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NBA roundup: DeMar Derozan establishes Raptors record

Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan, right, shoots over Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler during the first half on Oct. 31.
(Jon Blacker / Associated Press)

DeMar DeRozan had 33 points and Kyle Lowry made two key baskets late to finish with 29 points, helping the Toronto Raptors beat the visiting Denver Nuggets, 105-102, Monday night.

DeRozan is the first Raptor to start a season with three consecutive 30-point games.

Lowry made a tiebreaking shot with 1 minute 36 seconds to play, and scored the last two points of the game on a driving layup.

Chicago 118, at Brooklyn 88: Jimmy Butler scored 22 points for the Bulls, who led by as many as 33 points. Seven Bulls scored in double figures, including Nikola Mirotic with 16 points and Taj Gibson with 14.

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at Atlanta 106, Sacramento 95: Dwight Howard had 18 points and the Hawks are off to their first 3-0 start in five seasons. Kyle Korver and Dennis Schroder each added 17 points. Rudy Gay had 22 points for the Kings, who led, 81-79, after three quarters.

at Clippers 116, Phoenix 98


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