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).