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Game Preview: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors

14 January, 2018, 13:00 | Author: Joan Malone

The Warriors almost blew a 27-point lead Saturday in Toronto while they continued fouling the Raptors to fuel their near comeback.

DeMar DeRozan had 17 of his game-high 42 points in the second-half comeback for the Raptors, who lost for the second time in three games.

Draymond Green remains the NBA's leader in technical fouls with 11, but he avoided getting T'd up in Saturday's emotional win over the Raptors. OG Anunoby added 17 while Serge Ibaka had 14 as Toronto suffered just its third home loss but finished a three-game homestand 1-2. The 133 points scored by the Raptors was a franchise record for most points scored in a non-overtime game, and it was the ninth time this season the team has topped 125 points, also a franchise record.

Curry injured his right ankle when he slipped during a shooting workout after Wednesday's morning shootaround in Oakland.

For Toronto, point guard Kyle Lowry remained out with a bruised tailbone.

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In San Antonio, Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points in his return from a three-game absence, Davis Bertans had 18 and the Spurs never trailed in a victory over Denver. He's averaging 27.9 points and 6.4 assists per contest in 28 games this season. The last time Toronto beat a defending National Basketball Association champion was February 8, 2015 when it got past San Antonio 87-82 at Air Canada Centre.

In Chicago, Zach LaVine scored 14 points in his first game in 11 months, rookie Lauri Markkanen added 19 points and the Bulls beat Detroit.

Lou Williams scored 26 points in the Clippers' 126-105 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, giving Los Angeles a 21-21 mark at the season's midpoint.

Willie Reed added 14 points and 13 rebounds starting in place of DeAndre Jordan, who has a sprained left ankle.

Warriors F Kevon Looney had nine points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes playing in his hometown.

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