Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Clippers top Raptors; Nuggets stun Pacers

Jamal Crawford had a season-high 37 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame Terrence Ross' 51 points to beat the Raptors, 126-118, on Saturday night in Toronto.

Ross matched Vince Carter's franchise record set 14 years ago and nearly doubled his previous career high of 26 points against Portland on Jan. 2, 2013.

The second-year guard connected on 16 of 29 field-goal attempts, made 10 of 17 from three-point range, and went 9 for 10 at the free throw line. But he missed his final foul shot with 4 seconds remaining, failing to top the 51 points Carter scored in a 103-102 win over Phoenix on Feb. 27, 2000.

Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 12 assists, and DeMar DeRozan scored 10 points before leaving with a foot injury as the Raptors lost for the first time in three games.

Nuggets 109, Pacers 96 - Wilson Chandler's 25 points led seven players in double figures as host Denver evened its record at 21-21 by beating Indiana, which dropped to 34-9. Lance Stephenson scored 23 points to lead the Pacers.

Bulls 89, Bobcats 87 - D.J. Augustin scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and Chicago held off host Charlotte to get back above .500 (22-21). Joakim Noah had 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists for the Bulls. Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with 32 points and 13 rebounds.

Grizzlies 99, Rockets 81 - Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds, Mike Conley scored 17 and Courtney Lee 15 to lead host Memphis over Houston. James Harden had 16 points to lead the Rockets.

Hawks 112, Bucks 87 - Paul Millsap scored 20 points to lead six Hawks in double figures and key the decisive surge as Atlanta topped host Milwaukee. Brandon Knight scored 27 points for the Bucks.

Jazz 104, Wizards 101 - Enes Kanter scored 24 points to lead five players in double figures as host Utah held off Washington. Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with 23 points.

- Associated Press

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