Pistons crush Raptors, ending 28-game skid

Cade Cunningham scored 30 points and had 12 assists as the Detroit Pistons ended their 28-game losing streak by defeating the Toronto Raptors 129-127 on Saturday.

Detroit's slide to an all-time high for the NBA mark has ended. The Philadelphia 76ers lost 28 straight games during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Earlier this week, the Pistons broke the NBA record for the most consecutive losses in a season.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points, Galen Duran added 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and Kevin Knox added 17 points, as the Pistons avoided two months in a row without achieving a win.

Pascal Siakam was Toronto's top scorer with 35 points. Dennis Schroder had 30 points and nine assists, and Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 points. Scottie Barnes added 22 points and nine rebounds.

Timberwolves 108, Lakers 106

Anthony Edwards scored 31 points in 38 minutes as Minnesota held on to beat Los Angeles in Minneapolis.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker contributed 21 points off the bench for Minnesota, which achieved its fourth win in five games. Mike Conley added 15 points and seven assists, and Rudy Gobert scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Anthony Davis was the Lakers' top scorer with 33 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists. LeBron James finished with a career-high 26 points on 10-for-21 shooting on his 39th birthday.

Pacers 140, Knicks 126

Tyrese Haliburton became the first player in 33 years to record back-to-back games with at least 20 points and 20 assists when he led Indiana to a win over New York in Indianapolis.

See also  The 82-year-old is accused of selling fake Michael Jordan cards

Haliburton, who had 21 points and 20 assists in a 120-104 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, finished with 22 points and 23 assists on Saturday. He is the third player in NBA history to collect at least 20 points and 20 assists in consecutive games, joining Hall of Famers Magic Johnson (December 18-19, 1984) and John Stockton (March 1-3, 1990). Myles Turner scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Pacers, who have won three straight.

Donte DiVincenzo scored a career-high with 38 points for the Knicks, who finished a 3-0 road trip hours after trading guards RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley, as well as the Toronto Raptors' 2024 second-round pick in exchange for small forward OG Anunoby. Striker Precious Achiuwa and goalkeeper Malachi Flynn.

Bulls 105, 76ers 92

DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points to lead host Chicago to victory over Philadelphia.

Coby White added 20 points, Andre Drummond added 15 points, grabbed 23 rebounds and blocked three shots for Chicago. The short-handed Bulls were without Torrey Craig (foot) and Nikola Vucevic (groin).

Tyrese Maxey led the Sixers with 20 points, and Tobias Harris added 15 points. Philadelphia had a season low in points.

Mavericks 132 Warriors 122

Luka Doncic won the scoring duel over Stephen Curry as Dallas beat Golden State in San Francisco.

Doncic scored a game-high 39 points, 14 points behind Curry in their first direct confrontation this season, helping the Mavericks end a two-game losing streak, while extending Golden State's tally to three points.

Dante Exum scored 19 points and Josh Green added 18 points for the Mavericks. The Warriors got 24 points from Chris Paul, who got off to a rare start.

See also  With Mike Matheny out, who could the royals target to be their next manager?

Jazz 117, Heat 109

Collin Sexton scored 22 points and Keyonte George added 21 points to lead Utah over Miami in Salt Lake City.

Bam Adebayo had a big game for Miami, as their four-game winning streak was snapped. He totaled 28 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocked shots. Tyler Herro scored 25 points and added six rebounds and six assists.

George scored 12 points in the fourth quarter. The rookie hit five 3-pointers to help the Jazz continue their best performance of the season with their seventh win in 10 games.

– Media at the field level

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *