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Magic scores season-high 139

ORLANDO — Aaron Gordon scored 20 and Elfrid Payton had 11 points and 12 assists as the Magic scored a season high in defeating the Nets 139-105 on Tuesday night.

Gordon was hot early, scoring 13 in the first quarter.

Backup center Dewayne Dedmon, playing in place of injured Nikola Vucevic, scored 15 as the Magic had eight players in double figure.

The Nets were led by forward Thomas Robinson, normally a sub, who scored 18 in a start for Thaddeus Young. Brook Lopez scored five in the first half and did not play in the second half.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Jimmy Butler hit a tiebreaking jumper with 3.7 seconds left, and the visiting Bulls beat the Pacers 98-96. Nikola Mirotic scored 28 for Chicago, his seventh 3-pointer tying it at 96 with 2:19 left. … Marcus Morris scored 24 and the host Pistons beat the Thunder 88-82. With Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka sitting out to rest, Oklahoma City had a nine-point third en route to its lowest-scoring game of the season. Russell Westbrook shot 8-for-28.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Knicks guard Carmelo Anthony said no one from the Pelicans contacted him after a young boy ran on the court to hug him during Monday's game. "I don't need an apology," Anthony said. "That's something that they got to take care of and they got to look into as far as their security, regardless if it was a kid or not." … Atlanta's City Council introduced a resolution asking the NBA to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte to Atlanta after North Carolina lawmakers passed legislation seen as limiting LGBT protections. … Rockets forward Montrezl Harrell, playing for Rio Grande, was suspended five games without pay in the NBA Development League for pushing a referee to the floor as the ref tried to intervene during a postgame altercation Saturday. … The Rockets and Pelicans will play two preseason games in China, Oct. 9 in Shanghai and Oct. 12 in Beijing.

Magic 139, Nets 105

BROOKLYN (105): Bogdanovic 2-5 2-2 6, Robinson 8-13 2-7 18, Lopez 2-7 1-2 5, Larkin 4-9 2-2 10, Karasev 1-1 6-6 9, Kilpatrick 4-12 3-5 11, Sims 2-6 4-4 8, Sloan 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 3-6 5-9 11, McCullough 2-3 0-0 5, Ellington 4-10 1-1 12, Reed 5-6 0-1 10. Totals 37-79 26-39 105.

ORLANDO (139): Fournier 6-10 0-0 15, Gordon 9-11 1-1 20, Dedmon 6-7 3-3 15, Payton 4-11 3-3 11, Oladipo 3-7 0-0 7, Smith 7-11 0-0 14, Hezonja 4-8 1-2 10, Nicholson 9-9 3-6 24, Jennings 4-8 0-0 11, Watson 0-3 2-2 2, Marble 2-3 0-2 4, Napier 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 56-91 13-19 139.

Brooklyn 23 22 28 32— 105

Orlando 32 41 30 36— 139

3-Point GoalsBrooklyn 5-14 (Ellington 3-5, Karasev 1-1, McCullough 1-2, Brown 0-1, Bogdanovic 0-2, Kilpatrick 0-3), Orlando 14-27 (Nicholson 3-3, Fournier 3-4, Jennings 3-6, Napier 2-3, Oladipo 1-2, Gordon 1-3, Hezonja 1-4, Payton 0-1, Marble 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBrooklyn 48 (Robinson 12), Orlando 48 (Smith, Payton 5). AssistsBrooklyn 19 (Brown 5), Orlando 40 (Payton 12). Total FoulsBrooklyn 18, Orlando 29. A17,536 (18,500).

Bulls 98, Pacers 96

CHICAGO (98): Dunleavy 1-3 1-2 3, Gibson 0-4 0-0 0, Gasol 4-13 2-3 10, Rose 4-15 0-0 8, Butler 6-10 2-2 14, Mirotic 9-18 3-3 28, Brooks 3-6 0-0 7, Moore 2-6 0-0 5, Portis 3-3 3-3 9, McDermott 2-6 1-1 6, Holiday 0-0 0-0 0, Felicio 3-3 2-2 8. Totals 37-87 14-16 98.

INDIANA (96): George 7-16 4-4 20, Turner 3-8 0-0 6, Mahinmi 9-12 0-0 18, G.Hill 3-6 0-0 6, Ellis 3-12 2-2 8, Allen 4-6 1-2 9, Lawson 4-7 0-0 8, Stuckey 1-5 2-2 4, S.Hill 0-6 4-4 4, J.Hill 3-5 0-0 6, Miles 2-7 2-3 7. Totals 39-90 15-17 96.

Chicago 28 32 24 14— 98

Indiana 27 31 26 12— 96

3-Point GoalsChicago 10-26 (Mirotic 7-13, McDermott 1-2, Brooks 1-2, Moore 1-3, Gasol 0-1, Dunleavy 0-1, Rose 0-2, Butler 0-2), Indiana 3-19 (George 2-7, Miles 1-4, G.Hill 0-1, Stuckey 0-1, Lawson 0-1, Ellis 0-2, S.Hill 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsChicago 53 (Gasol 11), Indiana 52 (George 9). AssistsChicago 22 (Gasol 7), Indiana 20 (George 5). Total FoulsChicago 19, Indiana 16. A17,050 (18,165).

Pistons 88, Thunder 82

OKLAHOMA CITY (82): Waiters 1-8 2-2 4, Singler 2-4 2-2 6, Adams 3-6 1-2 7, Westbrook 8-28 6-9 24, Roberson 1-3 0-0 2, Foye 3-9 2-4 9, Kanter 6-8 1-3 14, Payne 1-6 0-0 2, Huestis 2-3 0-0 5, Morrow 3-6 0-0 7, Collison 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 31-82 14-22 82.

DETROIT (88): Harris 6-14 4-4 17, Morris 9-13 5-5 24, Drummond 6-9 1-2 13, Jackson 4-15 4-4 13, Caldwell-Pope 3-16 2-2 8, Johnson 3-6 0-1 7, Blake 0-5 0-0 0, Baynes 1-6 2-2 4, Tolliver 1-2 0-0 2, Hilliard 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-87 18-20 88.

Oklahoma City 21 27 9 25— 82

Detroit 25 21 25 17— 88

3-Point GoalsOklahoma City 6-21 (Westbrook 2-8, Kanter 1-1, Huestis 1-1, Morrow 1-2, Foye 1-4, Waiters 0-2, Payne 0-3), Detroit 4-19 (Morris 1-1, Harris 1-1, Johnson 1-2, Jackson 1-5, Tolliver 0-1, Blake 0-4, Caldwell-Pope 0-5). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOklahoma City 58 (Kanter 14), Detroit 57 (Drummond 15). AssistsOklahoma City 16 (Westbrook 6), Detroit 20 (Jackson, Caldwell-Pope 6). Total FoulsOklahoma City 21, Detroit 18. TechnicalsHarris, Detroit defensive three second. A18,201 (22,076).

Rockets 106, Cavaliers 100

HOUSTON (106): Ariza 5-10 3-4 15, Motiejunas 3-7 0-0 6, Howard 2-3 7-22 11, Beverley 4-10 0-0 10, Harden 8-16 8-10 27, Beasley 8-15 1-2 17, Capela 4-7 1-2 9, Brewer 2-5 1-2 5, Terry 1-2 0-0 3, McDaniels 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 38-79 21-42 106.

CLEVELAND (100): Shumpert 4-14 1-2 11, Love 5-14 1-2 13, Mozgov 1-2 0-0 2, Irving 9-23 8-9 31, J. Smith 1-6 2-2 4, Thompson 4-8 8-9 16, Frye 0-3 0-0 0, Dellavedova 2-7 0-0 4, J.Jones 2-5 4-4 10, Williams 2-2 0-0 6, Jefferson 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 31-86 24-28 100.

Houston 26 14 31 35— 106

Cleveland 24 35 25 16— 100

3-Point GoalsHouston 9-25 (Harden 3-8, Beverley 2-4, Ariza 2-5, McDaniels 1-1, Terry 1-2, Beasley 0-1, Brewer 0-2, Motiejunas 0-2), Cleveland 14-40 (Irving 5-11, Williams 2-2, J.Jones 2-5, Shumpert 2-6, Love 2-6, Jefferson 1-1, Dellavedova 0-3, Frye 0-3, J. Smith 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsHouston 71 (Howard 11), Cleveland 50 (Love 11). AssistsHouston 23 (Harden 8), Cleveland 21 (Irving, Dellavedova 8). Total FoulsHouston 24, Cleveland 31. TechnicalsHouston defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls—Thompson. A20,562 (20,562).

Hornets 100, 76ers 85

CHARLOTTE (100): Batum 8-16 2-2 19, Williams 3-10 2-2 8, Zeller 7-8 4-4 18, Walker 5-19 2-2 16, Lee 6-10 1-1 15, Jefferson 3-9 1-1 7, Lamb 2-7 3-4 7, Kaminsky 2-5 2-2 6, Gutierrez 1-1 0-0 2, Daniels 1-1 0-0 2, Hansbrough 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-87 17-18 100.

PHILADELPHIA (85): Thompson 2-11 2-2 8, Covington 6-16 0-0 18, Landry 3-8 2-2 8, Smith 6-17 0-0 15, Canaan 3-10 1-1 10, Stauskas 4-11 3-4 13, McConnell 1-7 0-0 2, Brand 3-10 1-1 7, Marshall 1-2 0-0 2, Wood 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 30-96 9-10 85.

Charlotte 23 29 25 23— 100

Philadelphia 19 17 26 23— 85

3-Point GoalsCharlotte 7-25 (Walker 4-12, Lee 2-2, Batum 1-4, Kaminsky 0-1, Lamb 0-2, Williams 0-4), Philadelphia 16-44 (Covington 6-14, Canaan 3-8, Smith 3-8, Stauskas 2-5, Thompson 2-6, Marshall 0-1, McConnell 0-2). ReboundsCharlotte 69 (Batum 12), Philadelphia 48 (Thompson 10). AssistsCharlotte 26 (Batum 12), Philadelphia 20 (Smith 6). Total FoulsCharlotte 7, Philadelphia 18. TechnicalsCharlotte defensive three second. A14,486 (20,318).

Magic scores season-high 139 03/29/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 11:22pm]
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