NBA wrap: Bucks top Raptors in Toronto; Lakers’ LeBron James returns vs. Clippers

first_img Knicks executives explain decision to trade Kristaps Porzingis Steph from distance… PLUS THE FOUL! ☔️#DubNation 23#HereTheyCome 12Midway through the 1st on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/P9VRFv26dq— NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2019Pascal Siakam with the big dunk on the fast break.Pascal Siakam finishes off the @Raptors break with authority!9-2 @Raptors run to close Q3 on @NBAonTNT #WeTheNorth 76#FearTheDeer 87 pic.twitter.com/ae7EkdlwE2— NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2019What’s nextRockets (29-21) at Nuggets (35-15) 10 p.m. ET — Two of the Western Conference’s best squads will face off in Denver on Friday. The Rockets have won three of their last four while the Nuggets enter the matchup on a four-game winning streak. Seven Bucks players scored in double-figures. Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied a team-high 19 points while Khris Middleton chipped in 18. Both players were named All-Stars earlier in the day. NBA All-Star Game 2019: Biggest snubs, surprises to make rosters Related News Pascal Siakam scored 28 points for the Raptors in the losing effort. Toronto star Kawhi Leonard shot 7 of 20 from the field and finished with 16 points.  The win pushed the Bucks 1 1/2 games in front of the Raptors for first place in the Eastern Conference. Toronto dropped to 37-16 with the loss.Meanwhile, LeBron James returned for the Lakers and scored 24 points on 9-of-22 shooting in their 123-120 overtime win over the Clippers. He also added 14 rebounds and nine assists.James missed 17 games after straining his groin against the Warriors on Christmas Day. Los Angeles went 6-11 in his absence.Studs of the nightAndre Drummond registered 24 points and 20 rebounds in the Pistons’ 93-89 win over the Mavericks.Magic wing Terrence Ross came off the bench and scored 30 points in his team’s 107-100 win over the Pacers.Duds of the nightsSerge Ibaka was 4 of 15 from the field and was a minus-9 in Toronto’s loss to Milwaukee.Nets guard Treveon Graham scored three points and registered a minus-6 in his team’s 117-114 loss to the Spurs.HighlightsStephen Curry finished with 41 points and knocked down 10 of his 18 3-pointers in the Warriors’ 113-104 loss to the 76ers, which snapped their 11-game winning streak. Here he connects on the four-point play.  The Bucks came away with a 105-92 road win over the Raptors on Thursday in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams.Toronto led 25-22 at the end of the first 12 minutes but Milwaukee (37-13) followed with a big second quarter and held on from there.last_img read more