The Raptors simply barely held off the surprisingly aggressive Wizards on Sunday.
Toronto topped Washington 140-138 in double additional time and either side had 40-point scorers.
Kawhi Leonard racked up 41 factors and 11 rebounds on the night time to guide his crew in scoring. Pascal Siakam had a formidable 24 factors and 19 rebounds.
On the opposite facet, Bradley Beal recorded 43 factors, 10 rebounds and 15 assists within the shedding effort. He turned simply the second participant in NBA historical past to document a number of 40-10-15 video games in a single season. Oscar Robertson additionally completed the feat in 1961-62.
Beal’s efficiency, nevertheless, wasn’t sufficient because the Wizards dropped to 18-26. In the meantime, the Raptors improved to 33-12, sitting atop the Jap Convention.
Studs of the Night time
Nikola Jokic notched 40 factors and 10 rebounds to guide the Nuggets previous the Path Blazers 116-113.
Stephen Curry hit 11 pictures from behind the arc in a 48-point efficiency in opposition to the Mavericks. Golden State topped Dallas 119-114.
James Harden had 38 factors and 12 rebounds within the Rockets’ 116-109 loss to the Magic. Harden prolonged his 30-point sport streak to 16 video games, tying Kobe Bryant’s all-time document.
Dud of the Night time
Jeremy Lin scored seven factors on 2-of-10 taking pictures because the Hawks fell quick to the Bucks 133-114.
Josh Hart scored 9 factors for the Lakers on Three-of-12 taking pictures in a 102-95 loss to the Cavaliers.
Luka Doncic sliced by way of the protection with a reduce to the basket and completed robust on the rim.
Luka Doncic rocks the rim in Dallas! 😤 #MFFL 73 #DubNation 80
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— NBA (@NBA) January 14, 2019
Ben Simmons transformed this lob with aptitude because the 76ers beat the Knicks, 108-105, in Madison Sq. Backyard.
. @BenSimmons25 GETS 🆙
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— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 13, 2019
Path Blazers (26-17) at Kings (22-21) 10 p.m. ET — Portland’s distinctive guard play has helped carry the crew to fourth within the Western Convention whereas Sacramento’s younger crew is hovering simply outdoors of the playoff image, sitting in 10th place. This matchup must be an thrilling offensive showcase.