Raptors end 11-game losing streak against Bulls with 122-120 OT win


AP

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan had 42 points, and the Toronto Raptors ended an 11-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls by rallying for a wild 122-120 overtime win on Tuesday.

DeRozan shot 17 of 38 from the floor and also collected eight assists. Cory Joseph had 19 points for the Raptors, and Serge Ibaka scored 16 before he was ejected for his role in a memorable fight with Robin Lopez during the third quarter.

Jimmy Butler had 37 points for the Bulls, and Rajon Rondo finished with 24. It was Chicago’s first loss to Toronto since Dec. 31, 2013.

Following a Butler 3-pointer with 3:58 remaining in the third quarter, giving Chicago a 16-point lead, Lopez swatted the ball out of the hand of Ibaka. The two squared up in the middle of a crowd and Lopez swung and missed Ibaka, who returned in kind, barely connecting with the head of the center.

Lopez and Ibaka were ejected following a long review period. Chicago forward Nikola Mirotic and Raptors assistant coach Jamaal Magloire received offsetting technical fouls after getting into a shoving match following the melee.

Heat 112, Suns 97 Hassan Whiteside had 23 points and 14 rebounds before leaving late with a cut on his right hand, and the Heat cruised to the win.

Tyler Johnson scored 17 for Miami (35-36), which had seven players in double figures. Goran Dragic scored 16, Josh Richardson had 14 and Willie Reed added 12.

Marquese Chriss scored 24 for Phoenix (22-49), which lost its fifth straight and used only an eight-player rotation until the final minutes. Leandro Barbosa scored 13, Alex Len had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and T.J. Warren scored 12 for the Suns.

Warriors 112, Mavericks 97 Klay Thompson had 23 points with five 3-pointers and Golden State earned its 28th road win this season, beating Dallas in a matchup of the Curry brothers.

Stephen Curry, two-time MVP and the older of the brothers, had 17 points and nine assists for the defending champions Warriors.

The Warriors, who have a league-high 57 wins overall this season, are the first team ever with 28 road wins in three consecutive seasons. They have a record 90 wins away from home during that span.

Spurs 100, Timberwolves 93 Kawhi Leonard scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, helping San Antonio to the road win.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points for the Spurs, who remained three games behind Golden State for the top seed in the Western Conference. San Antonio scored 35 points off of 23 turnovers by Minnesota and held off a fourth-quarter rally from the Wolves.

Nets 98, Pistons 96 Brook Lopez made a jumper as time expired to give Brooklyn the win.

Bucks 93, Trail Blazers 90 Khris Middleton scored 26 points, and Milwaukee held off Portland for the victory.

Pelicans 95, Grizzlies 82 DeMarcus Cousins enjoyed his most prolific performance yet with New Orleans, finishing with 41 points and 17 rebounds.

Clippers 133, Lakers 109 Clippers star Chris Paul scored 27 points before watching the end of a blowout with his young son on the bench.