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    NBA roundup: Magic stay hot, beat the Pacers

    Victor Oladipo had 23 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, and the Magic rallied to surprise the Indiana Pacers, 93-92, on Sunday night in Orlando, Fla.

    Indiana stole Orlando’s inbounds pass with nine seconds left and Paul George was able to get off a 20-foot jumper. But it was deflected and rebounded by the Magic, who ran out the clock.

    Orlando has now beaten the top teams in both conferences in back-to-back games, having stunned Oklahoma City on Friday.


    The victory ties the Magic’s season-high win streak of three games. It also extends their home win streak to five games.

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    Nik Vucevic added 19 points and 13 rebounds.

    George had 27 points for the Pacers, whose four-game win streak came to an end.

    Clippers 123, 76ers 78 — Blake Griffin had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Chris Paul returned to the lineup, and host Los Angeles stormed out to a 31-point lead in the first quarter and pummeled Philadelphia.

    Jamal Crawford scored 21 for the Clippers, who were 12-6 while Paul was sidelined with a separated right shoulder. Paul had 7 points and eight assists in 23 minutes.


    Tony Wroten scored 21 points off the bench for the 76ers, losers of six straight and 13 of 16.

    Thunder 112, Knicks 100 — Kevin Durant outscored Carmelo Anthony, 41-15, in a showdown of the league’s top two scorers and host Oklahoma City pulled away to beat New York.

    Reggie Jackson had 19 points and six assists and Serge Ibaka had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder.

    Nets 93, Pelicans 81 — Rookie Mason Plumlee scored a season-high 22 points and matched his best with 13 rebounds in a high-flying performance, and Brooklyn limited New Orleans to 28 first-half points in cruising to the win.

    The Nets were fueled by their reserves, with no starters finishing in double figures. Mirza Teletovic had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets and Alan Anderson added 13 points.


    Cavaliers 91, Grizzlies 83 — Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and host Cleveland beat Memphis to win back-to-back games for the first time in a month.

    Bulls 92, Lakers 86 — Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points, Joakim Noah had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Chicago held off host Los Angeles after nearly blowing a 19-point lead. Chris Kaman scored a season-high 27 points off the bench for the Lakers.

    Wizards 93, Kings 84 — Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to boost host Washington.