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Magic shock Thunder in the NBA

By Chris Pike
8 February 2014 10:20PM EST

INDIANA beat Portland in an overtime thriller on Friday night while the NBA's second worst team Orlando pulled off a huge upsetting the Oklahoma City Thunder.

There were 10 games in the NBA on Friday night with Indiana beating Portland 118-113, Orlando shocking Oklahoma City 103-102, the Lakers beating Philadelphia 112-98, Cleveland downing Washington 115-113, Boston beating Sacramento 99-89 and Detroit downing Brooklyn 111-95.

New York also thrashed Denver 117-90 while Dallas beat Utah 103-81, New Orleans stormed home to beat Minnesota 98-91 and the Clippers defeated Toronto 118-105.

The eastern conference's best team and the west's third best outfit did battle in Indiana on Friday night and what ensured was a terrific, entertaining and high-tempo overtime battle.

The Pacers ended up prevailing by just five points over Portland to remain unbeaten in overtime clashes this season.

Point guard George Hill was the star of the night for Indiana finishing with a career-high 37 points to go with nine rebounds and eight assists on the back of shooting 12-of-19 from the field.

Experienced power forward David West also scored a season-high 30 points for the Pacers to go with 10 rebounds while shooting a supremely efficient 13-of-16 from the field.

Paul George also contributed 17 points, seven assists and six rebounds for Indiana while Rasual Butler scored 10 points off the bench.

Meanwhile, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard also had an outstanding night with 38 points and 11 assists on the back of 15-of-26 shooting from the floor and 4-of-7 from three-point territory.

LaMarcus Aldridge also added 22 points and nine rebounds for the Blazers with Wesley Matthews finishing with 19 points and centre Robin Lopez 17 and 14 rebounds.

The shock of the night came when Oklahoma City was stunned by the terrible Magic in Orlando.

The Magic secured the upset victory thanks to a Tobias Harris dunk as time expired which put the home team one-point ahead of the western conference leading Thunder.

The loss was just Oklahoma City's second loss in its last 14 matches while Orlando has now gone on a four-game home winning streak for the first time this season.

Not only did Harris nail the game-winning dunk at the finish, but he top-scored for the Magic finishing with 18 points and five rebounds on the night.

Arron Afflalo also added 16 points while Glen Davis contributed 14 points, Victor Oladipo 14 and Nikola Vucevic 10to go with his 10 rebounds.

Kevin Durant again top-scored for the Thunder with 29 points and 12 assists while Serge Ibaka finished with 26 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots.

Reggie Jackson also finished with 12 points and four assists for Oklahoma City.

The Lakers won their second straight match beating Philadelphia on the road by 14 points on Friday night to mean LA has now won six of its last seven trips to the city.

Point guard Steve Nash celebrated his 40th birthday by leading the Lakers to the win finishing with 19 points and five assists.

Wesley Johnson also added 17 points for the Lakers with Chris Kaman scoring 17 points, Ryan Kelly 15, Steve Blake 14 and Jordan Hill 14.

Tony Wroten top-scored for the 76ers off the bench with 16 points while Spencer Hawes finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Evan Turner also contributed 15 points and seven rebounds for the Sixers with James Anderson adding 12 points, Elliot Williams 11, Lavoy Allen 10 and Michael Carter-Williams 10 to go with seven assists and six boards.

It usually happens with a coaching change, but Cleveland returned to the winner's list after a six-game losing run the day after firing general manager Chris Grant, recording a high-scoring two-point win over the Wizards in Washington.

Dion Waiters top-scored off the bench for the Cavaliers with 24 points while point guard Kyrie Irving added 23 points and 12 assists.

CJ Miles also finished with 18 points for the Cavs with Alonzo Gee scoring 11 points and Tristan Thompson 10 to go with eight rebounds.

Point guard John Wall did all he could for the Wizards finishing with 32 points and 10 assists with Marcin Gortat scoring 19 points, Martell Webster 18, Trevor Ariza 14 and Nene 13 to go with eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Boston won its third straight game, the first time it has done so since early December, with a 10-point win at home on Friday night over Sacramento.

Jared Sullinger led the way for the Celtics with 31 points and 16 rebounds while Jerryd Bayless contributed 19 points and four assists off the bench.

Jeff Green also scored 17 points for Boston and Kelly Olynyk 11 and nine rebounds off the bench.

DeMarcus Cousins did all he could for the Kings for the centre finishing with 31 points and 16 rebounds with Isaiah Thomas adding 24 points and six assists.

Derrick Williams also contributed 11 points and 12 rebounds for Sacramento.

Detroit found some improved form to beat Brooklyn by 16 points at home on Friday night set up by 16 points and a career-high 22 rebounds from centre Andre Drummond.

Those 22 boards are the most collected by a Detroit player since Antonio McDyess also had 22 against the New York Knicks on March 11, 2009.

Brandon Jennings also had a good night for the Pistons with 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists on the back of shooting 8-of-13 from the field and 5-of-7 from downtown.

Josh Smith also finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four blocked shots for the Pistons with Kyle Singler scoring 16 points, Rodney Stuckey 14 and Greg Monroe 12.

Jason Terry top-scored for the Nets off the bench with 18 points while Joe Johnson scored 16 points, Mason Plumlee 13, Reggie Evans 11 and Deron Williams 10.

New York beat Denver for just the second time since the trade between the two teams was highlighted by Carmelo Anthony joining the Knicks.

The Knicks beat the Nuggets comfortably by 27 points on Friday night with Anthony leading the way with 31 points on the back of shooting 12-of-21 from the field.

Amare Stoudemire also added 17 points and eight rebounds off the bench for New York while JR Smith scored 13 points, Tyson Chandler 12, Jeremy Tyler 12 and Tim Hardaway Jr 10.

Point guard Ty Lawson led the way for the Nuggets with 24 points and seven assists with Wilson Chandler scoring 17 points, Randy Foye 13 and Kenneth Faried 12.

Dallas had no trouble beating Utah at home by 22 points on Friday night and scored more than 100 points for the 14th time in the last 15 games.

Monta Ellis led the way for the Mavericks with 22 points while Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points, Samuel Dalembert 12 and Jose Calderon 12.

Marvin Williams top-scored for the Jazz with 21 points and five rebounds with Trey Burke adding 13 points and five assists, and Richard Jefferson 10 points and four assists.

New Orleans is finding little trouble scoring against Minnesota this season hitting 37 final quarter points at home on Friday to come from behind and beat the Timberwolves by seven points.

That was the Pelicans second highest-scoring quarter of the season with the best being their 39-point effort also against Minnesota back on January 1.

Anthony Davis led the way for the Pelicans with 26 points and 10 rebounds with Eric Gordon scoring 20 points and Brian Roberts 16.

Kevin Love top-scored for the T'Wolves with 26 points to go with his 19 rebounds with Corey Brewer scoring 16 points, Kevin Martin 15 and Ricky Rubio 11.

The Clippers recorded a solid 13-point victory at home over Toronto on Friday night with Blake Griffin again the star with 36 points and eight rebounds on the back of shooting 13-of-18 from the floor.

It was the third straight game that Griffin has scored at least 36 points in and by doing so he is the first Clippers player to do so since World B. Free in 1979.

Jamal Crawford also had a good night for the Clippers finishing with 21 points, six rebounds and six assists while DeAndre Jordan added 18 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.

Willie Green also scored 12 points for the Clippers with Darren Collison adding 11 and Matt Barnes 11.

DeMar DeRozan top-scored for the Raptors with 36 points, eight assists and five rebounds with Kyle Lowry finishing with 19 points, Jonas Valanciunas 11 and Patrick Patterson 10.

NBA Results Friday February 7
Portland Trail Blazers (35-15) 113 lost to Indiana Pacers (39-10) 118
Oklahoma City Thunder (40-12) 102 lost to Orlando Magic (15-37) 103
Los Angeles Lakers (18-32) 112 defeated Philadelphia 76ers (15-36) 98
Cleveland Cavaliers (17-33) 115 defeated Washington Wizards (24-25) 113
Sacramento Kings (17-33) 89 lost to Boston Celtics (18-33) 99
Brooklyn Nets (22-26) 95 lost to Detroit Pistons (20-29) 111
Denver Nuggets (24-24) 90 lost to New York Knicks (20-30) 117
Utah Jazz (16-33) 81 lost to Dallas Mavericks (30-21) 103
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-26) 91 lost to New Orleans Pelicans (22-27) 98
Toronto Raptors (26-24) 105 lost to Los Angeles Clippers (35-18) 118

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