DeRozan, Valanciunas lead Raptors past Jazz
Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan (10) is fouled by Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. Toronto won 94-79. Photo by Russ Isabella, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Raptors 94, Jazz 79
All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and center Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and nine rebounds as the Toronto Raptors earned a rare win in Utah.
The Raptors improved to 26-22 after winning in Utah for just the second time in nine visits since 2006.
Forward Marvin Williams scored a season-high 23 points for the Jazz (16-32).
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Wizards 100, Trail Blazers 90
John Wall scored 22 points and Trevor Ariza added 20 as the Washington Wizards moved above .500 for the first time since 2009 with a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Washington (24-23) won for the fourth time in six games. The Wizards last owned a winning record when they were 2-1 on Oct. 31, 2009.
Damian Lillard scored 25 points for the Trail Blazers (34-14), who lost for the third time in four games.
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Nets 108, 76ers 102
Deron Williams broke out of a personal slump in a big way, scoring 21 points to help the Brooklyn Nets earn a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Williams notched 20 points for the first time in about a month, while Paul Pierce had a game-high 25 points for the Nets (21-25).
Philadelphia rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points for the 76ers (15-34).