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Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3OT

SAN ANTONIO - DECEMBER 17: Vince Carter #15 of the Memphis Grizzlies takes a shot against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on December 17, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies ended years of frustration in San Antonio, and had to play late into the night to do it.

Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and Memphis overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the Spurs on Wednesday.

The Grizzlies were seconds from defeat at the close of regulation and in the first and third overtimes, but showed the fortitude needed to snap a 10-game losing streak in San Antonio.


Hawks rout Cavs for 11th win in 12 games

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers' largest loss of the season didn't sit well with coach David Blatt.

"That was embarrassing, how we played," he said after the Atlanta Hawks routed Cleveland 127-98 on Wednesday night. "I apologize to all the good fans who came out here. Really, just a poor, poor performance."


Harden has 8 of 41 in OT as Rockets win

DENVER (AP) James Harden couldn't quite fight his way through traffic and just barely missed getting his hand in the face of Arron Afflalo as the Nuggets swingman knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end regulation.

No big deal, though. Harden more than atoned in overtime.


Raptors use big 4th quarter to down Nets

TORONTO (AP) Even though it couldn't make up for that Game 7 loss in last season's playoffs, beating Brooklyn sure felt good to the Raptors.

Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Toronto used a big fourth quarter to top the Nets 105-89 Wednesday night.


Mavs extend Pistons' skid at home to 11

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Chandler Parsons hasn't adjusted to the Dallas Mavericks as quickly as he would have liked.

Wednesday, though, he took a step in the right direction.


Surging Blazers pull away from Bucks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Thomas Robinson was rewarded with a standing ovation during his very first NBA start.

Robinson had 15 points and 16 rebounds while starting in place of injured center Robin Lopez, sparking the Portland Trail Blazers to a 104-97 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.


Clippers push Pacers' road slide to 7

LOS ANGELES (AP) Defense, and DeAndre Jordan's unyielding effort on the glass at both ends of the court, ultimately was the deciding factor for the Los Angeles Clippers in a grueling victory over the struggling Indiana Pacers.

Blake Griffin had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Jordan added 23 rebounds and 15 points, and the two-time defending Pacific Division champions beat the Pacers 102-100 on Wednesday night.


Jazz overcome Wade's 42, roll past Heat

MIAMI (AP) The final shot of the night was from Alec Burks, who took a 3-pointer even as Mario Chalmers appeared to hit him on the arm.



Suns rally, top Hornets to end skid at 6

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Goran Dragic said he hates to miss any game.

He said the angst is even worse when his team is in the midst of a losing streak.


Rondo's near triple-double lifts Celtics

BOSTON (AP) When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn't hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either.

Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

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