LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets used strong defence down the stretch for a 120-116 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night.

It was the 36th straight game with at least 20 points for Westbrook, who led Houston’s offence on a night James Harden scored 24.

Houston tied an NBA record for most 3-point attempts in a regulation game with 61, making 21 of them, and forced 22 turnovers.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee. He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to have

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Kyle Lowry had 33 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors restarted their season by beating the slow-starting Los Angeles Lakers for the 11th straight time, 107-92 on Saturday night.

OG Anunoby scored 23 points for the Raptors, the second-place team in the Eastern Conference. They haven’t lost to Los Angeles since the 2014-2015 season.

Lowry had a strong second half to help turn back a surge by the Lakers, the Western Conference leaders who are 1-1 in the restart. The Lakers’ magic number for clinching the top seed

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TORONTO — Unbeaten Raptors Uprising GC tied a pair of NBA 2K League records with its 14th straight win Wednesday, but it didn’t come easy against a defiant Kings Guard Gaming.

Toronto (14-0) squeaked by 64-63 in Game 1 and 92-89 in double overtime in Game 2 to take the best-of-three series.

The Raptors tied Blazer5 Gaming, who set the record for the longest regular-season win streak last season as well as most wins at 14. Toronto can go one better Thursday with a victory over Lakers Gaming (2-11 prior to play Wednesday).

Canadian point guard Sten (Sav) Valge-Saar had

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TORONTO – With a little under three minutes to play in the first quarter of the Toronto Raptors’ scrimmage with the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday, Raptors guard Fred VanVleet took a nasty looking spill, immediately asked to be taken out of the game and headed straight for the locker room.

A scary sight for Raptors fans fearing the worst for VanVleet, one of the team’s best and most popular players, after he went knee-on-knee with Blazers guard Anfernee Simons.

Thankfully, Raptors fans can breathe easy. VanVleet, by the sound of things, is going to be OK.

“Yeah, I’m alright,”

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The Raptors own the Magic Kingdom. Let’s just say it right now.

With their 110-104 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the defending NBA champions improved to 2-0 in exhibition play with one more game slated for Tuesday afternoon against the Phoenix Suns — before things get started for real on Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Going undefeated in games that don’t matter isn’t why the Raptors have committed to spending about 14 weeks in Florida, but it’s a nice start. Sunday’s game was played mostly by each team’s deep bench after the midpoint in the third quarter and

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