NBA: Raptors' 15-game winning streak ends in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets beat Toronto Raptors 101-91 in New York City
The Brooklyn Nets snapped Toronto Raptors' 15-game winning streak in the NBA over Wednesday's home win by 101-91 in New York City.
The Nets shooting guard Caris LeVert scored 20 points and took 7 rebounds at Barclays Center.
The victors' small forward Joe Harris had 19 points and 6 rebounds.
The Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie clocked up 17 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds and center Jarrett Allen made a "double-double" with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Point guard Kyle Lowry's "triple-double" didn't help the Raptors as the 33-year-old tallied 12 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.
The Raptors center Serge Ibaka produced 28 points and had 9 rebounds. The visitors' shooting guard Fred VanVleet scored 22 points against the Nets.
Power forward Pascal Siakam had 16 points for the Raptors.
The Nets are now in the 7th spot in the Eastern Conference, they have 25-28 win/loss record.
Meanwhile, the Raptors won 40 games to come second in the East. The Canada-based franchise lost 15 games this season.
The best eight teams from the East and West will be in the 2020 NBA playoffs once the regular season ends.
Lakers duo LeBron, Davis on fire in Denver
The NBA superstar LeBron James has made "triple-double" to contribute to the Los Angeles Lakers' overtime away win against Denver Nuggets by 120-116 in Colorado.
The regular time ended 111-111 when James missed his shot at the buzzer. In the overtime, the Lakers, behind two huge three-pointers by Anthony Davis, managed to pull away.
James scored 32 points, made 14 assists and grabbed 12 rebounds to record his 12th triple-double this season, meanwhile Davis had 33 points and 10 rebounds.
The Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray produced 32 points and 10 assists.
The home team's Serbian star Nikola Jokic scored 22 points, took 11 rebounds and made 6 assists.
The Lakers had 41-12 win/loss record to lead the Western Conference.
The Nuggets are trailing the leaders. The second-placed Nuggets won 38 games but lost 17.
Blazers star Lillard to miss NBA All-Star
The Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will not be able to participate in the 69th NBA All-Star Game over a groin injury he suffered on Wednesday, the NBA said on its website.
"Damian Lillard says he'll miss All-Star Weekend with a strained groin," the NBA stated.
"That's something you look forward to, those festivities and having fun," Lillard said.
"But my health is first, and I knew right away. I'll still be there and be a part of it, but I'm not going to play," the 29-year-old star remarked after his team's loss to Memphis Grizzlies by 111-104.
Five-time All-Star, Lillard, was in the Team LeBron reserves, averaging career-high 29.7 points and 7.9 assists per game.
The 69th NBA All-Star game will be held in the Chicago Bulls' home court United Center on Sunday, Feb. 16.
Orlando Magic - Detroit Pistons: 116-112
Cleveland Cavaliers - Atlanta Hawks: 127-105
Brooklyn Nets - Toronto Raptors: 101-91
New York Knicks - Washington Wizards: 96-114
Indiana Pacers - Milwaukee Bucks: 118-111
Memphis Grizzlies - Portland Trail Blazers: 111-104
Minnesota Timberwolves - Charlotte Hornets: 108-115
Dallas Mavericks - Sacramento Kings: 130-111
Phoenix Suns - Golden State Warriors: 112-106
Utah Jazz - Miami Heat: 116-101
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