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NBA roundup — Jan. 21

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Heat 93, Celtics 86

LeBron James scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Bosh added 16 and the host Miami Heat blew an 18-point lead before rallying to beat the Boston Celtics.

Chris Andersen scored 13 points and made all five of his shots for Miami, which ended the game on a 9-0 run.

Brandon Basson scored 15 points, Kris Humphries had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Jeff Green had 12 points for the Celtics, who outrebounded Miami 46-33 but shot only 39 percent.

They were down by as many as 18 in this one, then steadily began chipping away, getting it down to 11 by halftime, down to four entering the fourth and then taking their first lead since the opening minutes on a dunk by Humphries with 3:08 left — about a half minute after James tried a reverse dunk that rimmed out.

Humphries’ dunk made it 86-84. The Celtics didn’t score again.

James made seven free throws, Allen added a jumper and that was it, the 9-0 run that put Miami in control.

Nets 101, Magic 90

Andray Blatche came off the bench and had a team-high 18 points and reserve forward Mirza Teletovic added 14 points as the host Brooklyn Nets continued their resurgence with an eighth win in nine games.

One night after routing crosstown rival New York Knicks, the Nets kept up the surge. Their 8-1 start in January is an NBA best after a disappointing 10-21 start.

Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce each had 13 points apiece for the Nets.

Despite heavy snow that was expected to dump 8-14 inches on the city, there were barely any empty seats with 15,482 in attendance at Barclays Center.

New York City native Kyle O’Quinn led Orlando with 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

Kings 114, Pelicans 97

Rudy Gay tied a career high with 41 points, and the visiting Sacramento Kings cruised. Gay hit 16-of-25 shots, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range.

Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and 11 assists, while DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the Kings, who’ve won five of eight.

Thunder 105, 
Trail Blazers 97

Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 46 points in the final 3:23 to help the host Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers. Durant has scored at least 30 points for eight consecutive games, the longest such streak of his career. He made 17-of-25 field goals, including 6-of-7 3-pointers.

Reggie Jackson added 15 points for Oklahoma City (32-10), which took a one-game lead over Portland in the Northwest Division.

Timberwolves 112, Jazz 97

Kevin Love had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves run past Utah and sweep a home-and-home set with the Jazz. Ricky Rubio has returned to his spontaneous, free-flowing style and had 11 points and 13 assists for the Wolves.


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