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Fournier, Magic hold off Nuggets

Magic guard Evan Fournier , left, shoves Nuggets center Nikola Jokic after Jokic fouls him. Fournier receives a technical.

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Magic guard Evan Fournier , left, shoves Nuggets center Nikola Jokic after Jokic fouls him. Fournier receives a technical.

ORLANDO — Evan Fournier scored 30 and Jason Smith had 25 points and 13 rebounds off the bench to help the Magic beat the Nuggets 116-110 on Tuesday night.

Victor Oladipo scored 23 for the Magic, which led by 18 in the third quarter but had to hold off a rally. Brandon Jennings added 12 points and 11 assists.

Six Nuggets scored in double figures, led by Gary Harris with 18, but Denver didn't have enough energy or firepower to complete the comeback. Will Barton had 15 points, and Nikola Jokic and Emmanuel Mudiay scored 14 apiece for Denver.

Magic center Nikola Vucevic missed his fifth straight game because of a strained groin, and point guard Elfrid Payton sat out a third consecutive game due to a right-elbow sprain.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Paul George scored 25 and the host Pacers had a strong fourth quarter to beat the Celtics 103-98. Isaiah Thomas had 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Boston. The score was tied at 77 with about seven minutes left when the Pacers went on a 15-4 run.

Magic 116, Nuggets 110

DENVER (110): Sampson 1-2 0-0 2, Faried 3-5 1-2 7, Jokic 5-8 3-3 14, Mudiay 5-12 2-2 14, Harris 6-12 4-5 18, Lauvergne 6-9 0-0 12, Toupane 1-4 0-0 3, Arthur 6-11 0-0 13, Augustin 2-9 6-6 12, Barton 5-8 5-6 15. Totals 40-80 21-24 110.

ORLANDO (116): Fournier 11-19 3-4 30, Gordon 7-10 0-0 16, Dedmon 0-2 0-0 0, Jennings 3-7 5-6 12, Oladipo 9-16 5-6 23, Smith 10-15 5-6 25, Ilyasova 2-2 2-3 6, Watson 1-6 0-0 2, Hezonja 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 44-81 20-25 116.

Denver 25 21 33 31— 110

Orlando 32 29 24 31— 116

3-Point GoalsDenver 9-24 (Augustin 2-4, Harris 2-5, Mudiay 2-5, Jokic 1-1, Toupane 1-2, Arthur 1-4, Sampson 0-1, Lauvergne 0-1, Barton 0-1), Orlando 8-25 (Fournier 5-9, Gordon 2-4, Jennings 1-4, Watson 0-2, Hezonja 0-3, Oladipo 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDenver 41 (Lauvergne 8), Orlando 44 (Smith 13). AssistsDenver 23 (Augustin 8), Orlando 28 (Jennings 11). Total FoulsDenver 19, Orlando 20. TechnicalsAugustin, Fournier. A16,988 (18,500).

Pacers 103, Celtics 98

BOSTON (98): Smart 4-12 3-4 12, Johnson 4-6 0-0 8, Sullinger 5-11 4-6 15, Thomas 5-18 8-8 21, Bradley 5-13 0-0 10, Jerebko 7-12 1-2 17, E.Turner 2-7 2-2 6, Rozier 1-3 0-0 2, Zeller 2-9 0-0 4, Clarke 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 36-94 18-22 98.

INDIANA (103): George 9-16 5-6 25, M.Turner 3-9 0-0 6, Mahinmi 5-10 3-4 13, G.Hill 2-9 6-8 10, Ellis 5-12 4-4 16, Stuckey 3-6 1-2 7, S.Hill 1-1 0-0 2, Allen 2-4 0-2 4, J.Hill 7-13 1-2 15, Jo.Young 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 39-84 20-28 103.

Boston 20 19 31 28— 98

Indiana 20 23 28 32— 103

3-Point GoalsBoston 8-32 (Thomas 3-11, Jerebko 2-5, Clarke 1-1, Sullinger 1-4, Smart 1-8, Rozier 0-1, Bradley 0-2), Indiana 5-11 (George 2-3, Ellis 2-5, Jo.Young 1-1, G.Hill 0-2). ReboundsBoston 58 (Sullinger 11), Indiana 57 (Allen, George, Ellis 7). AssistsBoston 23 (Thomas 8), Indiana 18 (Ellis 6). Total FoulsBoston 21, Indiana 18. TechnicalsThomas, Ellis. A17,118.

Raptors 107, Bucks 89

TORONTO (107): Johnson 5-10 0-0 11, Scola 3-7 0-0 7, Biyombo 6-7 0-0 12, Lowry 5-9 11-13 25, Powell 6-15 2-2 17, Ross 4-12 0-0 11, Patterson 6-11 0-0 14, Joseph 3-8 0-0 6, Thompson 1-3 0-0 2, Nogueira 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 39-83 15-17 107.

MILWAUKEE (89): Antetokounmpo 6-12 6-11 18, Parker 7-16 3-3 18, Monroe 4-8 0-1 8, Bayless 3-9 4-4 11, Middleton 5-10 2-2 12, Plumlee 2-5 2-2 6, Ennis 4-8 2-3 10, O'Bryant 1-3 0-0 2, Vaughn 0-2 0-0 0, Henson 2-3 0-0 4, Inglis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 19-26 89.

Toronto 22 30 29 26— 107

Milwaukee 28 21 17 23— 89

3-Point GoalsToronto 14-29 (Lowry 4-6, Powell 3-7, Ross 3-8, Patterson 2-4, Scola 1-2, Johnson 1-2), Milwaukee 2-13 (Parker 1-2, Bayless 1-3, Antetokounmpo 0-1, Inglis 0-1, Middleton 0-2, Vaughn 0-2, Ennis 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsToronto 51 (Biyombo 13), Milwaukee 45 (Antetokounmpo 12). AssistsToronto 27 (Lowry 11), Milwaukee 18 (Antetokounmpo 9). Total FoulsToronto 23, Milwaukee 16. TechnicalsToronto Coach Casey, Middleton. A13,522 (18,717).

Nets 131, 76ers 114

PHILADELPHIA (114): Thompson 5-11 2-2 14, Landry 3-7 4-6 10, Noel 8-16 2-4 18, Smith 6-13 4-5 18, Canaan 5-10 5-5 20, Brand 2-6 0-0 4, Stauskas 6-13 4-4 18, Marshall 2-3 0-0 4, McConnell 4-7 0-0 8, Weems 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 41-88 21-26 114.

BROOKLYN (131): Bogdanovic 17-27 6-7 44, Young 5-9 4-4 14, Lopez 7-17 3-4 18, Sloan 3-5 3-4 9, Ellington 3-8 0-0 8, Brown 2-6 4-4 8, Robinson 0-1 0-0 0, Kilpatrick 6-9 4-4 19, McCullough 0-1 1-2 1, Larkin 4-6 2-2 10, Karasev 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 47-90 27-31 131.

Philadelphia 15 36 32 31— 114

Brooklyn 32 39 29 31— 131

3-Point GoalsPhiladelphia 11-30 (Canaan 5-10, Smith 2-5, Stauskas 2-6, Thompson 2-6, Weems 0-1, McConnell 0-1, Landry 0-1), Brooklyn 10-24 (Bogdanovic 4-9, Kilpatrick 3-4, Ellington 2-6, Lopez 1-1, Sloan 0-1, Karasev 0-1, Brown 0-2). Fouled OutYoung. ReboundsPhiladelphia 39 (Landry 8), Brooklyn 60 (Young 16). AssistsPhiladelphia 26 (Smith 6), Brooklyn 23 (Young, Lopez 4). Total FoulsPhiladelphia 21, Brooklyn 20. TechnicalsYoung, Brooklyn defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Robinson. A14,560 (17,732).

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