CLEVELAND (AP) — Serge Ibaka scored 26 points, Kyle Lowry had 23 and the Toronto Raptors held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-109 for their ninth straight win. Norman Powell scored eight consecutive points in the final minute after Cleveland cut the lead to 105-104. The Cavaliers have lost nine of 10 overall and dropped their ninth game in a row at home.
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had 39 points and a career-high 18 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 127-117 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The loss extended the 76ers’ road woes. The Sixers are 22-2 at home but 9-16 in away games. Ben Simmons led Philadelphia with 31 points and Shake Milton added a career-high 27. Atlanta had seven scorers in double figures. Vince Carter had 14 points.
UNDATED (AP) — Six of the reserves will be first-timers in the NBA All-Star game on Feb. 16 in Chicago. The reserves are picked by the league’s head coaches. The newcomers are Miami’s Bam Adebayo, Boston’s Jayson Tatum, Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis, New Orleans’ Brandon Ingram and the Utah duo of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert . Headed back are Miami’s Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, Portland’s Damian Lillard, Denver’s Nikola Jokic , Houston’s Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Wyndham Clark beat darkness and everyone else Thursday at TPC Scottsdale at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the rowdiest stop on the pro golf tour. Clark shot a career-best 10-under 61 to take the first-round lead. He had eight birdies in a 10-hole stretch from No. 12 to No. 3, added two more and putted out for par on No. 9 just after sunset. Billy Horschel was second and J.B. Holmes was another stroke back after a roller-coaster start, highlighted by a hole-in-one.