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NBA roundup: Spurs' DeRozan burns Raptors


Reuters United States
Updated: 04-01-2019 12:36 IST
NBA roundup: Spurs' DeRozan burns Raptors

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DeMar DeRozan finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 125-107 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Thursday to win their third straight game and fourth in their past five.

The contest marked the return to San Antonio of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, who were moved to the Raptors in the offseason after Leonard demanded a trade from the Spurs. Leonard was loudly jeered and booed when he was introduced and every time he touched the ball. He finished with a team-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting.

DeRozan, who had been disappointed at being traded from Toronto, let his former teammates and the Raptors' management see his displeasure in his first game against them, racking up 19 points and 10 rebounds in the first half.

San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a game-high 23 points, with Bryn Forbes adding 20 points. The Spurs won their 10th straight against Toronto at home.

Rockets 135, Warriors 134 (OT)

James Harden capped his second consecutive triple-double by sinking a 25-foot 3-pointer with one second remaining in overtime, giving Houston a victory over Golden State in Oakland, Calif.

Stephen Curry put Golden State up by two with an 18-footer with 23.1 seconds to go before Harden hit a heavily contested 3-pointer to cap a night on which he had 44 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists.

Kevin Durant's desperation 40-footer caromed off the rim at the buzzer, allowing the Rockets to win their sixth straight and 11th in their past 12. Curry scored 35 points for the Warriors, who took their third consecutive home loss. Houston's Clint Capela recorded a 29-point, 21-point double-double.

Nuggets 117, Kings 113

Jamal Murray scored 34 of his game-high 36 points in the second half, Nikola Jokic had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and Denver rallied in the second half to win at Sacramento.

Buddy Hield scored 29 points and Nemanja Bjelica had 17 for the Kings.

De'Aaron Fox's three-point play got Sacramento within 108-106 with 1:24 left. Murray then took over, hitting two 3-pointers in the final 1:01 to help the Nuggets close it out.

--Field Level Media

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