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Magic wins seventh straight game
Hedo Turkoglu scored 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic slowly pulled away to beat the host Minnesota Timberwolves 118-94 Saturday night.
Rashard Lewis added 24 points, Jameer Nelson 20 and Dwight Howard 17 for the Magic, which won its seventh straight and 11th in 12 games — all against the Western Conference.
Rashad McCants scored 21 points for Minnesota, which ended a 13-game losing streak Friday in New York. Al Jefferson had 16 points and Ryan Gomes 14 for the Timberwolves, who have lost nine straight at home.
Turkoglu had seven points and a slightly limping Nelson six during a 20-5 run that gave Orlando a 102-87 lead midway through the final quarter.
Pistons 87, Bucks 76Tayshaun Prince scored nine of his 19 points in the decisive third quarter and Peninsula native Allen Iverson added 18, lifting visiting Detroit to a victory over Milwaukee.
The Pistons beat Milwaukee for the 10th time in 13 meetings since the 2005-06 season.
Rasheed Wallace had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Rodney Stuckey added 16 points for Detroit, which has won three straight and six of eight.
Andrew Bogut had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee, which shot 30 percent and mainly rested its starters for the final 15 minutes after the game was decided.
Michael Redd, the Bucks' leading scorer, had four points and missed nine of 11 shots, including his last five.
Hawks 129, Bulls 117 Joe Johnson scored a season-high 41 points, Josh Smith also set a season high with 24, and host Atlanta withstood Ben Gordon's 3-point barrage to beat Chicago.
Johnson finished one point shy of his NBA high. The Hawks, who normally prefer a lower-scoring pace, topped their previous season best by 10 points.
Gordon scored 33 points and was 6-of-8 behind the arc to pass Scottie Pippen and become the Bulls' leader in 3-pointers. Pippen made 664 3-pointers in 856 games with the Bulls.
OTHER GAMES Tony Parker scored 32 points, hitting two of San Antonio's three baskets in the second overtime, and Michael Finley blocked Memphis' last shot to send the host Spurs to a 106-103 win. ... Vince Carter scored 28 points for visiting New Jersey, which pulled away in overtime to beat Charlotte 114-103. ... Antawn Jamison scored 29 points and host Washington beat Oklahoma City 104-95 in a matchup of teams with the two worst records in the NBA. The 5-23 Wizards broke an eight-game losing streak, their longest since 2001, and the Thunder fell to 3-28. ... Ron Artest scored 10 of his 28 points in the second overtime and host Houston recovered from blowing a 16-point lead in the second half to beat Utah 120-115. ... Brandon Roy had 32 points and nine assists to lead host Portland past Toronto 102-89. Chris Bosh led the Raptors with 29 points and nine rebounds.