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Raptors hand Thunder first home loss of season with 104-98 victory

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
December 22, 2013 - 7:04 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY - Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, making a pair of clinching free throws with 9.8 seconds left, and the Toronto Raptors handed the Oklahoma City Thunder their first home loss with a 104-98 victory on Sunday night.

The Raptors outscored Oklahoma City 6-0 in the final 1:25, all from the free throw line, and ended the Thunder's nine-game winning streak. Oklahoma City had been 13-0 at home, the NBA's longest unbeaten stretch to open a season since the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first 23 home games during the 2007-08 season.

Amir Johnson had 17 points and 13 assists for Toronto, which won its fourth straight road game, its longest such streak since March-April 2002. Oklahoma City lost for the first time since Dec. 4 at Portland.

Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 24 for Oklahoma City, which missed its final four shots.

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