TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat Portland 130-105 on Friday night, their sixth straight win over the Trail Blazers.
Fred VanVleet scored 16 points, Kyle Lowry had 15 and Pascal Siakam 13 as the Raptors improved their home record to 20-4, the best mark in the NBA.
BUCKS 92, KNICKS 90
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo made a driving layup with 1.9 seconds remaining after Jabari Parker chipped in with 12 points in his first game in nearly a year, lifting Milwaukee over New York.
Antetokounmpo, who sprained his left ankle late in Thursday night’s loss to Minnesota, showed no ill effects and led all scorers with 29 points.
BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier had a career-high 31 points and seven rebounds in his second NBA start, Jayson Tatum added a career-high 27 points and short-handed Boston beat Atlanta.
Rozier started in place of the injured Kyrie Irving. The third-year guard became the second player in league history with a triple-double in his first start.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 43 points to help New Orleans beat Oklahoma City.
Davis made 17 of 34 shots and had 10 rebounds, and E’Twaun Moore added 26 points for the Pelicans.
JAZZ 129, SUNS 97
PHOENIX (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 40 points, one shy of his career high, and Utah beat Phoenix to win its fourth in a row.
The Jazz rookie sensation made 14 of 19 shots and a career-best seven 3s in nine attempts.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 41 points on 11-for-22 shooting and Charlotte beat Indiana with the help of a record-setting first quarter.
Buoyed by 16 points from Nicolas Batum, the Hornets scored 49 points in the first, a franchise-best for a quarter.
76ERS 103, HEAT 97
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid opened the first set of back-to-back games in his NBA career with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help lead Philadelphia past Miami.
LAKERS 102, NETS 99
NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 19 points in his return to Brooklyn, making Los Angeles’ final basket with 1:28 left.
The Nets’ career leader in scoring and blocked shots also had a big block down the stretch as the Lakers did just enough to avoid a third straight loss.