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Raptors hammer Wizards...Heat get by Thunder...Spartans bounce back...Pens win again

January 18, 2020 GMT

TORONTO (AP) — Marc Gasol (gah-SAHL’) scored a season-high 20 points and matched his career high with six 3-pointers as the Raptors clobbered the Wizards, 140-111. Norman Powell finished with 28 points and Terence Davis II matched his career best with 23 in the Raptors’ highest scoring game of the season. OG Anunoby (an-oo-NAH’-bee) had 18 and Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) 15 to help Toronto beat Washington for the 17th time in their last 20 meetings.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points in helping the Heat beat the Thunder, 115-108. Bam Adebayo scored 16 of his 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting while Miami was building a 61-47 halftime lead. Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder each had 18 in Oklahoma City’s third loss in four games.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State remains in sole possession of first place in the Big Ten men’s basketball standings after bouncing back from Sunday’s 71-42 blowout loss to Purdue. Xavier Tillman had 15 points and nine rebounds for the 15th-ranked Spartans in a 67-55 victory against Wisconsin. Cassius Winston had four assists to become the all-time conference leader in that category, passing the mark set by former Spartan Mateen Cleaves.

UNDATED (AP) — Jalen Crutcher nailed a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining in overtime to lift No. 13 Dayton to its seventh straight win, 78-76 win over Saint Louis. Crutcher tied his season high with 21 points and Obi Toppin added 20 with 10 rebounds as the Flyers moved to 16-2. And Luka Garza poured in 33 points to lead four Iowa players in double figures as the Hawkeyes downed No. 19 Michigan, 90-83.

DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to complete the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 13th victory in their last 17 games, 2-1 at Detroit. The Red Wings led 1-0 early in the third period until Bryan Rust notched his 20th goal of the season. Rust also set up the game-winner and Evgeni Malkin had two assists as the Penguins pulled within four points of the first-place Washington Capitals in the Metropolitan Division.