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Oladipo has 47, Pacers top Nuggets in OT

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Victor Oladipo is enjoying his return to Indiana.

Oladipo, who starred in college at Indiana University, had a career-high 47 points and added seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Pacers to a 126-116 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

The Pacers trailed 114-106 with 2:54 remaining in the fourth before scoring eight straight points, capped by Thad Young's putback with 5 seconds left to tie it. Then, Indiana got the first nine points in overtime to secure its fourth straight win - all at home - while outscoring the Nuggets 12-2 in the extra period.

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DeRozan leads Raptors to 6th win in row

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Dwane Casey's 500th career game as Toronto's coach had plenty of moments to go sideways, especially after his team let a 15-point lead slip away in the first half.

DeMar DeRozan's decision to be more aggressive in the third quarter kept the Raptors on track and they extended their longest winning streak of the season.

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Celtics deal Pistons sixth straight loss

DETROIT (AP) The Boston Celtics prevented Andre Drummond from scoring in the paint and quieted Reggie Jackson on the perimeter.

That helped Boston get revenge from a rare loss in a 91-81 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

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Holiday has 34, Pelicans rally by 76ers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Right when it looked as if rising star Ben Simmons might lift the 76ers to an unlikely road victory, a guy that used to have Simmons' job in Philadelphia took over in the clutch and rescued the Pelicans.

Jrue Holiday made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, when he scored 19 of his 34 points, and New Orleans overcame an eight-point deficit in the final period to beat short-handed Philadelphia 131-124 on Sunday night.

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Towns helps Wolves hold off Mavericks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) After alternating wins and losses over the previous 10 games, the Minnesota Timberwolves were simply satisfied to pull out a victory against the Mavericks that stopped the back-and-forth swing.

Dallas lamented missed opportunities and a chance to continue its improved play of late.

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Porzingis has 30 as Knicks get by Hawks

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks are still trying to learn how to make winning plays down the stretch, no matter the opponent.

For starters, how to hold big leads in the fourth quarter. Or to make sure not to foul 3-point shooters. Or to limit easy opportunities at the free throw line.

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Harden has 48, Rockets win ninth in row

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The NBA's hottest team has found a home on the road.

Houston won its ninth consecutive game after James Harden scored 48 points and the Rockets rallied from 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 124-117 on Saturday night.

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Antetokounmpo's 37-13 get Bucks by Jazz

MILWAUKEE (AP) The game was already well in hand for the Milwaukee Bucks, but a thunderous dunk by Giannis Antetokounmpo in the final minute provided an exclamation point on a successful stretch of three home games in four days.

Antetokounmpo finished with 37 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and the Bucks beat the Utah Jazz 117-100 on Saturday night for their third consecutive victory.

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Westbrook has 20-14-11, OKC tops Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Even struggling from the field, Russell Westbrook managed to record a triple-double, and he converted two game-winning free throws in overtime.

Westbrook's free throws with 5.2 seconds left gave him 20 points on the night to go with 14 assists and 11 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied for a 102-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.

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Depleted Spurs hold off Suns' rally

PHOENIX (AP) San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says Bryn Forbes has "never seen a shot he didn't like."

There was one in particular that both of them must have loved Saturday night.

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