Lakers Top Raptors
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers built a 34-point lead in the first 20 minutes and cruised to a 110-101 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
Talen Horton-Tucker led seven Lakers in double figures with 17 points. Markieff Morris scored 15 before leaving the game with five fouls in the third quarter.
Pascal Siakam scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Toronto after hitting just 2 of 11 shots in the first half.
The Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell and Toronto’s OG Anunoby were ejected with 2:24 left in the first quarter after Dennis Schroder fouled Anunoby’s layup attempt. Several players, including Harrell, were involved in an altercation after Schroder and Anunoby squared off.
GRIZZLIES 124 HEAT 112
MIAMI (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting and the Memphis Grizzlies ended another Miami winning streak, beating the Heat.
Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Anderson finished with 19 points and Desmond Bane added 15 points for the Grizzlies, who won their third straight.
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 27 points in 27 minutes and the Denver Nuggets spoiled the return of Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee with a shellacking of the Detroit Pistons.
BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 35 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rolled to a win over the Boston Celtics.
Danny Green added 17 points as the 76ers posted their third straight victory over the Celtics to sweep the season series.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Vucevic took advantage of Indiana’s missing big men by posting 32 points and 17 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls overwhelm the short-handed Pacers.
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 30 points as the surging Atlanta Hawks beat Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Hawks sank each of their 11 3-point attempts in the third, including four from Bogdan Bogdanovic, who had 21 points. Atlanta made 20 of 31 3s overall.
Young also had 12 assists. He made three 3s in the third as the Hawks surged to a 107-90 lead following a 61-all halftime tie.