DeRozan nets 30 as Raptors beat Pistons

Posted at 04/14/14 1:26 PM

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) is defended by Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey (3) in the second half at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Photo by Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Raptors 116, Pistons 107

Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan poured in 30 points and the Toronto Raptors tied a franchise record for victories with a win over the Detroit Pistons.

Toronto (47-33), which clinched the Atlantic Division championship for first time in seven years on Friday, also won 47 games in 2000-01 and 2006-07. They can set a new record with a victory over Milwaukee on Monday or at New York on Wednesday.

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Knicks 100, Bulls 89

Tim Hardaway Jr scored 20 points as the New York Knicks ended the Chicago Bulls' seven-game winning streak.

The Bulls wasted an opportunity to stay ahead of the Toronto Raptors, who beat Detroit on Sunday, in the race for the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The two teams are tied at 47-33.

The Knicks (35-45) were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday when Atlanta clinched the final berth with a win over Miami.

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Kings 106, Timberwolves 103

DeMarcus Cousins and rookie guard Ben McLemore combined to make four free throws in the final 12 seconds, and Sacramento edged Minnesota.

Cousins finished with 35 points and 15 rebounds.

Love, the NBA's leader with 63 double-doubles, scored 43 points and grabbed 11 rebounds after returning from a one-game absence caused by a hyperextended elbow.

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