DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 30 points as the Toronto Raptors continued their winning ways at home with a 104-96 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.

DeRozan went 11 for 20 from the field and added five rebounds.

The Raptors (43-20) have won 14 of their last 15 at home.

The Hawks (36-29) had their three-win streak halted and concluded a five-game road trip 2-3.

Spurs 109, Bulls 101

Kawhi Leonard poured in 29 points and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 109-101 to remain unbeaten at home this season.

The Spurs improved to 31-0 at the AT&T Center this season, and they have a franchise-best, 40-game home winning streak in regular-season games dating back to last season.

San Antonio’s 40-game run ranks fourth in NBA history. The Golden State Warriors’ active 46-game run is the all-time record.

Tony Parker added 20 points and a season-high 12 assists for San Antonio (55-10).

Nuggets 116, Suns 98

Emmanuel Mudiay scored 30 points, Nikola Jokic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 116-98.

The Nuggets overcame a big night from Phoenix guard Devin Booker, who scored a season-high 35 points to keep up his strong rookie campaign. He had 25 points in the second half when the Suns made a game of it.

The Nuggets (27-38) won a third consecutive game, matching their season high, while the Suns (17-48) lost their second in a row.

Cavaliers 120, Lakers 108

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and handed out nine assists, and Cleveland coasted past Los Angeles.

LeBron James added 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds as the Cavaliers captured their fifth win in six games. James tied Kevin Johnson for 19th on the NBA’s all-time assists list with 6,711.

Kobe Bryant scored 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting, hitting three of four three-pointers, to lead the Lakers, who failed in their attempt to win three in a row for only the second time this season.

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