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DeRozan leads Raptors to 6th win in row

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 13 of his 25 points in the third quarter and the Toronto Raptors held off the Sacramento Kings 102-87 on Sunday for their sixth straight victory.

Kyle Lowry added 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists on an off-night shooting, Serge Ibaka scored 20 points, and C.J. Miles had 11 for the Raptors. They won for the first time in Sacramento since 2014.

Toronto led by 15 in the first half, but couldn't shake the Kings until the third when DeRozan repeatedly got into the lane and to the free throw line. He also made two late baskets in the fourth after Sacramento pulled to 90-83.


Harden has 48, Rockets win ninth in row

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The NBA's hottest team has found a home on the road.

Houston won its ninth consecutive game after James Harden scored 48 points and the Rockets rallied from 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 124-117 on Saturday night.


James' 58th triple-double lifts Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James made certain the Cavaliers' losing ways lasted only one day.

James had his 58th career triple-double and Cleveland rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night.


Antetokounmpo's 37-13 get Bucks by Jazz

MILWAUKEE (AP) The game was already well in hand for the Milwaukee Bucks, but a thunderous dunk by Giannis Antetokounmpo in the final minute provided an exclamation point on a successful stretch of three home games in four days.

Antetokounmpo finished with 37 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and the Bucks beat the Utah Jazz 117-100 on Saturday night for their third consecutive victory.


Westbrook has 20-14-11, OKC tops Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Even struggling from the field, Russell Westbrook managed to record a triple-double, and he converted two game-winning free throws in overtime.

Westbrook's free throws with 5.2 seconds left gave him 20 points on the night to go with 14 assists and 11 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied for a 102-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.


Depleted Spurs hold off Suns' rally

PHOENIX (AP) San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says Bryn Forbes has "never seen a shot he didn't like."

There was one in particular that both of them must have loved Saturday night.


Clippers top Wizards on Williams' late 3

LOS ANGELES (AP) The way things have been going for the struggling Clippers, it figures a wild finish involving an arcane clock rule would be the way they'd finally win again.

Lou Williams hit a go-ahead pull-up 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining, lifting Los Angeles to a 113-112 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday to end a four-game skid.


Heat get past Nets in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) The Miami Heat spent a lot of time in the last couple of days as a group of tourists in Mexico City. When they got back in the court, they were all business.

Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson each scored 20 points and Miami beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-89 on Saturday in the Heat's first game in Mexico in franchise history.


Clarkson, Lakers beat struggling Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jordan Clarkson believes he's figured out the key to his NBA success: fried chicken and scary movies.

The 25-year-old Clarkson said he brought some food into a movie theater and just chilled out on his night off between games - and it helped him immensely.


Ilyasova shoots 9 of 9, Hawks beat Magic

ATLANTA (AP) Ersan Ilyasova was flawless almost from start to finish Saturday night, and Kent Bazemore was perfect in the final minute for the Atlanta Hawks. They needed it to overcome Nikola Vucevic's first career triple-double.

Pretty as it was to watch Ilyasova score 26 points while making all nine of his shots, including five 3-pointers, Bazemore stole the show in scoring six points in an 18-second span in the final minute - four on dunks after steals - in Atlanta's 117-110 vicrtory over Orlando.

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