NBA Wrap: Raptors swat Hornets for 11th win in 12

DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Toronto beat the Charlotte Hornets 103-98 on Sunday night, the Raptors’ 11th victory in 12 games.

Serge Ibaka scored 17 points, and Kyle Lowry had 14 to help the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors complete their first season sweep of Charlotte since 2006-07. Toronto improved to 26-5 at Air Canada Centre, the best home record in the NBA.

Kemba Walker scored 27 points for Charlotte.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points as Milwaukee snapped a four-game losing streak to beat Philadelphia 118-110, scoring 36 points off the 76ers’ season-high 26 turnovers.

Eric Bledsoe added 22 points, and Jabari Parker had 13 to keep Milwaukee in seventh place in the Eastern Conference — a half-game game behind the sixth-place 76ers.

Dario Saric scored 25 points, Joel Embiid had 19, and JJ Redick 17 for the 76ers.

Victor Oladipo scored 33 points and Bojan Bogdoanovic added 20 as Indiana beat Washington 98-95 to overtake the Wizards by a half-game for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Myles Turner added 12 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana, which almost gave away a 17-point lead but never trailed. Bradley Beal scored 22 points and had a career-high 11 assists for Washington.

Jrue Holiday scored 30 points, while Nikola Mirotic added 24 in a rare start as New Orleans won its eighth in a row, beating Dallas 126-109.

Anthony Davis had 23 points and 13 rebounds, scoring most of his points from inside 5 feet.

Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 23 points for the Mavericks, passing Elvin Hayes for eighth on the career field goals list with 10,980.

Taurean Prince hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds remaining and finished with 22 points in Atlanta’s 113-112 victory over Phoenix.

Devin Booker’s potential winner for Phoenix, a 15-foot shot from the right baseline, bounced off the rim with Tyler Dorsey defending as time expired.

T.J. Warren had 35 points, and Elfrid Payton had 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 14 assists for the Suns. Booker had 20 points, ending a streak of four straight games in which he had at least 30.

Skal Labissiere sank a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left as Sacramento held on to beat New York 102-99 after blowing a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Bogdanovic had 22 points and seven assists, Labissiere had 14 points and six rebounds while three others scored 12 points apiece for the Kings.

It was Sacramento’s second win in six games since the All-Star break and helped the Kings avoid being swept by the Knicks for a second consecutive year.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 points for New York. Enos Kanter had 14 points and 16 rebounds while O’Quinn had 14 points and eight rebounds.

The Knicks have lost four straight and 12 of 13.

Austin Rivers scored 27 points, Tobias Harris added 26 as Los Angeles handed Brooklyn its ninth consecutive road loss with a 123-120 defeat.

Lou Williams added 21 points for the Clippers. Caris LeVert led the Nets with 27 points. The Nets have lost 10 of their last 11 overall.

All the scores from Sunday’s NBA action:

Atlanta Hawks 113-112 Phoenix Suns
Washington Wizards 95-98 Indiana Pacers
Toronto Raptors 103-98 Charlotte Hornets
Dallas Mavericks 109-126 New Orleans Pelicans
Milwaukee Bucks 118-110 Philadelphia 76ers
Los Angeles Clippers 123-120 Brooklyn Nets
Sacramento Kings 102-99 New York Knicks

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