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NBA ROUNDUP

on March 28, 2013 10:00 AM

SPURS 100, NUGGETS 99: Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and San Antonio escaped with a win over Denver when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer.

Danny Green added 20 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who remained 1ᄑ games ahead of Oklahoma City in the race for the top spot in the Western Conference.

JaVale McGee had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets.

 

THUNDER 103, WIZARDS 80: Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and Kevin Durant had 20 to help Oklahoma City beat Washington.

Kevin Martin added 18 points for the Thunder, who are 1ᄑ games behind San Antonio for the top spot in the West.

Wall, coming off 47 points in a win over Memphis, had 18 points and 12 assists for Washington but was 3-for-18 from the field.

 

KNICKS 108, GRIZZLIES 101: J.R. Smith scored 35 points, his second straight 30-point game, and New York withstood a furious rally to beat Memphis.

Carmelo Anthony added 22 points and Iman Shumpert had 16 as the Knicks tied a season high with their sixth straight win.

After trailing by as many as 30 early in the second half, the Grizzlies cut their deficit to 103-99 on Tony Allen’s two free throws with 33 seconds left. However, they got no closer as Raymond Felton, Smith and Anthony scored the game’s next five points at the free throw line.

Mike Conley led Memphis with 26 points,

 

CLIPPERS 105, HORNETS 91: Blake Griffin scored 19 points and Chris Paul added 16 points and nine assists to lead Los Angeles over New Orleans.

The Clippers’ Chauncey Billups returned from a right groin strain to score 11 points before leaving with the same injury.

Eric Gordon scored 24 and Anthony Davis had 19 points and nine rebounds for New Orleans.

 

PACERS 100, ROCKETS 91: Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 21 points to lead Indiana over Houston.

The Central Division-leading Pacers weren’t back to full strength but got a boost from the return of Stephenson, who missed Indiana’s last game with a strained right hip flexor, and George Hill, also sidelined with a strained left groin.

James Harden had 22 points and eight assists for the Rockets.

 

NETS 111, BLAZERS 93: Reggie Evans grabbed a career-high 26 rebounds and matched his career high with 22 points, leading Brooklyn over Portland.

It was the Nets’ 20th road win of the season, matching a franchise best. Brook Lopez added 28 points for the Nets.

LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 24 points despite rolling his right ankle in the first half and briefly leaving the game.

LAKERS 120, TIMBERWOLVES 117: Kobe Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game filling in at small forward for injured Metta World Peace, leading Los Angeles over Minnesota.

Dwight Howard had 25 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and five steals, and Pau Gasol added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers.

World Peace was scheduled to have surgery on a torn meniscus today.

Nikola Pekovic had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost the last 22 meetings against the Lakers dating to March 2007.

 

HAWKS 107, RAPTORS 88: Al Horford scored 26 points, Jeff Teague had 24 points and 13 assists and Atlanta clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season with a win over Toronto.

Horford reached double digits for the 31st consecutive game, the second-longest streak of his career. He did it in 33 straight games in 2009-10.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 19 points, and Rudy Gay had 15 points and matched a season best with 12 rebounds for the Raptors.

 

CELTICS 93, CAVALIERS 92: Jeff Green scored 21 points and hit the winning layup at the buzzer, helping Boston snap a five-game losing streak with a win over Cleveland.

Brandon Bass scored 22 points to lead the Celtics, who rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Wayne Ellington had 16 points for Cleveland.

 

KINGS 105, WARRIORS 98: Isaiah Thomas had 31 points and seven assists, and Sacramento put another dent in Golden State’s playoff chase.

David Lee had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Stephen Curry finished with 17 points and 12 assists for Golden State.

 

76ERS 100, BUCKS 92: Spencer Hawes had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday and Damien Wilkins each scored 18 points to lead Philadelphia past Milwaukee.

Brandon Jennings was scoreless for Milwaukee and benched in the fourth quarter. Monta Ellis scored 29 points for the Bucks and Ersan Ilyasova had 13 points and 18 rebounds.

 

JAZZ 103, SUNS 88: Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward scored 25 points apiece and Utah beat Phoenix to stay within a game of the eighth-place Lakers in the Western Conference playoff race.

Wesley Johnson had 22 points and Luis Scola 20 to lead the Suns.

 

BOBCATS 114, MAGIC 108: Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker each scored 34 points, and Charlotte erased a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit and handed injury-riddled Orlando its eighth straight loss in a matchup of the NBA’s worst teams.

Tobias Harris had a career-high 29 points, and rookie Kyle O’Quinn had a career-best 23 points for the Magic.

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