Toronto guard Fred VanVleet shoots over Washington guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the second half  Wednesday night in Washington. Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Fred VanVleet scored a season-high 33 points, OG Anunoby added 21 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 109-100 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

VanVleet hit 13 of 22 shots for the Raptors, who avenged a 15-point opening night loss at home to the Wizards two weeks ago.

Svi Mykhailiuk and Gary Trent Jr. each added 15 points for Toronto, which spent the final 34 minutes with a lead that reached 16 in the third quarter.

Bradley Beal scored 25 points to lead Washington, which suffered consecutive losses for the first time this season while shooting 8 of 32 (25%) from 3-point range.

NETS 117, HAWKS 108: Kevin Durant scored 32 points and led the spurt that broke open the game late in the third quarter, and host Brooklyn won itas third straight.

Durant had 13 points in a 20-4 run to end the third that turned a tie game into a 16-point Nets lead going to the fourth. He added seven rebounds and five assists overall.


76ERS 103, BULLS 98: Joel Embiid had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in his return to the lineup, and Seth Curry scored 22 points and hit a crucial jumper late to lead Philadelphia over visiting Chicago.

Georges Niang added 18 points for the short-handed 76ers, who have won four in a row.

DeMar DeRozan tied a season high with 37 points for Chicago and grabbed 10 rebounds.

PACERS 111, KNICKS 98: Myles Turner scored 25 points, hitting 7 of 10 3-pointers, and had 13 rebounds as Indiana won at home.

Turner scored the first eight points of the game – and the Pacers never trailed. Caris LeVert added 21 points for Indiana.

RJ Barrett led New York with 23 points, and Julius Randle added 18 points and 14 rebounds. The Knicks pulled to 85-83 on Derrick Rose’s basket, but the Pacers scored the next five points to regain control.


CAVALIERS 107, TRAIL BLAZERS 104:  Jarrett Allen scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and rookie Evan Mobley added 11 points and 11 rebounds in his fourth double-double as Cleveland beat visiting Portland.

Damian Lillard missed a fadeaway 3-pointer from the left wing with two seconds left and Mobley, the third overall pick in the draft, grabbed the rebound as time expired. Cleveland has won 4 of 6.

Lillard had a game-high 26 points and eight assists, and shot 10 of 27 from the field as Portland lost its third straight.

CLIPPERS 126, TIMBERWOLVES 115: Paul George had 32 points and eight assists, and Reggie Jackson scored a season-high 29 points as Los Angeles won at Minneapolis.

George shot 11 of 18, including 4 of 8 from long distance, as Los Angeles had its best shooting night of the season and won its second straight game. The Clippers shot 60.3% from the field and made a season-high 21 3-pointers on 36 attempts.

Nicholas Batum added 20 points and Terance Mann had a season-high 17 points off the bench, including a career-best three 3s.


Anthony Edwards scored 29 points for Minnesota, which has lost 4 of 5.


76ERS: Tobias Harris tested positive for COVID-19 and could be sidelined at least 10 days, according to sources. The power forward, who is vaccinated, received the positive PCR test result on Tuesday night.

A vaccinated player only has to take a test if they are symptomatic or were in close contact with someone who has tested positive. Harris was both. He has been experiencing fatigue and congestion.

CAVALIERS: Forward Lauri Markkanen has joined teammate Kevin Love and entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

The team said Markkanen will miss Wednesday’s game against Portland and his status will be updated “at the appropriate time.”

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