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NBA: Raptors rout Hawks, 128-84, for sixth straight win

NBA: Raptors rout Hawks, 128-84, for sixth straight win
Raptors forward Patrick Patterson (54) celebrates after hitting a three-pointer against the Hawks during the first half of a game on Dec. 3. (Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press)

DeMar DeRozan had 21 points and Kyle Lowry and Patrick Patterson each added 17 in the Toronto Raptors' 128-84 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. 

Lowry also had eight assists and eight rebounds to help Toronto win its sixth straight and tie Cleveland for the Eastern Conference lead. The NBA champion Cavaliers will be in Toronto on Monday night in an Eastern Conference Finals rematch. 

Minnesota 125, at Charlotte 120 (OT): Andrew Wiggins scored 29 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the Timberwolves erased a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Hornets in overtime. Zack LaVine added 17 points and Ricky Rubio had nine points for the Timberwolves, who snapped a four-game losing streak. 

at Milwaukee 122, Brooklyn 103: Matthew Dellavedova scored 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Bucks won their fourth straight game. The score was tied at 94 before Milwaukee — which had blown a 16-point lead — went on a late run to put the game away. 

Boston 107, at Philadelphia 106: Isaiah Thomas scored 12 straight Celtics points late in the fourth quarter and tied his season high with 37 points for the Celtics, who handed the 76ers their sixth straight loss. Avery Bradley added 20 points for Boston, which won its ninth straight game against the 76ers. 

at Dallas 107, Chicago 82: Wesley Matthews scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half in the Mavericks' victory over the Bulls. Harrison Barnes scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half to help Dallas win its second straight game after losing 13 of its first 15. 

at Utah 105, Denver 98: Gordon Hayward matched his season high with 32 points for the Jazz, who used a 31-8 stretch in the third quarter to blow open the game. Hayward scored both inside and on the perimeter, with 21 points in the quarter. 

at Portland 99, Miami 92: Damian Lillard scored 19 points and CJ McCollum added 17, including two key late baskets, to rally the Trail Blazers past the Heat.

at Golden State 138, Phoenix 109: Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 31 points in the third quarter as the Warriors ran their NBA-record streak of regular season games without consecutive losses to 106.

at Memphis 103, Lakers 100

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