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.

MLB Draft 2017: Dates, time, draft order, how to watch, live stream


The 2017 MLB Draft starts on June 12, and for the third time in team history, the Minnesota Twins are leading off the draft order.

For a team with just one winning season in the past six years, the Twins must find another franchise player atop the draft like they did 16 years ago when they drafted Joe Mauer with the No. 1-overall pick in 2001. Mauer went on to win the 2009 A.L. MVP award, and is a six-time All-Star. The Twins now have the tough task of deciding which elite prospect in the 2017 MLB Draft could be its next franchise player.

Like the 2001 MLB Draft, which also featured elite college players Mark Prior (No. 2, Cubs) and Mark Teixeira (No. 5, Rangers), there is no obvious selection at pick No. 1.

The 2017 MLB Draft will last 40 rounds, plus the two compensation (Competitive Balance) rounds that follow Rounds 1 and 2. The MLB Draft was reduced from 50 rounds to 40 rounds in 2012.

There’s no shortage of self-belief among this year’s final four quarterbacks. But I have to favor the scorching-hot player who has been there against the opponent who has not. So I expect Rodgers and the Packers to win a shootout over Ryan and the Falcons.

The AFC game also should be a thriller; a defensive mastermind in Bill Belichick trying to control Pittsburgh’s Killer Bs, Big Ben, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Brady Cheap Jerseys Paypal Payment will be peeking over his shoulder at a fellow late-30s player in James Harrison, who has re-channeled his NFL defensive player of the year form from eight years ago.

Pittsburgh has won nine straight games, while New England is on an eight-game winning streak. After the Patriotsuneven performance against the Texans, I have a hunch that this is the week Brady and the Pats finally can’t overcome the loss of their best receiver and key run blocker in tight end Rob Gronkowski.