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TORONTO (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 28 points against his former team, Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the Raptors 113-98 on Sunday, ending Toronto’s winning streak at seven.
Jonathan Isaac scored 16 points and D.J. Augustin added 12 to help the Magic win for the sixth time in seven games. Orlando had won a season-best five straight before losing at home to Chicago on Friday night, its first game following the All-Star break.
Kyle Lowry had 19 points and 10 assists for the Raptors. Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard sat out to rest.
NUGGETS 123, CLIPPERS 96
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 22 points and 16 rebounds, Paul Millsap had 21 points and 16 rebounds and Denver breezed past cold-shooting Los Angeles for its fourth consecutive victory.
The Nuggets improved to 26-4 at home and, at 41-18 overall, pulled within a game of Western Conference-leading Golden State. Lou Williams scored 24 points for the Clippers.
KNICKS 130, SPURS 118
NEW YORK (AP) — Damyean Dotson scored 27 points and New York beat San Antonio to snap its franchise-record home losing streak at 18 games.
Kevin Knox, Dennis Smith Jr. and Emmanual Mudiay all had 19 points in the Knicks’ first home victory since Dec. 1 against Milwaukee. DeMar DeRozan had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs. They fell to 1-6 on their trip that ends Monday night in Brooklyn.