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Magic finally finds a host with the least

Jameer Nelson scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Nik Vucevic had 21 points and 13 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic end a 16-game road losing streak with a 101-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Thaddeus Young had 19 points for the 76ers, who lost their 12th straight overall, their 11th in a row at home and were 0-11 in February.

Nelson added 12 assists for the Magic, which had last won on the road at Chicago on Dec. 16.

Orlando won without leading scorer Arron Afflalo, who sat out his third consecutive game.

Cleveland 114, at Oklahoma City 104: Kyrie Irving scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cavaliers hand the Thunder its third straight loss since the All-Star break. Cleveland shot 14 for 21 from the field in the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant had 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Russell Westbrook had 24 points and nine assists and Serge Ibaka added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder, which had allowed Miami and the Clippers to shoot better than 50% in the previous two losses.

at Chicago 103, Golden State 83: Taj Gibson scored 21 points, Carlos Boozer added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the Bulls held Stephen Curry to five points on two-for-10 shooting.

at Dallas 108, New Orleans 89: Dirk Nowitzki shook off an early shoulder issue to finish with 18 points, and Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis was knocked out of the game by a similar problem. Nowitzki left the court 31 seconds into the game but emerged a short time later and returned to the game

at San Antonio 120, Detroit 110: Marco Belinelli had 20 points to lead eight Spurs in double figures, and San Antonio worked through a lethargic start after four days off.

at Utah 109, Phoenix 86: Gordon Hayward had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lead a balanced Jazz offense. Utah shot 57% from the field, the highest by a Suns opponent this season.

at Portland 124, Brooklyn 80: Will Barton had a season-high 20 points and career-high 11 rebounds off the bench as the Trail Blazers held the Nets to their lowest point total of the season.

at Boston 115, Atlanta 104: Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 29 points in a rare start, and Rajon Rondo added 22 points and 11 assists to help the Celtics break a five-game losing streak.

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