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    NBA roundup: Clippers overcome Raptors, Terence Ross

    Blake Griffin drove in on Toronto’s Jonas Valanciuna during the second half.
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    Blake Griffin drove in on Toronto’s Jonas Valanciuna during the second half.

    Jamal Crawford had a season-high 37 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame Terrence Ross’s 51 points to beat the Raptors, 126-118, Saturday night in Toronto.

    Ross matched Vince Carter’s franchise record set 14 years ago and nearly doubled his previous career high of 26 points against Portland on Jan. 2, 2013.

    The second-year guard connected on 16 of 29 field goal attempts, made 10 of 17 from 3-point range, and went 9 for 10 at the free throw line. But he missed his final foul shot with 4 seconds remaining, failing to better the 51 points Carter scored in a 103-102 win over Phoenix on Feb. 27, 2000.


    Thunder 103, 76ers 91 — Kevin Durant had 32 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists in his return from a strained right shoulder injury to lead visiting Oklahoma City to its seventh straight win, easily rolling over Philadelphia. Durant was scratched from the Thunder’s win over the Celtics on Friday.

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    Nuggets 109, Pacers 96 — Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 25 points and host Denver snapped a three-game losing streak.

    Bulls 89, Bobcats 87 — D.J. Augustin scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and visiting Chicago held off Charlotte to get back above .500 (22-21).

    Grizzlies 99, Rockets 81 — Mike Conley scored 17 points and Zach Randolph added 15 points and 17 rebounds as host Memphis beat Houston for the second consecutive night.

    Hawks 112, Bucks 87 — Paul Millsap scored 20 points to lead six Hawks in double figures and key the decisive surge that helped Atlanta host Milwaukee.


    Jazz 104, Wizards 101 — Enes Kanter scored 24 points and Gordon Hayward hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to lift Utah over visiting Washington.

    Trail Blazers 115, Timberwolves 104 — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 18 to power host Portland past Minnesota.