Giddey, OKC suffer NBA playoffs blow in Toronto

Josh Giddey's Oklahoma City have suffered a setback in the race for a NBA playoff spot, losing 128-111 on the road in Toronto.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a game-high 29 points and Australian guard Giddey tallied 13 points, seven rebounds, one assist and a steal for the Thunder, who came in having won three straight and six of seven.

OKC are 34-36 for 10th in the Western Conference standings, two games behind Golden State in the final playoff position.

They also remain in a fight to hold on to their play-in spot, only a half-game clear of Utah and New Orleans.

Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 14 boards and Jakob Poeltl had his third straight double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds) as the Raptors (34-36) extended their season-high home-winning streak to six games for ninth in the Eastern Conference.

"We didn't deserve that win tonight, the way we were playing for most of the night," Gilgeous-Alexander said.

"They played the better 48-minute basketball game, and they won."

In New York, Brooklyn were without Aussies Ben Simmons and Patty Mills in the 101-96 loss to Sacramento.

Domantas Sabonis had 24 points and 21 rebounds as the Kings clinched their first winning season since 2005-06.

De'Aaron Fox added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for Sacramento (42-27), who are second in the West, one game ahead of Memphis.

Mikal Bridges scored 23 points for the Nets, who fell one-and-a-half games behind the New York Knicks for fifth place in the East and are just ahead of seventh-placed Miami as they try to avoid the play-in tournament.

The NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks dropped one at home to Indiana.

Andrew Nembhard scored 24 points and Aaron Nesmith 22, including six from three-point range as the Pacers rallied late to win 139-123.

With Nesmith leading the way, Indiana (32-38) shot 20 for 41 from outside, while Giannis Antetokounmpo top-scored for Milwaukee (50-20) with 25 points.

Jrue Holiday added 19, Khris Middleton finished with 16 and Boomers star Joe Ingles had 14 points and five rebounds.

Elsewhere, Denver beat Detroit 119-100 to end a season-high four-game losing streak.

Two-time reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Western Conference-leading Nuggets improve to 47-23.

And Devin Booker led Phoenix with 19 points as the Suns (38-32) snapped their three-game losing streak and consolidated fourth in the West by defeating Orlando 116-113.

With AP.