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Late winner from Curry maintains Warriors run

DENVER DEFEATED:LaMarcus Aldridge had 39 points and assisted on the winner as the Trail Blazers beat the Nuggets by two, their seventh straight win over Denver

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Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass, top, falls over Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap as Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll looks on during their game at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday.

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Stephen Curry made a go-ahead three-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining as the Golden State Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 98-97 on Tuesday night for their 10th straight win.

In the most dramatic finish in their streak so far, Curry sprinted up court and lost Tobias Harris with some crafty dribbling before pulling up to swish the shot. Curry shook his shoulders and pounded his chest as the announced crowd of 19,596 roared at Oracle Arena.

Draymond Green deflected Kyle O’Quinn’s pass to Harris on Orlando’s last possession.

Curry finished with 22 points as Golden State rallied from nine points down in the final four minutes.

The Warriors (15-2) extended the best start in franchise history and moved within one game of matching the team record for consecutive wins set in 1971-1972.

Victor Oladipo scored 27 points in a disappointing collapse for the young Magic.

MAVERICKS 132, BULLS 129, 2OT

Monta Ellis hit three foul shots for Dallas with 1.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and then made a go-ahead three-pointer late in second overtime.

Ellis finished with 38 points, including his trio of foul shots that made it 108-all. He was fouled by Kirk Hinrich soon after crossing half-court.

Chicago’s Derrick Rose banked in a three-pointer at the overtime buzzer to force double overtime.

Ellis’ three put the Mavericks up 130-129, and Chandler Parsons added two foul shots. Rose missed a three-point shot as time expired.

Dirk Nowitzki had 22 points on eight-for-22 shooting in Dallas’ fourth consecutive win.

Pau Gasol led the Bulls with 29 points and 14 rebounds.

RAPTORS 117, KINGS 109

Toronto’s Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and made a pivotal jumper with 57 seconds left.

Terrence Ross matched his season high with 20 points, while reserve James Johnson added 19 points and seven rebounds. The East-leading Raptors had lost two in a row.

The Raptors, playing their second consecutive game without guard DeMar DeRozan, led by as many as 15, but were clinging to a 111-107 advantage late in the fourth quarter when Lowry made a jumper.

Rudy Gay had 20 points and 10 assists for Sacramento. The Kings have lost four straight.

CAVALIERS 111, BUCKS 108

Kyrie Irving scored 28 points, LeBron James had 26 points and 10 assists, while Mike Miller provided a much-needed spark off Cleveland’s bench, leading the Cavaliers to their fourth straight win.

Kevin Love added 27 points for the Cavs, who got all they could handle from the young Bucks.

Brandon Knight scored 24 and 19-year-old rookie Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft, had 22 points for Milwaukee.

Miller, who was not used by coach David Blatt in the previous three games, made two three-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and had a key block in 18 minutes — all in the second half.

TRAIL BLAZERS 105, NUGGETS 103

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 39 points and set up the winning basket on a pass inside to Robin Lopez with 1.3 seconds left, helping Portland rally for the win.

Aldridge received an in-bound pass and dished it to Lopez, who sealed off J.J. Hickson with his hip for an easy layup.

Danilo Gallinari’s three-pointer at the buzzer was well short, handing the Blazers their seventh straight victory against Denver.

Aldridge also had 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double in six games. Damian Lillard scored 17 points, and Wesley Matthews added 15.

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