DeRozan has 43, Raptors rally by Celtics

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TORONTO (AP) New talent helped the Toronto Raptors, though a familiar face pushed them over the finish line.

Fresh off starting in last weekend's All-Star Game, and with Kyle Lowry out with a right wrist injury, DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points to lead Toronto back from a 17-point deficit to a 107-97 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

The absence of his fellow All-Star brought on a change in mindset for DeRozan, who shot 15 of 28 from the floor in surpassing the 42 points he had against Houston on March 30, 2015.

Spurs best Clippers, spoil Paul's return

LOS ANGELES (AP) With Kawhi Leonard in foul trouble for the first time all season, the San Antonio Spurs still kept it together.

They shook off the rust from a nine-day layoff to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-97 on Friday night for their third straight win. (MORE)

Lowry out indefinitely with wrist injury

TORONTO (AP) Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has a right wrist injury that could sideline him for an extended period.

Coach Dwane Casey announced before the game against the Boston Celtics on Friday night that the All-Star guard would miss the contest after having X-rays and would have further evaluation over the weekend. (MORE)

76ers' Simmons won't debut this season

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) Ben Simmons won't make his NBA debut this season.

His surgically repaired right foot hasn't healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday. (MORE)

Cavs' Love expected back for playoffs

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love expects to be ready for the NBA playoffs in April after "very minor" knee surgery.

Doctors removed "loose bodies" from his left knee Feb. 14 and have told the All-Star he will need six weeks to recover. Love expects to have the stitches taken out this weekend, and he believes he's on schedule to return in late March. (MORE)

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