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February 19. 2013 9:54PM
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PHILADELPHIA — Joakim Noah scored 21 points, Luol Deng added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls won their fourth in a row on the road with a 96-89 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.


Less than 24 hours after losing to the Los Angeles Clippers by five points at United Center, the Bulls traveled to Philadelphia and appeared more rested than the Sixers, who had Tuesday off.


Jrue Holiday scored 26 points, Evan Turner added 16 and Thaddeus Young 13 for Philadelphia.


Warriors 97, Heat 95

MIAMI — Draymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give the Golden State Warriors a 97-95 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday.


Klay Thompson tied a season high with 27 points to lead the Warriors, who have won five straight.


LeBron James led Miami with 31 points as he reached the 20-point mark for the 25th consecutive game, the longest current streak in the NBA.


Thunder 92, Hornets 88

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to nine games with a victory over New Orleans.


The Thunder rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit and matched their longest win streak since the franchise moved from Seattle.


At 18-4, the Thunder also matched the second-best start in franchise history.


Clippers 100, Bobcats 94

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chris Paul had 19 points and 10 assists to help the Clippers extend their longest win streak in two decades to eighth with a victory over Charlotte.


Blake Griffin and Matt Barnes also scored 19 points for the Clippers, who maintained sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division.


Nets 94, Raptors 88

TORONTO — Joe Johnson scored 23 points, and Andray Blatche had 14 points and nine rebounds to help Brooklyn end a five-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.


C.J. Watson scored 16 points and Deron Williams added 12 as the Nets won for the first time since Nov. 30 at Orlando.


Bucks 98, Kings 85

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, and Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists to lead Milwaukee past Sacramento.


Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored a season-high 17 in his first start of the season for Milwaukee (11-9), which has its best 20-game start since 2005-06.


Pacers 96, Cavaliers 81

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 27 points to help Indiana overcame a 16-point deficit in a win over Cleveland.


David West added 18 points and nine rebounds, and George Hill scored 17 points for the Pacers, who snapped a two-game skid.


Indiana, third in the NBA in scoring defense and No. 1 in opponent field-goal percentage coming in, held the Cavaliers to 23 points on 8-for-41 shooting in the second half — Cleveland's lowest-scoring half of the season.


Timberwolves 108, Nuggets 105

MINNEAPOLIS — Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Minnesota used a big advantage at the free throw line to overcome Kevin Love's shooting struggles and beat Denver.


Hawks 86, Magic 80

ORLANDO, Fla. — Josh Smith and Jeff Teague scored 16 points apiece, Al Horford added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Atlanta Hawks held off a late charge to beat Orlando.


Rockets 99, Wizards 93

HOUSTON — James Harden scored 31 points and Houston got its first victory under coach Kevin McHale Rockets in over a month with a win over Washington.




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