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Toronto Raptors end Los Angeles Clippers' streak, Memphis Grizzlies back to winning ways

The Toronto Raptors ended the Los Angeles Clippers' home winning streak on Saturday, while the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a four-game skid.

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Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas contributed big numbers as the Raptors won 110-98 in Los Angeles, condemning the Clippers to their first loss at Staples Center in eight outings.

Lowry posted a game-high 25 points, while big man Valanciunas had 22 points and 11 rebounds in a double-double performance for the Eastern Conference leaders, who boast a 23-7 win-loss record.

The Raptors flexed their muscles in the second half, outscoring the Clippers 61-49 as the Toronto franchise took to the court for the first time since losing to the Chicago Bulls 129-120 on Monday.

J.J. Redick (23), Blake Griffin (22) and Jamal Crawford (20) all scored double-digit points but it was in vain for the Clippers (20-11) on home court.

DeAndre Jordan collected a game-high 20 rebounds in 38 minutes.

While the Clippers lost, there was finally some joy for the Grizzlies, who trumped the Miami Heat 103-95 on the road.

The Grizzlies had lost consecutive games against the Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets prior to tip-off at American Airlines Arena.

But star duo Mike Conley and Marc Gasol lifted the Grizzlies (22-8) - second in the Western Conference Southwest Division - to an overdue win in a game where they never trailed.

Conley had 24 points, which included four three-pointers in Miami and Spanish team-mate Gasol served up 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Dwyane Wade scored 25 points for the Heat (14-17), who dropped to 6-11 at home.

Jimmy Butler continued his breakout season as the in-form Chicago Bulls downed the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100.

Butler was 12-of-18 from the field for a game-best 33 points to help the Bulls to a sixth successive win (21-9).

Derrick Rose (19), Aaron Brooks (13), Taj Gibson (12, 10 rebounds) and Nikola Mirotic (10) also had double-digit points.

Bulls centre Joakim Noah talked up Anthony Davis pre-game but the All-Star big man could not prevent the Pelicans (15-15) from slipping to their second loss in a week, despite 29 points and 11 boards.

Jeff Teague and Al Horford combined for 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 90-85.

The Indiana Pacers saw off the Brooklyn Nets 110-95 thanks to double-digit points from seven players and veteran Paul Pierce turned back the clock with 17 points as the Washington Wizards accounted for the Boston Celtics 101-88.

Kemba Walker registered 42 points but the Charlotte Hornets still lost 102-94 to the Orlando Magic and the Utah Jazz survived a second-half rally to beat the lowly Philadelphia 76ers 88-71.

The league-leading Golden State Warriors ended a run of back-to-back defeats courtesy of a 110-97 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves, while DeMarcus Cousins carried the Sacramento Kings to a 135-129 overtime win at home to the New York Knicks.

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