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Magic snaps out of funk

Victor Oladipo, shooting over Robin Lopez, has a season-high 24 points in the Magic’s win.

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Victor Oladipo, shooting over Robin Lopez, has a season-high 24 points in the Magic’s win.

ORLANDO — Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 24, Nik Vucevic added 22 points and 12 rebounds and the Magic beat the Knicks 100-91 Wednesday night.

Tobias Harris had 17 points and 10 rebounds as Orlando stopped a two-game losing streak. Elfrid Payton finished with 12 points and 11 assists.

Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and 13 rebounds, but the Knicks placed only two players in double figures. Jose Calderon scored 25 as New York shot just 37.3 percent from the field.

The Magic struggled offensively as well but got enough from Oladipo, who shook off Kristaps Porzingis' big block of one of his shots and scored six during a 13-4 run that made it 89-74.

WARRIORS SET MARK: The Warriors never trailed and the Lakers never threatened late Tuesday during Golden State's 111-77 rout, helping them set an NBA record for the best start to a season with their 16th straight win. They broke the record set by the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets for consecutive victories to begin a season. "Eventually, we will lose," Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Hornets coach Steve Clifford agreed in principle to a multiyear contract extension. … An Australian fan faces a possible life ban after tipping beer on the head of Celtics 2015 draft pick Marcus Thornton during a domestic league game.

Magic 100, Knicks 91

NEW YORK (91): Anthony 9-17 7-9 28, Porzingis 3-13 4-6 10, Lopez 4-8 0-0 8, Calderon 8-14 3-4 23, Afflalo 4-11 0-0 10, Thomas 1-3 4-4 6, Galloway 0-5 0-0 0, O'Quinn 2-6 0-0 4, Grant 0-0 0-0 0, Seraphin 0-2 0-0 0, Vujacic 0-3 2-2 2, Amundson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-83 20-25 91.

ORLANDO (100): Harris 4-6 8-8 17, Frye 1-5 0-0 3, Vucevic 10-19 2-2 22, Payton 6-12 0-1 12, Fournier 1-9 0-0 3, Oladipo 5-15 13-15 24, Nicholson 3-9 0-0 7, Napier 1-4 0-0 2, Gordon 0-4 2-4 2, Smith 3-3 2-2 8, Marble 0-0 0-0 0, Hezonja 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-86 27-32 100.

New York 17 18 28 28— 91

Orlando 20 26 26 28— 100

3-Point GoalsNew York 9-27 (Calderon 4-8, Anthony 3-4, Afflalo 2-4, Thomas 0-1, O'Quinn 0-1, Galloway 0-2, Vujacic 0-3, Porzingis 0-4), Orlando 5-16 (Harris 1-1, Frye 1-2, Fournier 1-3, Nicholson 1-4, Oladipo 1-4, Payton 0-1, Napier 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsNew York 56 (Anthony 13), Orlando 58 (Vucevic 12). AssistsNew York 16 (Calderon 4), Orlando 20 (Payton 11). Total FoulsNew York 23, Orlando 21. TechnicalsAnthony. A18,846 (18,500).

Pistons 104, Heat 81

MIAMI (81): Green 6-17 2-3 16, Bosh 3-9 2-2 9, Whiteside 7-9 1-2 15, Dragic 5-11 3-4 13, Wade 1-9 0-1 2, Winslow 1-3 1-2 3, T.Johnson 3-8 2-2 8, Udrih 1-2 0-0 2, McRoberts 1-6 0-0 3, Richardson 0-1 0-0 0, Haslem 3-3 0-0 7, Andersen 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 32-79 11-16 81.

DETROIT (104): Morris 6-13 0-0 14, Ilyasova 3-7 4-4 13, Drummond 9-18 0-1 18, Jackson 7-12 0-0 18, Caldwell-Pope 2-15 1-1 6, S.Johnson 3-12 1-1 7, Blake 1-4 0-0 3, Tolliver 4-8 0-0 12, Baynes 3-4 0-0 6, Hilliard 2-3 0-0 5, Bullock 0-0 0-0 0, Anthony 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 41-98 6-7 104.

Miami 19 24 19 19— 81

Detroit 25 35 23 21— 104

3-Point GoalsMiami 6-20 (Green 2-7, Andersen 1-1, Bosh 1-1, Haslem 1-1, McRoberts 1-5, Udrih 0-1, Dragic 0-2, T.Johnson 0-2), Detroit 16-31 (Jackson 4-5, Tolliver 4-6, Ilyasova 3-4, Morris 2-3, Hilliard 1-1, Blake 1-4, Caldwell-Pope 1-6, S.Johnson 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMiami 49 (Whiteside 13), Detroit 61 (Drummond 20). AssistsMiami 21 (Bosh, Udrih, Dragic 4), Detroit 24 (Jackson 7). Total FoulsMiami 14, Detroit 16. TechnicalsMiami defensive three second, Drummond, Detroit defensive three second. A15,119 (22,076).

Hornets 101, Wizards 87

WASHINGTON (87): Porter 1-6 0-0 3, Humphries 2-6 0-0 5, Gortat 6-8 5-6 17, Wall 6-18 0-0 14, Beal 6-16 2-2 17, Dudley 1-5 4-4 7, Nene 2-7 2-4 6, Sessions 0-5 0-0 0, Neal 7-13 2-2 18, Temple 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 31-87 15-18 87.

CHARLOTTE (101): Hairston 1-4 2-2 5, Williams 5-7 2-2 14, Jefferson 6-13 2-2 14, Walker 8-17 0-0 16, Batum 5-15 3-3 16, Zeller 5-7 1-1 11, Kaminsky 1-4 0-0 2, Lamb 6-12 4-4 18, Lin 2-4 1-1 5. Totals 39-83 15-15 101.

Washington 24 30 27 6— 87

Charlotte 28 30 16 27— 101

3-Point GoalsWashington 10-32 (Beal 3-8, Neal 2-3, Wall 2-7, Dudley 1-2, Humphries 1-5, Porter 1-5, Sessions 0-2), Charlotte 8-26 (Batum 3-7, Williams 2-3, Lamb 2-5, Hairston 1-4, Lin 0-1, Kaminsky 0-1, Zeller 0-2, Walker 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsWashington 47 (Gortat 12), Charlotte 56 (Jefferson, Williams 11). AssistsWashington 15 (Wall 6), Charlotte 22 (Batum 11). Total FoulsWashington 20, Charlotte 17. A17,064 (19,077).

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