RAPTORS SNAP LOSING AGAINST BULLS AT 11 GAMES
toronto» DeMar DeRozan had 42 points, and the Raptors snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Bulls by rallying for a wild 122-120 overtime win Tuesday night.
DeRozan shot 17-of-38 from the floor and also collected eight assists. Cory Joseph had 19 points for the Raptors, and Serge Ibaka scored 16 before he was ejected for his role in a memorable fight with Robin Lopez during the third quarter.
Jimmy Butler had 37 points for the Bulls, and Rajon Rondo finished with 24. It was Chicago’s first loss to Toronto since Dec. 31, 2013.
Klay Thompson had 23 points with five 3-pointers and the Warriors earned their 28th road win this season, beating the Mavericks 112-87. Stephen Curry had 17 points and nine assists. … Kawhi Leonard scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and hit the go-ahead jumper with 54 seconds to play to help the Spurs to a 100-93 victory over the Timberwolves. … DeMarcus Cousins enjoyed his most prolific performance yet with the Pelicans with 41 points and 17 rebounds, and New Orleans beat the Grizzlies 95-82. Cousins hit five 3-pointers, tying a career high. He made five shots inside while being fouled for threepoint plays and had the jubilant home crowd chanting his nickname, “Boogie.” … Hassan Whiteside had 23 points and 14 rebounds before leaving late with blood on his right hand, and the Heat beat the Suns 112-97. Tyler Johnson scored 17 for the Heat. … Brook Lopez made a jumper as time expired to give the Nets a 98-96 victory over the Pistons.
Bosh says play. Chris Bosh never wanted to take games off as a player and would give anything to be playing right now. So he has a very simple perspective on the NBA’s rest-or-play debate . “If you can play,” Bosh said, “go out there and play.” Having the game taken away from him for what will amount to the last season and a half — and counting, maybe for good — because of issues related to blood clots is still not an easy pill for Bosh to swallow. Now working as an analyst for Turner Sports, he’s seeing the game in a different way than he was just a year or so ago. The Associated Press