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POSTED December 20, 2016 11:07 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — LeBron James made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 114-108 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday night to avenge a late November loss.
Milwaukee took a 108-107 lead on a tip-in by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 1:12 left. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving missed a 3-pointer from the left corner on the next possession, but Jabari Parker’s lay-in attempt at the other end curled out.
James was fouled on the rebound by Antetokounmpo, his sixth. James then hit the deep 3-pointer to put Cleveland up 110-108.
SPURS 102,
ROCKETS 100
HOUSTON (AP) — Patty Mills hit a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left to lift San Antonio over Houston.
Eric Gordon missed a 3-point attempt after that before Manu Ginobili missed two free throws to give Houston one last chance, but James Harden’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
The victory is San Antonio’s fifth straight and improves the Spurs to 15-1 on the road. It also snaps Houston’s NBA-long 10-game winning streak.
HORNETS 117,
LAKERS 113
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker had 28 points and 10 assists, Marco Belinelli scored 11 fourth-quarter points and Charlotte rallied from 19 down to beat Los Angeles.
Walker had 15 points in the third quarter and a key rebound with 27.9 seconds left in the fourth to set up a tiebreaking jumper by Nicolas Batum with 13 seconds remaining.
Batum had 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting and added 10 assists. Belinelli finished with 13 points.
CELTICS 112,
 GRIZZLIES 109, OT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored a career-high 44 points, including 36 after halftime to lead Boston past Memphis in overtime.
After the Grizzlies took a 106-105 lead on a rebound basket by Tony Allen with 1:10 left in the extra period, the Celtics scored the next five points.
MAGIC 136,
 HEAT 130, 2 OT
MIAMI (AP) — Nik Vucevic had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Evan Fournier scored 26 and hit the 3-pointer that put Orlando up for good, and the Magic topped Miami in double overtime.
Elfrid Payton scored 22 points and Serge Ibaka added 20 for the Magic, who beat Miami for the third time in the last 19 meetings.
KNICKS 118,
PACERS 111
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony matched a season high with 35 points and New York used a big second-half turnaround to beat Indiana.
The Knicks fell behind by 15 in the third quarter, then suddenly seized control to snap a three-game losing streak. Anthony scored 26 in the second half.
Derrick Rose had 24 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 21 for the Knicks, who returned home after a poor finish to their five-game trip out West.
wwThey improved to 10-4 at home.
Thaddeus Young and Myles Turner each scored 21 points for the Pacers, who had won seven straight in the series.
RAPTORS 116,
 NETS 104
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 23 points, Norman Powell scored a season-high 21 and Toronto defeated Brooklyn.
Lowry, who shot 8 of 12 from the field and 3 of 5 on 3-pointers, added eight assists and four rebounds before sitting out the final 6 minutes as the Raptors (20-8) won their second straight.
Six different Raptors scored in double figures. Toronto never trailed and led by as many as 23.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 19 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Nets (7-20), who lost their third straight and fifth in six games. It was the 10th straight road loss for the Nets. They are 1-13 away from home this season.
PELICANS 108,
76ERS 93
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Davis had 31 points and 16 rebounds to lead New Orleans over Philadelphia in a matchup of struggling teams.
Davis scored 11 in New Orleans’ dominant second quarter and Terrence Jones finished with 17 points and 10 boards for the Pelicans (10-20), who avenged a Dec. 8 home loss to the 76ers while winning for only the third time in 11 games.
Ersan Ilyasova had 14 points to pace Philadelphia (7-21).

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