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NBA results | Wednesday


Hawks 106, Magic 104

ATLANTA — Dejounte Murray hit a 17-foot jumper as time expired to give the Atlanta Hawks a victory over the Orlando Magic.

Murray finished with 26 points, and Trae Young scored 18 points on 5-for-14 shooting for Atlanta. Onyeka Okongwu had 15 points, and Bogdan Bogdanovic and Clint Capela each added 12. The Hawks shot 51.3% but had a seasonhigh 23 turnovers

Paolo Banchero scored 26 points to lead the Magic. Wendell Carter Jr. had 18 and Jalen Suggs added 16.

Knicks 109, Rockets 94

NEW YORK — Julius Randle scored 31 points, Jalen Brunson added 30 in his return from a two-game absence and New York beat Houston.

OG Anunoby had 15 points for the Knicks, who reached the halfway point of their schedule at 24-17. Josh Hart finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Fred VanVleet had 24 points and 12 assists for the Rockets, who finished 1-5 on a six-game trip. Alperen Sengun added 18 points and 10 rebounds in Houston’s eighth straight loss to New York.

Timberwolv­es 124, Pistons 117

DETROIT — Anthony Edwards had 27 points and eight assists to lead Minnesota.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 points for Minnesota, which has won three straight. Jaden McDaniels had 23 points and Rudy Gobert added 19 points and 16 assists.

Jaden Ivey scored 32 points for the Pistons, who were starting a six-game homestand without Cade Cunningham (knee). Bojan Bogdanovic had 20 points and Jalen Duren added 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Celtics 117, Spurs 98

BOSTON — Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Jaylen Brown returned from a one-game absence to score 21 as Boston beat San Antonio in Spurs phenom Victor Wembanyama’s first game on the Celtics’ famous parquet floor.

The 7-foot-3 French rookie, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, scored 10 points in the first quarter, when San Antonio kept it close. He finished with 27 points and five rebounds in 27 minutes as the Spurs (7-33), who have the worst record in the Western Conference, lost their third straight.

Jrue Holiday scored 22 points and Luke Kornet matched his season high with nine rebounds for the Celtics.

Raptors 121, Heat 97

TORONTO — Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-high 28 points, RJ Barrett had 26 and Toronto never trailed in a win over Miami.

Scottie Barnes scored 20 points and Immanuel Quickley had 17 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Raptors.

Jimmy Butler scored 16 points for Miami, whose 35-point halftime deficit was the biggest in team history. Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo also had 16 points each while Duncan Robinson added 14.

Pelicans 132, Hornets 112

NEW ORLEANS — Brandon Ingram highlighte­d a 28-point performanc­e with a career-best seven 3-pointers to go with 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and New Orleans set a franchise record for 3s with 25.

It was the third career triple-double for Ingram, who received a standing ovation as he checked out of the game for good in the final minutes.

CJ McCollum scored 22 points and hit four times from deep. Rookie guard Jordan Hawkins made six 3s and finished with 21 points for New Orleans, while Trey Murphy III hit five 3s and scored 18.

LaMelo Ball had 29 points and Terry Rozier added 25 for Charlotte.

Cavaliers 135, Bucks 95

CLEVELAND — Donovan Mitchell had 31 points and Cleveland took advantage of Milwaukee being without superstar Giannis Antetokoun­mpo to extend their winning streak to a seasonbest six games.

Antetokoun­mpo sat with a bruised right shoulder, an injury that kept him out of the lineup for the first time in 29 games — the second longest streak of his career.

Georges Niang made 13 of 14 shots and added a career-high 33 points — 20 in the first half — for the Cavs, who improved to 11-3 since they lost Darius Garland (broken jaw) and Evan Mobley (knee surgery) with injuries last month.

Damian Lillard led Milwaukee with 17 points on 7-of-20 shooting.

Trail Blazers 105, Nets 103

PORTLAND, Ore. — Anfernee Simons hit the winning layup with 0.2 seconds left and Portland snapped a four-game losing streak.

Simons finished with 20 points. Jerami Grant led the Blazers with 30 points and eight rebounds.

Mikal Bridges scored 21 for the Nets but had to leave the game for a time in the second half after a collision. Spencer Dinwiddie added 19 points for Brooklyn, which lost its fourth straight.

Portland trailed by 11 but pulled in front 88-87 midway through fourth quarter on Grant’s 3-pointer. It was close the rest of the way. Dinwiddie made two foul shots with 1:48 left that gave the Nets a 101-97 lead. But then Simons hit a floater that tied it at 101 before Grant’s tip-in with 9.1 seconds to go gave Portland a 103-101 edge.

Cam Johnson’s layup tied the game again, and the Blazers called a timeout with 5.2 seconds left before Simons’ game-winning basket.

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