Highlights of Friday's NBA games
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[January 07, 2017]
Jan 7 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Friday:
Grizzlies 128, Warriors 119 (OT)
Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combined for four baskets on Memphis'
first four possessions in overtime to cap a remarkable comeback by
the Grizzlies that produced a stunning 128-119 victory over the
Golden State Warriors.
Wrapping up a four-game trip with a second win, the Grizzlies
trailed by 24 points in the third quarter and 18 with 7:47 remaining
in the fourth before rallying to tie on a short jumper by Mike
Conley with 7.4 seconds left in regulation.
The Grizzlies, who out-scored the Warriors 32-13 in the fourth
quarter, also dominated the overtime, using the four hoops by Gasol
and Randolph to build a lead they never relinquished.
Conley and Randolph had 27 points apiece and Gasol added 23 for
Memphis (23-16), which won for the second time this season over
Stephen Curry had a game-high 40 points for the Warriors (31-6).
Rockets 100, Magic 93
Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Patrick Beverley and Eric Gordon
each added 17 points, leading the Houston Rockets to a 100-93
victory over the Orlando Magic at Amway Arena.
The Rockets (29-9) won their seventh consecutive game and their 18th
of the last 20. The Magic (16-22) have lost four of their last five
and are leaving on a five-game West Coast road trip on Saturday.
The Rockets hit 15-of-49 three-point shots, while the Magic made
Wizards 112, Timberwolves 105
John Wall had 18 points and a season-high 18 assists as Washington
survived 41 points from Andrew Wiggins to defeat Minnesota.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 22 points as Washington won its
ninth straight home game.
Cavaliers 116, Nets 108
Kyrie Irving hit two clutch three-pointers in the opening four-plus
minutes of the fourth quarter as Cleveland blew most of a 24-point
lead before getting a victory over Brooklyn.
LeBron James scored 29 of his 36 points in the first three quarters
and was resting when Irving came through to stave off a Brooklyn
comeback after Cleveland allowed the first 11 points of the fourth.
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110, 76ers 106
Al Horford got hot at just the right time.
Boston's first major free-agent signee scored five points in the
first three quarters but then scored 14 in the fourth, including his
fourth three-pointer of the quarter with 17.2 seconds left that gave
the Celtics a victory over Philadelphia.
Horford, who finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and
two blocks, was 2-for-9 from the floor through three quarters but
then hit three three-pointers and a two for 11 straight points for
his team in a 3:01 span.
Knicks 116, Bucks 111
Carmelo Anthony hit a go-ahead three-pointer with under a minute to
play and finished with 26 points as New York snapped a six-game
losing streak by rallying to beat Milwaukee at the Bradley Center.
Anthony scored 12 points in the final quarter as the Knicks rallied
from a 13-point deficit. Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 points,
Derrick Rose added 12 and Courtney Lee had 11 for New York.
Clippers 106, Kings 98
Austin Rivers has his second straight big shooting night and Chris
Paul returned to the lineup for an immediate impact as Los Angeles
outlasted Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center.
Rivers followed up his season-high 28 points from the Clippers' Jan.
4 win over Memphis with a 24-point night, and Paul logged 12 assists
-- including six in the fourth quarter -- while also moving to 10th
on the all-time NBA assists list.
Lakers 127, Heat 100
Lou Williams scored 24 points and Los Angeles rolled past Miami in a
testy affair at Staples Center.
Luol Deng and D'Angelo Russell contributed 19 points apiece for the
Lakers, who beat the Heat for only the second time in their last 10
meetings. (Editing by John O'Brien)
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