Nov 29 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games
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.
Spurs 109, Magic 91
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.
Bobcats 92, Bucks 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.
Heat 90, Raptors 83
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
Celtics 103, Cavaliers 86
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.
Hawks 88, Mavericks 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).
Lakers 106, Pistons 102
Guard Rodney Stuckey led Detroit (6-10) with 22 points.
Rockets 114, Nets 95
The Rockets (12-5) claimed their sixth consecutive home triumph by dominating the injury-plagued Nets (4-12) from the opening tip.
Rockets forward Chandler Parsons scored 21 points.
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.
Pacers 93, Wizards 73
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.
Suns 112, Jazz 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).
Nuggets 97, Knicks 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.
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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