NBA-Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games


Nov 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games:

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Heat 95, Cavs 84

LeBron James scored a game-high 28 points and Dwyane Wade added 22 as Miami won their eighth consecutive game.

Forward Michael Beasley hurt the Cavs off the bench with 17 points and nine rebounds for Miami (12-3).

Dion Waiters matched his season high with 24 points and six rebounds for Cleveland (4-11), who have now lost four in a row and seven of their last eight.

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Pacers 99, Bobcats 74

Reserve guard C.J. Watson scored 18 points on six three- pointers, as the Indiana Pacers easily accounted for the Charlotte Bobcats.

The NBA-leading Pacers (14-1) held Charlotte to just 31.3 percent shooting to record their fifth successive victory.

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Mavericks 103, Warriors 99

Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 22 points on 11-of-19 shooting, as the Mavericks improved to 10-6.

Golden State guard Stephen Curry led the visitors with 29 points and knocked down six three-pointers. Guard Klay Thompson struggled with his shooting (5-for-16) but still managed to score 20 and grab 10 rebounds.

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Thunder 94, Spurs 88

Guard Reggie Jackson came off the bench and tied a career high with 23 points to propel the Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

The loss ends the Spurs' 11-game win streak and extends the Thunder's winning streak to five games.

Kevin Durant had a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder (10-3) while Tony Parker paced the Spurs (13-2) with 16 points and seven assists.

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Suns 120, Trail Blazers 106

Goran Dragic scored 12 of his 31 points in the second quarter and the Suns used 10 three-pointers to rally from a 16-point deficit in the second quarter to snap Portland's 11-game winning streak.

Forward Channing Frye added a season-high 25 points for the Suns.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and guard Damian Lillard added 16 for Portland (13-2).

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Rockets 113, Hawks 84

The Houston Rockets were buoyed by the bench combination of 42 points from swingman Francisco Garcia and guard Aaron Brooks' to record an easy win over Atlanta.

Garcia scored a season-high 21 points while Brooks also scored 21 for the Rockets (11-5), who have won three successive games.

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Nuggets 117, Timberwolves 110

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson led seven other teammates who also scored in double-digits with a 23-point performance as Denver won their fourth successive game.

Kevin Martin had 29 points for the Timberwolves (8-9) who lost their third consecutive game and their sixth in the last eight.

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Lakers 99, Nets 94

The Los Angeles Lakers squandered a 27-point lead to allow Brooklyn to tie the game at 92-92 with two minutes remaining but managed to pull away with good free throw shooting.

Los Angeles guard Nick Young had a game-high 26 points.

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Bulls 99, Pistons 79

Luol Deng scored a season-high 27 points as the Chicago Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak by toppling the Detroit Pistons.

Forward Taj Gibson had a season-high 23 points for Chicago (7-7), who have beaten the Pistons in 19 of the last 20 meetings.

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Magic 105, 76ers 94

Nikola Vucevic had 21 points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the Orlando Magic to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Magic never trailed after the first quarter, using a well-balanced attack that included forward Glen Davis adding 19 points.

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Grizzlies 100, Celtics 93

The Memphis Grizzlies, leading for virtually the whole game, held off a wild late charge by Boston and ended their two-game losing streak.

The Celtics were down by 13 with 2:40 left but cut the deficit to three with 14.4 seconds remaining before Memphis sealed it at the free throw line.

Jerryd Bayless had a season-high 20 points off the bench for the Grizzlies (8-7).

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Wizards 100, Bucks 92 (OT)

Center Marcin Gortat scored 25 points as the Washington Wizards held off the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime.

Gortat made 11 of 12 shots and was one of four Wizards (7-8) to score in double figures.

Milwaukee (2-12) lost their 10th consecutive game.

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Clippers 93, Knicks 80

Los Angeles beat New York but lost All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who left the game in the third quarter with a strained right hamstring.

Paul scored 15 points for the Clippers (11-5), as did Blake Griffin, before hobbling to the locker room.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks (3-11) with 27 points but they lost their seventh straight. (Compiled by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by John O'Brien)

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