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NBA: Heat beat 76ers to stretch win streak to 17 games

RED-HOT HEAT:The streak is a club record, matching the league’s longest of the season, while Jeremy Lin had 15 points in a win against his former team, the Warriors


Indiana scored 30 points off 21 Orlando turnovers and also connected on 11 three-pointers in the victory.

The Pacers ended a three-game regular-season losing streak to the Magic. It was also their second straight game without forward Danny Granger, who is expected to miss a week resting a sore left knee.

Arron Afflalo led Orlando with 19 points. The Magic have lost five of their past six and have not posted a home win since Feb. 10.


In Cleveland, Ohio, Marc Gasol scored 22 points and the Memphis Grizzlies held off a late run for a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Memphis, who strengthened their hold on the fourth spot in the Western Conference playoff race, has won 11 of 12 and is 12-4 since trading star forward Rudy Gay to Toronto on Jan. 30. The Grizzlies’ previous victory in Cleveland came on Nov. 29, 2003, LeBron James’ rookie season with the Cavaliers.

Kyrie Irving, who missed Cleveland’s morning shootaround with flu-like symptoms, scored a team-high 24 points.

Mike Conley and Jerryd Bayless each scored 17 points and Grizzlies pulled away after the Cavaliers cut the lead to 88-84 with 5:21 to play.


In Auburn Hills, Michigan, O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks held on to beat the Detroit Pistons after Charlie Villanueva missed a three-pointer in the final seconds.

The Mavericks blew a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing Detroit to go ahead 97-96 on a three-pointer by Khris Middleton.

Dirk Nowitzki made two straight shots to put Dallas ahead by three. It was 100-99 after Villanueva caught Jose Calderon’s airball and made a layup with six seconds left.

Darren Collison made two free throws for the Mavericks, and Villanueva missed from the left corner.


In Chicago, Illinois, Marco Belinelli made a three-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls over the Utah Jazz.

Belinelli missed a potential tying jumper, but got a second chance when Joakim Noah grabbed the rebound. Jimmy Butler then swung the ball back out to Belinelli in the corner, and he connected on the fallaway three to put Chicago in front to stay. Gordon Hayward missed a jumper on the other end for Utah, and Butler secured the rebound as the horn sounded.

Belinelli and Carlos Boozer had 22 points apiece for Chicago.

Al Jefferson scored 23 points in his return to the lineup for the Jazz.

In other NBA action, it was:

‧ Trail Blazers 136, Spurs 106

‧ Celtics 107, Hawks 102

‧ Kings 121, Suns 112

‧ Lakers 118, Raptors 116, OT

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