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Sixers Get a Couple of Favors in the Playoff Race

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    Sixers Get a Couple of Favors in the Playoff Race
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    Sixers get a couple of favors in the playoff race

    TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry each scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 19 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Detroit Pistons 123-94 on Monday night for their seventh win in eight games.

    Pascal Siakam added 11 points as the Raptors improved to 25-5 at home, the best record in the NBA.

    The Eastern Conference leaders bounced back from Friday's overtime loss against Milwaukee, using spurts at the start of the second and third quarters to hand the slumping Pistons their third straight defeat and sixth in seven games.

    Andre Drummond had 18 points and 18 rebounds but Detroit lost its fourth consecutive meeting with Toronto. Ish Smith scored 16 points, Reggie Bullock had 14, and Blake Griffin and Dwight Buycks added 12 apiece for the Pistons, who fell three games behind idle Miami for the final playoff spot in the East.

    James Ennis scored 10 points for the Pistons, who never led after the first quarter.

    All six of Lowry's field goals were 3-pointers. He finished 6 for 8 from long range and missed two attempts from inside the arc (see full recap).

    Mavericks knock off Pacers to end 4-game skid
    DALLAS -- Harrison Barnes scored 21 points, J.J. Barea added 19 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Indiana Pacers 109-103 Monday night.

    The Mavericks ended a four-game losing streak and stopped Indiana's four-game winning streak. They also swept the two-game season series.

    Doug McDermott had 15 points for Dallas, and Dwight Powell added 10 points and 14 rebounds.

    Myles Turner led Indiana with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Turner played high school ball nearby at Euless Trinity and his only college season at Texas.

    Victor Oladipo scored 21 for the Pacers despite playing only 23 minutes because of foul trouble (see full recap).

    Warriors take control in 3rd, pull away from Knicks
    NEW YORK -- Klay Thompson scored 26 points and Stephen Curry had 14 of his 21 in the third quarter, when the Golden State Warriors ran another opponent off the floor on their way to a 125-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.

    Kevin Durant added 22 points and nine rebounds for Golden State, which trailed by one at halftime before outscoring New York 39-18 in the third to end things early.

    The Warriors improved to 3-0 since the All-Star break and beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time, one shy of their longest winning streak in the series. They won nine straight in 1963-64.

    A night shy of the five-year anniversary of Curry's 54-point Madison Square Garden masterpiece, the Warriors showed how many weapons they have around him now, making 15 3-pointers and putting six players in double figures.

    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 20 points and Trey Burke had 18 for the Knicks (see full recap).