Raptors’ slump continues

The Canadian outfit are still eight games clear at the top of the Atlantic Division but Gerald Henderson’s season-high 31 points for the Hornets saw them lose again.

The slump in Toronto pales in comparison to that in New York, though, as the Knicks went down to a record-extending 14th straight defeat.

James Harden scored 25 points for the Houston Rockets as they compounded the misery for the home fans at Madison Square Garden, leaving Manhattan with a 120-96 win.

In Thursday’s remaining game, the Portland Trail Blazers were 99-83 winners over the Miami Heat.