Leonard scores 33 as Raptors beat Doncic, Mavericks 123-120 | AP sports

Leonard scores 33 as Raptors beat Doncic, Mavericks 123-120 | AP sports

Leonard finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists as Toronto improved to 37-15 to tighten its grasp of 2nd place in the Eastern Conference.

Nick Nurse said the Raptors had difficulty knocking Doncic off his rhythm.

Doncic also hit this absurd 3-pointer in Leonard's face as time wound down and the Mavericks needed a rally.

Kawhi Leonard is already one, and came through to spoil Doncic's career-best game Sunday night.

Lowry made a long 3-pointer as the quarter buzzer sounded to give the Raptors a 38-32 lead after one.

Pascal Siakam's three-point play snapped a 108-108 tie with 3:56 remaining as the Raptors recovered from a seven-point deficit early in the fourth quarter.

"It was special but it would be more special if we got the win", he said.

But Toronto missed its first 10 shots of the second half and had two defensive 3-second violations in the first 5 minutes of the half. Doncic becomes the first teenager in National Basketball Association history to record a 30 point triple-double, as well as the first player in National Basketball Association history to record multiple triple-doubles as a teenager. And when we did get enough help there, he'd hang in the air until the last second and throw that incredible, two-handed pass out to the right corner.

The Dallas Mavericks suffered a home defeat to the Toronto Raptors despite the Slovenian's triple-double.

Mavericks: At New York on Wednesday night to open a three-game trip. He'll tie Kevin Durant for third-most 30-point games if he scores 30 again before turning 20 on February 28. While they suffered for points in the first half, the Raptors were up by the second shot.

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