Shai Gilgeous-Alexander matched his career high with 32 points, Chris Paul had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists and the Thunder beat the Raptors 98-97 in Toronto on Sunday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Nerlens Noel added 13 points and Darius Bazley had 11 to help the Thunder win their fifth straight in Toronto. Oklahoma City has won 11 of 15 overall.
Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each scored 20 points and Serge Ibaka had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors.
Gilgeous-Alexander made the go-ahead basket with 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter, then got the rebound on a missed 3-point try by VanVleet. The third-year guard, born in Toronto and raised in nearby Hamilton, has 32 points three times in his past five games.
Lakers 108, Mavericks 95: LeBron James became the ninth player in NBA history to reach 9,000 assists and Anthony Davis scored 23 points as host Los Angeles beat Dallas. Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 19 points but struggled one night after recording his ninth triple-double of the season.
Pelicans 127, Rockets 112: Lonzo Ball highlighted a season-high 27-point performance with a career-high seven 3-pointers as host New Orleans beat undermanned Houston, which was without James Harden (sprained toe), Russell Westbrook (rest) and Clint Capela (bruised heel). Eric Gordon, returning for the first time since arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in mid-November, had 20 points.
Nuggets 120, Kings 115: Will Barton scored 19 points, including two free throws with eight seconds left, as host Denver won for the ninth time in 10 games. Nemenja Bjelica scored 27 points for Sacramento, which has lost seven in a row.
Grizzlies 117, Hornets 104: Dillon Brooks scored 20 points, Brandon Clarke added 18 and host Memphis sent Charlotte to its fifth straight loss.
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