Lowry powers Raptors past Hawks
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) tries to get by Atlanta Hawks forward Elton Brand (42) and forward Paul Millsap (4) during the first half at the Air Canada Centre. Photo by John E. Sokolowski, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Raptors 96, Hawks 86
Kyle Lowry scored a game-high 25 points and the Toronto Raptors came from behind to defeat the Atlanta Hawks.
The Raptors overcame a 14-point deficit and took their first lead of the second half when DeMar DeRozan hit a jumper to make it 85-84 lead with two minutes remaining. DeRozan finished with 21 points.
Paul Millsap and and DeMarre Carroll each had 17 points for Atlanta (31-37).
With the win, Toronto (39-30) matched their win total at home last season at 21. The Raptors now have a winning home record in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2006-07 and 2007-08.
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Kings 124, Bucks 107
DeMarcus Cousins scored 32 points and pulled in 12 rebounds, Isaiah Thomas added 30 points and Rudy Gay had 24, and the Kings rolled to a victory over the hapless Bucks.
The Kings (25-45) led from wire to wire for the first time all season.
O.J. Mayo led the Bucks (13-57) with 21 points, but Milwaukee lost for the seventh consecutive time, their third skid of at least that many games this season.