Raptors Snap Losing Streak Against Warriors With 83-75 Win
TORONTO (CBS SF/AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, James Johnson had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat Golden State 83-75 on Sunday, snapping a five-game losing streak against the Warriors.
Amir Johnson had 11 points and 13 rebounds, Leandro Barbosa scored 18 points and Ed Davis grabbed 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who had lost 11 of their last 14.
David Lee had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Monta Ellis scored 20 points, but Golden State lost for the sixth time in nine games.
The Warriors came in averaging 120.2 points in their previous five meetings with Toronto, their longest active winning streak against any opponent. But the Warriors, who scored just 36 points in the second half of Friday’s 105-83 loss at Philadelphia, were even worse after the break in this one, scoring just 28 points and making only 11 of 40 field-goal attempts.
Lee tied it at 62 on a dunk with 9:59 left, but failed to complete the three-point play. Toronto answered with a 7-0 run to take a 69-62 lead with 8:32 to go.
Golden State trailed 75-71 with just over two minutes left when Amir Johnson fell down clutching his right knee, allowing Nate Robinson to come up with the steal. With Johnson still on the floor, Robinson drove in for a layup but missed. Johnson stayed down as Barbosa drained a 3 from the corner, putting Toronto up 78-71 with 1:55 remaining.
Toronto missed its first six field-goal attempts, but shot 7 for 14 the rest of the first quarter to avoid falling too far behind. Golden State’s shooting was just as poor: The Warriors made only eight of 22 attempts in the first, but eight points from Lee gave Golden State a 20-18 lead after one.
Lee scored eight more in the second, while Rush and Robinson came off the bench to score six points each as Golden State took a 47-38 lead into the half.
Lee scored just two points in the third and the Warriors made just five of 23 field-goal attempts as the Raptors roared back. Barbosa’s jump shot tied it at 58 with 58 seconds left in the quarter and, after a steal by Ed Davis, Jerryd Bayless fed DeRozan for a go-ahead alley-oop.
Notes: Warriors C Andris Biedrins, who came in scoreless in his past three games, was replaced in the starting lineup by Ekpe Udoh. Biedrins was scoreless again in this one, missing both shots he took in six minutes of action. … Golden State G Stephen Curry (strained tendon in his right foot) dressed but did not play. Curry has played just 3 seconds in the past four games. … Golden State came in having won 10 of 12 meetings with Toronto dating to the 2005-06 season. … Warriors coach Mark Jackson played 54 games for Toronto in the 2000-01 season.