Warriors top Raptors despite blowing 27-point lead

LeBron James

LeBron James

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan had critical comments about the officiating following Saturday's 127-125 loss against the Golden State Warriors.

The Raptors also got 12 points, nine rebounds and this nifty move in the midst of the Toronto rally from Jonas Valanciunas.

Durant scored 25 points and Draymond Green had 14 for the Warriors, who have won 12 straight on the road.

Golden State is on the second night of a back-to-back to begin a hard five-game road trip.

It was pointed out to Casey (he didn't need the reminder) that only the Raptors (third in offence, fourth in defence) and Warriors (one and three) rank in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency this season, he had a quick response. Curry then ran out to the court and proceeded to go through his extensive, highly entertaining pre-game dribbling and shooting warmup which features one-legged shots, which test his balance, and three-pointers launched from near mid-court, among other things.

The win improves the Warriors' record to a league-best 35-9.

For Golden State, it's probably best that they get some practice in close games with quality competition where they can. The Warriors rank 28th in steals allowed per game (8.8).

Curry, who has missed the past two games, is officially listed as probable on the team injury report.

All-Star point guard Kemba Walker had several shots blocked on drives to the basket and finished 5 of 17 from the field. The Bucks next travel to Miami to face the Heat in the first of a two-game swing.

LaVine was making his Bulls debut after being acquired from Minnesota in the Jimmy Butler trade.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 22 points for Brooklyn, which forced overtime despite never holding the lead.

Halfway there: Saturday's contest will mark the official halfway-mark for the Raptors in the regular season.

Besides Jordan, they were without Austin Rivers and Danilo Gallinari.

However, the Warriors were saved by a late jumper with 21.8 seconds left, helping them seal a 127-125 win over the Raptors, who were coming off a 133-99 win over the on Thursday night.

The Lakers (15-27) trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter but battled back for their first win against the Mavericks in Dallas since February 24, 2013.

Randle, a Dallas native, had 23 points and 15 rebounds.

But the Raptors didn't lay down, especially behind DeRozan, who notched his 92nd career 30-point game, passing for the most in Raptors history.

Steph Curry picked up two fouls, but when he got matched up against Serge Ibaka on a switch, Curry sized up his bigger defender and calmly drained a shot. Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews each had 17 points for Dallas.

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