NBA wrap: Pacers silences Raptors in OT, 76ers tops Pistons

Aaron Holiday's double-double helped Indiana Pacers past the Toronto Raptors 120-115 on Monday.

Aaron Holiday double-double helped Pacers past Raptors 120-115 in Indiana on Monday, snapping Toronto's five-game winning streak.   -  Getty Images

Indiana Pacers outlasted defending champion Toronto Raptors in overtime, while the Philadelphia 76ers downed the Detroit Pistons in NBA.

Aaron Holiday's double-double helped Pacers past Raptors 120-115 in Indiana on Monday, snapping Toronto's five-game winning streak.

Holiday had 19 points and 10 assists, T.J. Warren and Myles Turner posted 24 points apiece, and Domantas Sabonis contributed 12 points and 17 rebounds for the Pacers.

Raptors, coming off a franchise-record comeback on Monday, was led by Kyle Lowry's 30 points, while Fred VanVleet put up 21 points and 11 assists.

In Detroit, the 76ers was too good for the slumping Pistons 125-109 thanks to Tobias Harris' 35 points on the road.

Joel Embiid added 20 points of his own, while Andre Drummond scored 27 for the Pistons – who crashed to a fifth straight loss.

 

Aldridge stars in Spurs shoot-out

LaMarcus Aldridge recorded a season-high 40 points as the San Antonio Spurs beat Memphis Grizzlies 145-115.

Ben Simmons posted a triple-double for 76ers, finishing with 16 points, a career-high 17 assists and 13 rebounds.

Bradley Beal had 30 points in the Washington Wizards' 121-115 win over New York Knicks. Julius Randle managed a game-high 35 points for the Knicks.

 

Griffin a shadow of himself

Blake Griffin – a six-time All-Star – looked out of sorts against the 76ers. He was just two of 14 from the floor for eight points in 27 minutes. Griffin also missed all six of this three-point attempts.

 

Murray with the game-winner

Tied at 111-111, Jamal Murray nailed the go-ahead jumper with 2.5 seconds remaining as Denver Nuggets edged Phoenix Suns 113-111.

 

Monday's results

Cleveland Cavaliers 121-118 Atlanta Hawks
Philadelphia 76ers 125-109 Detroit Pistons
Orlando Magic 103-95 Chicago Bulls
Washington Wizards 121-115 New York Knick
Indiana Pacers 120-115 Toronto Raptors (OT)
Miami Heat 107-104 Utah Jazz
San Antonio Spurs 145-115 Memphis Grizzlies
Denver Nuggets 113-111 Phoenix Suns
Houston Rockets 113-104 Sacramento Kings
New Orleans Pelicans 102-94 Portland Trail Blazers
Golden State Warriors 113-104 Minnesota Timberwolves

 

Christmas Day feast

After a break on Tuesday, NBA returns in a big way for Christmas. After Raptors entertains Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks faces 76ers; Houston Rockets travels to the Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers meets the Los Angeles Lakers, and Denver Nuggets welcomes the New Orleans Pelicans.

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