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Sloppy Raptors stop Hawks

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan had 30 points and five rebounds and the Raptors overcame early sloppiness to defeat the Hawks 104-96 Thursday night.

Toronto had nine turnovers before the game was 13 minutes old, but did a better job the rest of the way in winning its second straight and 14th of 15 at home.

The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Hawks, who wrapped up a five-game trip.

Kyle Lowry had 19 points and seven assists for the Raptors and Jonas Valanciunas scored in double digits for a career-high 16th time and added 10 rebounds.

Former Gator Al Horford led Atlanta with 20 points, four rebounds and three assists.

FISHER ON FIRING, BARNES: Derek Fisher wrote in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated that his altercation with Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes was not a factor when the Knicks fired him as coach in January. He wrote that contrary to reports, the team never mentioned his personal life or that players had lost confidence in him. The October altercation with Barnes occurred when Barnes confronted Fisher at the home of Gloria Govan, Barnes' estranged wife. Fisher wrote that he didn't retaliate when Barnes threw punches and there was no fight, and his relationship with Govan wasn't a secret. "When Gloria and I started dating, she and Matt had already been separated and living apart for more than a year," he wrote. "Matt and Gloria were not trying to work things out, and I certainly wasn't seeing her behind Matt's back or in secret."

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Kings suspended center DeMarcus Cousins for one game for conduct detrimental to the team. He will miss tonight's home game against the Magic. During a loss Wednesday, Cousins yelled and heatedly gestured at coach George Karl. … Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon, and was waived to clear a roster spot. Memphis acquired Chalmers on Nov. 10 from Miami. … Heat forward Chris Bosh said he hopes to rejoin the team after being sidelined since Feb. 9 by a recurrence of blood clots. … An exam showed no structural damage in Bulls guard Jimmy Butler's injured left knee. …Kevin Love was scratched from the Cavaliers' lineup against the Lakers because of discomfort and swelling in his knees.

Raptors 104, Hawks 96

ATLANTA (96): Bazemore 5-11 1-1 13, Millsap 2-8 8-12 12, Horford 8-14 1-2 20, Teague 4-15 2-3 10, Korver 2-6 0-0 5, Sefolosha 1-3 1-2 3, Humphries 2-6 5-6 9, Hardaway Jr. 5-8 0-0 11, Schroder 5-9 1-1 11, Muscala 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 35-82 19-27 96.

TORONTO (104): Powell 1-3 0-0 2, Scola 3-7 3-4 10, Valanciunas 3-5 4-6 10, Lowry 6-14 6-8 19, DeRozan 11-20 7-9 30, Ross 5-12 0-0 12, P.Patterson 5-9 0-0 12, Joseph 3-7 0-0 6, Biyombo 1-5 1-2 3. Totals 38-82 21-29 104.

Atlanta 21 27 27 21— 96

Toronto 20 32 30 22— 104

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 7-23 (Horford 3-5, Bazemore 2-5, Hardaway Jr. 1-2, Korver 1-3, Humphries 0-1, Schroder 0-1, Millsap 0-2, Teague 0-4), Toronto 7-24 (P.Patterson 2-4, Ross 2-5, DeRozan 1-2, Scola 1-3, Lowry 1-8, Powell 0-1, Joseph 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsAtlanta 47 (Bazemore 8), Toronto 60 (Scola 12). AssistsAtlanta 17 (Teague 7), Toronto 16 (Lowry 7). Total FoulsAtlanta 24, Toronto 24. TechnicalsBazemore. A19,800 (19,800).

Spurs 109, Bulls 101

CHICAGO (101): Dunleavy 2-8 2-3 7, Gibson 3-7 2-2 8, Gasol 8-16 4-4 21, Rose 9-21 2-2 21, Moore 8-12 0-0 20, McDermott 1-4 2-2 4, Mirotic 3-7 0-0 8, Holiday 5-8 0-0 12, Portis 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 39-86 12-13 101.

SAN ANTONIO (109): Leonard 10-15 5-5 29, Aldridge 10-19 6-6 26, Duncan 3-7 1-3 7, Parker 10-16 0-1 20, Green 2-6 0-0 4, Mills 2-9 0-0 5, Ginobili 2-6 0-0 4, Diaw 1-2 0-0 2, West 3-8 2-2 8, Anderson 1-4 0-0 3, Martin 0-0 1-2 1, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Marjanovic 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-93 15-19 109.

Chicago 27 20 27 27— 101

San Antonio 27 27 30 25— 109

3-Point GoalsChicago 11-22 (Moore 4-5, Holiday 2-3, Mirotic 2-5, Gasol 1-1, Rose 1-2, Dunleavy 1-5, McDermott 0-1), San Antonio 6-17 (Leonard 4-5, Anderson 1-1, Mills 1-5, Parker 0-1, Diaw 0-1, Ginobili 0-2, Green 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsChicago 57 (Gasol 12), San Antonio 44 (Aldridge 10). AssistsChicago 23 (Rose 6), San Antonio 29 (Parker 12). Total FoulsChicago 18, San Antonio 12. A18,418 (18,797).

Sloppy Raptors stop Hawks 03/10/16 [Last modified: Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:07pm]
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