DeRozan scores 40, Raptors beat Mavericks 93-85

DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 40 points, Greivis Vasquez had 17 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Dallas Mavericks 93-85 on Wednesday night.

Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who overcame a 21-point, first-quarter deficit.

Monta Ellis had 21 points and Jose Calderon and Brandan Wright each had 13 for Dallas, but the Mavericks hurt themselves with 21 turnovers, including nine in the fourth quarter.

Dallas played without forward Dirk Nowitzki, who got the night off to rest as the Mavericks played for the 11th time in 18 days. Jae Crowder started in place of Nowitzki, 34, who missed his second game this season. Nowitzki sat out a Dec. 14 win over Milwaukee due to illness.

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