DeRozan nets 33, Raptors win 3rd straight game


Posted at Feb 26 2014 02:55 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2014 10:55 PM

Toronto Raptors point guard Greivis Vasquez (21) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) during the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Photo by Ron Schwane,USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Raptors 99, Cavaliers 93

All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan fired in a game-high 33 points in the Toronto Raptors' victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Raptors (32-25) won their third consecutive game, and second over the Cavs in the last five days.

The Cavs (22-36) have lost three in a row. Guard Kyrie Irving paced the Cavs with 25 points and nine assists.

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Bulls 107, Hawks 103

Chicago guard Kirk Hinrich made 6-of-7 free throws in the final 43 seconds to give the Bulls a win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Hinrich, who scored 14 points, made three free throws with 43.2 seconds remaining to put Chicago ahead for good. It was the sixth win in seven games for the Bulls, who won all three meetings with Atlanta this season.

Chicago (30-26) got 22 points from forward Mike Dunleavy and 20 points and 12 rebounds from center Joakim Noah.

Atlanta (26-30) was led by guard Jeff Teague, who had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, and guard Shelvin Mack with 17 points.

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Timberwolves 110, Suns 101

Minnesota center Kevin Love had 33 points, 13 rebounds and narrowly missed out on a second triple-double in a week with nine assists as the Timberwolves rallied from eight points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Phoenix Suns.

Love's six straight games with 30 or more points extended his own franchise record. It was also his 11th straight double-double.

Rookie forward Shabazz Muhammad added a career-high 20 points and forward Corey Brewer had 18 for the Timberwolves, who won for the fourth time in the last five games.

Markeiff Morris had 24 points off the bench to lead the Suns, who lost back-to-back home games after winning three straight coming out of the All-Star break.