NBA wrap: Kawhi Leonard scores 41 as Raptors top Wizards in double overtime




The Raptors simply barely held off the surprisingly aggressive Wizards on Sunday.

Toronto topped Washington 140-138 in double overtime and either side had 40-point scorers.

Kawhi Leonard racked up 41 factors and 11 rebounds on the evening to guide his group in scoring. Pascal Siakam had a powerful 24 factors and 19 rebounds.

On the opposite aspect, Bradley Beal recorded 43 factors, 10 rebounds and 15 assists in the shedding effort. He turned simply the second participant in NBA historical past to document a number of 40-10-15 video games in one season.  Oscar Robertson additionally achieved the feat in 1961-62.

Beal’s efficiency, nevertheless, wasn’t sufficient as the Wizards dropped to 18-26. Meanwhile, the Raptors improved to 33-12, sitting atop the Eastern Conference.

Studs of the Night

Nikola Jokic notched 40 factors and 10 rebounds to guide the Nuggets previous the Trail Blazers 116-113.

Stephen Curry hit 11 pictures from behind the arc in a 48-point efficiency towards the Mavericks. Golden State topped Dallas 119-114.

James Harden had 38 factors and 12 rebounds in the Rockets’ 116-109 loss to the Magic. Harden prolonged his 30-point recreation streak to 16 video games, tying Kobe Bryant’s all-time document.

Dud of the Night

Jeremy Lin scored seven factors on 2-of-10 taking pictures as the Hawks fell brief to the Bucks 133-114.

Josh Hart scored 9 factors for the Lakers on 3-of-12 taking pictures in a 101-95 loss to the Cavaliers.

Highlights

Luka Doncic sliced by means of the protection with a lower to the basket and completed robust on the rim.

Ben Simmons transformed this lob with aptitude as the 76ers beat the Knicks, 108-105, in Madison Square Garden.

What’s Next?

Trail Blazers (26-17) at Kings (22-21) 10 p.m. ET —  Portland’s distinctive guard play has helped elevate the group to fourth in the Western Conference whereas Sacramento’s younger group is hovering simply outdoors of the playoff image, sitting in 10th place. This matchup ought to be an thrilling offensive showcase.




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