Toronto Raptors’ winning streak reaches 15 matches after win over Minnesota Timberwolves


Jamal Murray scored 26 points, Paul Millsap had 22 points, and host Denver rallied from a 23-point deficit in the third quarter to beat San Antonio 127-120.

Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds, Monte Morris added 16 points off the bench, and Torrey Craig had 11 points and seven rebounds to help the Nuggets win their third straight game and their eighth in 10 games.

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LaMarcus Aldridge led all scorers with 33 points for the struggling Spurs. San Antonio has lost five straight and eight of 10.

Anthony Davis had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 23, leading Los Angeles to a home win over Phoenix 125-100, which played without Deandre Ayton.

LeBron James had 17 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, but he also committed a game-high eight turnovers. Dwight Howard contributed 14 points and 15 boards for the Lakers, who have won four of their last five contests.

Mikal Bridges had 18 points and six rebounds for the Suns, who lost for the sixth time in seven games. Phoenix guard Devin Booker struggled, scoring 10 points.

Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton each scored 28 points as Milwaukee got off to a hot start to open the fourth quarter en route to a 123-111 victory over visiting Sacramento despite not having Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Brook Lopez added 20 points as Antetokounmpo missed the game for the birth of his son earlier Monday. The Bucks improved to 5-0 in games where they didn’t have the reigning MVP available.

Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points and dished out eight assists off the bench to lead Utah to a 123-119 victory over host Dallas.

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Spencer Dinwiddie scored 21 points and hit the go-ahead jumper with 5.2 seconds remaining as Brooklyn rallied in the final minutes and pulled out a 106-105 victory over Indiana at Indianapolis.

Jae Crowder made three three-pointers in a 16-0, second-quarter flurry that allowed Miami to build a big lead en route to a 113-101 victory over Golden State in San Francisco.

Jimmy Butler returned from a two-game absence to produce 21 points, tying Crowder for team-high scoring honors.

Aaron Gordon scored 26 points to lead four Orlando players with 20-plus points in a 135-126 win over visiting Atlanta. The Magic snapped their three-game losing streak.

Miles Bridges had 18 points and seven rebounds, Malik Monk supplied 17 points off the bench and Charlotte snapped a five-game losing streak by pulling away from host Detroit 87-76.

Australia’s Thon Maker had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons.

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