Basketball - Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

Dec 18 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games.

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Heat 97, Pacers 94

LeBron James shrugged off an ankle injury to score 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to help the Miami Heat exact revenge against the Indiana Pacers.

Heat guard Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 32 as the Heat (19-6) avenged last week's loss to their Eastern Conference rival.

In the final 90 seconds, Miami forward Chris Bosh hit a 3-pointer that tied the score at 92, and guard Ray Allen followed on the next possession with a 3-pointer that put Miami up 95-92.

Forward Paul George led Indiana (20-5) with 25 points, but committed a turnover in the final seconds and missed a three-pointer to end the game.

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Timberwolves 120, Trail Blazers 109

Kevin Love came one assist short of his first career triple-double and center Nikola Pekovic scored a season-high 30 points as the Timberwolves downed visiting Portland.

Love had 29 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists for the Wolves (13-13), who ended the Trail Blazers' five-game winning streak.

Damian Lillard scored a game-high 36 points for the Blazers (22-5).

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Clippers 108, Pelicans 95

Blake Griffin scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers coasted to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Clippers (18-9) had seven players score in double figures for their third win in a row.

The Pelicans (11-13) got a boost from forward Anthony Davis, who returned after missing seven games with a fractured left hand, but it wasn't enough. Davis scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

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Knicks 107, Bucks 101 (2 Overtimes)

Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points as the Knicks held off the Bucks in the second overtime.

Anthony finished with four 3-pointers, one of which gave New York a 104-98 lead with 50 seconds remaining in the final overtime.

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Spurs 108, Suns 101

Manu Ginobili scored 13 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and 11 in the final four minutes as the San Antonio Spurs snapped the Phoenix Suns' five-game winning streak.

Playing without point guard Tony Parker, sidelined due to a shin contusion, the Spurs committed 18 turnovers but got 58 points from their bench and closed out the game with a 15-6 run.

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Rockets 109, Bulls 94

Dwight Howard narrowly missed posting his seventh consecutive double-double, but finished with 23 points and nine rebounds.

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler paced Chicago with 20 points and Chicago (9-15) fell to 1-6 against Western Conference teams.

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Mavericks 105, Grizzlies 91

Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points in only 27 minutes, as coach Rick Carlisle had the luxury of going deep into his bench in the Mavericks' victory.

Memphis (10-15), without three starters and playing on the second night of a back-to-back, struggled to find much offensive rhythm in losing its fifth straight.

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Bobcats 104, Raptors 102 (Overtime)

Kemba Walker scored 29 points, including the winning shot at the buzzer in overtime, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Toronto Raptors.

Walker took a pass from Josh McRoberts and hit an 18-foot jumper to win it at the buzzer for the Bobcats (12-14) who have won two straight.

Guard DeMar DeRozan led Toronto (9-14) with 30 points.

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Pistons 107, Celtics 106

The Detroit Pistons wiped out a 21-point, first-half deficit and pulled out a wild victory over the Boston Celtics.

Brandon Jennings hit a contested 3-pointer with 46.7 seconds left to put Detroit ahead to stay.

Jennings led all scorers with 28 points and added 14 assists for the Pistons (13-14) while Jared Sullinger led the Celtics (12-15) with 19 points and eight rebounds.

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Wizards 113, Nets 107

John Wall had 21 points and six assists, leading the Washington Wizards to a win over the Brooklyn Nets.

The Wizards (11-13) won their second straight despite Nets forward Paul Pierce showing glimpses of his former self, scoring a season-high 27 points off the bench for Brooklyn (9-16).

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Hawks 124, Kings 107

Kyle Korver scored a season-high 28 points, including eight 3-pointers, and sparked a fourth-quarter rally that enabled the Atlanta Hawks to beat the Sacramento Kings.

Korver stirred a 15-6 run to start the final quarter as the Hawks (14-12) won their second straight game.

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Jazz 86, Magic 82

Rookie Trey Burke scored a career-high 30 points to lead his Utah Jazz to victory over the Orlando Magic.

Burke, the No. 9 pick of the draft, hit 12 of 20 shots to guide the Jazz (7-21) over the Magic (8-18) who struggled without leading scorer Arron Afflalo (illness).

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