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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:00 am

NBA

Nets hand Pacers 6th straight loss

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS – Spencer Dinwiddie made a 21-foot jumper with 5 seconds left Monday night to give the Brooklyn Nets a 106-105 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Dinwiddie finished with 21 points.

The lead changed hands three times in the final 27 seconds and wasn't decided until Malcolm Brogdon's 3-pointer at the buzzer came up short. Brooklyn has won two straight at Indianapolis for the first time since 2012-13.

Domantas Sabonis had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth triple-double this season. T.J. Warren added 19 points but couldn't prevent the Pacers from extending their losing streak to a season-high six games.

The Pacers, who won the first two games in this season's series, took a 78-76 lead after Doug McDermott's four-point play in the final minute of the third quarter.

Indiana kept the lead until Joe Harris made a 3-pointer to give Brooklyn a 104-103 advantage with 27 seconds left.

The Pacers answered with a layup from Sabonis before Dinwiddie gave Brooklyn the lead with his jumper on the Nets' final possession.

“We had a four-point lead there, late. We've got to win that,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. “You've got to score and you've got to get stops and we didn't do that, again. It's us, again, not finishing the game.”

The Pacers' Myles Turner scored 13 points in the first half, more than he had posted in any game since Jan. 13, and finished with 15.

RAPTORS 137, TIMBERWOLVES 126: In Toronto, former Indiana University forward OG Anunoby scored a career-high 25 points and matched his career high with 12 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry had 27 points and 11 assists as Toronto extended its franchise-record winning streak to 15.

Pascal Siakam scored 14 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a season-high 21 and Fred VanVleet added 16 as the Raptors won their 16th straight home meeting with Minnesota.

Lowry returned after missing Saturday's win over Brooklyn because of whiplash, but center Serge Ibaka sat because of flu symptoms. Hollis-Jefferson started for Ibaka.

D'Angelo Russell scored 22 points in his Minnesota debut, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points and 10 rebounds, but the Timberwolves couldn't build on Saturday's surprise victory over the Clippers that snapped a 13-game losing streak.

Russell sat out Saturday because of a right quad contusion.

Jarrett Culver, Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez scored 15 apiece for the Timberwolves, who have lost five straight against Toronto.

HORNETS 87, PISTONS 76: In Detroit, Miles Bridges scored 18 points as Charlotte ended a five-game losing streak.

The win was Charlotte's 10th straight against Detroit, including two consecutive 4-0 season sweeps. The Hornets are 13-36 against the rest of the league and had lost 13 of their previous 14 games.

Malik Monk added 16 points for the Hornets while Devonte' Graham had 14 points and 11 assists. Charlotte won despite shooting 37.5%.

The Pistons have lost three straight and nine of 11. Thon Maker led Detroit with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Bruce Brown added 10 points and 12 rebounds.


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