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[November 13, 2014]  Nov 12 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games:

Magic 97, Knicks 95

Evan Fournier turned in his second superb performance in as many games, scoring 28 points to lead Orlando to a win over the New York at Madison Square Garden.

Fournier scored 24 points in a 104-100 loss at Toronto on Tuesday. Nikola Vucevic posted his sixth double-double of the season, scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

Carmelo Anthony topped the Knicks with 27 points and J.R. Smith added 19 off the bench.

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Wizards 107, Pistons 103

John Wall finished with 27 points and 11 assists to lead Washington to victory over Detroit.

Rasual Butler scored 18 points off the bench and Marcin Gortat added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards.

The Pistons scored 100 points for the first time this season with Brandon Jennings contributing a game high 32 points.
 

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Thunder 109, Celtics 94

Reggie Jackson scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half while Anthony Morrow had 19 of his 28 in the fourth quarter to lead injury-ravaged Oklahoma City to victory over the Celtics.

The Thunder, without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and dressing just 10 players, fell behind by 15 points early but roared back.

Rajon Rondo just missed a triple-double for the Celtics, scoring 20 points and adding 12 assists and nine rebounds. Avery Bradley contributed 17 points.

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Pacers 81, Heat 75

Roy Hibbert had 16 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks as Indiana won their first road game of the season.

Chris Copeland, who was Indiana's leading scorer with 17 points, hit a driving layup with 42 seconds left to break a 72-72 tie. Miami's Mario Chalmers was then charged with an offensive foul and Indiana took control.

Dwyane Wade led Miami with 20 points while Shawne Williams, added 15. Chris Bosh, averaging 23.6 points and 10.3 rebounds, was held to season lows of nine points and two rebounds.

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Hawks 100, Jazz 97

Paul Millsap had a game-high 30 points and 17 rebounds against his former team and Kyle Korver sparked a late fourth-quarter rally to lead Atlanta.

Alec Burks hit a jumper that put Utah up 97-89 with 4:33 to play before Millsap made a couple of baskets, sandwiched around Thabo Sefolosha's layup off a nice feed from Korver to cut the deficit to two.

Korver then drained a three-pointer that put the Hawks ahead 98-97 with a minute left before Jeff Teague made a couple of free throws to push the lead to three and Atlanta made several key stops in the final minute.

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Pelicans 109, Lakers 102

Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six shots to help New Orleans beat Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 33 points. He scored 14 in the first quarter but needed 28 shots from the field to get his game-high total. Carlos Boozer added 16 for the Lakers.

The Pelicans used a 19-5 run bridging a 5:20 span of the third and fourth quarters to build a 96-75 lead.

Tyreke Evans scored 19 points and Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday added 17 each for New Orleans.

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Trail Blazers 130, Nuggets 113

Guard Damian Lillard had 27 points and nine assists and center Robin Lopez scored 19 as Portland routed Denver.

Center Chris Kaman scored 16 points and guard C.J. McCollum added 15 points off the bench for the Trail Blazers.

Guard Ty Lawson scored a season-high 32 points and forward J.J. Hickson had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Denver.

(Editing By Cameron French)

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