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Brogdon's late 3s lift Bucks by Raptors

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 9: Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) puts the nail in the proverbial coffin with an easy dunk for a 4 point lead with 7 seconds left. Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks in 2nd half action of NBA regular season play at Scobiabank Arena. Raptors lose 99-104. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

TORONTO (AP) After playing a starring role down the stretch, Malcolm Brogdon called this Milwaukee's best performance of the season.

Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Bucks held on to beat Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night.

Brogdon scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and matched a season high with 19 rebounds, and Brook Lopez had 19 points for the Bucks, the first team to beat Toronto twice this season.


Holiday's 37 help Pelicans down Pistons

DETROIT (AP) Alvin Gentry knew he needed Anthony Davis.

The New Orleans Pelicans coach didn't get his star at 100 percent. It was still enough.


DeRozan, Gay lead Spurs past Jazz

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs are starting to feel better about their play, which is a welcome sign for the former defensive stalwarts following a series of blowout losses.

DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and eight assists and Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 110-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.


Walker, Lamb key Hornets' rout of Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) Kemba Walker scored 25 points and Jeremy Lamb added 19 as the Charlotte Hornets beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Sunday night.

Tony Parker scored 16 points, Marvin Williams had 13 and Cody Zeller finished with 12 as Charlotte led by as many as 28 points in a game it never trailed.


Celtics beat Bulls by 56 for largest win

CHICAGO (AP) The Boston Celtics turned in a record-setting performance in their steady climb in the Eastern Conference.

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points off the bench, Daniel Theis added a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Celtics routed the Chicago Bulls 133-77 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.


Mavs rally by Rockets, home streak now 9

DALLAS (AP) Luka Doncic started with a routine 3-pointer from the corner.

Then the Dallas rookie skipped back several feet behind the arc to hit one over Houston center Clint Capela, followed by a floater in the lane for a tie.


Wade scores 25 in 1,000th game, Heat win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dwyane Wade showed he still has his scoring touch.

Wade scored 25 points in his 1,000th career game, leading the Miami Heat to a 121-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.


Blazers down Wolves with last-minute 3s

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard was waiting all night for just the right moment.

Lillard and CJ McCollum each hit 3-pointers in the final minute to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 113-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.


Sexton has 29, Wall scores 1 as Cavs win

CLEVELAND (AP) The rookie scored a decisive win over the five-time All-Star in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 116-101 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

Collin Sexton, the Cavaliers' first-year point guard, matched a season high with 29 points, while John Wall was held to a career-low one point in Cleveland's easy victory.


James helps Lakers dominate Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers weren't about to let fatigue get the better of them on the second night of a back-to-back.

The Lakers recovered from a loss Friday night in San Antonio to dominate Memphis, defeating the Grizzlies 111-88 on Saturday, led by 20 points each from James and Kyle Kuzma. James added nine assists and eight rebounds, while Kuzma had nine rebounds, six assists and a couple of blocks.