Kyle Lowry scored 24 points as the Toronto Raptors overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 122-114 and extend their winning streak to six games.
Tuesday night's results
- New York Knicks 108-115 Detroit Pistons
- Atlanta Hawks 115-113 Miami Heat
- Toronto Raptors 122-114 Memphis Grizzlies
- Los Angeles Lakers 85-117 Denver Nuggets
- Indiana Pacers 109-104 Phoenix Suns
Kawhi Leonard added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who extended their league-best record to 18-4.
Fred VanVleet was 6-for-6 from the field for 18 points off the bench, 14 of which came in the second half. While Serge Ibaka added 16 points, Danny Green had 14 and Pascal Siakam 10 for the Raptors.
Kyle Lowry led the Toronto Raptors with 24 points against the Memphis Grizzlies
Marc Gasol led Memphis with 27 points. Mike Conley added 20 points, Kyle Anderson and JaMychal Green had 13 each and Garrett Temple contributed 12. Omri Casspi and Shelvin Mack chipped in with 10 apiece.
Aided by nine Toronto turnovers, Memphis led 71-59 at halftime, the most points allowed by the Raptors in a half this season.
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Gasol then nailed a three-pointer and Anderson tipped in a rebound to open the third quarter, and Memphis led by 17 points.
However, the Raptors fought back to take the lead in the fourth quarter, before Lowry and VanVleet put the Candian club in control with a series of long-range makes.
Los Angeles Lakers 85-117 Denver Nuggets
Highlights of the LA Lakers’ trip to the Denver Nuggets in Week 7 of the NBA.
Paul Millsap scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to their biggest victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in a 117-85 rout on Tuesday.
Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley also scored 20 points each as the 32-point winning margin surpassed a 29-point win in 1993.
Paul Millsap shoots over LeBron James during the Nuggets routing of the Lakers
LeBron James was powerless to resist as his team struggled from behind the three-point line, making just five of 35 attempts.
Kyle Kuzma, who led the Lakers with 21 points, was 1-for-7 from long range, and James missed all four of his efforts from beyond the arc.
James was left frustrated by his team's performance
Nikola Jokic delivered a complete performance with 14 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists, while Juancho Hernangomez also had 12 for the Nuggets, who extended their winning streak to four.
Having lost six out of seven matches before their latest win-streak began, Denver have now improved to 14-7, while the inconsistent Lakers fall to 11-9.
Indiana Pacers 109-104 Phoenix Suns
Highlights of the Indiana Pacers’ trip to the Phoenix Suns in Week 7 of the NBA.
Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a win at the Phoenix Suns.
With the game tied at 104 with under a minute to play, Bojan Bogdanovic, the league’s top 3-point shooter, cashed in from the corner to give the Pacers a 107-104 lead.
After Devin Booker just missed a three-point try, Darren Collison was fouled and made two free throws to clinch the game for Indiana with 12 seconds left.
Domantas Sabonis had 21 points off the bench for the Indiana Pacers
The Pacers were aided by the continued hot hand of Doug McDermott, who contributed 21 points from the bench for a second straight game as he made five of seven three-point attempts.
Six players scored in double figures for the Pacers in total, who moved to 13-8 for the season.
T.J. Warren led the Suns with 25 points, and rookie Deandre Ayton recorded his 12th double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Phoenix have a league-worst 4-16 record.
New York Knicks 108-115 Detroit Pistons
Highlights of the New York Knicks’ visit to the Detroit Pistons in Week 7 of the NBA.
Blake Griffin scored 30 points as the Detroit Pistons maintained their strong home from at the expense of the New York Knicks.
Griffin produced his sixth 30-point game of the season as Detroit shot 47.5 percent, controlled the paint by a 56-38 margin and posted a fourth straight home win.
Reserve Stanley Johnson and starter Reggie Jackson contributed 21 points apiece as the Pistons also won for the seventh time in their past nine games overall.
Blake Griffin recorded his sixth 30-point game of the season
Rookie Allonzo Trier led the Knicks with 24 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, but New York saw a three-game winning streak end.
The Pistons stay fifth in the Eastern Conference with an 11-7 record, while the Knicks fell to 7-15.
Atlanta Hawks 115-113 Miami Heat
Highlights of the Atlanta Hawks’ clash with the Miami Heat in Week 7 of the NBA.
Rookie Trae Young produced a double-double with 17 points and 10 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a narrow victory over the Miami Heat.
Trailing by two points, the Heat had the ball after a timeout with 14.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter. However, Dwyane Wade, coming off a 35-point game, passed up an open jumper on the left wing and got the ball to Josh Richardson, whose three-point attempt missed off the front rim to end the game.
Trae Young's double-double led the Atlanta Hawks to a second straight victory
Wade could be excused for looking for Richardson, who led the Heat with 22 points, nine of which had come in the fourth quarter.
Young, the fifth pick in this year’s draft, made two of his five three-point attempts and also grabbed five rebounds.
The defeat extended Miami’s home losing streak to six games, while Atlanta snapped a seven-game losing run on the road.
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