DeRozan nets 31 to lead Raptors past Hawks
for related image/embed caption - Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) tries to shoot as Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) defends at the Air Canada Centre. Photo by John E. Sokolowski, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Raptors 104, Hawks 83
Guard DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 31 points in the third quarter as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Atlanta Hawks for their second consecutive win.
The Raptors (28-24) improved to 9-2 at home since Jan. 1 while handing the Hawks (25-26) their fifth consecutive loss.
Guard Kyle Lowry added 16 points, 13 assists and six rebounds for the Raptors.
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Grizzlies 86, Magic 81
Veteran forward Zack Randolph scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds, leading the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Orlando Magic.
Rookie point guard Nick Calathes, who has replaced injured Mike Conley in the starting lineup, had 12 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals for the Grizzlies (29-23).
The Magic (16-38) were led by center Nikola Vucevic, who had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
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Pelicans 102, Bucks 98
Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca set a season high with 16 points, and New Orleans beat the Milwaukee Bucks.
Ajinca stepped up big in the third after forward Anthony Davis picked up his fourth foul early in the quarter and headed to the bench.
The Bucks got within a point at the two-minute mark on a Nate Wolters three-pointer but could get no closer, losing for the fourth straight game despite a game-high 22 points and nine assists from Brandon Knight and 14 points and seven assists from Wolters.