Aussie guard Giddey stars in OKC's NBA win

Josh Giddey has come up one rebound short of another NBA double-double in an impressive home victory for Oklahoma City.

The 20-year-old Australian guard had 15 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Thunder's 132-113 triumph over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

OKC (5-7) had eight players in total reach double figures, including a game-high 22 points from Eugene Omoruyi and 20 from Shai Gilgeous Alexander.

Giddey, the No.6 pick in the 2021 draft, has 19 career double-doubles to his name and already three in nine games this season.

Compatriot Jock Landale, meantime, had seven points and six rebounds in Phoenix's shock 114-97 loss to the Magic in Orlando.

Cameron Payne scored 22 points and Devin Booker had 17 points on 6-of-19 shooting for the Suns, who dropped to 8-4.

Wendell Carter Jr. had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Terrence Ross scored 12 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, and Orlando (4-9) earned their second straight win for the first time this season.

In Boston, Jayson Tatum had 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists and the Celtics extended their season-best win streak to five games by beating Denver 131-112.

It was Tatum's third straight game with at least 30 points and seventh time with 30-plus this season.

Jaylen Brown had 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists while Al Horford had six triples and finished 21 points and seven rebounds for Boston (9-3).

Nikola Jokic had 29 points and eight boards but couldn't stop the Nuggets' four-game winning streak coming to an end.

Elsewhere, the Spurs inflicted just a second defeat of the campaign on the Milwaukee Bucks - who were missing Giannis Antetokounmpo again with a knee injury - winning 111-93 in San Antonio.

And the New York Knicks were 121-112 victors over Detroit with RJ Barrett's 30 points handing the Pistons their seventh loss from as many road games this season.

With AP.