(The Sports Xchange) – Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 47 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 126-116 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.
The Pacers held a 12-2 advantage in overtime as Oladipo scored six points in the extra session.
Oladipo sank 15 of 28 shots, including 6 of 12 3-point attempts. Myles Turner added 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting and had eight rebounds for the Pacers. Thaddeus Young scored 18 points.
Trey Lyles, a 2014 Indiana Mr. Basketball who played for Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis, scored a career-high 25 points for Denver. Gary Harris, from the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers, and Will Barton each had 21 points, and Wilson Chandler scored 18 for Denver.
Celtics 91, Pistons 81
Al Horford amassed 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and Boston handed Detroit its sixth consecutive loss.
Kyrie Irving tossed in 16 points, while Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown had 12 apiece for Boston. Rookie Jayson Tatum added 11 points, and Aron Baynes snared a season-high 13 rebounds for the Celtics, who overcame a scoreless drought of more than six minutes in the fourth quarter.
Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 19 points. Anthony Tolliver contributed a season-high 15 points off the bench, Avery Bradley had 12 and Ish Smith added 11. Andre Drummond was held to six points but grabbed 15 rebounds.
Pelicans 131, 76ers 124
Jrue Holiday made three 3-pointers and Anthony Davis added another in a decisive 18-4 fourth-quarter run to lift New Orleans past Philadelphia.
The Pelicans blew an 11-point halftime lead by allowing Philadelphia a 40-point third quarter, and they trailed 103-96 with 9:48 left. However, over the next 2:40, New Orleans outscored Philadelphia 18-4, with Holiday scoring 11 points.
Holiday finished with 34 points, tying his season high, and Davis had 29. DeMarcus Cousins added 23 points for the Pelicans, and Rajon Rondo registered an NBA-season-high 18 assists. The Sixers, playing without Joel Embiid, who was a late scratch due to back tightness, got 28 points from J.J. Redick, while Ben Simmons had 27 points and 10 assists.
Raptors 102, Kings 87
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and led a late third-quarter spurt that lifted Toronto to a victory over Sacramento.
Serge Ibaka added 20 points, and Kyle Lowry had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Toronto, which won its sixth in a row and stayed unbeaten halfway through a four-game road trip. The Raptors also ended a four-game skid against the Kings, beating them for the first time since January 2015.
Zach Randolph scored 19 points to pace the Kings. Buddy Hield added 17 points off the bench for Sacramento.
Timberwolves 97, Mavericks 92
Minnesota hung on to beat Dallas for the third time this season.
Karl-Anthony Towns scored a team-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler added 22 points for the Timberwolves. Jamal Crawford scored 16 points.
Harrison Barnes had 19 points for Dallas, which lost its third game in a row. Maxi Kleber and J.J. Barea added 16 points apiece.
Knicks 111, Hawks 107
Kristaps Porzingis had 30 points and Doug McDermott added 23 points off the bench to lead New York past Atlanta.
Dennis Schroder scored 21 points and Ersan Ilyasova had 20 to lead the Hawks, who shot just 9 for 31 from 3-point range.
Porzingis had 15 points in the first half and nine in the fourth quarter as he was particularly effective at the end of quarters. Porzingis had 15 points in the final three minutes of each period combined.