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Budinger scores 22 to lead Rockets past Raptors

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HOUSTON — Reserve guard Chase Budinger scored a season-high 22 points, Kevin Martin added 20 and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 114-105 on Friday night.

Rookie Patrick Patterson set career highs in points (15) and rebounds (9) for the Rockets, who have won eight of their last 10. Houston shook off a poor first quarter to shoot 48 percent (44 of 91) and win for the ninth time in 10 home games.

DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 37 points and Jose Calderon added 11 assists for the Raptors, who've dropped 10 of their last 13 games. Linas Kleiza had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Amir Johnson added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Toronto.