TORONTO — Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with less than 2 seconds to go and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in seven meetings with the Raptors.

Evans scored 26 points, and Alexis Ajinca had 22 to help the Pelicans win without injured starters Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Davis and Holiday sat out for the second straight game.

Davis is sidelined because of a sprained toe on his left foot, and Holiday has a sore right ankle.

Eric Gordon added 14 points for New Orleans, and Omer Asik had 11.

Spurs 89, Jazz 69: Tiago Splitter scored 14 points, Kawhi Leonard had 12 points and nine rebounds and San Antonio never trailed while holding Utah to a season-low scoring total, in San Antonio.

Tim Duncan added 11 points in 23 minutes for San Antonio, which has won three straight – including the last two with Leonard back in the lineup.

Thunder 127, Magic 99: Kevin Durant had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and Oklahoma City ran past host Orlando.

Russell Westbrook finished with 17 points and six assists. Serge Ibaka and Dion Waiters each added 16 points.

The Thunder never trailed and led by as many as 38 on their way to snapping a four-game road losing streak.


ROCKETS: Josh Smith has been a nice addition to contending Houston and simply ignores those who credit Detroit’s recent success to his release.

After all, the Rockets have been doing just fine lately, too.

The Pistons have gone 11-2 since he was let go in the second season of a four-year, $54 million contract, causing some to throw around the phrase “addition by subtraction” when discussing their recent turnaround.

“It didn’t upset me,” Smith said. “People have opinions and talk about things in the media that they don’t necessarily personally know anything about. So you really can’t let that affect what’s going on.”