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Knicks' Toppin has fracture in right leg

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NEW YORK (AP) New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin will miss at least two weeks because of a fracture in his right leg.

Toppin was hurt in the second quarter of the Knicks' 113-89 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday. The team ruled him out for the second half with a sore right knee, then said Thursday the injury was a non-displaced fracture in his right fibula head.

The Knicks said Toppin would be evaluated again in two to three weeks.


Surging Celts rip Suns in Paul's return

PHOENIX (AP) The hardest task these days for the Boston Celtics might be staying humble.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each scored 25 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 16 off the bench and the rolling Celtics embarrassed the sloppy Phoenix Suns 125-98 on Wednesday night.


Pelicans down Pistons for 5th win in row

NEW ORLEANS (AP) When Detroit guard Corey Joseph tried to bear-hug Zion Williamson to prevent an easy transition layup, the New Orleans Pelicans' imposing star forward found a way to toss the ball in anyway as he was falling to the court.

After Williamson pulled himself up, he faced his teammates on the bench and bent over holding one hand, palm down, above the hardwood - the "too small" gesture.


Giannis, Holiday power Bucks past Kings

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points, Jrue Holiday added 31 and Milwaukee beat Sacramento 126-113 on Wednesday night for the Bucks' 13th consecutive victory over the Kings.

The streak is Milwaukee's longest active streak against an opponent. The Bucks have won 12 straight against Orlando.


Morant has 26-13-11 as Grizzlies top OKC

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Ja Morant had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies used a second-half flurry to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 123-102 on Wednesday night.

Morant's triple-double was his second this season and the seventh of his career, and his 13 rebounds tied a career high. Dillon Brooks added 24 points and Brandon Clarke finished with 17 points and eight rebounds as the Grizzlies won their season-best fourth straight.


Jazz edge Warriors on last-second dunk

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Simone Fontecchio dunked with 1.4 seconds remaining off Nickeil Alexander-Walker's steal and the Utah Jazz beat the Golden State Warriors 124-123 on Wednesday night in a matchup of short-handed teams.

"I couldn't imagine anything like that. Just an amazing feeling, really happy and excited the way we got there," said Fontecchio, who may have only been on the court because Collin Sexton left the game with a sore hamstring.


Irving, Durant help Nets outlast Hornets

NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 33 points, Kevin Durant had 29 and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 122-116 on Wednesday night.

Seth Curry added 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting to help the Nets won for the fifth time in six games.


Russell's big 4th gets Wolves by Pacers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) D'Angelo Russell had 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Edwards scored 26 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on to beat the Indiana Pacers 121-115 on Wednesday night.

Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 20 rebounds for Minnesota, which blew a 23-point lead and had to overcome an eight-point deficit. The Timberwolves - who had 23 turnovers - won for just the second time in six games.


DeRozan sparks Bulls in win over Wizards

CHICAGO (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards 115-111 on Wednesday night.

The Wizards lost their fourth in a row and played without leading scorer and three-time All-Star Bradley Beal. He strained his hamstring Sunday in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and will be re-evaluated next week.


Siakam leads Raptors by depleted Lakers

TORONTO (AP) Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors routed Los Angeles 126-113 on Wednesday night, beating a short-handed Lakers team playing without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

James sat out because of a sore left ankle, one night after he played 36 minutes in a 116-102 loss at Cleveland. Davis left after one quarter Tuesday night because of a non-COVID illness.

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