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OKLAHOMA CITY -- DeMar DeRozan won a shootout with Russell Westbrook, scoring 37 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 112-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Chad Kelly Womens Jersey .DeRozan, the NBAs leading scorer with a 34.1 average heading into the game, made 13 of 22 field goals and 11 of 15 free throws.You know, sometimes youve got to tip your hat, and good offense can beat great defense, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. He had that happen several times where he made some very, very difficult shots.Westbrook had 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, but he made just 9 of 26 shots and committed eight turnovers.I thought everybody that guarded him did a decent job, but it was a five-man job, Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. Not one guy is going to stop him, and I say that all the time. Its on the team.Kyle Lowry added 19 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds and Patrick Patterson had 13 points for the Raptors. Toronto, which shot 51.8 percent from the field, has won four of five.The Thunder (6-2) entered the night tied for the NBAs best record, but their offense was inconsistent against the Raptors, and they couldnt find and answer for DeRozan. Victor Oladipo scored 18 points and Steven Adams added 14 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City.The Raptors led 62-55 at halftime behind DeRozans 22 points. Toronto scored 16 points off 11 Oklahoma City turnovers in the first half.Little things like us turning the ball over, then leading to fast breaks, Oladipo said. Rotations werent great today. Little things like that that we can correct. Weve just got to continue getting better and push forward.A bounce pass by Lowry led to a jam by DeMarre Carroll that gave Toronto a 68-59 lead, and a basket by Pascal Siakam bumped the lead to 11 and led to a timeout by the Thunder. DeRozans mid-range jumper in the closing seconds of the third quarter gave the Raptors an 88-75 lead.The Thunder opened the fourth quarter with a 9-1 run to cut the deficit to 89-84. Oklahoma City eventually cut the deficit to four, but the Raptors rallied, and Lowrys 3-pointer bumped Torontos lead back to 10 with 3:32 to play.DeMar did a great job of getting to his spots, getting to the free throw line, and Kyle did a great job running the team, Oladipo said. Were going to have to do a better job next time we play them.TIP-INSRaptors: DeRozan scored 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting in the first quarter. ... Shot 13 for 23 in the second quarter and outscored the Thunder 42-28. ... C Jonas Valanciunas missed his second straight game with a left knee contusion. ... F Terrence Ross sat out with a sprained right index finger. ... C Lucas Nogueira scored 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting and had seven rebounds.Thunder: Scored the games first 12 points. ... Shot 52.6 percent in the first quarter. ... Donovan was called for a technical foul late in the second quarter. ... Made just 12 of 34 3-point attempts.STAT LINESWestbrook shot a season-high 12 3-pointers, and made three. It followed a 1-for-6 effort beyond the arc against the Miami Heat on Monday. Hes hit a bit of a rough patch after a blistering start, making 14 of 42 shots his past two games combined.QUOTABLEDeRozan on fellow Los Angeles native Westbrook: Ive known Russ way before the NBA was thought of. Its just a thing. You always support guys from L.A. To see the type of player he is -- when you start naming off players from L.A., you put in a Russ, myself and all the other guys from L.A. -- its a great group of guys. Its great to see what hes doing. The respect has always been there.UP NEXTRaptors: Play at Charlotte on Friday in an early matchup of leaders in the East.Thunder: Host the Clippers on Friday in a rematch of Oklahoma Citys 85-83 win in Los Angeles on Nov. 2.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter (at)CliffBruntAP. Jake Butt Jersey . "Hes going to have hip surgery on Jan. 7, and hell be expected to rehabilitate for four to six months beyond that," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Friday in an interview. Jake Butt Womens Jersey .875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippards deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Hungary goaltender Viktor Nagy held his fingers to his lips, and the crowd responded with a loud round of boos.Brazil was looking to win Group A in the Olympic mens water polo tournament. Australia was hoping to sneak into the quarterfinals. Nagy had other ideas.Nagy made 12 saves, and Hungary beat Brazil 10-6 on Sunday to remain the only unbeaten team in the competition.Thats his standard. When he is in good form, he is the best goalie in the world, Hungary driver Daniel Varga said. I think in the last three games if he shows this performance we got a chance to win (the) Olympic Games.Hungary improved to 2-0-3 for a Group A-best seven points. Spain played to a 9-9 draw with Montenegro earlier in the day and topped Group B with seven points.Hungary and Montenegro will face off in Tuesdays quarterfinals, and Spain will play world champion Serbia. Greece takes on Italy, and Brazil meets Croatia in the most intriguing matchup of the next round. Brazil coach Ratko Rudic guided Croatia to gold at the 2012 London Games.Its not important who it will be in the quarterfinal, Rudic said. Here all the teams are really strong, and we know very well all the teams.Nagy, drawing the ire of the raucous crowd with his animated intensity, helped Hungary get off to a fast start with his focused performance in net. Gustavo Guimaraes penalty shot with 2:04 left in the second was Brazils first goal, but it was 5-1 Hungary at the break.Australia was eliminated with Hungarys win. It finished ninth, followed by the United States, France and Japan.Rhys Howden and John Cotterill each scored three goals to help Australia beat Greece 12-7 in their final group game, and the United States beat Italy 10-7 in its final game in Rio de Janeiro.U.S. captain Tony Azevedo, goaltender Merrill Moses and defender Jesse Smith were pulled with nine seconds left and waved to friends and family in the stands in what might have been the final Olympic appearance for the American mainstays.Australia bounced back nicely from its 10-8 loss to Serbia on Friday, posting its highest scoring game of the tournament. It also was the most goals allowed by Greece, which had already secured a spot in the quarterfinals.Im very proud of the boys todaay, Howden said. Garett Bolles Broncos Jersey. We came out and gave it everything we had.Moses, a three-time Olympian who turned 39 on Saturday, said it was his last game, but Smith and Azevedo were non-committal. Azevedo scored twice against Italy and finished with five goals in his fifth Olympics, a record for USA Water Polo.Right now Im just pretty depressed, said Azevedo, who turns 35 in November. Im going to take off tomorrow, go home, spend all day at the beach first and then go home, and finish my professional career here in Brazil. Ill be back in two weeks, and then Ill decide what Im going to do in the future.Smith, a four-time Olympian, would only say it was the last game of this tournament, but sounded as if he felt this was it.Im really glad we went out on a win, the 33-year-old Smith said. I think its great for the young guys to go on a win so that I think that theyre going to have a great chance in 2020.Azevedo, Moses and Smith helped the U.S. win silver in Beijing, but the team finished eighth in London in 2012 and then flopped in Rio. It lost three of its first four games to lose out on any chance of matching its performance from four years ago.But the Americans managed to put together a strong finish, despite playing without Alex Roelse, Alex Bowen and assistant coach Jack Kocur due to a trio of suspensions coming out of Fridays 8-5 loss to Montenegro. Moses made six saves while playing most of the second half in relief of McQuin Baron, the likely starter for Tokyo.Its unfortunate how the tournament ended up, Moses said. But I know that we gave it our all and I look forward to the bright future of this young team.Also Sunday, France beat Croatia 9-8 for its first victory of the Olympics, and Serbia surged to a 12-8 victory over Japan.Serbia trailed 5-2 after one, but Filip Filipovic scored four of his six goals in the second half as the world champions rallied for their second straight victory.We started bad and we suffered a lot in the first 15 minutes, Serbia driver Andrija Prlainovic said, but again we managed to win.---Jay Cohen can be reached at Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '