Kawhi Leonard banked dwelling the tiebreaking basket with four.2 seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors edged the Nets, 127-125, on Monday evening.
Leonard scored 30 factors, Serge Ibaka had 18 factors and 12 rebounds and Pascal Siakam scored 17 for the Raptors, who’ve received eight straight dwelling conferences with the Nets.
Marc Gasol, the Raptors’ newly-acquired middle, scored 16 factors, 11 within the fourth quarter, in his dwelling debut after final Thursday’s commerce with Memphis.
D’Angelo Russell scored 28 factors and had a career-high 15 assists for Brooklyn. The Nets obtained the ball again to Russell for a possible game-winning shot on their last possession, however his lengthy try bounced off the rim and into Kyle Lowry’s fingers.
Toronto led 120-114 on a Three by Lowry with 2 minutes 45 seconds left within the fourth however Allen Crabbe replied with back-to-back Three-pointers to tie it at 120 at 1:34.
Russell hit a tiebreaking Three with 50 seconds to go, however Danny Inexperienced answered with a Three for the Raptors. That left it to Leonard to place his crew forward to remain.
Earlier than the sport, the Raptors stated Fred VanVleet, a reserve guard, will miss no less than three weeks due to a ligament harm in his left thumb. To supply some insurance coverage in VanVleet’s absence, Toronto agreed to signal Jeremy Lin, who’s being waived by the Atlanta Hawks.
CAVALIERS 107, KNICKS 104 Collin Sexton scored 20 factors and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late rally and despatched the Knicks to their franchise-record 17th straight loss, 107-104, on Monday evening.
Sexton hit two free throws with 17 seconds remaining to place Cleveland up by three. John Jenkins missed a Three-pointer from the fitting nook, however Dennis Smith Jr. grabbed the rebound and dribbled to the nook. He additionally missed a Three-pointer and Larry Nance tapped the rebound to midcourt as time ran out.
Kevin Love had 14 factors and 9 rebounds in his second sport since getting back from foot surgical procedure. The All-Star ahead performed 16 minutes, all within the first half and was four of 10 from the sphere, together with two Three-pointers.
Kadeem Allen scored a career-high 25 factors for the Knicks, who’ve the worst report within the league, and have misplaced 25 of 26 video games.
The Knicks trailed 71-54 early within the third quarter. New York obtained inside 4 factors a number of instances and back-to-back Three-pointers by Luke Kornett reduce the result in 105-104 with 51 seconds left.
Kornett missed a wide-open Three-pointer with 21 seconds remaining that may have put New York on high. Sexton adopted together with his two free throws
Each groups are within the operating for a chief spot within the draft lottery, which takes place Could 14. The three worst groups within the league can have a 14 p.c likelihood of getting the primary choose within the draft and a shot at grabbing Duke middle Zion Williamson.