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    NBA roundup: Magic beat Heat in OT

    D. HOWARD: Eighth 20-20 game

    Dwight Howard had 24 points and 25 rebounds, Jameer Nelson scored 25 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter and overtime, and the Magic came back to beat the Miami Heat, 104-98, Tuesday night in Orlando.

    It was the eighth 20-20 game of the season for Howard and the 40th of his career.

    The Magic overcame a 14-point, first-half deficit to win their third straight and fifth in six games.


    It may have been Howard’s last home game in Orlando, as he has been the topic of season-long trade talk.

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    Lakers 116, Grizzlies 111 - Andrew Bynum had 37 points and 16 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 22 of his 34 points after halftime, and Los Angeles beat host Memphis in double overtime.

    The Grizzlies took an early lead in the second overtime, but the Lakers clicked off 6 straight points, including a pair of baskets by Bynum, for the lead.

    Warriors 115, Kings 89 - Nate Robinson, David Lee, and Brandon Rush all scored 17 points, and visiting Golden State shook off the trade of leading scorer Monta Ellis to beat Sacramento.

    Rockets 104, Thunder 103 - Courtney Lee and rookie Chandler Parsons each scored 21 points, Patrick Patterson blocked Serge Ibaka’s putback attempt in the final two seconds, and host Houston charged back from an 11-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat the Oklahoma City.


    Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 28 points but missed a turnaround jumper in the closing seconds.

    Nuggets 118, Hawks 117 - Nene scored 22 points, Ty Lawson had 21, and host Denver rallied to beat Atlanta in overtime.

    Joe Johnson scored 34 points and Josh Smith had a season-high 33 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks, who had Zaza Pachulia miss a layup at the buzzer.

    Pacers 92, Trail Blazers 75 - Lou Amundson scored a career-high 21 points to help Indiana beat visiting Portland, snapping the Pacers’ four-game losing streak.

    Dallas 107, Washington 98 - Dirk Nowtizki scored 27 points, Jason Terry had 24, and the Mavericks got a much-needed victory at home, beating Washington.


    Raptors 96, Cavaliers 88 - Jerryd Bayless scored 20 points in a spot start and Toronto slowed host Cleveland’s playoff push.