DeMar DeRozan's 42 points lead Raptors past Rockets

DeMar DeRozan's 42 points lead Raptors past Rockets
Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan drives for a layup against Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson last week. He scored a career-high 42 points against the Rockets on Monday. (Nathan Denette / Associated Press)

DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat Houston, 99-96, on Monday night, their eighth consecutive home victory over the Rockets.

DeRozan made a go-ahead turnaround bank shot with 1 minute 27 seconds left, then sealed it with a jump shot over James Harden with 18 seconds to go.

He made 14 of 27 shots and 12 of 17 free throws.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points for Toronto and Lou Williams had 13.

Harden scored 31 for the Rockets, whose winning streak ended at four games. Trevor Ariza had 15 points and Corey Brewer had 13.

Houston has not won at Toronto since a 114-100 victory March 16, 2007.

Boston 116, at Charlotte 104: Avery Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics, who won for the 10th time in their last 16 games. Kemba Walker led a fourth-quarter Hornets rally that fell short, finishing with 28 points and 12 assists.

at Atlanta 101, Milwaukee 88: DeMarre Carroll scored 23 points and Kyle Korver found his range in the third quarter for the Hawks (56-18), who are one victory shy of tying the franchise record. In 65 seconds of the third quarter, Korver made four consecutive long jump shots, including three three-point baskets.

at Memphis, 97, Sacramento 83: Mike Conley scored 18 points and the Grizzlies ended a losing streak at three games. Kosta Koufos had a season-high 12 rebounds for Memphis. Rudy Gay had 24 points for the Kings before leaving in the third quarter after taking an elbow to the head.

at Portland 109, Phoenix 86: Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting out the fourth quarter and the Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with their fourth consecutive victory. LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and seven rebounds for Portland, which moved closer to its first Northwest Division title since 2008-09.

Utah 104, at Minnesota 84: Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and reserve Trey Burke had 19 for the Jazz, which took control with a 14-0 run at the start of the second half. Trevor Booker had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Utah, which won its second game in a row. Zach LaVine led Minnesota with 21 points.

Lakers 113, at Philadelphia 111 (OT)