Toronto Rallies To Beat Boston

Toronto Raptors' P.J. Tucker gets stopped by Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points and Toronto rallied from 17 down to beat Boston, 107-97.

DeRozan shot 15 of 28 from the floor as he surpassed his 42-point effort against Houston on March 30, 2015. That helped the Raptors overcome the absence of fellow All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, who sat out with a right wrist injury.

Serge Ibaka, acquired from Orlando last week, scored 15 points in his Raptors debut. Fellow newcomer P.J. Tucker, obtained from Phoenix on Thursday, had a game-high 10 rebounds and nine points in his first game for his new team.



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and his new teammates fit in seamlessly as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers.

Westbrook also had 18 rebounds and 17 assists for the 65th triple-double of his career.

HEAT 108, HAWKS 90

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored 23 points and resurgent Miami helped its playoff hopes by beating Atlanta.

Miami (26-32) has won 15 of 17 to move to within four games of .500. The Heat were a season-low 19 games under .500 at 11-30 following a loss to Milwaukee on Jan. 13. Miami began the night 10th in the East, 2¢ games behind eighth-place Detroit.

76ERS 120


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Robert Covington had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Dario Saric added 20 points and 11 boards, and the depleted Philadelphia 76ers beat Washington.

Bradley Beal had 40 points and John Wall scored 29 for the Southeast Division-leading Wizards.



INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — CJ Miles made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, Paul George had nine points and nine rebounds after remaining with Indiana following the trade deadline, and the Pacers snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over Memphis.

JAZZ 109, BUCKS 95

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Derrick Favors added 19 and Utah beat Milwaukee by dominating the paint area in its first game back from the All-Star break.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 18 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins scored 27 to help Minnesota defeat Dallas.


SUNS 121, OT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 23 points, Jimmy Butler added 22 and Chicago rallied to beat Phoenix in overtime.

Devin Booker scored 27 points for Phoenix, but missed a chance to win it in regulation after Wade fouled him on a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left. Booker hit the first two free throws to tie it, then missed the third.

Wade and Butler led the Bulls as they rallied from 11 down in the fourth quarter to beat the Western Conference’s last-place team. Both players scored 14 points after the third quarter to help the Bulls win their third straight.

Nikola Mirotic scored 20 points and hit four 3s for the Bulls, who scored 20 points in overtime. Robin Lopez added 19 points.

Eric Bledsoe had 17 points and 10 assists for the Suns, who lost for the sixth time in eight games.


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