Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Raptors halt Rockets' 17-game winning streak

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The Rockets shot 9 for 27 from 3-point range, matching their fewest made 3-pointers of the season.

Kyle Lowry put on a show with 30 points for Toronto.

The Warriors had won seven in a row but didn't have Stephen Curry, Jordan Bell and Andre Iguodala, who were all out with injuries.

Harden led Houston with 40 points. "By the looks of it, tonight this win streak is over", Drake correctly called.

The big difference in this game, however, had to be the strong start from the Raptors who held the best offence in the National Basketball Association to 16 points in the first quarter.

This is nothing new to the Toronto Raptors: they've been faced with these types of excuses all season. His partner in crime had 23 points and eight rebounds including three critical three-pointers throughout the game.

Bucks 120, Knicks 112: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, outmuscling NY in the lane to help the Bucks hold on and win in Milwaukee. The Raptors (48-17) hold a 2 ½-game lead over the Boston in the East. Houston hasn't lost since January 26 at New Orleans. Joe Johnson returned after missing the previous two games because of an illness. Toronto trailed by 17 in the second quarter but was able to outlast Blake Griffin and the Pistons in a back-and-forth thriller.

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Paul had 16 points and 11 assists for Houston.

LeBron James scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and six assists for last season's losing finalists Cleveland, whose lead over Washington and IN for third place IN the East is now just half a game. Detroit has lost four in a row and 10 of 12. He had five rebounds and two steals. With more players getting touches, the Raptors are scoring the fourth-most points per game in the league, up from 10th last season. But he didn't get much help from the rest of the team. Harden scored 14 in the third, overcoming nine points from Lowry, as Houston cut the deficit to 83-75 after three. Portland actually has now won nine games in a row.

The Pacers (38-28) led by as many as 21 in the second quarter and went ahead by 31 points in the third quarter. Houston, meanwhile, missed all five of its 3-point attempts in the frame and didn't find its rhythm in the second.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points.

A season-high 22 points from Jae Crowder saw the Utah Jazz produce a dominant fourth quarter and beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-78. Khris Middleton finished with 18 points for Milwaukee, while Brown had 15.

Rockets: F Ryan Anderson (left hip) missed his sixth straight game.

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