BOSTON CELTICS guard Isaiah Thomas, right, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver (26) collide while battling for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston on Wednesday. The Celtics won, 103-99.

BOSTON CELTICS guard Isaiah Thomas, right, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver (26) collide while battling for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston on Wednesday. The Celtics won, 103-99.


Bojan Bogdanovic had 27 points off the bench and Bradley Beal added 23 as Washington snapped an eight-game losing streak against Toronto with a 105- 96 victory on Wednesday in NBA action.

John Wall had 12 points and 13 assists for his 39th double-double of the season as the third-place Wizards took the first of a home-and-home series against Toronto, moving a game up on fourth-place Toronto in the standings.

DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and Serge Ibaka added 22 more for the Raptors, who were again without All-Star Kyle Lowry following the guard’s wrist surgery that will keep him out the remainder of the regular season.

Spurs 100, Pacers 99

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, and San Antonio returned from an eight-game road trip to beat Indiana.

Leonard hit a turnaround, fade-away jumper from 16 feet against Paul George with 2.4 seconds left to win it. Indiana’s Monta Ellis missed a pair of free throws with nine seconds remaining and George missed a 3- pointer at the buzzer.

George finished with 22 points and C.J. Miles added 19 for the Pacers.

San Antonio extended its winning streak to five games, including four straight to close its annual rodeo road trip in February.

Pau Gasol and David Lee had 18 points each off the bench for the Spurs, who played without injured point guard Tony Parker (bruised quadriceps).

Rockets 122,
Clippers 103

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Harden scored 26 points and Houston shot 20 of 52 on 3-pointers in a victory over Los Angeles.

Ryan Anderson added 23 points, including a teamhigh six 3s, as the Rockets won for the seventh time in nine games and extended their NBA record to nine games with 20 or more 3- pointers this season.

Nets 109, Kings 100

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brook Lopez had 24 points and eight rebounds, and Brooklyn never trailed in snapping a 16-game losing streak by defeating Sacramento.

The Nets’ previous win was Jan. 20 at New Orleans. They had dropped 27 of 28 games since beating Charlotte on Dec. 26. The franchise record for consecutive losses is 18 by the 2009-10 team that went 12-70, another low mark in club history.

Hawks 100,
Mavericks 95

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap scored with 30.5 seconds remaining and Atlanta held off Dallas.

After Millsap’s basket put the Hawks ahead 96-95, Harrison Barnes missed a chance to put the Mavericks back in front. His jumper was off the mark with Kent Bazemore in his face. Ersan Ilyasova was fouled going for the rebound and made both free throws with 11.1 seconds left.

Heat 125, 76ers 98

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored 24 points off the bench, and Miami never trailed in a win over Philadelphia.

Wayne Ellington made six 3-pointers for 18 points for Miami, which has won 10 of its past 11 at home. Hassan Whiteside, Dion Waiters and Goran Dragic all scored 15 for the Heat, and Whiteside also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

Pelicans 109,
Pistons 86

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and New Orleans snapped a threegame skid with a victory over Detroit.

Pistons 6-foot-11 center Andre Drummond was ejected for swatting at the back of 6-1 Pelicans guard Tim Frazier’s head after Frazier had ripped away a rebound late in the third quarter. Drummond had 13 points and 17 rebounds to that point, but also missed nine of 10 free throws.

Nuggets 110, Bucks 98

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nikola Jokic had his second triple-double in two nights to lead Denver over Milwaukee.

Jokic finished with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth career triple-double — all in his last 13 games.

Knicks 101, Magic 90

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Derrick Rose scored 19 to help New York cruise past Orlando.

Facing a Magic team adjusting to playing with a smaller lineup, the Knicks used their superior size to their advantage. Porzingis, who missed the previous two games with a sprained right ankle, presented matchup problems for Orlando all night.

Timberwolves 107,
Jazz 80

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead Minnesota over Utah.

Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points and Shabazz Muhammad added 18 for the Timberwolves, who won for the fourth time in five games. Utah was the fourth opponent in the last seven games that Minnesota held under 90 points.

Dante Exum scored 15 points and Gordon Hayward added 13 to lead the Jazz, while Derrick Favors had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

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