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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Toront-0 for Free Throws, Sets Futility Mark

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors set a National Basketball Association record by not making a single free throw, and lost to the Charlotte Hornets 92-91 as Dell Curry made five foul shots in the final minute.


The expansion Raptors were 0-for-3 from the foul line Tuesday night. The previous record for fewest free throws in a game was one, set Nov. 19, 1977, by the New Orleans Jazz.


Charlotte shot 24-for-41 from the foul line. The Hornets were called for 11 fouls to Toronto's 27.


The NBA record for fewest foul shots in a game is two by Cleveland in 1991.


Curry, making just his second start in his last 358 appearances, scored 27 points.


Knicks 98, Celtics 93. In New York, Patrick Ewing returned to the New York lineup for the first time this year, and the Knicks became the first team to beat Boston 12 straight times.


Ewing had not played since spraining his right ankle Dec. 28. He scored nine points in 26 minutes, but his hook shot started a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter.


Rick Fox scored 20 for Boston, which has lost seven of eight overall.


Magic 92, Nets 84. In Orlando, Florida, Nick Anderson made the go-ahead shot with 1:31 left, and the Orlando Magic rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat New Jersey for the Magic's 19th straight home win.


Orlando outscored the Nets 25-5 in the final 11 minutes. New Jersey hit only one of 13 shots and committed six turnovers in that span. The Nets also were called for a technical foul when they had only four players on the court after Armon Gilliam forgot to rejoin the action following a timeout.


Hawks 104, Kings 88. In Atlanta, Georgia, Grant Long scored 20 points, and the Atlanta Hawks never trailed in snapping Sacramento's four-game winning streak.


Mitch Richmond and Sarunas Marciulionis scored 19 each for the Kings, who have lost eight in a row in Atlanta since 1988.


Spurs 88, Rockets 82. In Houston, Texas, San Antonio almost blew a 21-point, second-quarter lead, but Sean Elliott scored 20 points and led a 3-point shooting show that carried the Spurs over Houston.


The Spurs, who made nine of 19 3-pointers, took a 13-2 lead to start the game. Hakeem Olajuwon had 25 points and 15 rebounds for Houston, which shot three of 23 on 3-pointers.


SuperSonics 97, Bucks 92. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gary Payton scored seven of his 26 points late in the fourth quarter, rallying the Seattle SuperSonics over Milwaukee.


Vin Baker scored 25 points and Glenn Robinson had 21 for the Bucks.


Pacers 91, Mavericks 84. In Dallas, Texas, Rik Smits scored 20 points, including two free throws with 23.2 seconds to play, and the Indiana Pacers offset an NBA season-high 28 rebounds by Popeye Jones of Dallas.


Jones set a club rebounding record and bettered the NBA high this season of 22, held by four players.


Clippers 105, Suns 100. In Phoenix, Arizona, Pooh Richardson scored 21 points and Loy Vaught had two free throws and a key steal in the final 14 seconds as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the injury-depleted Phoenix Suns.


A.C. Green had 29 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for Phoenix, which dressed the league-minimum eight players for the game. The Suns were missing Charles Barkley (injured left toe) and Kevin Johnson (strained left quadricep and groin).


The Suns made only 27 of 46 free throws.


Lakers 106, Timberwolves 104. In Inglewood, California, Eddie Jones made two free throws with 1.3 seconds left to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past Minnesota.


Jones, who scored 25 points, was fouled by Tom Gugliotta as he tried a jump shot from the left side of the key.


Gugliotta, who scored 22 points, tied the game with just his 14th 3-point shot of the season with 9.1 seconds remaining. The Lakers had taken a 104-101 lead on Vlade Divac's three-point play with 12.2 seconds to go.


Warriors 109, Grizzlies 103. In Oakland, California, Latrell Sprewell scored 28 points, including four free throws in the final 12 seconds as the Golden State Warriors beat Vancouver.


Vancouver, which lost to Golden State by 31 points last month in the only other meeting between the teams, had three 3-pointers in the last minute, the last by Eric Murdock to pull within 107-103.