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NBA roundup — March 21

Associated Press

Heat 91, Grizzlies 86

Ray Allen scored 18 points to lead the host Miami Heat to a comeback victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

Miami rallied from an 84-77 deficit with 4:08 remaining and scored 11 unanswered points. Allen’s 3-pointer with 3:27 remaining began the comeback and Dwyane Wade’s jumper with 1:32 remaining tied at 84. Wade’s two free throws with 1:04 left gave the Heat their first lead since early in the third quarter.

After Mike Miller missed a 3-point attempt with 51 seconds remaining for the Grizzles, LeBron James’ jumper with 24 seconds left capped the Heat’s late rally for an 88-84 advantage.

James finished with 15 points, and Wade and Mario Chalmers scored 14 points each for the Heat.

Zach Randolph scored 25 points and had 14 rebounds for Grizzlies. Marc Gasol finished with 14 points, but left with an ankle injury midway through the third quarter.

Thunder 119, Raptors 118 (2 OT)

Kevin Durant had 51 points and 12 rebounds, All-Star guard Russell Westbrook limped off in the third quarter with a sprained right knee, but the Oklahoma City Thunder survived to beat the host Toronto Raptors in double overtime.

Durant hit a go-ahead 3 with 1.7 seconds left in the second overtime, Reggie Jackson scored 25 and Serge Ibaka had 13 as the Thunder won their fourth straight and finished off a 3-0 road trip that also included wins at Chicago and Cleveland.

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points and Amir Johnson had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors.

Pacers 91, Bulls 79

Luis Scola had 19 points and Lance Stephenson finished with 15 to lead the host Indiana Pacers over the Chicago Bulls.

The Pacers (51-18), who took a 13-game lead on the Bulls (38-31) in the Central Division, went on a 19-0 run in the third quarter.

Carlos Boozer was called for a Flagrant 1 foul with 7:31 left in the third, Roy Hibbert made two free throws and Stephenson made a basket to give the Pacers a 63-45 lead.

DJ Augustin and Jimmy Butler each scored 17 points for the Bulls, who have lost two of their last three games.

Paul George, who finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists, also made a basket and dunked, David West scored twice and Stephenson made a basket, a dunk and converted a three-point play to help the Pacers pull away in the big run in the third quarter.

Knicks 93, 76ers 92

Amare Stoudemire had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Carmelo Anthony scored 21 and the visiting New York Knicks won their eighth straight game, sending the Sixers to their 23rd straight loss.

With 8.6 seconds left and the Sixers down 92-90, Sixers guard James Anderson mishandled the ball as he attempted to pass it to Thaddeus Young, and it bounced out of bounds.

After Anthony hit 1-of-2 free throws, Michael Carter-Williams missed the tying 3-point attempt, and a putback at the buzzer made no difference.

Nets 114, Celtics 98

Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home.

Former Celtic Paul Pierce had 14 points and Andray Blatche and Jorge Gutierrez added 10 apiece for the Nets, who won their third straight game.

Knotted at 45-all with 6:49 left in the second quarter, Brooklyn went on a 19-9 run to pull away from the Celtics, who lost for the sixth time in their last seven games.

Pelicans 111, Hawks 105

Anthony Davis had 34 points and 11 rebounds, New Orleans took the lead with a 12-0 run that began at the end of the third quarter and the Pelicans beat the host Atlanta Hawks.

Tyreke Evans had 21 points for New Orleans, which completed a two-game sweep of the season series.

The Hawks’ five-game winning streak ended as they failed in a chance to move into a seventh-place tie with Charlotte in the Eastern Conference.

Jeff Teague led Atlanta with 26 points and eight assists.

Mavericks 122, 
Nuggets 106

Monta Ellis scored 26 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 21 and the host Dallas Mavericks pulled away from the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter.

The Mavericks avoided a season sweep by the Nuggets, who ran away with a win in Denver two weeks ago.

Vince Carter shook off a dislocated pinkie on his left hand in the first quarter to finish with 13.

J.J. Hickson led Denver with 18 points and eight rebounds before leaving with an apparent injury in the fourth quarter.




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