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Derrick Rose hurt again as Bulls defeat Raptors

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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, right, defends as Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose drives to the basket during the first half of the Bulls’ 100-93 win Thursday.
(Frank Gunn / AP)

Pau Gasol had a season-high 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Rose scored 20 points before leaving because of a sore left hamstring as the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors, 100-93, on Thursday at Toronto.

Jimmy Butler scored 21 and Mike Dunleavy had 14 as the Bulls won for the sixth time in seven games and snapped Toronto’s five-game winning streak in the matchup of teams with the best records in the Eastern Conference. Both teams are 7-2.

Starting his second straight game after sitting out four of the previous five with a pair of sprained ankles, Rose stumbled on a drive to the basket late in the fourth quarter and was replaced by Dunleavy with 1:53 left, taking a seat at the end of the bench.

at Memphis 111, Sacramento 110: Courtney Lee scored on a lob pass as time expired to cap a big fourth-quarter rally as the came from 26 points down to beat the Kings. Sacramento had a 110-109 lead, but Ben McLemore, who finished with 17 points, missed two free throws and Memphis grabbed the rebound with 0.3 of a second left. Vince Carter inbounded the ball for the Grizzlies. Marc Gasol set a pick at the top of the key, and Rudy Gay and Jason Thompson failed to switch on defense, freeing Lee for the final shot.

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at Dallas 123, Philadelphia 70: Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points while playing only 20 minutes and the Mavericks’ 53-point margin of victory surpassed their 50-point win over the New York Knicks in January 2010. The 76ers’ 53-point loss was the fifth defeat in Philadelphia franchise history by at least 50 points, which is the most by any team in NBA history. At 0-8, the 76ers are the only NBA team without a victory. The only time the 76ers have gone deeper into a season before winning a game was 1972-73, when they lost their first 15 games.

at Golden State 107, Brooklyn 99: Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Draymond Green had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak. Stephen Curry added 17 points and five assists as the hot-shooting, turnover-prone Warriors slowly started to cut down on mistakes. They shot 45.6 percent from the floor and had just 11 turnovers.


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