OAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson scored 12 of his 21 points in Golden State's 42-point first quarter Wednesday night, and the early explosion propelled the Warriors to a 121-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Despite seeing a seven-game road winning streak end, the Raptors experienced a historic moment when DeMar DeRozan became the franchise's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Chris Bosh with the 15th of his team-high 29 points. DeRozan, currently in his eighth NBA season, finished the night with 10,290 career points, 15 more than Bosh, who played his first seven seasons for Toronto.
Kyle Lowry recorded a 27-point, 11-assist double-double, and Terrence Ross dropped in 24 points off the bench, but it wasn't nearly enough firepower to prevent Toronto's first loss in three games on its current six-stop trip.
WASHINGTON -- John Wall had 36 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as surging Washington fended off Indiana.
Otto Porter scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half for the Wizards, who are 8-3 in their last 11 games. Porter's 3-pointer with 1:40 remaining came in the middle of a 7-0 run after Indiana roared back from a 13-point deficit. Washington's seventh straight home win matched the Cleveland Cavaliers for the league's longest active streak.
Paul George scored 34 points with six 3-pointers for the Pacers. Indiana dropped its fourth straight game since beating Washington 107-105 at home on Dec. 19.
DENVER -- Nikola Jokic had 16 points and 11 assists and eight rebounds, Danilo Gallinari scored 18 and hit a go-ahead jumper with 27 seconds left, and Denver beat Minnesota.
The Nuggets are 4-1 at home and 5-2 overall since getting everyone healthy and changing the rotation.
SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 27 points and Tony Parker tied a season-high 20 as San Antonio defeated Phoenix at the AT&T Center, winning for the third straight game and eighth time in their past 10 outings.
Aldridge has been hotter than hot his last two games. On Wednesday, he hit 10 of his 12 shots from the floor, following up a 15-for-20 shooting, 33-point performance on Sunday in a win against Chicago.
The Spurs won despite the absence of leading scorer and two-time defending NBA Defender of the Year Kawhi Leonard, who was scratched due to illness just before the game. It was the first game Leonard missed this season.
New Orleans Pelicans 102, Los Angeles Clippers 98
NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis scored 20 points and rookie guard Buddy Hield added 17, including back-to-back 3-pointers, to lift New Orleans to a victory over Los Angeles at the Smoothie King Center.
The Pelicans won for fourth time in five games, and they did it without head coach Alvin Gentry, who was ejected after picking up two technical fouls in the first half. Assistant Darren Erman took over with 4:06 left in the half and the Pelicans trailing 45-39.
The Clippers lost their fourth consecutive game despite getting 13 points and 25 rebounds by center DeAndre Jordan, who had a double-double in the first quarter.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Kemba Walker scored 21 points and Charlotte opened a 33-point lead in the second half en route to a victory over Orlando.
Nicolas Batum scored 20 points to go with nine rebounds and eight assists for Charlotte. Batum and Walker were each 8 for 12 from the field.
The Hornets went on a 20-6 run to open the second half and held the Magic to 5-for-22 shooting and 13 points in the third quarter.
ATLANTA -- Dennis Schroder scored 27 points, including two clutch free throws with six seconds remaining, to give Atlanta an overtime win over New York at Philips Arena.
Atlanta led by as many as six points in overtime but could not put the game away. The Knicks cut the lead to 98-97 and had a chance to win with 16.2 seconds left, only to have Derrick Rose lose control on a drive under pressure from Atlanta's Thabo Sefolosha.
New York had to foul and Schroder made two free throws with six seconds remaining. The Knicks inbounded to Kristaps Porzingis, who was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer. He missed two of the three free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining, leaving the Knicks with a two-point deficit.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jabari Parker racked up 31 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Milwaukee took control late in the first half and cruised to a victory over Detroit at The Palace.
Parker, who was two points off his season high, reached the 20-point mark in six of his last eight games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo supplied 23 points, eight asssists and five rebounds for the Bucks, who bounced back from a 107-102 loss at Washington on Monday. Ex-Pistons center Greg Monroe contributed 14 points, six assists and five rebounds off the bench.
CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler hit a buzzer-beater from just inside the 3-point line to lift Chicago to a win over Brooklyn.
Butler stepped back to hit the jump shot over the outstretched arms of Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic as the buzzer sounded. He pumped his arms as teammates raced to congratulate him.
Butler finished with 40 points to match a season high. Chicago erased a seven-point deficit in the final three minutes of the game to earn its second win in a row.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- CJ McCollum scored 20 points and passed out seven assists as Portland ended a six-game losing streak with a victory over Sacramento at Moda Center.
Meyers Leonard came off the bench to match his season high with 16 points for the Trail Blazers, who had lost 10 of their previous 11 outings. Mason Plumlee added 10 points and 14 rebounds for Portland.