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[November 20, 2014]  Nov 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games:

Spurs 92, Cavs 90

Tim Duncan scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as San Antonio held on for a victory when Cleveland forward LeBron James turned the ball over in the final seconds.

The Cavaliers were without any timeouts after guard Manu Ginobili split two free throws with 9.1 seconds left.

James grabbed the rebound and sprinted up the floor but lost the ball after he went behind his back trying to get past Ginobili.

The Spurs came up with the loose ball with 1.9 seconds left, and Ginobili ran out the clock. James finished with 15 points, six rebounds and nine assists.

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Bucks 122, Nets 118 (3OT)

Forward Khris Middleton connected on two big jumpers in the third overtime to help Milwaukee outlast Brooklyn.

Rookie forward Jabari Parker scored 23 points and guard O.J. Mayo added 21 off the bench for the Bucks, who gave Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd a win in his first game against his former team.

Center Brook Lopez paced the Nets with 26 points. Guard Bojan Bogdanovic added 19 for Brooklyn, who lost their fifth consecutive game.

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Pacers 88, Hornets 86

Solomon Hill's tip-in of a Rodney Stuckey miss at the buzzer gave Indiana a victory over Charlotte.

After a Hornets miss with 18 seconds to play, the Pacers called a timeout, setting up a play in which Stuckey tried to win it, but Hill's offensive rebound provided the game-winner.

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Suns 88, Pistons 86

Eric Bledsoe made the go-ahead layup and scored a team-high 18 points as Phoenix escaped with a win over Detroit.

Phoenix gave up nine unanswered points in the final two minutes to squander an eight-point lead before shooting guard Bledsoe's basket with 28.7 seconds left.

Reserve forward P.J. Tucker had 16 points while guards Gerald Green and Goran Dragic added 12 apiece for the Suns.

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Celtics 101, 76ers 90

Brandon Bass scored 23 points off the bench as Boston snapped a three-game losing streak by beating winless Philadelphia.

Forward Jared Sullinger added 22 points, 11 coming in the last 5:55, for Boston. He also had nine rebounds.

Guard Tony Wroten had 21 points to lead Philadelphia (0-11).

It is the team's worst start since the 76ers lost their first 15 games in 1972-73. They went 9-73 that season, the worst full-season record in the NBA.

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Clippers 114, Magic 90

Reserve guard Jamal Crawford scored 22 points as Los Angeles overwhelmed Orlando, leading from start to finish.

Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin scored 20 points and point guard Chris Paul added 16 points and nine assists. Center DeAndre Jordan had a team-high 11 rebounds.

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Mavericks 105, Wizards 102

Guard Monta Ellis scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half as Dallas handed Washington their first home loss of the season.

Forward Brandan Wright and guard J.J. Barea both scored 14 points for the Mavericks. Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki had an injury scare but finished the game and scored 13 points.

Bradley Beal, the Wizards' leading scorer in the playoffs last season, scored 21 points in 26 minutes in his season debut.

Beal underwent left wrist surgery on Oct. 12 after sustaining an injury against the Hornets during Washington's third pre-season game.

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Raptors 96, Grizzlies 92

Kyle Lowry scored 18 points, including two field goals down the stretch, and added seven assists as Toronto defeated undermanned Memphis.

Lowry broke a 92-92 tie with a layup with about 90 seconds left in the game.

The Grizzlies got the ball after a miss by guard DeMar DeRozan, but forward Zach Randolph missed his shot and Lowry hit a fadeaway jumper with 8.9 seconds left to stretch the lead to four.

The Grizzlies were without five players, including starting guard Courtney Lee and forward Tony Allen, who were stricken by a stomach virus.

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Timberwolves 115, Knicks 99

Kevin Martin scored 37 points and tied a career high with seven three-pointers to lead Minnesota to a win over New York.

The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for the Wolves, who played their first game at home following a five-game, 18-day road trip.

(Editing by Cameron French)

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