NBA roundup: Host Raptors rout Pacers in fire-delayed game – Reuters

2022-03-27 06:34:57 GMT +00:00 – Following the evacuation of the audience and a delay of more than an hour, the Toronto Raptors finished a 131-91 thrashing of the visiting Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
A problem with an arena speaker resulted in a little electrical fire start in the first quarter in the video game at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto Fire Service officials called for the evacuation of the capacity crowd, and the groups left the court with 4:05 left in the 2nd quarter and the Raptors leading 66-38.
Torontos dominance continued after a hold-up of 65 minutes and without any fans in the seats. Pascal Siakam led a balanced scoring attack with 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting. Scottie Barnes included 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting and matched Siakams 7 helps. Chris Boucher came off the bench to get a game-high 10 rebounds and broke in 15 points.

Precious Achiuwa shot 4-of-5 from 3-point range off the bench en path to 18 points, while OG Anunoby shot 3-of-5 from deep and finished with 16 points.
Oshae Brissett led Indiana with 21 points, Justin Anderson scored 18 and Jalen Smith included 15. Tyrese Haliburton dished out a game-high 12 helps.
Grizzlies 127, Bucks 102
DeAnthony Melton scored a season-high 24 points as Memphis defeated checking out Milwaukee to run its home winning streak to seven video games.
The 6-foot-2 guard came off the bench and shot 8-of-11 from the field, including 6-of-9 from 3-point variety, to lead the Grizzlies to a split of their season series with Milwaukee. Desmond Bane scored 20 points for the Grizzlies and Dillon Brooks broke in 19.
Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting to opt for 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Milwaukee battled with its ball security, dedicating 13 total turnovers. It likewise had its worst 3-point shooting efficiency (21.9 percent) from beyond the arc given that Jan. 21 and second-worst of the season.
Bulls 98, Cavaliers 94
Chicago used 25 points from Zach LaVine and 20 from DeMar DeRozan to hold back host Cleveland.
The Cavaliers had a possibility to move into a tie with Chicago for 5th place in the Eastern Conference, but rather dropped to seventh, the first position in the play-in competition. No. 6 Toronto moved previous Cleveland after its controling win over Indiana.
Cleveland has actually lost three in a row and 6 of its last nine. The Bulls went into the contest having lost five of six.
Internet 110, Heat 95
Kevin Durant scored 23 points in just 31 minutes as Brooklyn handed dropping host Miami its season-high 4th straight loss.
The Nets, who led by as many as 37 points, have won 7 of their past 9 games. They also got a double-double from Andre Drummond (13 points, 11 rebounds) and 17 points from Seth Curry, who returned after missing out on the previous video game due to a sore left ankle.
The Heat fell portion points behind the idle Philadelphia 76ers in the fight for top place in the Eastern Conference. Bam Adebayo led Miami with 14 points, and Tyler Herro returned from a two-game knee-injury lack and had 13 points.
Spurs 107, Pelicans 103
Dejounte Murray recorded a triple-double and Keldon Johnson scored 21 indicate lead seven San Antonio scorers in double figures en path to a win over host New Orleans.
Murray ended up with 15 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, and Jakob Poeltl added 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Spurs pulled within one game of the Pelicans for the last play-in area in the Western Conference.
CJ McCollum scored 32 points, Jose Alvarado included a career-best 23 points, and Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pelicans.
Kings 114, Magic 110 (OT).
Harrison Barnes struck a 3-pointer with 12 seconds staying in overtime and novice Davion Mitchell completed with 22 points, 9 helps and 7 rebounds as Sacramento beat host Orlando.
Mitchell (10-for-23 shooting) reached double figures for the seventh consecutive video game as Sacramento started 2-0 on its current five-game road trip. The Kings had 7 players end up in double figures, as Barnes had 19 points and 7 rebounds. Trey Lyles scored 11 indicate go with a career-high 18 rebounds.
Orlando wasted a 105-97 lead in the last two minutes of regulation. Franz Wagner paced the Magic with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Mo Bamba amounted to 18 points and 13 rebounds and Markelle Fultz contributed a season-high 16 points off the bench for Orlando.
Nuggets 113, Thunder 107.
Nikola Jokic had 35 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Aaron Gordon included 20 points and nine rebounds and host Denver beat Oklahoma City.
Will Barton scored 18 points for the Nuggets, who made a split of the four-game season series with Oklahoma City. Theo Maledon had 20 points, among six double-figures scorers for the Thunder.
Oklahoma City tied it at 97 on Maledons bank shot midway through the fourth and proceeded 105-103 on a goaltending call. Jokics floater and 2 Gordon free throws put Denver back in front, and Monte Morris hit a 3-pointer with 47.8 seconds left to help seal the win.
Rockets 115, Trail Blazers 98.
Alperen Sengun scored 16 of his career-high 27 points in the fourth quarter as checking out Houston finished a two-game sweep of short-handed Portland.
Jalen Green made six 3-pointers and ended up with 25 points for Houston, which beat the Blazers 125-106 in the front end of the back-to-back on Friday. Christian Wood scored 13 points and Kevin Porter Jr. included 10 points and 11 helps.
Trendon Watford led Portland with 15 points and 10 rebounds before exiting in the 4th quarter with a left leg injury. Brandon Williams likewise scored 15 points and Drew Eubanks included 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Blazers, who have lost 13 of 15 games considering that the All-Star break.
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Chris Boucher came off the bench to get a game-high 10 rebounds and cracked in 15 points.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting to go with 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. The Kings had 7 gamers complete in double figures, as Barnes had 19 points and seven rebounds. Trey Lyles scored 11 points to go with a career-high 18 rebounds.
Mo Bamba amounted to 18 points and 13 rebounds and Markelle Fultz contributed a season-high 16 points off the bench for Orlando.

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