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NBA roundup: San Antonio Spurs run continues

Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Friday's games in the NBA.

The San Antonio Spurs extended their unbeaten run to 16 games by crushing the Denver Nuggets.

The Western Conference leaders scored their highest points total of the season, with Marco Belinelli adding 27 and Tim Duncan contributing 20.

The Miami Heat cruised to an emphatic win over the Detroit Pistons to close the gap to the top of the Eastern Conference.

LeBron James added 17 points before being rested in the fourth quarter, while five of his teammates also reached double figures.

The Toronto Raptors have clinched a place in the playoffs after narrowly beating the Boston Celtics for the second time this week.

DeMar DeRozan led the team with 30 points, while Amir Johnson made the winning basket with seven seconds remaining, giving the Canadian side their first playoff berth in six seasons.

The Oklahoma City Thunder survived a strong finish with the Sacramento Kings to claim a win.

Kevin Durant scored over 25 points for the 37th consecutive game, helping the home side open up a 17-point lead by the end of the first quarter, which helped them hold on to the lead when the Kings fought back in the fourth.

The Portland Trail Blazers secured their second win in a row with a comfortable win over the Chicago Bulls.

Mo Williams led the team with 18 points, and was one of five Blazers players to reach double figures during the victory.

The Washington Wizards eased to a win over the Indiana Pacers, who have now lost four away games in a row.

The Wizards had lost four of their last five outings, but John Wall and Marcin Gortat combined for 37 while the home side were never behind.

A strong first-half performance from the Brooklyn Nets allowed them to take a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Paul Pierce added 17 of his 22 points in the first quarter as the Nets pulled away before half time, setting them up for their 12th consecutive home win.

The Phoenix Suns clinched their sixth straight win by easing past the New York Knicks, who lost for the second time in three games.

Goran Dragic added 32 points in a 32-minute spell as the Suns pulled ahead early on and never looked like being caught.

The Golden State Warriors secured their first home win in six games at the ORACLE Arena, beating the Memphis Grizzlies.

The teams were close throughout, but Stephen Curry, who finished the game with 33 points, put the Warriors in front late on, before Klay Thompson added a pair of free throws to seal the win.

The Los Angeles Lakers were unable to recover from a good start by the Minnesota Timberwolves, slipping to a heavy defeat.

Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic led the home side's charge, helping them to a 31-point advantage by the end of the second quarter, which the Lakers were unable to recover from.

The Orlando Magic edged ahead of the Charlotte Bobcats in overtime to secure back-to-back wins.

The home side were eight points down at the start of the fourth quarter, but Nikola Vucevic led them back into the contest, before scoring a further five points in overtime.

The New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning run to five games with victory over the Utah Jazz.

The team shared the workload, although Tyreke Evans finished with a career-high 22 points.

Results in full: Charlotte Bobcats 105-110 Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics 103-105 Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers 78-91 Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers 97-108 Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat 110-78 Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers 91-74 Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers 107-143 Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz 95-102 New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings 81-94 Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs 133-102 Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks 88-112 Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies 93-100 Golden State Warriors

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David West #21 of the Indiana Pacers handles the ball against Jason Maxiell #54 of the Orlando Magic during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 29, 2013
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