Paul George floated in a basket with less than a second remaining in double-overtime, capping a 45-point night with the winning shot in the host Oklahoma City Thunder’s 148-147 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday.
George dribbled out the final seconds before driving between two defenders and floating in a shot with 0.8 seconds left. Kyle Korver got off a desperate 3 for Utah, but it went long as the buzzer sounded.
Russell Westbrook added 43 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, helping Oklahoma City overcome 38 points from Donovan Mitchell. Westbrook fouled out with 1:09 left in the first overtime, ending his NBA streak of 11 consecutive games with a triple-double.
Raptors 120, Spurs 117: Kawhi Leonard had a go-ahead dunk with 15 seconds left after stripping the ball away from DeMar DeRozan at midcourt, finishing with 25 points to help host Toronto beat his former San Antonio teammates, spoiling DeRozan’s return. Traded to San Antonio in the offseason deal that sent Leonard to Toronto, DeRozan received a warm welcome, and finished with 23 points.
Nuggets 114, Mavericks 104: Nikola Jokic had 19 points and 13 rebounds as visiting Denver won its third straight to move to two back of the Warriors at the top of the Western Conference.
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Timberwolves 115, Knicks 104: Derrick Rose scored 20 points and visiting Minnesota overcame the first missed game of Karl-Anthony Towns’ career. Towns’ streak of 303 consecutive starts — most to begin a career since 1970-71 — ended when he was placed in the concussion protocol after a minor car accident.
Clippers 112, Grizzlies 106: Montrezl Harrell matched his career high with 30 points to lift visiting Los Angeles.
Hornets 123, Wizards 110: Kemba Walker had 27 points and 11 assists in his first outing since the All-Star Game and host Charlotte overcame a season-high 46 points from Washington’s Bradley Beal.
Pacers 126, Pelicans 111: Wesley Matthews scored 15 of his 24 points during a third-quarter rally and host Indiana overcame a 20-point deficit.
Pistons 125, Hawks 122: Thon Maker sank a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 16.7 seconds remaining and visiting Detroit overcame Blake Griffin’s third-quarter ejection.
Bulls 110, Magic 109: Lauri Markannen made two of three free throws with 1.5 seconds left as visiting Chicago ended Orlando’s winning streak at a season-high five games.
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