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Oilers edge Jets

WINNIPEG—For Patrick Maroon and the Edmonton Oilers, getting back to the basics has helped fuel their recent string of success.

Maroon, who opened the scoring in last night’s 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, said playing a “meat and potatoes kind of game” guided his team to three wins on their recent four-game road trip.

Warriors tie record

OAKLAND, Calif.—Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors matched one record set by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls as they close in on the bigger mark.

Curry scored 33 points in his return from an ankle injury as the Warriors tied Chicago’s NBA record by winning their 44th-straight regular-season home game with a 121-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night.

Bad breaks costly for Jets

WINNIPEG—An unfortunate bounce cost the Winnipeg Jets in more ways than one.

Kyle Okposo scored the game-winner 2:20 into overtime as the Jets fell 4-3 to the N.Y. Islanders—their sixth-straight loss at home and ninth in their last 10 at MTS Centre.

Islanders’ forward Frans Nielsen had blasted the puck toward the net, but it hit Jets’ rookie forward Nikolaj Ehlers in the face.

Raptors extend home win streak

TORONTO—The Toronto Raptors’ backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan was back working at full strength last night.

The result: a team-record 11th-straight victory at Air Canada Centre.

Lowry scored 32 points, while fellow all-star DeRozan chipped in with 31, as the Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 104-94 to add to their franchise-record home winning streak.

Lowry sparks Raptors’ rout

NEW YORK—Kyle Lowry got his triple-double and DeMar DeRozan set a Raptors’ record.

Toronto’s all-stars were so clearly the best guards on the floor that the N.Y. Knicks only could settle for having the most popular one.

Lowry had 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists for his first triple-double of the season as Toronto dumped New York 122-95 last night.