Kyle Lowry added a season-high 19 points and added 10 rebounds.


“They did something big for us holding them to one field goal throughout the whole quarter,” DeRozan said about the bench. “It gave us a great opportunity to go out there and pull out this win.”

DeRozan had 25 points to lead the Raptors, who were up by as many as 26 points.

“Man, they did a great job of cutting off everything,” Lowry said about the second unit. “It was such an ugly slugfest in the second quarter.”

The win extended Toronto’s winning streak over Portland to five straight games.

Asked if that meant he would make a change Tuesday if he didn’t see what he wanted to see from Siemian on the game video, Joseph replied, “I’m not sure, I’m not sure, but losing three games in a row, and having five turnovers [Monday] — anything’s possible.”

Miami’s pain, in terms of its losing streak, has a lot to do with three-point shooting and turnovers. In Monday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami turned the ball over a season-high 24 times and shot just 7 of 27 on three-pointers.

But Chicago hasn’t been much better in either category.

In fact, both the Heat (31.9 percent) and the Bulls (32.1 percent) are among the five worst teams in the league in three-point accuracy.

On turnovers, Chicago is 20th in the league at 15.8 per game, and Cheap Jerseys Online Free Shipping Miami is tied for 22nd at 16.3.

Part of Chicago’s problem is that it hasn’t found a consistent, quality Cheap Jerseys Paypal Payment point guard. Last season, they shuffled through four starters at the position — Rajon Rondo, Michael Carter-Williams, Isaiah Canaan and Jerian Grant.

Zach Miller injury update: Doctors fought to save Bears TE’s leg after gruesome injury


Bears coach John Fox said Monday afternoon that doctors “feel good” about Zach Miller’s recovery from a serious leg injury he suffered Sunday.

“I don’t want to go down that path,” Fox said. “I’m not a doctor. I don’t know. But I think they feel good about where he is right now as it relates to that.”

Miller suffered the brutal injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game while making an incredible one-handed catch in the end zone. The play was initially ruled a touchdown, but a replay review overturned the call as he was carted off the field with his leg in an aircast.

Fox said he talked with Miller earlier Monday and he was in good spirits, but, “He pretty much wanted his touchdown back.”

One day later, the team played more like the defending champions, using a stifling defense to blow out the Los Angeles Clippers 141-113. It was Golden State’s 11th consecutive win over Los Angeles.

“That looked like us,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

Jackson acknowledges that his record is brutal following Sunday’s 33-16 drubbing at Twickenham Stadium. Chris Palmer won more games in the 1999 expansion season with the Browns (two) than Jackson has in in one-and-a-half.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jackson’s 1-23 record is the Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys second worst through a coach’s first 24 games in NFL history. It is topped only Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys by the 0-24 record of Buccaneers coach John McKay.

Major League Baseball suspended Gurriel for the first five games next season for pulling on the corners of his eyes after homering off Darvish during Houston’s 5-3 victory Friday in Game 3 of the World Series. The Cuba-born player also used a derogatory Spanish term in reference to Darvish, who was born in Japan.