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Preview: Heat at Pistons

The Miami Heat squandered a big opportunity at Indiana on Wednesday and are running out of time to fix their road woes. The Heat will attempt to snap a three-game road slide when they visit the Detroit Pistons on Friday. Miami came up just short against the Pacers, falling three games behind in the race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference when Chris Bosh’s final heave missed the mark in an 84-83 setback.

Bucks 108, Lakers 105

Bucks 108, Lakers 105: Brandon Knight poured in 30 points as Milwaukee halted an eight-game losing skid while completing a season sweep of visiting Los Angeles. Ramon Sessions added 22 points for the Bucks, who shot 55.7 percent to improve to 3-27 against Western Conference opponents. Khris Middleton added 14 points while John Henson and Giannis Antetokounmpo each had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Duncan leads Spurs to 15th straight win

Duncan leads Spurs to 15th straight win SAN ANTONO -- In Tim Duncan's 17-year career, the forward never experienced a regular season winning streak like the San Antonio Spurs currently have going on. He was not going to let it end on his watch. San Antonio extended its win streak to 15 games behind Duncan's 29 points and 13 rebounds, defeating the Denver Nuggets 108-103 on Wednesday night.

Lakers 127, Knicks 96

Lakers 127, Knicks 96: Xavier Henry scored 22 points off the bench and Los Angeles set a franchise record with a 51-point third quarter while routing visiting New York. Fellow reserves Nick Young with 20 points and Kent Bazemore with 18 also stood out for the Lakers, who were 18-of-28 from 3-point range while winning their second straight game. Young was 5-of-6 from behind the arc and Jodie Meeks made four 3-pointers while scoring 14 points as Los Angeles recorded a season best for points scored.

Orlando tops Portland, continues home magic

Orlando tops Portland, continues home magic ORLANDO, Fla. -- Most NBA teams play better at home than they do on the road. But rarely is the difference as dramatic as it is with the Orlando Magic this season. The Magic may be the worst road team (4-34) in the league, but they remain surprisingly competitive at home (16-18), drilling the playoff-bound Portland Trail Blazers 95-85 on Tuesday night at the Amway Center.

Preview: Knicks at Lakers

The New York Knicks have no margin for error in their bid for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference as they open a five-game road trip Tuesday by visiting the Los Angeles Lakers. New York trails the eighth-place Atlanta Hawks by 2 1/2 games with 12 games remaining and had an eight-game winning streak snapped by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. The Lakers will likely be without center Pau Gasol due to a bout with vertigo.

Pistons 114, Jazz 94

Pistons 114, Jazz 94: Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Rodney Stuckey also scored 19 points as Detroit dominated Utah to break its 13-game road losing streak. Greg Monroe had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Brandon Jennings contributed 15 points and eight assists as the Pistons also halted a 10-game losing streak in Salt Lake City and posted their second win in the last 23 visits. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 13 points and Josh Smith scored 12 as Detroit snapped a five-game overall losing streak.

Preview: 76ers at Spurs

Of all the places the Philadelphia 76ers could hope to put an end to their franchise-record 24-game losing streak, San Antonio might just be on the bottom of the list. The 76ers face a daunting task Monday night as they face a Spurs team that has reeled off 13 consecutive victories and owns the best record in the league. Philadelphia moved to within two losses of equaling the NBA record Saturday night, when it dropped a hard-fought 91-81 decision to host Chicago.

Davis carries Pelicans past sputtering Heat

Davis carries Pelicans past sputtering Heat NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans have found their leader. The Miami Heat, two-time defending NBA champions, are searching desperately for their missing championship identity.

Burke hits game winner as Jazz edge Magic

Burke hits game winner as Jazz edge Magic SALT LAKE CITY -- A year ago, point guard Trey Burke led Michigan to the NCAA championship game. On Saturday, he gave himself a taste of March Madness from the professional stage. Burke hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds remaining and forward Richard Jefferson scored 21 points as the Utah Jazz edged the Orlando Magic 89-88 Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.
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