TORONTO — DeMar De-Rozan scored 26 points, Kyle Lowry had 12 of his 21 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night and the Toronto Raptors beat Charlotte 96-90, handing the Hornets back-to-back losses for the first time in more than two months.

Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Corey Joseph added 11 points, including two key free throws in the closing seconds, as the Raptors won for the third time in four games.

Charlotte, which lost Sunday at Cleveland, had not lost consecutive games since defeats at Utah and Portland on Jan. 27 and 29. They Hornets had won 22 of 29 since.

Jeremy Lin matched a season best with four 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Charlotte, and Marvin Williams had 15.

76ERS 107, PELICANS 93: Carl Landry scored 22 points to lead Philadelphia at home, ensuring that the team won’t tie its own league record for fewest victories in an 82-game season.

Philadelphia improved to 10-68 and is one win clear of the 1972-73 76ers, who set an NBA mark for futility with a 9-73 mark. The 76ers have four games remaining.

CAVALIERS 109, BUCKS 80: J.R. Smith scored 21 points and went 7 of 11 from 3-point range to lead Cleveland at Milwaukee.

Kevin Love added 17 points and shot 3 of 6 from behind the arc for the Cavaliers, who maintained a 3½-game lead over Toronto for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

GRIZZLIES 108, BULLS 92: Zach Randolph had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Vince Carter added 17 points and Memphis won at home to snap a six-game losing streak.

Memphis used a strong defense missing in recent games to turn back the Bulls, who had won 3 of 4. Chicago never got the deficit under double digits in the fourth quarter of a loss that damaged its playoff hopes.

HEAT 107, PISTONS 89: Goran Dragic scored 22 points to lead six players in double figures, Dwyane Wade added 16 and Miami won at home.

Josh Richardson also had 16 for Miami (45-32), which remained in fifth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

HAWKS 103, SUNS 90: Jeff Teague scored 20 points, Kent Bazemore added 17 and Atlanta rallied from 13 down in the third quarter at home.

NOTES

CELTICS: Coach Brad Stevens said reserve forward Evan Turner is continuing to recover from a left eye abrasion and will sit out Wednesday against New Orleans.


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