DeMar DeRozan made a turnaround jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining, finishing with 37 points and leading the Toronto Raptors to a 92-91 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.
The Raptors won their fourth in a row, doing it with DeRozan and defense after learning earlier in the day that All-Star Kyle Lowry will have right wrist surgery that could sideline him the rest of the regular season.
Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points for the Knicks, but finished a 9-for-26 night when he missed a long jumper as time expired.
Derrick Rose and Courtney Lee each scored 16 points for the Knicks, who waived Brandon Jennings on Monday and learned Joakim Noah will have knee surgery that will knock him out for at least three weeks.
Hawks 114, Celtics 98: Dennis Schroder had 21 points to help Atlanta snap a three-game losing streak with a win over Boston. Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard each added 17 points. Isaiah Thomas had 19 points as the Celtics ended a seven-game home winning streak. Boston was off all night offensively, despite the return of guard Avery Bradley to the starting lineup after missing 22 of the previous 23 games with a right Achilles tendon injury. Bradley was on a minutes' restriction, logging 15 while scoring six points.
Warriors 119, 76ers 108: Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return to the lineup and Golden State overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of Stephen Curry's career in a victory over Philadelphia. Curry was 0-for-11 from 3-point range. His previous worst was 0-for-10 on Nov. 4 against the Lakers. Curry still had 19 points, making 7 of 12 two-point attempts and all five of his free throws. Durant returned after missing a game with a right hand injury. Dario Saric had 21 points for Philadelphia.
Cavaliers 102, Bucks 95: LeBron James returned from a bout with strep throat and scored 24 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and Cleveland held off Milwaukee. Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored just nine points on 4-for-13 shooting.
Mavericks 96, Heat 89: Seth Curry scored 29 points, Harrison Barnes added 24 and Dallas beat Miami, handing the Heat just their third loss in 19 games. Goran Dragic scored 24 points for the Heat, who went scoreless over the final 4:37.
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