NBA Recap: DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors Beat James Harden, Houston Rockets [PHOTOS]

  on April 03 2014 2:16 PM
  • Houston Rockets 103, Toronto Raptors 107
    DeMar Derozan defends Omri Casspi.
  • Houston Rockets 103, Toronto Raptors 107
    DeMar DeRozan drives against Omer Asik and Chandler Parsons
  • Houston Rockets 103, Toronto Raptors 107
    Greivis Vasquez tries to stop James Harden.
  • Houston Rockets 103, Toronto Raptors 107
    Jonas Valanciunas gets easy one against James Harden.
  • Houston Rockets 103, Toronto Raptors 107
    Houston Rockets 103, Toronto Raptors 107
  • Houston Rockets 103, Toronto Raptors 107
    Jeremy Lin makes easy two against DeMar DeRozan
  • Houston Rockets 103, Toronto Raptors 107
    Terrence Ross escapes against James Harden.
  • Houston Rockets 103, Toronto Raptors 107
    Greivis and DeRozan celebrates Toronto victory.
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DeMar DeRozan won his scoring duel with James Harden 29-26 and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Houston Rockets 107-103 on Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Despite playing without starting point guard Kyle Lowry (sore right knee), the Raptors were able to beat the Rockets squad playing without starting center Dwight Howard (sprained left ankle). Reserve PG Greivis Vasquez continued his good play as he finished with 15 points and 8 assists. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 6 rebounds while Terrence Ross had 14 points and 9 boards. John Salmons scored 12 markers off the bench for Toronto.

For the Rockets, Harden also added 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Houston also got some lift from Jeremy Lin (16 points and 7 assists), Chandler Parsons (20 points and 6 rebounds) and Omer Asik (9 points and 15 rebounds)

View the slideshow for more images from the Rockets-Raptors game on Wednesday.

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