Hawks are routed by Raptors

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Toronto's DeMar DeRozan puts up a shot against Atlanta's Kirk Hinrich as Ivan Johnson looks on during the third quarter. DeRozan scored 23 points.   DAVID GOLDMAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Toronto's DeMar DeRozan puts up a shot against Atlanta's Kirk Hinrich as Ivan Johnson looks on during the third quarter. DeRozan scored 23 points.

ATLANTA — DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and the injury-riddled Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-86 on Sunday night for their second consecutive win over a playoff-bound team.

Alan Anderson, one of three Toronto players whose 10-day contract is about to expire, added 16 points for the Raptors, who were coming off an 84-79 win against Boston on Friday.

The Hawks never led against the Raptors. Josh Smith scored 12 of his 26 points in the first quarter, but Atlanta allowed Toronto to shoot 55 percent (41 for 74).

HEAT 93, KNICKS 85

In New York, LeBron James had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 28 points and nine boards, and Miami beat New York to clinch the Southeast Division title.

Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points for the Knicks.

LAKERS 112, MAVERICKS 108 (OT)

In Los Angeles, Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Pau Gasol made back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime, and Los Angeles won its fourth consecutive game without Kobe Bryant.

The Lakers are 4-1 while the NBA’s leading scorer rests his bruised shin.

CELTICS 94, BOBCATS 82

In Charlotte, N.C., Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 16 assists to help Boston beat Charlotte despite playing without three of its star players.

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen were given the night off to rest and did not make the trip to Charlotte, N.C., to face the NBA-worst Bobcats.

BULLS 100, PISTONS 94 (OT)

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Derrick Rose scored 24 points, including a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and the Bulls beat the Pistons for the 15th consecutive time.

Rodney Stuckey scored 32 points for the Pistons.

MAGIC 100, CAVALIERS 84

In Cleveland, Jameer Nelson scored 21 points and Orlando clinched a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with a win over Cleveland.

Orlando played without star center Dwight Howard, who has missed the past four games with a herniated disk in his back.

Antawn Jamison led the Cavaliers with 21 points.

NUGGETS 101, ROCKETS 86

In Denver, Arron Afflalo scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, leading the Nuggets to a win over the Rockets in the opener of a crucial home-and-home set between playoff hopefuls.

With the win, the Nuggets took sole possession of seventh place in the Western Conference, a-half game behind Dallas.

HORNETS 88, GRIZZLIES 75

In New Orleans, Eric Gordon scored 18 points and New Orleans won for the fourth time in five games, upsetting playoff-contending Memphis.

Rudy Gay scored 24 points for Memphis.

KINGS 104, TRAIL BLAZERS 103

In Sacramento, Calif., Marcus Thornton scored 20 points and made the winning jumper with 3.4 seconds left, lifting Sacramento to a victory over Portland.

Wes Matthews made a eight 3-pointers and scored 31 points for Portland.


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