National Basketball Association Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkFebruary 25, 2014 

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMar DeRozan poured in 33 points with six assists, guiding the Toronto Raptors to a 99-93 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Terrence Ross netted 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point territory and Kyle Lowry added 13 points with nine assists despite shooting 3-for-15, including 0-for-9 from beyond the arc in the win. Toronto has won three straight and is seven games over .500 for the first time since being 32-25 on Feb. 29, 2008. Kyrie Irving paced Cleveland with 25 points to go along with nine assists and Spencer Hawes, who made his first start for the Cavs since being acquired at the trade deadline from Philadelphia, finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. Tristan Thompson had 13 points and nine rebounds, while Jarrett Jack chipped in 12 points in Cleveland's third straight loss following a season-high six-game winning streak.

Final Score: Indiana 118, LA Lakers 98

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George netted 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out six assists, and Indiana used a dominant second half to hand the Los Angeles Lakers a 118-98 drubbing. George Hill scored 14 points, David West added 11 with 12 rebounds and Evan Turner, making his Pacers debut after a trade deadline deal brought him over from Philadelphia, chipped in with 13 points off the bench. Lance Stephenson donated 13 points and nine boards for Indiana, which outscored the Lakers in the second half by a 61-44 margin to earn a rare sweep of the season series, their first since the 1991-92 campaign. Kent Bazemore scored a career-high 23 points in LA's sixth loss in its last seven games.

Final Score: Washington 115, Orlando 106

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - John Wall collected 18 of his 27 points in the first half and was one of four Washington Wizards to score at least 21 in a 115-106 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. Trevor Ariza added 22 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and Bradley Beal and Marcin Gortat both scored 21. Gortat added 10 rebounds for a double-double as Washington won a fourth straight game for the first time since Feb. 4-11, 2013. The Wizards led by as many as 17 a day after learning Nene would miss around six weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee. Victor Oladipo had 26 points and Nikola Vucevic scored 19 with 14 rebounds for the Magic, who have lost a franchise record-tying 16 straight road games.

Final Score: Chicago 107, Atlanta 103

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Dunleavy led seven Chicago scorers in double figures with 22 points, as the Bulls got back to their winning ways with a 107-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday at Philips Arena. Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer each donated double-doubles, with Noah notching 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Boozer registered 17 points and 11 boards for the Bulls, who had won five straight before dropping a 93-79 decision at Miami on Sunday. Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson each scored 14, while Tony Snell and D.J. Augustin netted 10 points apiece in the victory. Jeff Teague tallied 26 points and seven assists, while Kyle Korver contributed 16 points and seven boards for the Hawks, who have lost nine of their last 10 games.

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