Maker comes up big for Detroit in NBA win

Thon Maker came up trumps for Detroit in their NBA overtime victory over Denver

Australian Thon Maker played a big role late to seal Detroit's NBA win over Denver while Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden were both within one assist of recording triple-doubles as they led Milwaukee and Houston to victories on Sunday.

Maker (four points) came off the bench to provide two key baskets in overtime as Detroit fought back from an early 21-point deficit to defeat the Nuggets 128-123.

Replacing Andre Drummond, who fouled out, Maker hit a baseline shot to give the Pistons a five-point lead with 2 minutes 26 seconds to play before he converted a lob pass for an alley-oop dunk to seal the victory.

Drummond had 21 points and 17 rebounds for the 400th double-double of his career - at 26 he is the second-youngest behind only Dwight Howard, who was 25, to reach that milestone.

Nikola Jokic carried Denver, who were playing without four rotation players due to injuries, with 39 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his 10th triple-double of the season.

Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and pulled down 19 rebounds as the Bucks belted Phoenix 129-108 to bounce back from a rare defeat.

Brook Lopez blocked a career-high nine shots to complement 17 points while Khris Middleton went for 25 points, helping Milwaukee - beaten at home by Denver on Friday - win for the 10th time in their past 11 games to lead the league with a 42-7 record.

Devin Booker poured in a game-high 32 to pace the Suns, who lost their second straight.

Phoenix's Australian big man Aron Baynes sat out a seventh game in a row due to a hip injury. It's unclear if he will return on Monday against Brooklyn.

In Houston, James Harden had 40 points and 10 rebounds as the Rockets overcame New Orleans 117-109.

Rookie sensation Zion Williamson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, whose three-game winning streak was snapped, while Brandon Ingram contributed 28 points and 12 rebounds.

Meanwhile, rookie Terence Davis scored a career-best 31 points as Toronto cruised past Chicago 129-102 to equal their franchise record with 11 straight wins.

Pascal Siakam added 17 points and nine rebounds despite not playing in the fourth quarter for the NBA champions Raptors, who also won 11 straight in 2016 and 2018.