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Toronto Raptors fall to Oklahoma City Thunder

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DAVID COOPER/TORONTO STAR Raptors guard Jose Calderon cuts to the basket around Thabo Sefolosha of the Thunder in Sunday’s game.

Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and Kevin Durant added 22 of his own, lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder over Toronto 104-96 on Sunday and handing the Raptors their second straight loss after they had won eight of nine.

Alan Anderson scored a career-high 27 points — 19 in the second quarter — to top Toronto (12-22). Amir Johnson finished with 19 points and nine rebounds. Jose Calderon had 10 points to go with 11 assists, while DeMar DeRozan added 11 points.

Serge Ibaka added 19 points for the Thunder (26-7), while Kevin Martin had 16.

The Raptors held their own for the first half thanks to a sizzling second quarter that saw Anderson drain four three-pointers and Kyle Lowry add a pair. Lowry, who finished with 10 points and eight assists, made like he was tucking a three-fingered gun in his holster after one.

But after trailing the Thunder by just two points at halftime, Oklahoma City put 15 points on the home team by late in the third quarter and took a 78-67 lead into the final 12 minutes.


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