Timberwolves overcome D'Angelo Russell's 52-point game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points, hitting the tying basket late in regulation, and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame D'Angelo Russell's career-high 52 points to beat the Golden State Warriors 125-119 in overtime Friday night.
Russell and the Warriors led 110-106 with 29 seconds left in regulation. But after two free throws by Karl-Anthony Towns and a forced jump ball by Robert Covington, Wiggins tied it on a drive with 5.6 seconds left. Russell's 3-pointer at the buzzer missed.
In overtime, Wiggins hit a clinching 3 with 23 seconds to help the Timberwolves snap a two-game losing streak.
Towns battled through foul trouble to score 20 points and grab 14 rebounds. Covington had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Alec Burks scored 18 points off the bench for the Warriors. They have lost five of six.
Russell had missed the previous three games for injury-depleted Golden State with a sprained right ankle. His return gave the Warriors their seventh different starting lineup in 10 games. His previous career high was 44 points.
NUGGETS 100, 76ERS 97
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic hit an off-balance 20-foot shot with 1.2 seconds remaining, helping Denver rally from a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit to stun Philadelphia.
It's the largest fourth-quarter comeback in team history.
Jokic finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Jamal Murray, bloody nose and all, had 22 points for the Nuggets.
Joel Embiid had with 19 points, 15 rebounds and two assists for Philadelphia.
RAPTORS 122, PELICANS 104
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points and had 20 rebounds in Toronto's victory over New Orleans.
Defending champion Toronto used a 45-point second quarter to take control and improve to 6-2. The Pelicans slipped to 1-7.
Siakam scored 16 points in the first quarter, and finished 17 of 28 from the floor. Fred VanVleet had 12 points and 11 assists, and OG Anunoby contributed 21 points and seven rebounds.
Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 27 points.
KNICKS 106, MAVERICKS 102
DALLAS (AP) — Marcus Morris scored a season-high 29 points and New York beat Kristaps Porzingis in its first game against the former cornerstone of the franchise, holding off Dallas.
Porzingis scored 28 points and Luka Doncic added a career-high 38 in already his fourth triple-double, but the Mavericks didn't get much help from anyone besides their new European pair as the Knicks won for just the second time in nine games this season.
KINGS 121, HAWKS 109
ATLANTA (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 20 points and hit two of his 3-pointers in a key fourth-quarter flurry and Sacramento fought off Atlanta's comeback attempt.
Sacramento led by 21 points in the second period before Trae Young, who had 30 points, led Atlanta's second-half comeback. The Hawks cut the Kings' lead to one point, 94-93, before Sacramento answered with a string of five 3-pointers, including the two by Bogdanovic.
The Kings made 18 of 31 3-pointers for the game.
Buddy Hield led the Kings with 22 points. De'Aaron Fox had 17.
PACERS 112, PISTONS 106
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — T.J. McConnell, Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Warren scored 17 points apiece and the injury-riddled Indiana Pacers moved above .500 for the first time this season, beating Detroit.
After trailing by 15 points in the first quarter, the Pacers led by 17 points in the third quarter. Indiana has won five of six after starting the season 0-3. Indiana was without All-Star Victor Oladipo, center Myles Turner and reserves Jeremy Lamb and Goga Bitadze.
Luke Kennard led Detroit with 29 points, six rebound and five assists. Andre Drummond had 15 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.
MAGIC 118, GRIZZLIES 86
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Jonathan Isaac added 22 points and eight rebounds and Orlando beat Memphis to snap a four-game losing streak.
Evan Fournier scored 19 points and Aaron Gordon added 17 for Orlando. The Magic outscored Memphis 34-8 in the fourth quarter.
Jonas Valanciunas led Memphis with 15 points and nine rebounds.
CAVALIERS 113, WIZARDS 100
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland beat Washington to end a three-game skid.
Thomas Bryant led Washington with 23 points.