ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 18 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks, and the Orlando Magic spoiled Hedo Turkoglu’s return with a 118-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Rashard Lewis added 21 points and Matt Barnes had 20 to help the Magic cruise to their second straight win with some potent 3-point shooting. Orlando was 14 for 30 from beyond the arc.

Turkoglu was showered with a mix of cheers and boos and scored 14 points in the arena where he was a fan favorite before parting ways in the offseason. He also had four rebounds and four assists, not nearly enough to prevent the Raptors from losing for the fourth time in five games.

Hawks 110, Grizzlies 97
ATLANTA — Joe Johnson scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away in the second half for their fifth straight win, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-97.

Despite playing only 29 minutes, Johnson made 10 of 16 shots from the field, including a couple of 3-pointers, and chipped in with eight rebounds and three assists.

The Hawks, who came in ranked fourth in the league in scoring, started their latest winning streak with a gritty 80-75 victory at Dallas. But they’ve gone over 100 points in the last four games, averaging 117.3 during that stretch.

Sam Young led Memphis with 20 points.

Cavaliers 108, 76ers 101
PHILADELPHIA —  LeBron James hit two clutch 3s in the fourth quarter and scored 36 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 108-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers with the Phillies’ newly acquired ace Roy Halladay watching from a suite.

James had another James-type night against one of the worst teams in the NBA. He went 12 for 26 from the floor, got hot in the fourth and silenced another road crowd that packed the place just to watch him play.

Mo Williams hit back-to-back shots in the fourth that gave the Cavaliers a lead they would never relinquish and scored 12 points.

Andre Iguodala led the Sixers with 26 points, and Thaddeus Young and Allen Iverson each had 16. The Sixers have lost 13 of 14 games.

Jazz 108, Nets 92
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer recorded double-doubles, and the Utah Jazz added to New Jersey’s woes, beating the hapless Nets 108-92.

Williams had 20 points and 14 assists, while Boozer added 26 points and 10 rebounds as the Jazz won for the eighth time in 11 games and handed the Nets (2-24) their fifth straight loss.

Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds for New Jersey, which got one piece of good news on Wednesday when it was announced that Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov had moved a step closer to becoming the NBA’s first non-North American owner.

Pacers 101, Bobcats 98
INDIANAPOLIS — Troy Murphy had 26 points and 15 rebounds, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-98 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

T.J. Ford added 15 points and 13 assists, and Mike Dunleavy scored 15 in his second start of the season for the Pacers (9-14), who have won three of four after a six-game losing streak.

Gerald Wallace had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Stephen Jackson scored 22 and Tyson Chandler added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Bobcats (10-14). Charlotte dropped to 1-11 on the road.

The Bobcats, who trailed by as much as 18 in the third quarter, got within 101-98 after D.J. Augustin’s 3-pointer and Wallace’s two free throws late in the fourth. After a Pacers shot-clock violation, Wallace’s attempt at a tying 3 bounced out with less than five seconds left.

Dahntay Jones missed both free throws for the Pacers, giving Charlotte another chance with 1.4 seconds remaining. Augustin made a 3 from the top of the key, but it came just after the buzzer.

The Pacers shot 55 percent in the first quarter and raced out to a 21-7 lead on Murphy’s layup. Charlotte got within 24-23 later in the period, but Indiana controlled the second quarter and took a 56-46 halftime advantage.

Mavericks 100, Thunder 86
OKLAHOMA CITY — Dirk Nowitzki had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks used a late surge to spoil the debut of Kevin Durant’s new bright orange sneakers and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-86.

Durant broke out Creamsicle orange KD2 sneakers for the first time, and most of his teammates joined him in wearing the new Nike shoes. But Durant, the NBA’s third-leading scorer, matched his lowest-scoring total of the season with only 12 points on 4-for-18 shooting.

Erick Dampier swatted away Durant’s layup try amid a 21-5 run that put the Mavericks in control in the fourth quarter.

Reserve Josh Howard had 15 points, Shawn Marion scored 12 and Dampier finished with 10.

Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 16 points.

Clippers 120, Timberwolves 95
MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Kaman had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Marcus Camby had 10 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 120-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Baron Davis had 13 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds and Eric Gordon scored 25 for the Clippers, who had three players post double-doubles.

Rasual Butler scored 21 points off the bench and the Clippers won for the seventh time in 11 games.

Kevin Love had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were looking to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Lakers 107, Bucks 106

 MILWAUKEE —  Kobe Bryant hit a 15-footer as time expired and scored the game’s final seven points over the last 1:18 of overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Bryant, who had 27 of his 39 points in the second half and overtime, missed a shot from nearly the same spot from the left elbow that would’ve won it at the buzzer to end regulation.

Given a second chance, he backed down Charlie Bell again and drained the jumper to start the celebration.

Pau Gasol had 26 points and a career-high 22 rebounds for the Lakers (20-4), who tied Boston for the best record in the NBA with their 13th win in the last 14 games.


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