NBA roundup: Leonard, Clippers high Raptors

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Lou Williams scored 21 factors off the bench to assist the Los Angeles Clippers submit a 98-88 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Monday evening.

Nov 11, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; LA Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) dribbles the ball in opposition to Toronto Raptors ahead Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (four) and ahead Pascal Siakam (43) in the course of the first half at Staples Heart. Obligatory Credit score: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports activities

Kawhi Leonard, who led the Raptors to their first NBA title final June, scored simply 12 factors on 2-of-11 capturing in his first sport in opposition to his former membership since leaving as a free agent. Leonard additionally had 11 rebounds, 9 assists and three steals however dedicated 9 turnovers.

Montrezl Harrell contributed 14 factors, 11 rebounds and three blocked photographs for the Clippers. Patrick Patterson scored 12 factors, and JaMychal Inexperienced had 10 factors and 12 rebounds.

Pascal Siakam recorded 16 factors, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the Raptors. Norman Powell scored 15 factors, Fred VanVleet had 14 factors and eight assists, and Chris Boucher added 13 factors.

Rockets 122, Pelicans 116

James Harden scored 39 factors and Russell Westbrook added 26 as visiting Houston gained its fourth consecutive sport, beating the injury-depleted New Orleans.

Harden scored 13 straight factors because the Rockets took command halfway by the fourth quarter. Eric Gordon got here off the bench so as to add 17 factors, and Clint Capela had 11 factors and 20 rebounds.

JJ Redick scored 24 to steer the Pelicans, who performed with out Brandon Ingram (knee), Lonzo Ball (groin) and Zion Williamson (knee). Josh Hart scored 19 factors, and Jrue Vacation added 18 factors, 11 assists and 9 rebounds.

Jazz 122, Warriors 108

Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell mixed for six Three-pointers in a five-minute flurry late within the second quarter, serving to Utah construct a commanding lead en path to a victory over Golden State in San Francisco.

Rudy Gobert recorded 25 factors and a game-high 14 rebounds, and Mitchell added 23 factors and Conley 22 for Utah, which gained its third straight.

Coming off 52- and 30-point video games on the highway, the Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell led all scorers with 33 factors. Getting back from a five-game absence brought on by a ligament harm in his left hand, Draymond Inexperienced had 4 factors, seven rebounds and 4 assists in 22 minutes.

Celtics 116, Mavericks 106

Kemba Walker sank eight Three-pointers and scored 24 of his 29 factors within the second half to steer host Boston previous Dallas.

Jaylen Brown had 25 factors and 11 rebounds, and Marcus Sensible scored 17 because the Celtics prolonged their profitable streak to eight. Boston performed its first sport with out ahead Gordon Hayward, who will miss six weeks after surgical procedure to restore a fracture in his left hand.

Luka Doncic scored 34 factors for the Mavericks, who misplaced for the primary time in 5 highway video games.

Grizzlies 113, Spurs 109

Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a season-high 24 factors and Dillon Brooks added 21 as visiting Memphis outlasted San Antonio on the evening the Spurs retired the jersey variety of longtime standout Tony Parker.

Jae Crowder’s second-chance Three-pointer with 1:48 to play gave the Grizzlies a 111-108 lead, which it didn’t relent. Jonas Valanciunas had 18 factors and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Brandon Clarke scored 14 factors off the bench because the Grizzlies snapped a two-game dropping streak.

Aldridge led the Spurs with 19 factors, with Rudy Homosexual hitting for a season-high 18, Derrick White including 15, Bryn Forbes scoring 14 and DeMar DeRozan contributing 12.

Timberwolves 120, Pistons 114

Andrew Wiggins poured in 33 factors, and Minnesota spoiled the return of Blake Griffin with a win at Detroit. Wiggins, who surpassed the eight,000-career-point mark within the first half, added six rebounds and 5 assists.

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Karl-Anthony Cities provided 25 factors, eight rebounds and 6 assists whereas Jake Layman contributed 16 factors off the Minnesota bench. Treveon Graham added 13 factors and 6 rebounds.

Griffin missed the primary 10 video games of the season on account of hamstring and knee accidents. He had 19 factors, seven rebounds and 6 assists in 24 minutes. Luke Kennard led the Pistons with 25 factors and 7 rebounds.

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