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Bucks Defeat Hornets

PARIS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-103 on Friday night in the first NBA regular-season game in France.

Milwaukee improved to 40-6 with its eighth straight victory. The Bucks have the best 46-game start in franchise history. They were 39-7 in 1970-71 when they went on to win the NBA championship.

Eric Bledsoe added 20 points and five assists for the Bucks.

ROCKETS 131

TIMBERWOLVES 124

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 45 points and had 10 assists and Houston overcame another tough night from James Harden to rally past Minnesota.

NUGGETS 113, PELICANS 106

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds in Denver’s victory over New Orleans.

Zion Williamson scored 15 points in about 21 minutes for New Orleans. The Pelicans dropped to 0-2 since the NBA’s top overall draft choice was activated for the first time this season Wednesday night.

RAPTORS 118, KNICKS 112

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 26 points, Pascal Siakam had 23 and Toronto beat New York for its sixth straight victory.

A night after being voted to start the All-Star Game, Siakam had two big baskets down the stretch. He drove for a dunk with Toronto leading by only one, then nailed a 3-pointer with 21 seconds remaining after the Knicks had closed within three.

CELTICS 109, MAGIC 98

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 37 points, Gordon Hayward added 22 and Boston overcame a 16-point first-half deficit to beat Orlando.

THUNDER 140, HAWKS 111

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and Oklahoma City beat Atlanta for its fourth straight win.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points and Dennis Schroder added 21 for the Thunder.

CLIPPERS 122, HEAT 117

MIAMI (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had his first career triple-double and scored 33 points, Landry Shamet added 22 and Los Angeles Clippers shrugged off an early 15-point deficit before hanging on to beat Miami.

SUNS 103, SPURS 99

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker had 35 points and 10 assists before fouling out with 1:31 left and Phoenix held on to beat the Spurs, snapping an 11-game skid in San Antonio.

GRIZZLIES 125, PISTONS 112

DETROIT (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 24 of his 29 points in the first half and hit a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter in Memphis’ victory over Detroit.

KINGS 98

BULLS 81

CHICAGO (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 21 points, Harrison Barnes added 19 and Sacramento beat Chicago to snap a six-game losing streak.

De’Aaron Fox added 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

Zach LaVine scored 21 points for Chicago.

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