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DeRozan, Lowry spark Raptors

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan had 33 points and Kyle Lowry made a couple of key baskets late to finish with 29 points, helping the Raptors beat the Nuggets 105-102 on Monday night.

Danilo Gallinari, Will Barton and Emmanuel Mudiay each had 16 points for Denver, and Jusuf Nurkic added 13 points and a career-high 18 rebounds.

DeRozan is the first Raptor to start a season with three straight 30-point games. Lowry hit a tiebreaking 14-footer with 1:36 left then made it 105-102 with 45 seconds remaining on a driving layup.

Game highlights: Jimmy Butler scored 22 and Dwyane Wade had 12 points as the Bulls improved to 3-0 by beating the Nets 118-88. … Dwight Howard scored 18 as the host Hawks beat the Kings 106-95 to improve to 3-0.

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Thunder set for deals

The Thunder agreed to terms with center Steven Adams and guard Victor Oladipo on four-year contract extensions, the Associated Press reported. Adams was reported to be finalizing a deal worth $100 million and Oladipo, a former Magic player, for $84 million.

Cavs move time: The Cavaliers moved the time of tonight's home game against the Rockets to 6 p.m. to minimize the conflict with the Indians-Cubs World Series game, which starts at 8:08 at neighboring Progressive Field.

Around the league: The Jazz and center Rudy Gobert agreed to terms on an extension. The Vertical first reported the deal and said it was worth $102 million over four years.

NHL

Kane clears hurdle

A judge will dismiss charges against Sabres forward Evander Kane, stemming from scuffles with women in a bar, if he stays out of further trouble, according to a prosecutor who called Kane's behavior "arrogant, boorish and surly, but not criminal." Kane, 25, must avoid legal issues for six months.

Around the league: Stars forward Ales Hemsky is out 5-6 months after hip surgery. He was hurt at the World Cup, general manager Jim Nill said.

Et cetera

Horses: Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist was retired and will begin his stud career next year in Kentucky.

Soccer: World Cup winner Joachim Loew extended his contract as Germany's coach through the 2020 European Championship.

Tennis: Gilles Simon beat Julien Benneteau 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in an all-French match in the first round at the Paris Masters.

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