NBA roundup: Magic rolls past Thunder

Orlando’s Tobias Harris slammed home the winning points at the buzzer.
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Orlando’s Tobias Harris slammed home the winning points at the buzzer.

Tobias Harris slammed home a fast-break pass from Maurice Harkless at the buzzer to give the Orlando Magic a 103-102 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.

With the Thunder leading, 102-101, in the closing seconds, Kevin Durant missed a jumper to set up the last-second play, which was reviewed by officials and upheld.

Rookie Victor Oladipo grabbed the rebound on Durant’s miss with 2.9 seconds left and passed ahead to Harkless to start the break.


Harris led the Magic with 18 points, followed by Arron Afflalo with 16. Orlando’s bench outscored Oklahoma City’s, 36-23.

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The win gives the Magic their first four-game home winning streak in two years.

Durant led the Thunder with 29 points and 12 assists. Serge Ibaka added 26 points.

Clippers 118, Raptors 105 — Blake Griffin scored 19 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Jamal Crawford added 21, leading host Los Angeles in a matchup of division leaders.

DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the defending Pacific Division champions, who are 12-6 since Chris Paul separated his right shoulder on Jan. 3.


DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and eight assists for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors.

Pacers 118, Trail Blazers 113 — George Hill had a career-high 37 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists, leading host Indiana to an overtime victory over Portland.

David West scored a season-high 30 points and had 10 rebounds for the Pacers (39-10).

Damian Lillard had 38 points and 11 assists and LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points for the Trail Blazers (35-15).

Lakers 112, 76ers 98 — Steve Nash celebrated his 40th birthday with a vintage performance, scoring a season-high 19 points as visiting Los Angeles beat Philadelphia.


Wesley Johnson and Chris Kaman each scored 17 and six Lakers finished with double-digit points.

Nash, the oldest player in the NBA, had five assists, four rebounds, and shot 8 for 15 in just his eighth game of the season.

Pistons 111, Nets 95 — Andre Drummond had 15 points and 21 assists and Brandon Jennings had 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists as host Detroit beat up Brooklyn.

With the Nets resting Kevin Garnett, the starting lineup struggled badly, combining for just 42 points. Jason Terry’s 18 off the bench helped Brooklyn rally late.

Pelicans 98, Timberwolves 91 — Anthony Davis had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Eric Gordon scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half as host New Orleans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to top Minnesota.

Cavaliers 115, Wizards 113— Dion Waiters scored 24 points and Kyrie Irving had 23 points and tied a career high with 12 assists as visiting Cleveland broke its six-game skid.

Knicks 117, Nuggets 90— Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points in three quarters, then watched from the bench as host New York ran away from his old team.

Mavericks 103, Jazz 81 — Monta Ellis scored 22 points as host Dallas matched a season high with its fourth consecutive victory, beating last-place Utah.