Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) goes to the basket against Golden State Warriors forward David Lee (10) at Air Canada Centre. Photo by Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Raptors 104, Warriors 98
DeMar DeRozan led the way with a team-high 32 points as the Toronto Raptors avenged an embarrassing December defeat to the Golden State Warriors.
In the previous matchup between the clubs, Golden State erased a 27-point deficit by outscoring the Raptors 42-15 in the fourth quarter for a 112-103 victory on Dec. 3.
This time, however, Toronto (33-26) used an 11-0 run in the fourth to pull away and win for the seventh time in the last nine games.
Stephen Curry led the way with 34 points for the Warriors (36-24).
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Suns 129, Hawks 120
The Phoenix Suns tallied an NBA season-high 79 points in the first half as they raced to a victory over Atlanta.
Phoenix (35-24) edged ahead of the Dallas Mavericks (36-25) as the pair occupy the final two playoff positions in the Western Conference. Both teams are 1 1/2 games ahead of the ninth-placed Memphis Grizzlies (33-25).
Gerald Green led the Suns with 33 points, hitting 5-of-8 three-point attempts.
The Hawks (26-32) lost for the 11th time in 12 games.