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NBA roundup: Dragic lifts Suns over the Clippers

Goran Dragic scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half and the Suns held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 93-88, on Thursday night in Phoenix, improving to 2-0 under interim coach Lindsey Hunter.

Marcin Gortat added 15 points, including two free throws with 23.3 seconds left. Luis Scola and Markieff Morris had 14 apiece for the Suns, who had not won two in a row since a season-high, four-game winning streak ended on Dec. 19.

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The Clippers, who lost their third straight, were without Chris Paul for the fifth time in seven games because of a bruised right kneecap. The team is 3-2 without him.

Jamal Crawford led Los Angeles with 21 points.

Raptors 97, Magic 95 — DeMar DeRozan swished a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer as Toronto fought off a late-game charge by host Orlando.

The victory gave the Raptors a four-game season sweep of Magic, who dropped their fourth game in a row.

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