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Thunder 113, Kings 103
Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Serge Ibaka added 18 points and 11 rebounds and Oklahoma City beat Sacramento on Friday night for their 10th straight win.
It's the franchise's longest winning streak since November 1996, when it won 11 in a row as the Seattle SuperSonics.
Tyreke Evans had 21 points and Jason Thompson finished with 15 for Sacramento, which was outrebounded 43-29.
Durant paid tribute to the victims of the school shooting earlier in the day by writing "Newtown, CT" on one shoe.
Nets 107, Pistons 105 (2OT)
Joe Johnson made a jumper from just inside the arc as time expired in the second overtime, giving Brooklyn the victory.
Johnson finished with 28 points for the Nets, scoring their final five in the second extra period. Gerald Wallace added 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Deron Williams scored 17 points and Andray Blatche had 16 for the Nets.
Lakers 102, Wizards 96
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, reserve Jodie Meeks added 24 and the Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak.
Slowed by foul trouble, Dwight Howard finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds, and the Lakers improved to 10-14.
Cartier Martin scored a season-high 21 points for Washington.
Pacers 95, 76ers 85
Paul George scored 28 points and George Hill had a triple-double to lead the Pacers past the short-handed 76ers.
George scored 14 points during a third-quarter flurry that changed the game. Hill had 15 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds.
Magic 99, Warriors 85
J.J. Redick had 16 points and Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and 17 rebounds to help Orlando hold on for the win
The Magic led by as many as 20 before their lead was trimmed to 10 points late. But they connected on nine 3-pointers to help secure the win. Andrew Nicholson added 15 points.
Bucks 90, Cavaliers 86
Monta Ellis scored a season-high 33 points, Brandon Jennings added 16 and the Bucks picked up their fourth consecutive win.
It also was Milwaukee's ninth straight victory over the Cavaliers.
Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for Cleveland, which committed a season-high 27 turnovers. The Cavaliers have lost seven of eight and 11 of 13.
Ellis, who scored 20 points in the second half, was 12 for 24 from the field.
Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, the league's leading rebounder, left the game in the first half after sustaining a contusion to his lower left leg. X-rays taken at halftime were negative and Varejao came back in the game early in the third quarter. He had eight points and 18 rebounds.
Raptors 95, Mavericks 74
Linas Kleiza scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, rookie Terrence Ross had 18 points and Toronto snapped a six-game losing streak.
DeMar DeRozan and Jose Calderon had 14 points each for the Raptors, who had lost 14 of their previous 17 meetings with the Mavericks, who came in ranked as the NBA's fifth-best 3-point shooting team and endured a miserable shooting night.
Dallas went 0 for 13 from 3-point range, coming up empty for the first time since February 1999. Its stretch of 1,108 games had been the longest active streak in the NBA.
Derek Fisher was credited with a 3-pointer at 9:09 of the fourth, but the basket was later changed to a 2 after video review.
The Raptors had lost 12 of 13 and were again without Andrea Bargnani (right elbow) and Kyle Lowry (right shoulder).
Timberwolves 113, Hornets 102
Nikola Pekovic scored a season-high 31 points, Andrei Kirilenko had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the Timberwolves won their third straight game.
Pekovic was 14 for 18 from the field, scoring almost exclusively inside where Minnesota finished with a whopping 70-42 scoring advantage despite an off night for Kevin Love, who made only 4 of 18 shots.
Love finished with 14 points, while Luke Ridnour scored 15 and Alexey Shved 13.
Hornets rookie Austin Rivers had a career-high 27 points, scoring 19 in the first half. Ryan Anderson added 20 points and Greivis Vasquez collected 15 points and a career-high 17 assists.
New Orleans has lost five straight and 15 of 17.