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Davis has 25-20 as Pelicans stun Raptors

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TORONTO (AP) Anthony Davis had 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds, E'Twaun Moore scored a season-high 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 126-110 on Monday night, snapping the Raptors' six-game winning streak.

Jrue Holiday had 29 points and matched a season high with 14 assists, and Julius Randle added 17 points and 12 rebounds as New Orleans won its third straight following a six-game losing streak.

The Pelicans outscored the Raptors 72-42 in the paint and snapped a six-game losing streak against Toronto.


Wolves halt slide as Nets lose LeVert

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jimmy Butler is gone and so is Minnesota's losing streak, after a victory over a Nets team devastated by a gruesome injury to leading scorer Caris LeVert.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and a season-high 21 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat Brooklyn 120-113 on Monday after finally trading Butler.


Embiid scores 35, 76ers top reeling Heat

MIAMI (AP) Joel Embiid scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers added to Miami's early-season struggles by topping the Heat 124-114 on Monday night.

The win came hours after the 76ers finalized a trade with Minnesota to land four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, who was in Philadelphia and not with the club in Miami. Butler will be introduced at the 76ers' facility in Camden, New Jersey, on Tuesday, before he flies to Orlando and makes his debut with Philly on Wednesday night against the Magic.


George pours in 32 as Thunder rout Suns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Once the Oklahoma City Thunder got going, the Phoenix Suns couldn't stop them.

Paul George matched his season high with 32 points and went 6 of 10 from 3-point range, Dennis Schroder added 20 points and nine assists, and the Thunder beat the Suns 118-101 on Monday night.


Kings hold on, end 14-game skid to Spurs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Iman Shumpert made a tiebreaking jumper with 4:05 remaining, De'Aaron Fox and Nemanja Bjelica followed with 3-pointers and the Sacramento Kings pulled away to beat San Antonio 104-99 on Monday night, ending a 14-game losing streak to the Spurs.

Fox finished with 19 points and seven assists. Willie Cauley-Stein had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 22 points for the Kings.


Ingles, Gobert lift Jazz past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Joe Ingles packaged 19 points and four stitches in a rough and tumble battle with Memphis that ultimately earned the Utah Jazz their third straight victory.

Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 16 rebounds for Utah as the Jazz avenged a couple of early-season home losses to Memphis with a 96-88 win over the Grizzlies on Monday night.


Bulls' Markkanen has setback with elbow

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls expect forward Lauri Markkanen to miss more time than they initially anticipated because of a left elbow injury he suffered in the preseason.

Coach Fred Hoiberg says Markkanen will likely wind up missing nine to 11 weeks. The Bulls initially thought he would be out six to eight weeks after he was hurt in practice in late September.


Wall, Beal lead Wizards past Magic

WASHINGTON (AP) Just maybe, the Washington Wizards are figuring things out.

John Wall had 25 points and 10 assists, Bradley Beal added 21 points and the Wizards won consecutive games for the first time this season, beating the Orlando Magic 117-109 on Monday night.


Barnes scores 23 as Mavs hold off Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) The Dallas Mavericks didn't need a big contribution from Luka Doncic to beat the Chicago Bulls. Harrison Barnes and J.J. Barea took care of that.

Barnes scored a season-high 23 points and the Mavericks overcame a sluggish performance by their prized rookie to beat the Bulls 103-98 Monday night.


Nuggets look to snap skid vs. Rockets

DENVER (AP) Nuggets coach Michael Malone kept the mood light at practice Monday and the lectures to a minimum.

No reason to get too worked up over Denver's current three-game skid. After all, this is the same bunch that began 9-1 for one of the best starts in franchise history.

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