DeMar DeRozan scored 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Denver Nuggets, 100-90. This is the third straight win for Toronto (25-21).
DeRozan finished 6-17 and converted 7-8 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Toronto were Kyle Lowry with 13 points and 6 assists, Jonas Valanciunas with 13 points and 8 rebounds, and John Salmons with 11 points and 9 assists. Despite the loss, J.J. Hickson scored 18 points for Denver on 7-10 shooting from the field and 4-8 from the free throw line. He also tallied 13 rebounds. Evan Fournier added 18 points and 6 rebounds, Kenneth Faried finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds, and Quincy Miller put up 10 points and 6 rebounds.
This drops Denver (22-23) to 1-1 versus Toronto on the season.
Coming up, the Raptors take on the Portland Trail Blazers, who are 33-13 on the season. The Nuggets match up against the Los Angeles Clippers, currently sitting at 33-16 this year. The Raptors are 0-1 versus Portland this season. The Nuggets have a 0-1 record against Los Angeles this season.