In a tremendous all-around performance, DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and registered 9 assists and 7 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors squeak by the Dallas Mavericks, 109-108. Toronto (10-14) picked up the win after falling to Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday.
DeRozan finished 6-18 from the field. Other top contributors for Toronto included Kyle Lowry with 20 points and 6 assists, Jonas Valanciunas with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Amir Johnson with 15 points and 6 rebounds. On 8-13 shooting, including 7-10 from behind the arc, Jose Calderon scored 23 points for Dallas in the loss. He also recorded 9 assists. Dirk Nowitzki chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds, Monta Ellis finished with 21 points and 11 assists, and Shawn Marion put up 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Coming up, the Raptors play the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 21-4 on the season. The Mavericks meet the Phoenix Suns, currently sitting at 15-10 this year.