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Post Up: Kawhi Leonard Receives Warm Welcome, Picks Up W in Return to Toronto

Post Up: Kawhi Leonard Receives Warm Welcome, Picks Up W in Return to Toronto

Knicks 124 (5-20), Warriors 122 (5-21)

The Warriors came back from a 22-point deficit as D’Angelo Russell (32 points, six assists) hit a game-tying 3 with seconds to go in regulation, but it wasn’t enough.

The Knicks, led by Marcus Morris Sr.’s 36 points, 10 rebounds and three steals, came back strong in overtime — keeping a red-hot Russell scoreless after the period’s first possession.

Clippers 112 (19-7), Raptors 92 (16-8)

Kawhi Leonard (23 points) received a standing ovation as he was introduced in Toronto for the first time since the 2019 NBA Finals.

His new squad owned the night; however, bouncing back from a five-point first quarter deficit to blow out the Raptors.

Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 24 points and also blocked three shots.

Grizzlies 115 (8-16), Suns 108 (11-13)

Ja Morant (13 points, six assists) caught a body I won’t forget for a long, long time.

Rockets 116 (16-8), Cavaliers 110 (5-19)

It’s going to be hard for naysayers to declare James Harden can only score because of how often he gets to the free throw line now: the Beard led Houston’s comeback charge in Cleveland, scoring 55 points on 20-for-34 shooting while taking just five free throws. He also tied a career-best with 10 3-point attempts made.

Kevin Porter Jr. scored a career-high 24 points in 29 minutes of work for Cleveland.

Lakers 96 (22-3), Magic 87 (11-13)

The Lakers held the Magic to a measly nine points in the first period and rode that momentum for the rest of the night.

LeBron James finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Hornets 113 (11-16), Nets 108 (13-11)

Devonte Graham is the real deal.

The Carolina-native scored a career-high 40 points and scored Charlotte’s go-ahead bucket to close out the night.

Celtics 117 (17-6), Pacers 122 (16-9)

Kemba Walker took over with 44 points, but five Pacers scoring at least 14 points was too much for Boston to overcome.

Malcolm Brodgon hit all 15 of his free throw attempts en route to a team-high 29 for Indiana.

Thunder 93 (11-13), Kings 94 (11-13)

Bogdan Bogdanovic is making a name for himself as one of the league’s premier crunch time shooters after adding another game-winning shot to his resume.

Pelicans 112 (6-19), Bucks 127 (22-3)

No Giannis? No problem.

The Bucks ran out to 24-point halftime lead despite a DNP from the reigning MVP due to injury.

Eric Bledsoe (29 points) and Khris Middleton (24) held it down in his absence as Milwaukee won its 16th straight. JJ Redick scored a game-high 31 for New Orleans.

Jazz 127 (14-11), Timberwolves 116 (10-14)

Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles combined for 73 points as the Jazz shot 56.6 percent from the field and 45.7 percent from deep as a unit.

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