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Lowry scores 25 points as Raptors avoid third-straight home loss, beat Hawks 96-86

  • Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) scores past Atlanta Hawks teammates Shelvin Mack (8) and Jeff Teague, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) scores past Atlanta Hawks teammates Shelvin Mack (8) and Jeff Teague, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS HAWKS' PLAYER TO ELTON BRAND INSTEAD OF ATLANTA HAWKS FORWARD DEMARRE CARROLL Toronto Raptors forward Jonas Valanciunas, right, battles for the loose ball against Atlanta Hawks' Elton Brand, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    CORRECTS HAWKS' PLAYER TO ELTON BRAND INSTEAD OF ATLANTA HAWKS FORWARD DEMARRE CARROLL Toronto Raptors forward Jonas Valanciunas, right, battles for the loose ball against Atlanta Hawks' Elton Brand, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan drives past Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan drives past Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and 13 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-86 on Sunday.

DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Greivis Vasquez had 12 and Terrence Ross 10 as the Raptors avoided their first three-game home losing streak since dropping games against Brooklyn, Miami and Denver between Nov. 26 and Dec. 1. Toronto fell in double overtime to Oklahoma City on Friday and lost to Phoenix last Sunday.

Lowry, who had 13 points as Toronto erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter, has scored 19 points or more in a career-high nine consecutive games.

DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap each scored 17 as the Hawks lost their second straight following a five-game winning streak.