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NBA roundup — Wizards move above .500 in win against Trail Blazers

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Wizards 100, 
Trail Blazers 90

Host Washington moved above .500 for the first time in more than four years, accomplishing the feat on its eighth try this season by pulling away in the second half to beat Portland on Monday.

John Wall scored 22 points, and Trevor Ariza added 20 for the Wizards. Washington committed six turnovers while forcing 16 from Portland, and Wall and Co. didn’t look back after Kevin Seraphin led a 12-0 run that put the Wizards up by 17 early in the fourth quarter.

Pacers 98, Magic 79

Danny Granger scored 16 points, Paul George and Lance Stephenson each added 15, and host Indiana beat Orlando. The Magic were led by Arron Afflalo with 20 points and Nikola Vucevic with 16.

Heat 102, Pistons 96

LeBron James came within two rebounds of his first triple-double this season, and host Miami won for the fifth time in six games. James had 24 points and 11 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and Chris Bosh added 17.

Nets 108, 76ers 102

Paul Pierce scored 25 points, Deron Williams added 21 and host Brooklyn stopped a three-game losing streak by holding on to beat Philadelphia. Brooklyn had a 19-point lead with 4:21 left in the third quarter cut to 104-102 after James Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left. Pierce then made two free throws before Shaun Livingston intercepted Michael Carter-Williams’ pass and converted two free throws to put it away.

Thunder 86, Grizzles 77

Kevin Durant had 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Oklahoma City continued its home dominance, beating Memphis. Zach Randolph had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis.

Bucks 101, Knicks 98

Brandon Knight made a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left and finished with 25 points, and host Milwaukee snapped a six-game losing streak.

Spurs 102, Pelicans 95

Tony Parker scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half and also doled out nine assists, and San Antonio overcame a 14-point deficit en route to a victory over host New Orleans. Tim Duncan scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half.

Raptors 94, Jazz 79

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 18 to help the Toronto Raptors turn back the host Utah Jazz. DeRozan looked to get his teammates involved in the first half but once Kyle Lowry left with a knee injury, the new All-Star took matters into his own hands with nine points in the fourth quarter to quell a Jazz comeback.


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