Raptors 83, Warriors 75

Whatever Golden State coach Mark Jackson has been telling his

team at halftime, it’s not working.

DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, James Johnson had 12 points and

a career-high 12 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors rallied to beat

Golden State 83-75 on Sunday, snapping a five-game losing streak

against the Warriors.

Golden State scored just 11 points in the third quarter,

watching a 47-38 lead become a 60-58 deficit.

”We were up (nine),” Warriors guard Monta Ellis said. ”To

give this game away is terrible.”

A frustrated Jackson certainly thought so.

”This one stings,” he said.

After scoring a meager 36 points in the second half of Friday’s

105-83 loss at Philadelphia, the Warriors were even worse after the

break in this one, scoring just 28 points and making only 11 of 40

field-goal attempts.

”It hurts really bad,” rookie Klay Thompson said. ”This was a

very winnable game, a team that we thought we were better


Golden State has failed to score more than 18 third-quarter

points in losing three of its past four.

”That’s four games in a row where we’ve had bad third

quarters,” Jackson said. ”We knew that coming into this one. We

talked about it at halftime. Once again, we were thoroughly

outplayed. We didn’t execute offensively, we gave them hope and

forced us to try and win the game a second time instead of putting

them away when we should have. A bad loss.”

While Jackson was urging his team to avoid another second half

swoon, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was issuing his team a


”I told them the game is about frustration,” Casey said.

”It’s how we fight through this. Feeling sorry for ourselves,

fatigue, it’s not that important. What’s important is how we

approach our job as NBA players. They came out and really faced the


Amir Johnson had 11 points and 13 rebounds, Leandro Barbosa

scored 18 points and Ed Davis grabbed 12 rebounds for the Raptors,

who had lost 11 of their last 14.

David Lee had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Ellis scored 20

points, but Golden State lost for the sixth time in nine games.

”For whatever reason, we’re just not shooting the ball well as

a team right now,” Lee said. ”We settled for a lot of jumpshots

in the third quarter tonight, myself included.”

Golden State made just four of 19 3-point attempts, shot 29 for

80 overall and missed six of 19 free throw attempts.

Ten of Golden State’s 14 turnovers came in the second half, and

they allowed 18 points on giveaways. The Warriors also scored just

one fast-break point.

”We should be running off our stops and we should be taking

care of the basketball,” Jackson said. ”We did none of


The Warriors came in averaging 120.2 points in their previous

five meetings with Toronto, their longest active winning streak

against any opponent.

Lee tied it at 62 on a dunk with 9:59 left, but failed to

complete the three-point play. Toronto answered with a 7-0 run to

take a 69-62 lead with 8:32 to go.

Golden State trailed 75-71 with just over two minutes left when

Amir Johnson fell down clutching his right knee, allowing Nate

Robinson to come up with the steal. With Johnson still on the

floor, Robinson drove in for a layup but missed. Johnson stayed

down as Barbosa drained a 3 from the corner, putting Toronto up

78-71 with 1:55 remaining.

Toronto missed its first six field-goal attempts, but shot 7 for

14 the rest of the first quarter to avoid falling too far behind.

Golden State’s shooting was just as poor: The Warriors made only

eight of 22 attempts in the first, but eight points from Lee gave

Golden State a 20-18 lead after one.

Lee scored eight more in the second, while Rush and Robinson

came off the bench to score six points each as Golden State took a

47-38 lead into the half.

Lee scored just two points in the third and the Warriors made

just five of 23 field-goal attempts as the Raptors roared back.

Barbosa’s jump shot tied it at 58 with 58 seconds left in the

quarter and, after a steal by Ed Davis, Jerryd Bayless fed DeRozan

for a go-ahead alley-oop.

Notes: Warriors C Andris Biedrins, who came in scoreless in his

past three games, was replaced in the starting lineup by Ekpe Udoh.

Biedrins was scoreless again in this one, missing both shots he

took in six minutes of action. … Golden State G Stephen Curry

(strained tendon in his right foot) dressed but did not play. Curry

has played just 3 seconds in the past four games. … Golden State

came in having won 10 of 12 meetings with Toronto dating to the

2005-06 season. … Lee’s double-double was his 19th of the season.

… Jackson played 54 games for Toronto in the 2000-01 season.