Magic rally from 18 down to top winless 76ers 103-101

Nov 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) dribbles against Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) dribbles against Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Serge Ibaka sank two free throws with 1.4 seconds to snap a tie game and send the Orlando Magic to a 103-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

The Magic rallied from an 18-point deficit to win for the first time in four games this season.

Sixers center Joel Embiid lost his dribble at the top of the key and Orlando snagged the ball with 5.7 seconds left. Sixers guard T.J. McConnell was whistled for a flagrant foul on Ibaka’s layup attempt. Ibaka made both and the Magic retained possession and kept the Sixers winless.

Embiid had two costly turnovers in the final minute for the Sixers.

Ibaka scored 21 points and Nik Vucevic had 24 points and 14 rebounds.

Hollis Thompson led the Sixers with 22 points. Embiid had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Dario Saric scored 21 points.

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George scores 30, including Pacers’ last 12 to beat Lakers

Nov 1, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague (44) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell (1) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats the Los Angeles Lakers 115-108. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague (44) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell (1) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats the Los Angeles Lakers 115-108. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George scored 30 points, including Indiana’s final 12 of the game to rally the Pacers to a 115-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakerson Tuesday night.

The Lakers trailed by as many as 16 points, but rallied and had their final lead at 108-107 before George put it away.

He made consecutive 18-foot jumpers for a 111-108 lead, then followed through on the opposite end of the floor with the biggest defensive rebound of the game. The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson missed an almost uncontested layup, and it was George who came down with the rebound, sending him to the free throw line to close out the contest.

Monta Ellis had 17 points and CJ Miles scored 16 for the Pacers. Thaddeus Young finished with 14.

Lou Williams scored 19 points for the Lakers and Clarkson had 15.

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Irving scores 32 as Cavaliers beat Rockets to stay unbeaten

Nov 1, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) controls the ball in the second half against the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 128-120. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) controls the ball in the second half against the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 128-120. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving‘s personal showcases are being a common occurrence.

Irving scored a season-high 32 points and the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers remained undefeated, beating the Houston Rockets 128-120 on Tuesday night.

“He’s growing every day,” said LeBron James, who scored 19 points and had 13 rebounds. “He’s only 24 years old. He’s special.”

Count Houston coach Mike D’Antoni as another Irving fan after watching Cleveland’s point guard take over the game.

“Kyrie is great, he’s got it all,” D’Antoni said. “All you can do is hope he misses shots. You put a hand in his face to make it as difficult as possible.”

Kevin Love scored 24 points as Cleveland placed six players in double figures. The Cavaliers are 4-0 for the first time in 16 years.

James Harden scored a season-high 41 points and had 15 assists for Houston.

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Dragic scores 25 and Heat rally in OT, top Kings 108-96

Nov 1, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) dribbles the ball around Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Miami Heat defeat the Sacramento Kings 108-96 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) dribbles the ball around Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Miami Heat defeat the Sacramento Kings 108-96 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Tyler Johnson had seven of his 22 in overtime and the Miami Heat beat the Sacramento Kings 108-96 on Tuesday night.

Hassan Whiteside got his fourth double-double to start the season, 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat — who have won 15 straight at home over the Kings. Dragic added eight rebounds and eight assists, and Dion Waiters scored 20 points for Miami.

Rudy Gay scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Sacramento. DeMarcus Cousins scored 30 points for the Kings, but fouled out late in regulation and Sacramento was outscored 17-5 in the extra session.

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Pistons beat Knicks 102-89 for 3rd straight victory

Nov 1, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings (3) drives to the basket as Detroit Pistons guard Beno Udrih (19) defends during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings (3) drives to the basket as Detroit Pistons guard Beno Udrih (19) defends during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Tobias Harris scored 25 points and Marcus Morrisadded 22 to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 102-89 victory over the New York Knickson Tuesday night.

The Pistons have won three in a row — all by double digits — since dropping their season opener. They closed out this game with an impressive defensive stretch, holding New York to 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points for the Knicks, and Derrick Rose added 19.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 19 points for Detroit, and Andre Drummondhad nine points and 13 rebounds.

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Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks past winless Pelicans 117-113

Nov 1, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by New Orleans Pelicans guard Tim Frazier (2) during the first quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by New Orleans Pelicans guard Tim Frazier (2) during the first quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo capped a 24-point, 10-rebound performance with a pivotal 3-pointer with 1:34 to go, Jabari Parker added 21 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the winless New Orleans Pelicans 117-113 on Tuesday night.

Anthony Davis scored 35 points — the third time he has scored at least that many points — to go with 15 rebounds, three blocked shots and three steals. But once again, it was not enough for New Orleans, which has dropped its first four games, including three at home.

Milwaukee rookie Malcolm Brogdon had his best game yet, scoring 14 points — 10 in the second half. Tony Snell had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, while Rashad Vaughn scored 12 points and Matthew Dellavedova had 11 points and eight assists.

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Wolves throttle short-handed Grizz for 1st win, 116-80

Nov 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Troy Williams (10) and forward JaMychal Green (0) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Troy Williams (10) and forward JaMychal Green (0) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Zach LaVine scored 31 points and hit five 3-pointers, and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a lead too big to give away in a 116-80 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night, their first win of the season.

Gorgui Dieng scored 17 points for the Timberwolves (1-2), who led by 17 points in the opener against Memphis and 18 against Sacramento before losing both games.

Memphis coach David Fizdale decided to rest Mike Conley and Marc Gasol on the front end of a back-to-back that finishes at home on Wednesday night against New Orleans. Tony Allen made his season debut for the Grizzlies after missing the first three games of the season with a right knee injury.

Memphis shot just 36.5 percent and turned the ball over 22 times.

Rookie Kris Dunn had 10 points, six assists and five steals in his first career start after Ricky Rubio sprained his right elbow in their last game. Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points and Dieng shot 8 for 9 one day after signing a four-year, $64 million contract extension.

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Jazz’s 3-point shooting does in Spurs, 106-91

Nov 1, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; Utah Jazz power forward Trey Lyles (41) shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs power forward David Lee (10) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; Utah Jazz power forward Trey Lyles (41) shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs power forward David Lee (10) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

George Hill had 22 points and the Utah Jazz made a season-high 15 3-pointers, handing the San Antonio Spurs their first loss of the season 106-91 on Tuesday night.

Rodney Hood had 19 points, Trey Lyles 15 and Shelvin Mack 14 for Utah, which finished 15 for 31 from 3-point range.

Kawhi Leonard led San Antonio with 30 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 21.

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Curry has 28 points and Warriors beat the Blazers 127-104

Nov 1, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe (23) during the first quarter of the game at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe (23) during the first quarter of the game at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry scored 28 points, 23 in the third quarter alone, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 127-104 on Tuesday night to extend their early season winning streak to three games.

Ian Clark came off the bench with a career-high 22 points for the Warriors, who have rebounded after a season-opening loss to San Antonio. Kevin Durant added 20 points and Golden State rested its starters down the stretch after leading by as many as 35 points.

Damian Lillard had 31 points for the Blazers, who fell in five games to the Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals last season. Playing the first of a back-to-back, Portland coach Terry Stotts also went to his reserves with eight minutes left.

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