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NBA roundup: Wins for Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a win over the Los Angeles Lakers to make it 11 wins without a loss at home this season.

The Lakers are struggling with a string of injuries at guard, allowing Kevin Durant to add 31 points and eight rebounds for the hosts, while Russell Westbrook contributed 19 points.

The result leaves Kobe Bryant without a win since returning from an eight-month absence with an Achilles injury last weekend.

The Indiana Pacers maintained their unbeaten home record with a narrow win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Paul George had a rare off-game for the Pacers, finishing with 10 points and making two baskets from 12 shots, but Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert stepped up, combining for 38.

The Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks for the second time this week, despite blowing a 17-point lead.

The home side had led comfortably in the first half before the Knicks fought back through Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani, but Avery Bradley was able to restore Boston's lead with less than three minutes to go to end the Celtics' two-game slide.

The Chicago Bulls needed a game-winning effort from Mike Dunleavy in the final seconds to secure a win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bulls were down six points at the start of the fourth quarter, but got themselves back into contention before Dunleavy hit a three-pointer with less than six seconds left to play.

The Cleveland Cavaliers clinched just their second away win of the season, beating the Orlando Magic 109-100.

The visitors had trailed heading into the fourth quarter, but Kyrie Irving, who finished the game with 31, led a late charge by the Cavaliers to open up a nine-point advantage.

The San Antonio Spurs dominated the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves to cancel out a season's-best performance from Kevin Love.

The power forward scored 42 points for the visitors, but late pushes from Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili saw the Wolves' nine-point lead wiped out.

The Detroit Pistons held on for a win over the Brooklyn Nets, despite a fourth-quarter fightback from the visitors.

The Pistons had an 18-point lead heading into the final 12 minutes thanks to a solid evening from Andre Drummond, but Deron Williams led the Nets back to within two points of their opponents, before a pair of late Kyle Singler free throws sealed the win for Detroit.

The Phoenix Suns took their fourth straight win with victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe combined for 57 points to extend the Suns' winning run to their best of the season.

Rudy Gay scored 22 points in his first game for the Kings, following his trade move there from Toronto earlier this week.

A last-gasp shot from Al Horford in overtime gave the Atlanta Hawks victory over the Washington Wizards.

With the scores tied at 99-99, Horford was passed the ball with just 1.8 seconds remaining, but was able to guide it in from a jump shot to clinch the win for the hosts.

The New Orleans Pelicans halted a Memphis Grizzlies comeback late in the fourth quarter to leave the Pelicans with five wins from their last seven games.

The home side had taken a 17-point advantage into the final quarter, but came under pressure as the clock run down, with Memphis outscoring New Orleans by 11 points before Jrue Holiday made sure of the win.

The Utah Jazz dominated the first and fourth quarters to secure a comfortable win over the Denver Nuggets.

Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke got into an early rhythm for the visitors but the Nuggets battled back to edge ahead at the end of the third, before the Jazz controlled the final spell to seal their third away win of the season.

The Houston Rockets defended strongly in the fourth quarter to hold on for a win over the Golden State Warriors.

James Harden led the team with 26 points to put the Rockets ahead, but David Lee and Stephen Curry slashed their lead in the fourth quarter although they could not draw the Warriors level.

The Toronto Raptors won away from home for the first time this season by beating the Philadelphia 76ers.

DeMar DeRozan led the team with 27 while Terrence Ross added a season-high 24 as the Raptors inflicted a fifth loss in a row on Philadelphia.

Results in full: Charlotte Bobcats 94-99 Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100 Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers 100-108 Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards 99-101 Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks 86-90 Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets 99-103 Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies 98-104 New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers 97-122 Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls 91-90 Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves 110-117 San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz 103-93 Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings 107-116 Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets 116-112 Golden State Warriors

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