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NBA: Houston Rockets top Orlando Magic, 100-93, for seventh straight win

NBA: Houston Rockets top Orlando Magic, 100-93, for seventh straight win

Rockets guard James Harden drives around Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the first half of a game in Orlando on Jan. 6.

(John Raoux / Associated Press)

Ryan Anderson had 19 points, all in the second half, and Eric Gordon scored 17 off the bench as the visiting Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to seven games with a 100-93 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday. 

In a game that was close throughout, Anderson led five Rockets players in double figures. He made five three-pointers on a night when Houston attempted 49 of them and made 15. 

Patrick Beverley also scored 17 points, while leading scorer James Harden had an off shooting night and finished with 14. 

Memphis 128, at Golden State 119 (OT): The Warriors squandered a spectacular 40-point night by Stephen Curry with an awful fourth quarter as the Grizzlies won in stunning fashion.

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Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph each made two quick baskets as the Grizzlies made their initial five shots in overtime en route to snapping Golden State’s nine-game home winning streak. 

Cleveland 116, at New Jersey 108: LeBron James scored 36 points, carrying the Cavaliers against the Nets while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love had slow starts in their return to the lineup.

Irving added 32 points and Love had 17 points and 13 rebounds, but both shot poorly early on as the Nets kept it competitive. 

James helped the Cavaliers open a double-digit lead by halftime and they led comfortably most of the rest of the way.

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New York 116, at Milwaukee 111: Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 10 assists, including a clutch three-pointer late in the fourth quarter, as the Knicks stormed back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Bucks.

With less than a minute remaining, Anthony made a three-pointer to put the Knicks in front, 112-111. On the ensuing possession, Lance Thomas stripped Giannis Antetokounmpo, leading to a fast-break dunk by Courtney Lee. 

at Boston 110, Philadelphia 106: Avery Bradley had 26 points and nine rebounds as the Celtics rallied late to beat the 76ers.

Isaiah Thomas added 24 points, and Al Horford scored 14 of his 19 points in the final period. The Celtics have won nine out of their last 11 and four straight at home. 

at Washington 112, Minnesota 105: John Wall had a season-high 18 assists and scored 18 points to help the Wizards notch their ninth straight home victory.

The Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins had 41 points on 16-of-30 shooting, but it wasn’t enough on a night the Wizards shot 58.2%. Beal had 22 points and Marcin Gortatadded 19 points for the Wizards.

at Lakers 127, Miami 100

Clippers 106, at Sacramento 98

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