RAPTORS 99, GRIZZLIES 86
In Toronto, Jonas Valanciunas scored a season-high 23 points, while Kyle Lowry had 22 points and 12 assists as Toronto won for the 11th time in 14 games.
Greivis Vasquez scored 17 points, DeMar DeRozan had 16 and Amir Johnson 12 as the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors ended a four-game home losing streak against the Grizzlies and improved to 16-0 at home this season when leading after three quarters.
Ten of DeRozan’s points came in the fourth quarter, helping Toronto win back-to-back games against the Grizzlies after losing eight of their previous nine meetings.
Zach Randolph scored 16 points as Memphis saw its four-game winning streak broken.
SUNS 87, CELTICS 80
In Boston, Goran Dragic scored 20 points as Phoenix scored the past seven points of the game to beat cold-shooting Boston.
BOBCATS 105, TIMBERWOLVES 93
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Al Jefferson had 25 points and 16 rebounds as Charlotte defeated Minnesota for their eighth straight victory at home.
Jefferson set a single-season team record with his 20th 20-point, 10-rebound game of the season.
The Bobcats, currently the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoff standings, came in averaging 103.9 points and shooting 47 percent in their last seven homes games. They shot 48 percent against the Timberwolves.
Kevin Martin had 19 points to lead Minnesota.
In other NBA action, it was:
‧ Trail Blazers 111, Pelicans 103
‧ Cavaliers 103, Warriors 94