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WASHINGTON -- It took the Toronto Raptors a little while to get going in their first game since the All-Star break. Guard Kyle Lowry eventually provided a jump start. Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists as the Raptors broke open a close game in the third quarter and held on for a 103-93 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. "He took the game over in the middle of the third quarter and willed us to a win," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. Leading by six at halftime, the Atlantic Division leading Raptors pushed the lead to 17 as DeMar DeRozans driving layup started a 15-2 run midway through the third quarter. Lowry scored nine of the 15 points with a variety of shots, including a driving lay-up, a short fall-away jumper and a corner 3-pointer that made it 78-61 late in the period. He played the entire 12 minutes scored 14 points in the quarter. "I just was getting more looks, trying to attack a little more" said Lowry, who wasnt named an All-Star, but came in averaging 16.7 points 7.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. "That first game out of the break is always tough and I didnt want to let that be an excuse for us to lose the game." Five Raptors joined Lowry in double figures, including Amir Johnson, who returned after missing two games with a sore right ankle. He scored 14 points. The Raptors, who have won three straight, also got 14 from Greivis Vasquez and DeRozan, who addressed the team before the game. "Just (told) everybody to be focused," DeRozan said. "Each and every single game matters from here on out especially if we want to do something special. We cant take any nights off. These thirty games are going to be big and we have to start tonight." The Raptors led by as many as 20 midway through the fourth quarter, before being held without a field goal for the final 7:36. The Wizards pulled to within 99-90 on a 3-pointer by Martell Webster with 2:04 left. Following a steal, Nenes layup made it 99-92. After John Wall collected a steal, Nene made one of two free throws with 1:32 left, but Lowry hit a pair of free throws, however, to make it 101-93 with 1:02 left. Toronto shot 57 per cent from the field (42-of-74) for the game, and finished with 60 points inside. "We had trouble guarding off the dribble tonight," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. "We defended pretty much a lot of their sets and then it gets down to seven, eight seconds on the shot clock and they break you down off the dribble. Thats how they get 60 points in the paint." Wall led the Wizards with 22 points, but went 0-for-7 from the field in the second half, and Marcin Gortat added 18 points and 11 rebounds. Washington has lost three straight and five of six. The Wizards are 0-3 against Toronto, and fell to 13-14 at home this season. "They stayed with it," Wittman said of the fourth quarter rally. "We got the floor spread, made some shots. Uncharacteristically, (we) turned some shots down tonight. I thought we werent as aggressive from our perimeters with Brad (Beal), Trevor (Ariza) and Martell. Beal played nearly 37 minutes and went 2-of-10 from the field, finishing with nine points, while Webster finished with seven and Ariza six. "I was just taking what they were giving me. I found my teammates open," Beal said. "We just didnt make shots and thats all it was. Did I have a few? Maybe. But Im the one whos taking them and feeling comfortable and I didnt feel comfortable taking them." The post All-Star Break opener paired the teams currently in third place (Toronto) and sixth in the Eastern Conference when play began. The score was tied after one, but reserves Tyler Hansbrough and Vasquez (four points each) manufactured an 8-2 Toronto run early in the second quarter. 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"Were going in a different direction and weve got to figure out another spot or two for our ballclub," coach Mike Woodson said before the game.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Golden State Warriors got off to such a fast start, they gave Kobe Bryant no other choice but to keep shooting the ball to keep the Los Angeles Lakers within striking distance.Stephen Curry had 30 points and 15 assists, Marreese Speights added 24 points, and the Warriors cruised to a 136-115 victory Sunday night despite 44 points by the 36-year-old Bryant.I think that just says that hes still Kobe and he can get 44. As long as it doesnt hurt us too much and the games going our way, then were going to play him straight up, coach Steve Kerr said. Kobes Kobe, and hes always going to score — no matter how old he is. Im sure its tough on him, but hes such a competitor.Andrew Bogut had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacific Division-leading Warriors, who are off to an 8-2 start in Kerrs first season. Klay Thompson, who had 41 points in a win against the Lakers on Nov. 1, finished with 18 in the rematch.They came out and knocked down shots and put us in a hole pretty quick, Bryant said. Were not getting back in transition and giving up a lot of points. Weve got to give ourselves an opportunity to play half-court defence. ... Theyre running the ball and shooting in transition in 5 seconds before you really get an opportunity.Bryant, who sat out the fourth quarter with Los Angeles down by 36 points, was 15 for 34 from the field in 31 minutes — two nights after he played sick against the Phoenix Suns and missed his first 10 shots before finishing 1 for 14 with nine points.Id rather get guys involved early. Thats always the intent, Bryant said. But when you go down 10-12 points in the hole, man, Ive got to try to keep us in the ball game at some point. The responsibility is on me. I mean, when things go good, its us. When things go bad, its me.Jordan Hill had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, off to a franchise-worst 1-9 start despite Bryants 27.3-point scoring average.Four players scored in double digits in the first half for Golden State en route to a 74-55 lead, including Speights with a team-high 16.The Warriors opened the game with a 15-6 run and increased the margin to 19 on a 3-pointer by Andre Iguodala with 2:49 left iin the first quarter.dddddddddddd.We had a great start to the game, Curry said. We were focused at both ends of the floor and we made it as tough as possible on them at the defensive end. Our defence definitely made Kobe make some tough ones. If you make him work, hopefully youll wear him down. And we were able to do that.Bryant was struck in face by Draymond Green while trying to pass the ball with 5:22 left in the half, and lay on the floor for several anxious moments while he was attended to by trainer Gary Vitti.The Lakers got no closer than 14 after that. Bryant hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 64-50 with 2:04 left in the second quarter, but Curry responded with a driving layup and a 3-pointer 20 seconds apart.Thats a good a job at point guard as Ive ever seen, what Steph did tonight — managing the game, being aggressive at the right times, taking care of the ball and finding guys, Kerr said. I think hes the best in the NBA right now at that position.___TIP-INSWarriors: They led by as many as 38 points on Speights dunk with 1:13 left in the third quarter. The Warriors largest margin of victory ever over the Lakers was 39 points on Nov. 11, 1966, in a 132-93 victory at San Francisco. ... Curry is the first player to score at least 20 points in each of the teams first eight games since 1994, when Latrell Sprewell did it in the first nine.Lakers: Beleaguered coach Byron Scott has been through these kind of starts before. His 2004-05 New Orleans Hornets lost 29 of their first 31 games and finished 18-64. His 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers started out 8-45 and finished 19-63. ... Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor, who ushered the NBA into Los Angeles with Jerry West and Tommy Hawkins, was honoured by the club in a halftime ceremony exactly two months after his 80th birthday and was presented with a custom-made diamond-studded ring after a lengthy video montage. ... Among the sellout crowd was Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, who at one time was president and general manager of the Atlanta Hawks — and to this day remains the NBAs only back-to-back Executive of the Year.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Utah on Friday.Lakers: At Atlanta on Tuesday. ' ' '

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