OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) had a double-double and Kyle Lowry outplayed Stephen Curry as the Toronto Raptors cruised to a 113-93 win over the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. Ibaka shot just 7-for-16 but finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Lowry had a team highs of 23 points and 12 assists, while Curry was held to 10 points on 3 of 12 shooting.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) returned from his 11-game injury absence and provided 12 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in the Indiana Pacers’ fifth consecutive victory, 113-97 over Milwaukee. Oladipo showed few signs of the sore right knee that had kept him off the court since Nov. 17. Thaddeus Young had 25 points, 11 boards and four assists for Indiana, and teammate Myles Turner finished with 23 points to help the Pacers pull within a half-game of the Central Division-leading Bucks.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 39 points off the bench and Allen Crabbe had 20 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-124 triumph at Philadelphia. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 33 points and 17 rebounds and Ben Simmons scored 22 as the 76ers lost for just the second time in 16 home games. The Sixers were without Jimmy Butler because of a strained groin.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving nailed back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds while scoring the Celtics’ final 12 points in a 130-125 overtime win at Washington. Irving poured in 38 points and Marcus Morris added 27 with nine rebounds as Boston won its seventh in a row despite playing without Al Horford, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown. John Wall contributed 34 points and 13 assists for the Wizards after missing a game with an aching left heel.
UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were able to end their second eight-game losing streak of the season with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists for the Hawks, who blew leads of 2-0 and 3-2 before winning for only the third time in 23 games since Oct. 25. Bryan Rust provided the Penguins’ goals for his second career hat trick.
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