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  • Associated Press Pacers forward Thaddeus Young tries to drive past Raptors forward Pascal Siakam during the second half Friday.

Saturday, December 02, 2017 1:00 am

NBA

Pacers fall to Raptors

Associated Press

TORONTO – DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Jakob Poeltl made all eight of his field goal attempts and had a career-high 18 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 120-115 on Friday night for their sixth straight home victory.

Serge Ibaka added 15 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 13 and Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each had 11 for the Raptors. They are 8-1 at home.

Toronto is 13-0 this season when leading after three quarters. The Raptors led 94-89 heading to the fourth.

Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 36 points for Indiana, and Myles Turner had 17, and Darren Collison 16. The Pacers lost their second straight road game after winning the previous four away from home. They have lost eight consecutive regular-season visits to Toronto.

Indiana trailed by five, 103-98, after Oladipo made three free throws with 8:31 left. Norman Powell answered with a one-handed dunk, sparking an 8-0 run by the Raptors that gave Toronto a 111-98 lead with 6:48 remaining.

The Pacers rallied, and a layup by Collison made it 116-11 with 1:45 left. Indiana missed its next three shot attempt, allowing DeRozan to seal the victory at the free throw line.

Turner started for the Pacers despite a sore right knee suffered in a collision with a Wednesday night in a loss at Houston.

KINGS 107, BULLS 106: In Chicago, Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points as Sacramento extended Chicago's losing streak to eight games.

Randolph was 12 for 19 from the field. Garrett Temple had 13 points and Willie Cauley-Stein added 10 points for the Kings.

Jerian Grant had 17 points, while rookie Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez and Paul Zipser scored 14 points apiece for Chicago, which dropped to an NBA-worst 3-18.

It was the second straight night the Bulls lost by a point, although Friday's game ended with a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer. Chicago's last win was a 123-120 decision against Charlotte on Nov. 17.

Chicago kept it close throughout the fourth quarter. Randolph hit what turned out to be the key basket, giving Sacramento a 103-99 lead with 51.5 seconds left. 

WIZARDS 109, PISTONS 91: In Washington, Markieff Morris scored 23 points, Tomas Satoransky added a career-high 17 as Washington won at home for the first time in nearly three weeks and ended Detroit's three-game winning streak.

Otto Porter Jr. added 17 points, and Marcin Gortat had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Washington, which improved to 2-2 without All-Star point guard John Wall since he received injections in his swollen left knee.

The Wizards outscored Detroit 35-15 in the third quarter, the Pistons' lowest-scoring period of the season, to secure their first home victory since Nov. 13.

Andre Drummond had 14 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists for the Pistons, who were still outrbounded 49-32.