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NBA roundup — Dec. 13

Associated Press

Hawks 101, Wizards 99

Al Horford scored a season-high 34 points, including a jump shot as time expired in overtime, and the host Atlanta Hawks recovered after blowing a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

With the game tied at 99 with 1.8 seconds remaining, Pero Antic passed to Horford, who hit a short fallaway as the buzzer sounded. A video review confirmed the shot beat the buzzer.

Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver had 16 points for Atlanta. Horford grabbed 15 rebounds.

Trevor Booker led Washington with 24 points and 14 rebounds.

The Hawks took their 11th consecutive home win in the series.

Pacers 99, Bobcats 94

Lance Stephenson had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers improve their franchise-record home start to 11-0. Center Roy Hibbert added 18 points and 11 rebounds as Indiana overcame an off night from Paul George, who had 10 points on 2-of-12 shooting.

Al Jefferson had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats, who extended their losing streak in Indiana to eight games.

Raptors 108, 76ers 100

DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Terrence Ross had a season-high 24 and the host Toronto Raptors handed the Philadelphia 76ers their fifth consecutive loss. Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points and matched his career high with 13 rebounds, Amir Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Greivis Vasquez scored 12 in his first game with Toronto as the Raptors won for just the second time in eight games.

Celtics 90, Knicks 86

Avery Bradley scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, hitting a 3-pointer with 2:38 to play to give the host Celtics the lead for good. Jared Sullinger had 19 points and six rebounds, all but one basket in the first half when the Celtics opened a 17-point lead. Courtney Lee scored 18 points and Brandon Bass had 10 points and eight rebounds for Boston, which snapped a two-game losing streak and held onto first place in the woeful Atlantic Division.

Pistons 103, Nets 99

Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the host Detroit Pistons held off a determined Brooklyn rally. Detroit led by 21 early in the third quarter, but the Nets cut the deficit to two before Detroit’s Kyle Singler made two free throws with 10 seconds left. The Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak and ended Brooklyn’s three-game winning streak.

Drummond, who was shooting 38 percent from the foul line coming into the game, went 6-of-8 on free throws.

Pelicans 104, Grizzlies 98

Eric Gordon made 10-of-12 shots on his way to 25 points, and the host New Orleans Pelicans won their second game in a row. Jrue Holiday added 20 points and 12 assists, hitting a clutch 3-pointer in the final minute to give New Orleans some breathing room after the Pelicans’ 19-point, fourth-quarter lead was trimmed to six with nearly five minutes remaining.

Thunder 122, Lakers 97

Kevin Durant scored 31 points, grabbed eight rebounds, had five assists and four steals to lead the host Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka both added 19 points for the Thunder, who scored 38 first-quarter points en route to building a 15-point lead at halftime. Nick Young scored 17 points to lead the Lakers, while Kobe Bryant had four points and 13 assists in 23 minutes.

Spurs 117, Timberwolves 110

Tony Parker had 29 points to offset a season-high 42 points from Kevin Love and the host San Antonio Spurs rallied for a win. Manu Ginobili had 20 points and nine assists, fueling a 37-21 fourth quarter that helped the Spurs win.

Bulls 91, Bucks 90

Mike Dunleavy hit a three-pointer with 5.8 seconds left and Joakim Noah came up with a block on the other end, leading the host Chicago Bulls to a comeback victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Trailing by two in the final seconds, Chicago came up with a tie-up on the defensive end and won the jump ball, allowing Dunleavy to hit a high-arching 3 for the lead. Noah then blocked O.J. Mayo’s shot to preserve the lead.

Jazz 103, Nuggets 93

The visiting Utah Jazz used a 16-7 surge over the final 5½ minutes to complete a fourth-quarter rally. Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Jazz.

Suns 116, Kings 107

Guards Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe combined for 57 points to lead the host Phoenix Suns. Dragic paced the Suns with 29 points.


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