TORONTO – DeMar DeRozan had 42 points Tuesday night and the Toronto Raptors snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls by rallying for a wild 122-120 overtime victory.

DeRozan shot 17 of 38 from the floor and also collected eight assists. Cory Joseph had 19 points for the Raptors, and Serge Ibaka scored 16 before he was ejected for his role in a memorable fight with Robin Lopez during the third quarter.

Jimmy Butler had 37 points for the Bulls, and Rajon Rondo finished with 24. It was Chicago’s first loss to Toronto since Dec. 31, 2013.

Following a Butler 3-pointer with 3:58 remaining in the third quarter, giving Chicago a 16-point lead, Lopez swatted the ball out Ibaka’s hands. The two squared up in the middle of a crowd, and Lopez swung and missed Ibaka, who returned in kind, barely connecting with Lopez’s head.

Lopez and Ibaka were ejected following a long review period. Chicago forward Nikola Mirotic and Raptors assistant coach Jamaal Magloire received offsetting technical fouls after getting into a shoving match following the melee.

NETS 98, PISTONS 96: Brook Lopez made a jumper as time expired to give Brooklyn a victory at New York.

The Pistons, competing for a playoff spot, wiped out a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to make it 96-96 on Tobias Harris’ follow shot with 2.4 seconds left.

HEAT 112, SUNS 97: Hassan Whiteside had 23 points and 14 rebounds before leaving late with blood on his right hand, and Miami won at home.

Tyler Johnson scored 17 for the Heat (35-36), who had seven players in double figures. Goran Dragic scored 16, Josh Richardson had 14 and Willie Reed added 12 for Miami.

PELICANS 95, GRIZZLIES 82: DeMarcus Cousins enjoyed his most prolific performance yet with the Pelicans with 41 points and 17 rebounds, and New Orleans won at home.

Cousins hit five 3-pointers, tying a career high. He also made five shots in the paint while being fouled, converting for three-point plays.

WARRIORS 112, MAVERICKS 87: Klay Thompson had 23 points with five 3-pointers and Golden State earned its 28th road win this season.

Stephen Curry had 17 points and nine assists for the Warriors.


JERRY KRAUSE, the Chicago Bulls’ general manager during their 1990s dynasty that saw them capture six NBA championships with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way, died at age 77.

A Chicago native, Krause took over as GM in 1985 and was responsible for surrounding Jordan with the pieces that would propel the team to two championship three-peats in the 1990s. He also hired Phil Jackson from the Continental Basketball Association as an assistant to Doug Collins and fired Collins in favor of Jackson following a run to the Eastern Conference finals in 1989.

LAKERS: Los Angeles signed David Nwaba to a multiyear deal after the rookie guard impressed on a pair of 10-day contracts.

Nwaba was promoted Feb. 28 from the Lakers’ D-League affiliate and immediately caught on with standout defense and steady play. He is averaging 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10 games for the Lakers, including two starts.