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NBA: Danny Granger leads Indiana over Oklahoma City

AP, INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana

Indiana’s Danny Granger scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to power the Pacers to a 103-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA on Friday.

Roy Hibbert had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers, who won despite Kevin Durant scoring 44 points for the Thunder — the most anyone had scored against Indiana this season.

The Thunder have scored fewer than 100 in four straight and lost the past three.

GRIZZLIES 97, HEAT 82

In Miami, the hosts’ 17-game home winning streak was ended by Memphis.

Rudy Gay scored 17 points and Zach Randolph had 14 points and 14 rebounds off the bench for the Grizzlies, who had seven players in double figures.

LeBron James finished with 21 points, six assists and six rebounds for the Heat, who never led and failed in a bid to match the franchise’s longest home win streak, set in the 2004-2005 season.

TRAIL BLAZERS 99, MAVERICKS 97, OT

In Dallas, LaMarcus Aldridge’s buzzer-beating 17 foot jumper lifted Portland past Dallas in overtime.

Aldridge, a former Dallas-area high school star who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, made the fallaway jumper over the Mavericks’ Brendan Haywood at the overtime buzzer for the victory and was mobbed by teammates at center court.

Raymond Felton scored 16 of his season-high 30 points during Portland’s 30-10 surge in the third quarter.

Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead Dallas.

NUGGETS 105, SUNS 99

In Denver, the hosts scored the final nine points of the game to overrun Phoenix.

Arron Afflalo had 30 points and Andre Miller scored 13 of his 15 in the fourth quarter for the Nuggets, who took sole possession of seventh in the Western Conference, a game ahead of idle Houston and one-and-a-half in front of Utah.

Shannon Brown scored 18 points for the Suns, who had their three-game win streak snapped and dropped to tenth.

HAWKS 101, PISTONS 96

In Atlanta, Jeff Teague tied a career high with 24 points and had a season-high 11 assists to help Atlanta hold off Detroit.

Josh Smith added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who hold the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference.

Rodney Stuckey finished with 27 points for the Pistons, whose three-game winning streak ended.

SPURS 128, HORNETS 103

In San Antonio, the hosts extended their winning streak to 10 and went to the top of the Western Conference by beating New Orleans.

Tim Duncan scored 19 points, while Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills scored 14 points each for the Spurs, who swept the four-game season series against the Hornets.

Eric Gordon, playing in only his second game in three months, scored 31 points to lead the Hornets.

JAZZ 104, WARRIORS 98

In Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson scored 30 points as Utah downed Golden State.

Devin Harris added a season-high 28 for the Jazz, who are ninth in the Western Conference, but only three games out of the No. 5 spot.

David Lee led the Warriors with 26 points.

CAVALIERS 84, RAPTORS 80

In Toronto, Antawn Jamison scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to lift Cleveland to victory over Toronto, ending a nine-game losing skid.

Lester Hudson had a career-high 23 points for the Cavaliers, who outscored the Raptors 33-17 in the fourth. Toronto shot five for 19 in the fourth.

Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was ejected with 53 seconds left in the first half after a fiery argument with the referee.

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