Raptors stretch winning streak to 15

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    TAKING CHARGE: Jordan Clarkson is starting to prove real worth with the Jazz.
    TAKING CHARGE: Jordan Clarkson is starting to prove real worth with the Jazz.

    TORONTO. — Pascal Siakam scored 34 points, 14 of them in the fourth quarter, as the Toronto Raptors extended their franchise-best winning streak to 15 games Monday night with a 137-126 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.

    Kyle Lowry added 27 points and 11 assists while OG Anunoby added a career-best 25 points and matched his career best with 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who have won 16 straight home games against the Timberwolves.

    D’Angelo Russell, playing his first game for Minnesota after being acquired in a trade with the Golden State Warriors, scored 22 points. Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Jarrett Culver, Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez each scored 15 as the Timberwolves shot 45.3 percent from the field.

    The Timberwolves, who added eight new players in three trades last week, had lost 13 in a row before defeating the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

    In other games, it was Denver 127, San Antonio 120; LA Lakers 125, Phoenix 100; Milwaukee 123, Sacramento 111; Utah 123, Dallas 119; Brooklyn 106, Indiana 105; Miami 112, Golden State 101; Orlando 135, Atlanta 126; and Charlotte 87, Detroit 76.

    Jazz 123, Mavericks 119

    Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points and dished out eight assists off the bench to lead Utah to victory over host Dallas.

    Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 apiece for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert collected 17 points and 16 rebounds as Utah won its third straight game overall and second consecutive road contest, shooting 59 percent from the field.

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a season-high 33 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 28 to lead the Mavericks, who played without Luka Doncic for their seventh straight game and could not keep up with a potent Jazz offense in his absence.

    Lakers 125, Suns 100

    Anthony Davis had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 23, leading Los Angeles to a home win over Phoenix, which played without Deandre Ayton.

    LeBron James had 17 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, but he also committed a game-high eight turnovers. Dwight Howard contributed 14 points and 15 boards for the Lakers, who have won four of their last five contests.

    Mikal Bridges had 18 points and six rebounds for the Suns, who lost for the sixth time in seven games. Phoenix guard Devin Booker struggled, scoring 10 points on 2-for-11 shooting and missing all four of his 3-point attempts. Ayton, who averages 18.7 points and 12 rebounds per game, sat out the contest due to a sore left ankle. – Reuters