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DeRozan, Raptors roll to win in OKC

SLAM: Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins dunks against the Magic during the first half Wednesday.

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SLAM: Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins dunks against the Magic during the first half Wednesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY — DeMar DeRozan scored 37 to help the Raptors beat the Thunder 112-102 Wednesday night.

DeRozan, the league's leading scorer, made 13 of 22 field goals and 11 of 15 free throws. Kyle Lowry added 19 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds and Patrick Patterson had 13 points for the Raptors.

Toronto, which shot 51.8 percent from the field, has won four of five.

The Thunder entered with the NBA's best record, but it couldn't get its offense going. Russell Westbrook led the way with 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, but made just 9 of 26 shots and committed eight turnovers.

Victor Oladipo scored 18 points, and Steven Adams had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Zach LaVine scored 37, Andrew Wiggins added 29 and the Timberwolves won their first road game of the season, 123-107 over the Magic. Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 24 points and 14 rebounds. … Paul George scored seven of Indiana's 13 points in overtime as the host Pacers beat the winless Sixers 122-115. George finished with 28 points. Gerald Henderson hit a 3 with six seconds left in regulation to give Philadelphia a two-point lead. But on the ensuing possession, George hit a jumper with three seconds left to tie it. … Carmelo Anthony scored 14 of his 22 in the third quarter, and Kristaps Porzingis added 21 in the host Knicks' 110-96 win over the Nets. Rookie center Willy Hernangomez had a season-best 14 points for the Knicks. … Otto Porter scored a career-high 34 as the host Wizards won their second of the season, 118-93 over the Celtics. John Wall had 19 points for Washington before being ejected for a flagrant foul in the final minutes. … Thabo Sefolosha scored 20, Dwight Howard added 18 and the host Hawks beat the Bulls 115-107.

DeRozan, Raptors roll to win in OKC 11/09/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11:22pm]
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