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Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss 2 games

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Milwaukee Bucks leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games to rest a sore right knee.

The Bucks announced Saturday that the All-Star would sit out the game at Philadelphia and Monday's home game against Phoenix. That will give Antetokounmpo eight days off before his planned return Friday at home against Brooklyn.

Antetokounmpo also missed games on Nov. 22 and Dec. 23 because of the same issue.


Lowry scores 24 as Raptors beat Spurs

TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry turned in his best game since returning from injury, turning it on in the fourth quarter to help his Toronto Raptors grind out another home win.

Lowry scored nine of his 24 points in the final period, DeMar DeRozan added 21 and the Raptors beat San Antonio 86-83 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak against the Spurs.


Wizards put up 45 in 3rd, beat Pistons

DETROIT (AP) John Wall felt the third quarter wasn't much different from the first two.

The Washington Wizards just made more of their open shots.


Clarkson's 33 help Lakers down Pacers

LOS ANGELES (AP) They were missing three injured starters and made two free throws all night. Hard to imagine the Los Angeles Lakers could find a more unlikely way to win.

Reserve guard Jordan Clarkson sparked an undermanned team with 33 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, leading Los Angeles to a 99-86 victory Friday night over the Indiana Pacers.


Hardaway has 31, lifts Knicks by Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. had his best game Friday night since returning from a leg injury that sidelined him for more than a month.

The New York Knicks needed all of it, too.


Carroll's 26 points lead Nets past Heat

NEW YORK (AP) Down by 16 points early in the second half against the Heat, the Nets dug in on defense.

DeMarre Carroll tied a career-high with 26 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and the Brooklyn beat Miami 101-95 on Friday night.


Booker pours in 30 as Suns best Nuggets

DENVER (AP) A sturdy plane and a good night's sleep did wonders for the Phoenix Suns.

Devin Booker scored 30 points, T.J. Warren had 25 and the Suns defeated the Denver Nuggets 108-100 on Friday night.


Grizzlies salute Randolph, beat Kings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies celebrated Zach Randolph's return and then sent him and his new team away with their seventh straight loss.

Dillon Brooks scored a career-best 22 points, Ben McLemore had a season-high 21 and the Grizzlies beat the skidding Sacramento Kings 106-88 on Friday night for their third straight victory.


Thunder's versatile George doing it all

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder coach Billy Donovan can't pinpoint the best thing about Paul George.

Oklahoma City's versatile forward averages just over 20 points per game, leads the league in steals and is third in 3-point goals while shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc.


Davis, Cousins prove they can co-exist

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins figure they've proved they can co-exist to spectacular and prolific effect.

Both big men have been named All-Star starters, giving them hope they'll be paired together beyond this season, which is Cousins' last under contract.

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