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SportPacers rally from 18-point deficit to beat Thunder 108-106

04:50  15 march  2019
04:50  15 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Irving has triple-double, Celtics beat Kings 126-120

Irving has triple-double, Celtics beat Kings 126-120 Aaron Gordon scored 21 points, D.J. Augustin added 20 points and seven assists and Orlando routed Cleveland.Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic. They won for only the second time in six games while chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Collin Sexton scored 23 points for Cleveland. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports© The Associated Press Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) celebrates near the end of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Boston.

Two days after they blew a 22- point lead in a loss to Golden State, the Spurs overcame a 21- point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-95 on Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter fouls San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol during the The Wizards defeated the Warriors, 112- 108 .

The Spurs rallied behind their usual formula of hounding defense and 3-point shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and San Antonio overcame a 23- point deficit to beat Oklahoma City The Thunder have blown several double-digit leads this season, including an 18 - point advantage against

Pacers rally from 18-point deficit to beat Thunder 108-106© The Associated Press Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis (11) puts up a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder's Jerami Grant (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 108-106. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS — Wesley Matthews tipped in a basket with 1.8 seconds left and the Indiana Pacers rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-106 on Thursday night.

Domantas Sabonis scored 26 points against his former team, and the Pacers won their second straight by erasing the Thunder's lead in the final 15 minutes. Indiana's magic number for clinching a playoff spot is one.

Westbrook helps Thunder rally for 99-95 win over Grizzlies

Westbrook helps Thunder rally for 99-95 win over Grizzlies Russell Westbrook turned back the clock a bit on Sunday. Oklahoma City's All-Star point guard scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final seven minutes to snap a four-game losing streak with a 99-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Westbrook shot 3 of 13 in the first three quarters, then went 4 for 7 in the fourth. It was similar to the late-game scoring binges he went on during his MVP season two years ago. The Thunder needed every bit of it - forward Paul George, the NBA's No.

Thaddeus Young scored 18 points and Victor Oladipo 17 for the Pacers , who led by Oladipo cut the deficit to 104-101 with 32 seconds left, but Lance Thomas’s two free throws made it 106 -101 to seal the Myles Turner added 15 points and Collison 15 points and 10 assists for the Pacers , who have

Joel Embiid scored 21 points and Ben Simmons had 23 points and 12 assists for Philadelphia But the Warriors erased that large deficit with a furious rally in the third quarter. Curry's 3-pointer got 13: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George and Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, who were

Paul George led the Thunder with 36 points in his second trip back to Indianapolis since a blockbuster trade in July 2017. Russell Westbrook added 19 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

George and the Thunder were in control most of the game.

BOX SCORE: PACERS 108, THUNDER 106

Indiana crept back into the contest by closing the third quarter on a 16-5 run that included a 46-foot, buzzer-beating heave from Cory Joseph. They made it 88-83 when Sabonis hit the opening basket in the fourth.

After Oklahoma City appeared to steady itself with an 8-2 spurt, the Pacers charged back. They tied it on two free throws from Sabonis and took their first lead since the opening minutes when Myles Turner's dunk made it 102-101 with 2:50 to go.

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Nets

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Nets Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in his 26th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96. Westbrook added 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the 130th triple-double of his career. BOX SCORE: THUNDER 108, NETS 96 Paul George scored 25 points and Jerami Grant added 15 for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent in the second half. Oklahoma City has won three of four as it battles to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and D'Angelo Russell added 14 points and seven assists for the Nets, who saw their four-game win streak snapped.

Victor Oladipo scored 32 points as the Pacers shocked the Cavaliers in Cleveland, while the Celtics Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s second-half rally for a Paul George scored 36 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Utah Jazz 116- 108 in

18h. Matthews fuels rally , Pacers beat Pelicans 126-111. Wesley Matthews scored 15 of his 24 points during a third-quarter rally , Domantis Sabonis had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers overcame a 20- point deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 126-111 on Friday night.

After Bojan Bogdanovic made it 104-101, George tied it with his sixth 3-pointer and broke the tie with two free throws.

Sabonis tied it back up with another layup with 57 seconds left. George turned the ball over twice and slipped while on defense during Indiana's final possession, leaving Matthews the space to get free for the winning putback.

Matthews had 16 points and seven rebounds.

TIP-INS

Thunder: Westbrook has 27 triple-doubles this season and 131 in his career. ... Steven Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds. ... Oklahoma City went 3-3 during a stretch in which they played five road games. ... The Thunder fell to 6-5 on the second night of back-to-backs this season.

Pacers: Darren Collison had 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists. ... The Pacers committed 16 turnovers. ... Bogdanovic scored 23 points and extended his streak of consecutive games in double figures to 24 and his career best single-season total of 20-point games to 28. ... Tyreke Evans missed his second straight game for personal reasons. Coach Nate McMillan said he expects Evans to travel with the team later this week.

Harden scores 58 points, Rockets rally to beat Heat 121-118

Harden scores 58 points, Rockets rally to beat Heat 121-118 James Harden had 58 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Miami Heat 121-118. Harden made 8 of 18 3-pointers and was 16 of 32 overall from the field and 18 of 18 on free throws. He fell three points short of his career high set at New York on Jan. 23, and had the most point ever against the Heat _ breaking Willie Burton's mark of 53 for Philadelphia on Dec. 13, 1994. Austin Rivers scored 17 points, and Chris Paul and Gary Clark each had 14 to help Houston win its fourth straight game. The Rockets shot 49 percent, including 19 of 46 on 3-pointers.

Thaddeus Young added 20 points for the Pacers , who trailed by 21 in the first half. Stephenson had nine points in the fourth quarter. Trailing 106 -96, the Pacers used a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter to grab a 111- 106 advantage with 2:22 to go. Oladipo's basket gave Indiana its first lead of the game at

108 . Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder OKC. Wesley Matthews scored 15 of his 24 points during a third-quarter rally , Domantis Sabonis had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers overcame a 20- point deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 126-111 on Friday night.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Hosts the Western Conference-leading Warriors on Saturday.

Pacers: Begin a crucial four-game road trip at Denver on Saturday.

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