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  • December 11, 2017 9:15 AM HKT

    The Toronto Raptors are still seeking improvement even though they own the Eastern Conferences best record. Jeremie Boga Jersey . The Detroit Pistons are near the other end of the standings amid their worst single-season home losing streak in nearly half a century. The Raptors will be in search of a fifth straight victory tonight when they try to extend the Pistons home slide to 12 games. Toronto (20-6) posted a 105-89 home win over Brooklyn on Wednesday, gaining a measure of revenge against the team that knocked it out of the playoffs a season ago. Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, and Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who reached 20 wins quicker than any team in club history. My hat is off to (the players), coach Dwane Casey said. But everybody in that room knows there are a lot of areas where we can get better. There are clearly plenty of areas where Detroit (5-21) can improve. The Pistons fell 117-106 to Dallas on Wednesday for their 11th consecutive defeat at The Palace of Auburn Hills, marking their longest single-season home skid since a franchise-record 15 straight Dec. 6, 1966-Jan. 31, 1967. Smith, the teams second-leading scorer at 13.2 points per game, had seven points and four field-goal attempts Wednesday. It marked his lowest shot total since he took three April 13, 2011, with Atlanta. Jennings, meanwhile, is shooting 24.1 percent in December for the lowest mark of any player with at least 50 attempts. He averaged 4.7 points during a string of seven straight games without reaching double digits before scoring 13 versus the Mavericks. He could get untracked in the first game with Toronto since he averaged 21.0 points in last seasons three meetings in his point guard matchup with Lowry, who averaged 22.7 and 7.3 assists in those games. The Raptors swept the series for the second time in their history, winning by an average of 14.7 points. Pistons center Andre Drummond averaged 12.0 points and 14.0 rebounds last season against the Raptors. Drummond was spectacular Wednesday with 19 points and 24 rebounds - two shy of his career high. That was probably Andres best game of the season, and it is definitely the hardest he has played all year, coach Stan Van Gundy said. He was getting up and down the floor and he was active on defense. Drummond is among the NBA leaders with 12.3 rebounds per game and 14 double-doubles. He figures to be matched up with Valanciunas, who has half of his eight double-doubles in the Raptors last six games. Toronto isnt taking anything for granted heading into a weekend in which it faces two of the Easts worst teams, with New York visiting Sunday. Right now, my minds beginning to think about Detroit and what we can do tomorrow, what we can do in shootaround to get ready for Detroit, Casey said after Wednesdays win. Weve got New York coming back through so we cant rest and think about a rivalry or whoever were playing. Weve got to go to next game. Victor Moses Jersey . For the Bombers it has been a combination of things coming together at the most inappropriate moments in time. Quarterback, injuries, Canadian talent or depth and leadership are all issues. Trust me when I say being a Bomber is no fun right now in a city that embraces football the way Winnipeg does. While Buck Pierce will be getting another shot, I think Max Hall does deserve another opportunity. Cesc Fabregas Jersey . After a 99-97 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night, his Celtics coaches and teammates have only positive things to say about the Toronto-born rookie.ZURICH, Switzerland -- Germany climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings on Thursday after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years, while several European rivals paid the price for their dismal performances in Brazil. Germany, which beat Argentina 1-0 on Sunday to win a fourth World Cup, replaced deposed champion Spain in first place. Argentina jumped three places into second in the rankings, while the Netherlands soared 12 spots into third after beating host Brazil to clinch third place. Reaching the quarter-finals took Colombia to fourth and Belgium to fifth in FIFAs monthly rannkings, which take into account all 64 World Cup matches. Dujon Sterling Jersey. Spains title defence surprisingly ended in the group stage, and the team has dropped to eighth place. First-round exits also led to Portugal going down seven places to 11th, Italy dropping five to 14th and England plummeting 10 spots to 20th. Canada fell eight spots to No. 118, one spot below the Central African Republic and just above Lebanon. The United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16 where they lost to Belgium. The Americans were overtaken by the Dutch, Chile and France. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '