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Nov 29 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games

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Thunder 113, Warriors 112 (OT)

The Oklahoma City Thunder extended their winning streak to six games with an 113-112 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors, winning on a three-point basket by point guard Russell Westbrook with 0.1 seconds left.

The Thunder advanced to 11-3 this season while the Warriors continued to struggle, dropping to 9-8 and losing their fifth game out of the last six.

The Warriors were led by Stephen Curry's 32 points while Westbrook scored 34 for Oklahoma City.

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Spurs 109, Magic 91

It did not take long for the San Antonio Spurs to get back on track, rolling to an easy 109-91 victory over the Orlando Magic.

The Spurs (14-2) had their 11-game winning streak snapped in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, but they responded by notching another victory with forward Tim Duncan scoring 19 points while pulling down nine rebounds in just 24 minutes.

The Magic (6-10) got 17 points from guard Arron Afflalo and 15 from guard Victor Oladipo.

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Bobcats 92, Bucks 76

Center Al Jefferson had 23 points and 12 rebounds, including 19 points in the second half, as the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-76.

The Bobcats led by as many as 15 in the first half, settled for a 41-31 halftime lead, and then pushed the margin back up to as many as 19 in the second half.

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Heat 90, Raptors 83

Forward LeBron James scored 27 points for the Miami Heat in a 90-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

Guard Dwyane Wade added 22 points for the Heat while guard DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 25 points and forward Rudy Gay scored 21 points with 11 rebounds for the Raptors

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Celtics 103, Cavaliers 86

The Boston Celtics led wire-to-wire and cruised to a 103-86 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Forward Jeff Green scored a season-high 31 points and guard Avery Bradley added 21 points to lead the Celtics (7-11), who shot 11-for-23 from three-point range.

Guard Jordan Crawford delivered a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

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Hawks 88, Mavericks 87

The Dallas Mavericks, up by 17 points in the third quarter, went stagnant offensively after point guard Jose Calderon sprained his ankle and the Atlanta Hawks took advantage to win 88-87.

Forward Al Horford hit a 20-foot jumper with 4.2 seconds left to give the Hawks their first lead since the opening quarter before Dallas guard Vince Carter missed a jumper at the buzzer.

Point guard Jeff Teague had 25 points for the Hawks (9-8), nine of them coming in the second half, while forward Dirk Nowitzki and Calderon each had 16 points for Dallas (10-7).

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Lakers 106, Pistons 102

Forward Wesley Johnson scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers used a late 12-0 run to propel them to a 106-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Forward Shawne Williams had 20 points and nine rebounds and guard Jordan Farmar and center Pau Gasol had 13 points apiece for the Lakers (9-8).

Guard Rodney Stuckey led Detroit (6-10) with 22 points.

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Rockets 114, Nets 95

Continuing their torrid play at home, the Houston Rockets jumped out to an early double-digit lead and coasted to a 114-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

The Rockets (12-5) claimed their sixth consecutive home triumph by dominating the injury-plagued Nets (4-12) from the opening tip.

Brooklyn played without starters Deron Williams (left ankle) and Kevin Garnett (rest) while reserves Jason Terry (left knee) and Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) were also out.

Rockets forward Chandler Parsons scored 21 points.

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Pelicans 121, Sixers 105

Jrue Holiday scored 20 points, made 13 assists, seven rebounds and three steals in his first game back in Philadelphia to help the Pelicans to a 121-105 victory over the Sixers.

The Pelicans (7-8) received 26 points from guard Eric Gordon and 22 points and 10 rebounds from forward-center Anthony Davis, 18 points from forward Ryan Anderson and 16 from guard Tyreke Evans.

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Pacers 93, Wizards 73

Forward Paul George scored 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the field to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 93-73 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Guard George Hill and center Roy Hibbert scored 13 points each for the Pacers (15-1), who extended their winning streak to six.

Washington (8-8) was led by center Marcin Gorat's double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds.

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Suns 112, Jazz 101

Coach Jeff Hornacek improved to 2-0 against his old team as the Phoenix Suns blasted the Utah Jazz 112-101.

Phoenix shot 54.7 percent from the field and had six players score at least 13 points while improving to a surprising 9-7.

Reserve forward Markieff Morris led the Suns with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Forward Marvin Williams scored 18 points to lead the Jazz (2-15).

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Nuggets 97, Knicks 95

Forward Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 27 points but missed a tying jumper with 2.1 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 97-95.

Guard Ty Lawson had 22 points and eight assists and guard Randy Foye had 17 for the Nuggets, who are winners of five straight.

Center Andrea Bargnani had 22 for the Knicks (3-12), who are on their longest losing streak in four seasons.

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Clippers 104, Kings 98 (OT)

Jamaal Crawford's 11th assist of the game, a dish to forward Blake Griffin alone under the basket for an easy dunk, provided the 17th and final lead change as the Clippers scored the final 10 points to beat the Sacramento Kings 104-98 in overtime.

The Clippers (12-5) survived without point guard Chris Paul (strained hamstring) for the entire game and shooting guard J.J. Reddick (sprained wrist) for the second half, getting a third win this season over the Kings (4-10).

Crawford finished with a game-high 31 points, Griffin added 21 points and 12 rebounds. (Compiled by Ben Everill in Los Angeles; Editing by John O'Brien)

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