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Raptors get closer to Cavs for East lead

The Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, center, passes around the Magic’s Ersan Ilyasova, left, and Andrew Nicholson in a 105-100 win.

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The Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, center, passes around the Magic’s Ersan Ilyasova, left, and Andrew Nicholson in a 105-100 win.

TORONTO — With just over three weeks left in the regular season, the Raptors are within a game of the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and the Raptors beat the Magic 105-100 on Sunday to pull within a game of the Cavaliers for first.

"I really don't look at it like we're chasing Cleveland," DeRozan said. "At the end of the day, we're going to have homecourt advantage regardless. Our biggest focus is just getting everything we need to get together, especially defensive-wise as a team."

Victor Oladipo and Evan Fournier had 21 each for Orlando.

Around the league: Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis will miss the rest of the season so he can have surgery to repair a recent knee injury and a lingering shoulder problem that has bothered him for much of the season. … Carmelo Anthony missed the Knicks' game against the Kings with a migraine.

Raptors 105, Magic 100

ORLANDO (100): Fournier 6-10 6-6 21, Gordon 2-6 1-2 6, Dedmon 2-4 0-0 4, Jennings 4-7 0-3 9, Oladipo 9-19 2-2 21, Ilyasova 4-13 1-2 10, Smith 3-4 0-0 6, Payton 1-3 0-1 2, Nicholson 6-14 2-2 15, Hezonja 1-1 0-0 2, Marble 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 40-83 12-18 100.

TORONTO (105): Powell 1-6 0-0 3, Scola 8-15 1-4 20, Biyombo 5-7 2-6 12, Lowry 5-15 7-10 18, DeRozan 6-16 13-16 25, Ross 5-10 2-2 13, Wright 3-5 0-2 6, Thompson 2-7 4-5 8. Totals 35-81 29-45 105.

Orlando 25 30 27 18— 100

Toronto 30 23 27 25— 105

3-Point GoalsOrlando 8-22 (Fournier 3-3, Ilyasova 1-2, Jennings 1-3, Gordon 1-3, Nicholson 1-5, Oladipo 1-5, Payton 0-1), Toronto 6-19 (Scola 3-6, Powell 1-3, Lowry 1-4, Ross 1-4, DeRozan 0-2). Fouled OutIlyasova. ReboundsOrlando 49 (Nicholson, Ilyasova 9), Toronto 62 (Biyombo 11). AssistsOrlando 20 (Jennings 7), Toronto 18 (Lowry 7). Total FoulsOrlando 30, Toronto 18.

Kings 88, Knicks 80

SACRAMENTO (88): Acy 1-4 1-1 3, Gay 8-21 0-0 17, Cousins 11-23 1-2 24, Rondo 1-5 0-0 2, Collison 4-13 2-2 13, Belinelli 2-8 3-3 8, Casspi 5-9 4-6 15, Koufos 3-5 0-0 6, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-88 11-14 88.

NEW YORK (80): Afflalo 2-8 1-1 6, Porzingis 6-17 1-2 13, Lopez 9-20 5-7 23, Vujacic 0-5 0-0 0, Calderon 1-4 0-0 3, Galloway 3-7 0-0 6, Williams 4-9 3-3 11, Grant 6-15 0-0 14, O'Quinn 1-3 2-2 4, Amundson 0-3 0-0 0, Early 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-91 12-15 80.

Sacramento 28 22 19 19— 88

New York 12 35 18 15— 80

3-Point GoalsSacramento 7-25 (Collison 3-5, Cousins 1-3, Belinelli 1-4, Casspi 1-4, Gay 1-6, Rondo 0-1, Acy 0-2), New York 4-19 (Grant 2-5, Calderon 1-2, Afflalo 1-3, Williams 0-1, Galloway 0-1, Vujacic 0-3, Porzingis 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsSacramento 57 (Cousins 20), New York 61 (Lopez 20). AssistsSacramento 20 (Rondo, Collison 6), New York 16 (Calderon 4). Total FoulsSacramento 15, New York 16. TechnicalsNew York defensive three second.

Jazz 94, Bucks 85

UTAH (94): Hayward 6-16 3-3 18, Favors 5-13 2-2 12, Gobert 4-7 4-4 12, Mack 5-11 2-3 13, Hood 4-13 0-0 10, Booker 0-1 0-0 0, Ingles 4-4 0-0 12, Neto 1-5 0-0 3, Lyles 5-11 2-2 14, Johnson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-83 13-14 94.

MILWAUKEE (85): Antetokounmpo 5-10 2-2 12, Parker 8-14 3-3 19, Monroe 3-8 2-2 8, Bayless 3-5 0-0 7, Middleton 6-10 0-0 13, Henson 3-6 2-2 8, Plumlee 3-4 1-4 7, Ennis 2-4 0-0 5, Cunningham 0-1 4-4 4, Inglis 1-3 0-0 2, O'Bryant 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-65 14-17 85.

Utah 23 19 31 21— 94

Milwaukee 22 19 18 26— 85

3-Point GoalsUtah 13-37 (Ingles 4-4, Hayward 3-10, Lyles 2-4, Hood 2-10, Mack 1-2, Neto 1-5, Johnson 0-2), Milwaukee 3-8 (Ennis 1-1, Middleton 1-2, Bayless 1-3, Antetokounmpo 0-1, Cunningham 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsUtah 53 (Gobert 14), Milwaukee 31 (Parker 8). AssistsUtah 24 (Mack 12), Milwaukee 21 (Antetokounmpo 7). Total FoulsUtah 13, Milwaukee 11. TechnicalsUtah defensive three second, Milwaukee defensive three second.

Clippers 105, Pelicans 109

L.A. CLIPPERS (105): Mbah a Moute 1-4 0-0 2, Pierce 4-9 1-3 9, Jordan 3-5 6-11 12, Paul 5-14 11-13 24, Redick 9-11 2-2 24, Crawford 5-12 3-4 14, W.Johnson 0-8 0-0 0, Rivers 3-11 3-6 9, Prigioni 3-6 1-1 9, Aldrich 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 33-82 29-42 105.

NEW ORLEANS (109): Babbitt 4-9 5-5 14, Cunningham 6-10 6-7 19, Asik 6-9 3-5 15, Douglas 5-12 4-6 15, Holiday 7-17 5-6 22, Frazier 5-8 6-7 17, Gee 1-5 2-2 4, Perkins 1-1 1-2 3, Ajinca 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-71 32-40 109.

L.A. Clippers 24 32 16 33— 105

New Orleans 21 33 24 31— 109

3-Point GoalsL.A. Clippers 10-39 (Redick 4-5, Paul 3-7, Prigioni 2-5, Crawford 1-5, Mbah a Moute 0-2, Pierce 0-4, Rivers 0-5, W.Johnson 0-6), New Orleans 7-21 (Holiday 3-6, Frazier 1-1, Babbitt 1-2, Cunningham 1-5, Douglas 1-6, Gee 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsL.A. Clippers 47 (Jordan 9), New Orleans 59 (Asik 14). AssistsL.A. Clippers 21 (Paul 13), New Orleans 22 (Douglas 9). Total FoulsL.A. Clippers 28, New Orleans 34. TechnicalsL.A. Clippers defensive three second, New Orleans Coach Gentry, New Orleans defensive three second.

Celtics 120, 76ers 105

BOSTON (120): Turner 8-15 0-0 17, Johnson 9-10 0-0 18, Sullinger 7-15 1-2 17, Thomas 7-19 10-10 26, Bradley 7-12 3-3 20, Olynyk 2-8 0-0 4, Smart 6-12 1-2 15, Zeller 0-1 3-4 3, Rozier 0-2 0-0 0, Mickey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 46-94 18-21 120.

PHILADELPHIA (105): Thompson 7-11 1-1 18, Grant 3-12 4-4 11, Noel 2-8 0-4 4, Smith 5-14 4-5 14, Canaan 3-10 1-1 8, Marshall 1-3 0-0 2, Stauskas 4-8 2-5 12, Brand 2-5 1-1 5, McConnell 2-3 0-0 5, Landry 10-18 6-6 26. Totals 39-92 19-27 105.

Boston 28 27 33 32— 120

Philadelphia 16 28 35 26— 105

3-Point GoalsBoston 10-24 (Bradley 3-4, Sullinger 2-2, Smart 2-6, Thomas 2-7, Turner 1-1, Olynyk 0-4), Philadelphia 8-21 (Thompson 3-4, Stauskas 2-4, McConnell 1-1, Grant 1-2, Canaan 1-6, Marshall 0-1, Landry 0-1, Smith 0-2). Fouled OutNoel. ReboundsBoston 62 (Sullinger 13), Philadelphia 50 (Grant, Landry, Noel 8). AssistsBoston 28 (Thomas 8), Philadelphia 28 (Smith 8). Total FoulsBoston 24, Philadelphia 19. TechnicalsPhiladelphia Coach Brown.

Mavs 132, Blazers 120 OT

PORTLAND (120): Aminu 4-12 0-0 12, Vonleh 0-1 0-0 0, Plumlee 5-9 4-9 14, Lillard 8-26 6-6 26, McCollum 9-22 1-2 22, Henderson 3-11 1-2 8, Harkless 4-6 0-0 8, Davis 2-3 2-4 6, Crabbe 7-13 4-5 24, Roberts 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 42-104 18-28 120.

DALLAS (132): Matthews 5-10 0-0 15, Nowitzki 16-26 5-5 40, Pachulia 0-2 0-0 0, Felton 4-7 2-2 11, Williams 11-18 5-5 31, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Lee 1-2 0-0 2, Harris 2-2 0-0 5, Villanueva 2-6 2-2 6, Barea 4-9 0-0 9, Mejri 4-6 5-9 13. Totals 49-89 19-23 132.

Portland 36 19 27 31 7— 120

Dallas 25 33 32 23 19— 132

3-Point GoalsPortland 18-46 (Crabbe 6-10, Lillard 4-10, Aminu 4-12, McCollum 3-8, Henderson 1-5, Harkless 0-1), Dallas 15-25 (Matthews 5-7, Williams 4-6, Nowitzki 3-5, Harris 1-1, Felton 1-1, Barea 1-3, Villanueva 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPortland 61 (Plumlee 19), Dallas 55 (Mejri 14). AssistsPortland 25 (Lillard, McCollum 8), Dallas 31 (Williams 16). Total FoulsPortland 22, Dallas 21.

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