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Raptors pile more misery on the 76ers

DeRozan scores 24 points as Toronto beat the winless Philadelphia while Miami Heat win second successive game.

    DeRozan (10) has helped Raptors to the best start in their history [Getty Images]
    DeRozan (10) has helped Raptors to the best start in their history [Getty Images]

    Guard DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds as the Toronto Raptors defeated the winless Philadelphia 76ers 120-88 for their fourth straight victory.

    The Raptors are off to the best start in franchise history at 6-1 while the 76ers have lost all seven of their games.

    Elsewhere, Gordon Hayward scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as Utah squeaked past Detroit 97-96 at The Palace.

    Power forward Derrick Favors contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz), who began a five-game road trip, all against Eastern Conference teams.

    Luol Deng scored a season-high 30 points as Miami cruised to a 105-96 victory over Dallas.

    The Heat extended their winning streak over Dallas to seven straight games, while improving to 2-1 on the road this season. Miami has won two in a row after losing the previous two games.

    Reggie Jackson scored 22 points to lead Oklahoma City to a 101-93 victory over Sacramento.

    Guards Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas combined for 31 points in the fourth quarter as the Phoenix Suns rallied from a 12-point deficit in the third to hand the Golden State Warriors their first loss of the season, 107-95 on Sunday.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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