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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

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