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Wizards Survive Furious Bulls Comeback; Raptors Exploit Pistons’ Fourth Q Collapse

Wizards Survive Furious Bulls Comeback; Raptors Exploit Pistons’ Fourth Q Collapse News

Chicago Bulls 107-112 Washington Wizards

John Wall dished out a career-high 20 assists and backcourt mate Bradley Beal scored a team-high 24 to bounce back from consecutive losses and beat the Bulls. However, it wasn’t easy as Chicago outscored the home team 67-53 in the second half after being down by 19 at the half. Jimmy Butler (28 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals) and Robin Lopez (25 points, 12 rebounds) were the top contributors for the Bulls.

 

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Toronto Raptors 87-75 Detroit Pistons

In a low-scoring game, the Pistons were up by six after three-quarters and were set to win. But in the final period, they collapsed scoring just 9 points while letting the Raptors score 27 and escape Detroit with the much-needed win. Behind DeMar DeRozan (14 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists) and Serge Ibaka (17 points, 9 rebounds), the Raptors reached their 40th win of the season.

 

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Boston Celtics 98-95 Brooklyn Nets

With no Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder scored nine of his 24 points in the final period and Al Horford had a huge all-round game to the help the Celtics nick one out in Brooklyn. Horford had 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks yet the Celtics needed until the final minute to seal this one. Brook Lopez led the way for the Nets with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

 

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Dallas Mavericks 74-116 Philadelphia 76ers

The Playoff hopes for Dallas thinned further with their huge 42-point loss in Philadelphia. The visitors just struggled to knock down shots – 34.5% from the field and 21.7% from beyond the arc. They’ve now lost three of their last four games. While Dario Saric led the way for the 76ers with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, former Mavericks player Justin Anderson had a big game as well – 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.

 

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