Al Horford with 15, Tobias Harris with 14, Trey Burke with 12 and Josh Richardson with 11, as star Ben Simmons sat out with a shoulder damage.

Cody Zeller scored 14 of his game-high 24 factors within the second quarter for the Hornets, who outscored Philadelphia within the interval 34-20. Reserve guard and season-long Hornets main scorer Devonte’ Graham supplied his regular prompt the bench, ending with 19 factors and a game-high 10 assists.

Cavaliers 108, Knicks 87

Collin Sexton scored a career-high 31 factors, and Cleveland gained for the 11th straight time at Madison Sq. Backyard, a wire-to-wire victory over New York.

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The Cavaliers led by double digits for the final 30-plus minutes and gained consecutive video games for the primary time this season, whereas the Knicks failed for the second time this season to file back-to-back wins.

Kevin Love added 17 factors and eight rebounds, whereas reserve Jordan Clarkson additionally contributed 17 for the Cavaliers. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 20 factors and 16 rebounds.

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