NEW YORK (AP) – Patty Mills hit a 3-pointer to force overtime, Kevin Durant had 34 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 131-129 on Tuesday night.

Durant went from questionable just before the game because Brooklyn has seven players in the NBA’s health and safety protocol, including starters James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre ‘Bembry. He responded to the last-minute add-on with his 14th career triple-double.

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Brooklyn won its third straight game, with Mills adding 30 points, Kessler Edwards contributing 17, Nic Claxton contributing 16 and Blake Griffin scoring 13 before fouling in overtime.

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Toronto (12-15). Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 31. Gary Trent Jr. and Pascal Siakam each finished with 25.

Scottie Barnes had 23, but missed what would have been a triple winner in overtime.

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With a 10-point lead entering the third quarter, Toronto outscored Brooklyn 44-25 to take a 100-91 lead entering the fourth. But Brooklyn outscored Toronto 26-11 in the first 7:18 of the fourth quarter, regaining the lead, 109-108, on a Mills 3 with 7:12 remaining, and their left side 3 with 4:43 remaining extended the lead to 117-111.

It did not last. Barnes had two 3-pointers to tie the game, and Trent 3 with 1:21 to play gave the Raptors a 120-117 lead, which held up to Mills’ 3 with 13 seconds left in forced overtime.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

Raptors: Host Golden State on Saturday night.

Nets: Host Philadelphia Thursday night.

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