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DeRozan scores 19 points and Raptors end decade-long drought in Denver, beating Nuggets 100-90

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, right, deflects a shot by Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye, center, as Raptors forward Patrick Patterson looks on in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 31, 2014 - 8:37 PM

DENVER - DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 18 and the Toronto Raptors ended a decade-long drought in Denver by beating the short-handed Nuggets 100-90 Friday night.

Jonas Valanciunas and Kyle Lowry added 13 points apiece for the Raptors, who snapped a nine-game losing streak in the Mile High City dating to 2003.

The Nuggets announced during the game that guard Nate Robinson had season-ending surgery earlier Friday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The Nuggets also were without leading scorer Ty Lawson, who missed his second consecutive game Friday with a left rotator cuff strain.

J.J. Hickson and Evan Fournier led the Nuggets with 18 points apiece. Hickson also had 13 rebounds. Randy Foye, playing point guard in the absence of Lawson and Robinson, had 10 points and 16 assists.

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