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Thunder suffer first home loss

Kyle Lowry scored 22 points as the Toronto Raptors beat Oklahoma City 104-98 to deal the Thunder their first home defeat of the season.

Lowry led five Raptors in double figures, including Amir Johnson, who had 17 points and 13 rebounds, as they sealed their fourth straight win.

Russell Westbrook had 27 points and Kevin Durant 24 but they were the only players in double figures for the Thunder, who saw their nine-game winning streak snapped.

Blake Griffin had 32 points and 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers withstood a monster night from Kevin Love to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-116.

Love scored 45 points, grabbed 19 boards and also provided six assists, while team-mate Nikola Pekovic had 34 points and 14 rebounds, but even that was not enough for the Timberwolves.

Lance Stephenson had 12 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his third triple-double of the season as the Indiana Pacers beat the Boston Celtics 106-79.