HOWARD SCORES 27 AS HAWKS END RAP­TORS’ 4-GAME WIN­NING STREAK

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toronto»Dwight Howard had 27 points and 15 re­bounds, Dennis Schroder scored 24 points and the Hawks beat Toronto 125-121 Fri­day night to snap the Rap­tors’ four-game win streak.

Kyle Korver had a sea­son-high 19 points, in­clud­ing a sea­son­high six 3-point­ers for At­lanta. Howard’s dou­ble-dou­ble was his 17th of the sea­son.

DeMar DeRozan had 34 points for the Rap­tors, while Kyle Lowry added 27.

FRI­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

James Har­den had his sixth triple-dou­ble of the sea­son and the Rock­ets made an NBA-record 24 3-point­ers in a 122-100 win over the Pel­i­cans. Har­den had 29 points, 13 as­sists and 11 re­bounds for his 15th ca­reer triple-dou­ble, pass­ing Ha­keem Ola­ju­won for the most in fran­chise his­tory. … Nikola Vuce­vic had 21 points and 10 re­bounds, Evan Fournier also scored 21 and the Magic de­feated the Nets 118-111. Fournier scored 11 straight points in the fi­nal 2:26, go­ing 8 for 8 from the free throw line af­ter the teams were tied at 106. … John Wall had 29 points and 11 as­sists, lead­ing a Wizards of­fense that com­mit­ted a sea­son-low five turnovers in a 122-108 vic­tory over the Pis­tons. Bradley Beal added 25 points and Marcin Gor­tat had 12 to go with 14 re­bounds for Wash­ing­ton. … Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo had 22 points, 11 as­sists and seven re­bounds, and the Bucks routed the Bulls 95-69 for a sweep of their home-and-home se­ries. The Bucks had six play­ers score in dou­ble fig­ures and shot 46 per­cent from the field. … Isa­iah Thomas scored 16 of his 26 points in the sec­ond half and Al Hor­ford had 18 points and five blocked shots as the Celtics beat the Hor­nets 96-88. … Julius Ran­dle scored nine of his 25 points in a dom­i­nat­ing first quar­ter and the Lak­ers snapped an eightgame los­ing streak with a 100-89 vic­tory over the 76ers. Lou Wil­liams added 18 points and D’An­gelo Rus­sell and Nick Young had 15 points apiece for the Lak­ers. … Blake Grif­fin scored 20 points, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick each added 17 and the Clip­pers held on to beat the Heat 102-98. DeAn­dre Jor­dan had an of­fen­sive re­bound off a missed free throw and scored the clincher with 7.7 sec­onds left for the Clip­pers, fin­ish­ing off his 12-point, 19-re­bound night. … Kosta Koufos had 16 points and 13 re­bounds to help the Kings hold off the Griz­zlies, 96-92.

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