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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Slumping Minnesota Outguns Magic, 100-95

MINNEAPOLIS -- Isaiah Rider scored 33 points, including 13 straight during Minnesota's third-quarter comeback, lifting the Timberwolves to a 100-95 victory over the Orlando Magic.


The Timberwolves, losers of eight of their previous 10, sent the Magic their fourth straight road loss Sunday before a Target Center record crowd of 19,934.


Shaquille O'Neal scored 36 points for the Magic, who also lost to the Timberwolves in their only visit to Minneapolis last season.


The Magic led 58-46 early in the third quarter, but the Wolves responded with a 25-6 run to go up 71-64. Orlando scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to lead 75-74. But Minnesota ran off 12 straight points and led 86-75 with 7:26 remaining.


Rider added 10 rebounds and Christian Laettner had 22 points for Minnesota. Andfernee Hardway scored 19 for the Magic.


Knicks 122, Rockets 117. In New York, Patrick Ewing had 31 points and nine rebounds and won his personal duel with Hakeem Olajuwon as the New York Knicks beat the Houston Rockets in a reprise of last year's NBA title series.


Playing inspired defense, Ewing helped the Knicks get the jump on the Rockets. New York built a 13-point lead in the first half and was up by 14 in the final quarter before Houston rallied on the 3-point shooting of Sam Cassell and Mario Elie.


Pacers 106, Heat 87. In Indianapolis, Reggie Miller and Dale Davis scored 16 points each to lead eight Pacers in double figures.


With the score 76-76 after three quarters, the Pacers held the Heat to just 11 fourth-quarter points to keep Miami winless in its 13 trips to Market Square Arena. Kevin Willis paced Miami with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Glen Rice added 13, but scored only 3 after the first quarter.


Nuggets 94, Bullets 92. In Landover, Maryland, Brian Williams and Jalen Rose combined for three foul shots in the final 37 seconds and the Denver Nuggets capitalized on poor shooting by Washington in the closing seconds.


Williams made the first of two free throws to put Denver up 92-91 with 37 seconds left, and Rose hit two with 6.5 seconds remaining and Denver led 94-91. Scott Skiles, fouled on a 3-point attempt, missed two of the three free throws and Denver led 94-92, needing only to run out the clock.


But the Bullets turned the ball over at midcourt and Washington's Chris Webber grabbed the loose ball. He missed a halfcourt shot and Juwan Howard, who got the rebound, missed an open 5-footer as time expired.


Suns 110, Jazz 107. In Phoenix, Charles Barkley made two free throws for the last of his 35 points and the Suns rallied from seven points down in the final 2 1/2 minutes to defeat Utah.


Barkley hit the free throws with 27.7 seconds left, putting the Suns up 109-107. Karl Malone of the Jazz missed a 3-pointer with 16 seconds to go. A.C. Green grabbed the last of his 12 rebounds and was fouled, and made one free throw.


Lakers 93, Trail Blazers 83. In Inglewood, California, Vlade Divac scored eight of his 18 points in the final 3:22 to pace the Lakers.


Cliff Robinson had 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who lost to the Lakers for the first time in nine games. Portland shot 35 percent from the field in the first meeting of the teams since Jan. 9, when the Blazers handed the Lakers their worst loss ever, 129-83 at Portland.


The Lakers didn't lead in the second half until Divac hit an off-balance jumper with 2:47 remaining to take an 85-83 lead.