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Derozan shines in Raptors win

DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points as the Toronto Raptors halted the Indiana Pacers' five-game winning streak by handing them a 95-82 defeat.

Terrence Ross added 18 points while Kyle Lowry pitched in with 13 points and 14 assists to help the Raptors extend their own victorious sequence to four games.

Roy Hibbert led the Pacers with 16 points before fouling out.

Blake Griffin poured in 31 points for the Los Angeles Clippers as they eased past the Charlotte Bobcats 112-85.

Jared Dudley pitched in with 20 points for the Clippers against his former team.

Monta Ellis scored 23 points in the Dallas Mavericks' 87-78 win over the Washington Wizards and Evan Turner did likewise for the Philadelphia 76ers, who saw off the Denver Nuggets 114-102, while the Minnesota Timberwolves were 124-112 winners over the New Orleans Pelicans.