DeMar DeRozan finished with 40 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a victory over the Dallas Mavericks, 93-85. Toronto (21-20) gets one in the win column after losing to Charlotte on Monday.
DeRozan went 15-22, in a strong performance. Other key players for Toronto included Greivis Vasquez with 17 points and 7 assists, and Jonas Valanciunas with 12 points and 10 rebounds. On 9-18 shooting, including 2-5 from behind the arc, Monta Ellis scored 21 points for Dallas in the loss.
This drops Dallas (25-19) to 0-2 versus Toronto on the season.
Coming up next, the Raptors take on the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 13-28 on the year. The Mavericks go up against the Brooklyn Nets, currently 18-22 this season. The Raptors came away with a win in two straight games against Philadelphia.