NBA roundup: Lakers take down Thunder in OT

NBA roundup: Lakers take down Thunder in OT
By Reuters

18/01/2019 at 07:06Updated 18/01/2019 at 07:16

Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers earn a 138-128 overtime win over the host Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.

Kuzma hit seven 3-pointers, and Los Angeles' Ivica Zubac scored a career-high
26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Lonzo Ball added 18 points, including five
in overtime as the Lakers outscored Oklahoma City 16-6, and dished out 10
assists.

The Thunder lost for the fifth time in six games. The Lakers won their second
in a row and improved to 5-7 without LeBron James (groin) and Rajon Rondo
(hand).

The Thunder faltered from behind the arc in overtime, going 2-for-12 from
3-point range. Oklahoma City attempted just one field goal inside the arc in
the extra session. Paul George led the Thunder with 27 points. Russell
Westbrook had 26 points and 13 assists but shot just 7 of 30 from the field.

Raptors 111, Suns 109

Pascal Siakam made a layup at the buzzer and Toronto defeated visiting
Phoenix. Siakam ended the game with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Kyle Lowry had 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Raptors.
Serge Ibaka added 22 points.

Devin Booker scored 30 points for the Suns. Deandre Ayton added 15 points and
17 rebounds while Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 18 points and had nine rebounds off
the bench.

Nuggets 135, Bulls 105

Jamal Murray scored 22 of his 25 points in the third quarter, Nikola Jokic had
18 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and host Denver routed Chicago. The
Nuggets were coming off a 142-111 home loss to Golden State on Tuesday in
which the Warriors set an NBA record for points in a first quarter with 51.

Paul Millsap finished with 14 points, and Gary Harris, returning from missing
five games due to a strained left hamstring, scored 14 off the bench for
Denver.

Lauri Markkanen had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Robin Lopez finished with 17
points and Jabari Parker had 15 for Chicago. The Bulls have lost nine in a row
and have yet to win in the 2019 calendar year.

76ers 120, Pacers 96

Joel Embiid, despite battling a sore lower back, had 22 points, 13 rebounds
and eight assists to lift visiting Philadelphia past Indiana in Indianapolis.
It was Embiid's 38th double-double of the season and his 12th in his past 13
games.

Jimmy Butler scored 27 points for the 76ers, and JJ Redick added 20,
highlighted by six 3-pointers. Mike Muscala also contributed 11 while Ben
Simmons had 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Thaddeus Young led the Pacers with 27 points while Victor Oladipo added 15 on
6-of-20 shooting. Indiana had its four-game home winning streak snapped.

Hornets 114, Kings 95

Kemba Walker led a balanced attack with 23 points, and Charlotte gained
revenge on the visiting Kings after a loss on Saturday in Sacramento.

The Hornets erupted for 43 points in the second quarter after trailing by as
many as 13 early, and they went on to lead by 13 at halftime and by 21 in the
second half.

The Hornets also got 15 points each from Miles Bridges and Michael
Kidd-Gilchrist, 14 points apiece from Jeremy Lamb and Tony Parker. Buddy Hield
led the Kings with 24 points.

Wizards 101, Knicks 100

New York's Allonzo Trier was called for goaltending with less than one second
remaining, and Washington rallied from 16 points down to win at the O2 Arena
in London.

Trailing 100-99, the Wizards inbounded with 3.3 seconds left and Thomas Bryant
drove the lane. His floater was deflected with less than one second remaining.
The trail official made the goaltending call, and after a review of several
minutes, the call stood.

New York inbounded with four-tenths of a second remaining on the clock, and
Emmanuel Mudiay's shot was off the mark. Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 26
points, Mudiay had 25, and Otto Porter Jr. added 20.

--Field Level Media

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