Tatum scores 40 in Celtics’ 126-114 win over Raptors


Jayson Tatum scored 40 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 126-114 win over Toronto on Monday night in Tampa, Fla., the Raptors’ home during the pandemic.

Playing without three top guards, the Celtics shook off a slow start to lead by as many as 26 points in the second half.

Tatum turned around the game with 21 points in the second quarter. He finished with five 3-pointers and converted all 13 free-throw tries.

Rookie guard Payton Pritchard had 23 points and eight assists for the Celtics (5-3), and Jaylen Brown scored 19.

Fred VanVleet led the Raptors (1-5) with 35 points and eight rebounds.

Mavericks 113, Rockets 100: Luka Doncic had 33 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists, and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 30 off the bench as visiting Dallas used a big fourth-quarter run to beat Houston. Christian Wood had 23 points to lead the Rockets and James Harden added 21.

Bucks 125, Pistons 115: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 43 points and host Milwaukee moved above .500 for the first time this season. Detroit was missing two of its top three scorers in Blake Griffin and Josh Jackson.

Knicks 113, Hawks 108: Julius Randle scored 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Austin Rivers hit a key 3-pointer and visiting New York rallied to beat Atlanta. Trae Young had 31 points and 14 assists for the Hawks.

Heat 118, Thunder 90: Kelly Olynyk made five 3-pointers on his way to 19 points, Bam Adebayo led all scorers with 20 on 9-for-10 shooting and host Miami beat Oklahoma City. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 18 points for the Thunder, who sat their starters in the fourth quarter.

76ers 118, Hornets 101: Joel Embiid had 14 points and 11 rebounds and host Philadelphia won its fourth straight. Gordon Hayward had 18 points for Charlotte.

Magic 103, Cavaliers 83: Aaron Gordon broke out of a slump, going 6-for-9 from 3-point range and scoring a season-high 24 points to lead host Orlando over Cleveland. Collin Sexton scored 24 points for the Cavaliers.

Pacers 118, Pelicans 116: Malcolm Brogdon capped a 21-point, 11-assist performance with a one-handed floater with 1.7 seconds left in overtime for visiting Indiana. Brandon Ingram scored 31 points and Zion Williamson added 24 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans.

Briefly: The NBA is adopting a tougher policy regarding masks, telling teams that players on the active roster will have to wear face coverings on the bench until they enter games. … San Antonio point guard Derrick White is out after breaking his left second toe.