NBA roundup: Leonard, Clippers top Raptors

NBA roundup: Leonard, Clippers top Raptors
By Reuters

12/11/2019 at 07:31Updated 12/11/2019 at 07:34

Lou Williams scored 21 points off the bench to help the Los Angeles Clippers post a 98-88 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Kawhi Leonard, who led the Raptors to their first NBA title last June, scored
just 12 points on 2-of-11 shooting in his first game against his former club
since leaving as a free agent. Leonard also had 11 rebounds, nine assists and
three steals but committed nine turnovers.

Montrezl Harrell contributed 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots
for the Clippers. Patrick Patterson scored 12 points, and JaMychal Green had
10 points and 12 rebounds.

Pascal Siakam recorded 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Raptors.
Norman Powell scored 15 points, Fred VanVleet had 14 points and eight assists,
and Chris Boucher added 13 points.

Rockets 122, Pelicans 116

James Harden scored 39 points and Russell Westbrook added 26 as visiting
Houston won its fourth consecutive game, beating the injury-depleted New

Harden scored 13 straight points as the Rockets took command midway through
the fourth quarter. Eric Gordon came off the bench to add 17 points, and Clint
Capela had 11 points and 20 rebounds.

JJ Redick scored 24 to lead the Pelicans, who played without Brandon Ingram
(knee), Lonzo Ball (groin) and Zion Williamson (knee). Josh Hart scored 19
points, and Jrue Holiday added 18 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds.

Jazz 122, Warriors 108

Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell combined for six 3-pointers in a five-minute
flurry late in the second quarter, helping Utah build a commanding lead en
route to a victory over Golden State in San Francisco.

Rudy Gobert recorded 25 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, and Mitchell added
23 points and Conley 22 for Utah, which won its third straight.

Coming off 52- and 30-point games on the road, the Warriors' D'Angelo Russell
led all scorers with 33 points. Returning from a five-game absence caused by a
ligament injury in his left hand, Draymond Green had four points, seven
rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes.

Celtics 116, Mavericks 106

Kemba Walker sank eight 3-pointers and scored 24 of his 29 points in the
second half to lead host Boston past Dallas.

Jaylen Brown had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Marcus Smart scored 17 as the
Celtics extended their winning streak to eight. Boston played its first game
without forward Gordon Hayward, who will miss six weeks after surgery to
repair a fracture in his left hand.

Luka Doncic scored 34 points for the Mavericks, who lost for the first time in
five road games.

Grizzlies 113, Spurs 109

Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a season-high 24 points and Dillon Brooks added 21 as
visiting Memphis outlasted San Antonio on the night the Spurs retired the
jersey number of longtime standout Tony Parker.

Jae Crowder's second-chance 3-pointer with 1:48 to play gave the Grizzlies a
111-108 lead, which it did not relent. Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and
grabbed 12 rebounds, and Brandon Clarke scored 14 points off the bench as the
Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing streak.

Aldridge led the Spurs with 19 points, with Rudy Gay hitting for a season-high
18, Derrick White adding 15, Bryn Forbes scoring 14 and DeMar DeRozan
contributing 12.

Timberwolves 120, Pistons 114

Andrew Wiggins poured in 33 points, and Minnesota spoiled the return of Blake
Griffin with a win at Detroit. Wiggins, who surpassed the 8,000-career-point
mark in the first half, added six rebounds and five assists.

Karl-Anthony Towns supplied 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists while
Jake Layman contributed 16 points off the Minnesota bench. Treveon Graham
added 13 points and six rebounds.

Griffin missed the first 10 games of the season due to hamstring and knee
injuries. He had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 24 minutes. Luke
Kennard led the Pistons with 25 points and seven rebounds.

--Field Level Media