Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Linas Kleiza drained five 3-pointers en route
to a game-high 20 points as the shorthanded Toronto Raptors pounded the
Dallas Mavericks, 95-74, on Friday at Air Canada Centre.
Kleiza shot 7-of-13 from the floor overall and added five rebounds, while
Terrence Ross contributed 18 points for the Raptors, who were without two key
contributors in Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry.
Bargnani, the team's second leading scorer, is out indefinitely due to a
ligament tear in his right elbow and a strained right wrist, while Lowry has a
partial tear in his right triceps muscle.
Jose Calderon and DeMar DeRozan added 14 points apiece as the Raptors snapped
a six-game losing streak.
Chris Kaman scored a team-high 15 points, while Brandan Wright went 6-of-6
from the floor for 13 points for Dallas, which has lost two straight since a
three-game winning streak. Former Raptor Vince Carter shot just 1-of-8 from
the field for four points in the setback.
Dallas also shot 0-for-13 from beyond the arc, breaking a streak of 1,108
consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer made. The streak began back on
Feb. 27, 1999.
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