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NBA: Orlando 94, LA Clippers 85

Los Angeles -- Dwight Howard netted 22 points and all five Orlando starters reached double figures Sunday in the Magic's 94-85 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Howard went 8-of-11 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds. Jameer Nelson added 17 points and nine assists for the Magic, who broke a four-game losing streak.

Vince Carter and Brandon Bass contributed 13 points each and Rashard Lewis chipped in 11 more in the victory.

Orlando was leading 8-5 early in the game when Bass's slam dunk ignited a decisive 20-5 Magic run, capped by Nelson's trey with 2:35 remaining in
the first quarter.

Eric Gordon (28 points, eight assist) cut the Clippers' deficit to single digits at 74-66 and Blake Griffin (27 points, 16 rebounds) added another

NBA: San Antonio 95, Portland 78

San Antonio -- George Hill collected 22 points and Manu Ginobili added 18 Sunday in the San Antonio Spurs' 95-78 decision over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Spurs cruised to their fifth straight win and 19th of their last 21 games thanks, in part, to 14 points from Tony Parker as well as eight points and 13 rebounds from Tim Duncan.

After Antonio McDyess hit a jumper in the closing seconds to give San Antonio a 50-40 lead going into halftime, a pair of dunks and a jumper by Lucas Aldridge pulled the Trail Blazers to within five at 57-52 with 6:37 left in the third.

But the Spurs then went on a 9-0 run, virtually icing the game at 66-52 with 3:18 left in the frame.

NBA: Oklahoma City 106, Cleveland 77

Oklahoma -- Kevin Durant scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds Sunday, pacing the Oklahoma City Thunder to an easy 106-77 win over reeling Cleveland.

Durant canned a 3-pointer to put the Thunder ahead for good at 10-8 midway through the first quarter. Oklahoma City then went on a 21-5 run, capped by James Harden's slam dunk with 57 seconds left in the frame.

Harden ended with 19 points off the bench and Jeff Green also contributed 19 for the Thunder, who won for the fourth time in five games.

Anthony Parker led the Cavaliers with 12 points and Anderson Varejao grabbed 16 rebounds to go with seven points as Cleveland dropped its eighth straight.

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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 99, New Jersey 92

Newark, N.J. -- Kobe Bryant pumped in 32 points and Lamar Odom added 22 Sunday in the Los Angeles Lakers' 99-92 victory over New Jersey.

Bryant distributed six assists, Odam pulled down seven rebounds and Pau Gasol chipped in with 15 points and 11 boards for the Lakers, who won for the second time in three games on their current road trip.

Derek Fisher contributed 10 points for the victors.

New Jersey, which dropped its seventh straight, got 25 points and nine rebounds from Brook Lopez while Kris Humphries added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

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NBA: Philadelphia 88, New Orleans 70

Philadelphia -- Lou Williams and Andre Iguodala teamed up to score 33 points Sunday and the Philadelphia 76ers cruised to an 88-70 victory over New Orleans.

Williams put in 17 points, Iguodala added 16 and 10 rebounds and Elton Brand chipped in with 15 points and 13 boards for the Sixers, who won for the third time on a four-game homestand.

Jrue Holiday contributed 12 points for Philadephia, which held the Hornets to a paltry 30.4 percent shooting from the floor.

New Orleans got 25 points from Chris Paul as well as nine points and eight rebounds from David West in losing for the fourth time in five games.

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NBA: Miami 104, Sacramento 83

Sacramento -- The Miami Heat used a combined 61 points from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James Saturday to defeat struggling Sacramento 104-83.

Miami has now won eight straight while the Kings lost for the ninth time in 10 games despite leading by seven going into the final period.Wade scored a game-high 36 points. James and Chris Bosh had double-doubles, James with 25 with 10 rebounds and Bosh with 14 points and 17 rebounds.

Omri Casspi led Sacramento with 20 points off the bench.

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NBA: Miami 104, Sacramento 83

Sacramento -- The Miami Heat used a combined 61 points from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James Saturday to defeat struggling Sacramento 104-83.

Miami has now won eight straight while the Kings lost for the ninth time in 10 games despite leading by seven going into the final period.Wade scored a game-high 36 points. James and Chris Bosh had double-doubles, James with 25 with 10 rebounds and Bosh with 14 points and 17 rebounds.

Omri Casspi led Sacramento with 20 points off the bench.

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NBA: Chicago 113, Minnesota 82

Chicago -- Derrick Rose's 21 points led a balanced Chicago attack Saturday that sent Minnesota to a 113-82 defeat.

Besides Rose's production, the Bulls got 19 points from Luol Deng, 17 from Carlos Boozer, and 12 apiece from Tax Gibson and Kyle Korver.

Chicago led by as many as 34 points en route to its fifth straight win.

The Timberwolves got 23 points and 15 rebounds from Kevin Love but still fell to 1-12 on the road this season and lost for the ninth time in their last 11 games overall.

Michael Beasley contributed 16 points..

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NBA: Dallas 103, Utah 97

Dallas -- Jason Terry hit a 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds left Saturday, handing Dallas its 12th straight win, a 103-97 victory over Utah.

Terry finished with 14 points for Dallas, which almost wasted a 25-point lead before hanging on to improve to 19-4, the second-best record in the NBA.

The Mavericks got 31 points and 15 rebounds from Dirk Nowitzki, who connected on 10-of-12 shots from the field. DeShawn Stevenson contributed 17 points and Caron Butler had 16.

The Jazz offense was keyed by Deron Williams' game-high 34 points.
Paul Millsap scored 16 points and Ronnie Price had 14 for Utah, which lost its first road game in seven outings.

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NBA: Houston 110, Cleveland 95

Houston -- The Houston Rockets rode Kevin Martin's season-high 40 points to a 110-95 victory over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday.

Martin missed just seven of his 19 shots from the field and only one of his 14 free-throw attempts.

The Rockets also were aided by Luis Scola's 14 points and 14 rebounds, and 16 points by reserve Chase Budinger.

Cleveland, which lost its seventh straight, was led by Antawn Jamison's season-high 24 points.

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