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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Orlando Bench Stings Hornets, 96-89

ORLANDO, Florida -- With its starters struggling, Orlando's bench accounted for 45 points and 25 rebounds Thursday night as the Magic beat the Charlotte Hornets 96-89.


Recently acquired center Rony Seikaly came off the bench to score 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic. The big spark, however, was backup point guard Darrell Armstrong, who scored all 11 of his points in the last 13 minutes.


Glen Rice led Charlotte with 23 points and Vlade Divac had 18. Dell Curry came off the bench to score 15.


Orlando reserve Gerald Wilkins added 11 points and Derek Strong had 10 points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes.


Armstrong scored the Magic's last seven points of the third period to tie it at 67-67. After Charlotte took a 77-73 lead with 8:23 left, he then retaliated with a three-pointer to ignite a 12-0 run as the Magic built an 85-77 lead.


SuperSonics 94, Clippers 78. At Los Angeles, Gary Payton scored 25 points and Shawn Kemp had 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead Seattle to its fifth straight win this season and its 13th straight over Los Angeles.


The Sonics, who entered the game with the NBA's third-highest scoring average at 101.6, were the seventh team held under 100 points by the Clippers in their first seven games.


Rockets 90, Pacers 88. At Houston, Hakeem Olajuwon scored nine points in the final 4:32 and blocked Reggie Miller's layup in the final seconds.


Olajuwon scored 21 points for the Rockets, who trailed 85-76 with 4:32 left. Plagued by foul trouble, Olajuwon snapped an 88-all tie with a baseline jumper with 20 seconds left.


The Pacers had a chance to tie, but Olajuwon blocked Miller's shot and players for both teams wrestled for the loose ball as the buzzer sounded.


Charles Barkley had 25 points and nine rebounds for Houston, the first time this season he missed double figures in rebounds. Travis Best matched a career-high with 23 points to lead the Pacers.


Knicks 99, Raptors 96. In New York, John Starks saved New York from a second straight shocking loss, scoring 13 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter.


Starks played the entire fourth quarter and took over the offense for a team that has struggled more than its 6-2 record would suggest.


Starks shot 9-for-16 from the field and added six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Patrick Ewing had 25 points and Charles Oakley added 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Knicks, who were coming off a surprising home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.


Camby, the second overall pick in last summer's draft, led Toronto with a season-high 29 points.


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Knicks 99, Raptors 96. In New York, John Starks saved New York from a second straight shocking loss, scoring 13 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter.


Starks played the entire fourth quarter and took over the offense for a team that has struggled more than its 6-2 record would suggest.


Starks shot 9-for-16 from the field and added six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Patrick Ewing had 25 points and Charles Oakley added 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Knicks, who were coming off a surprising home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.


Camby, the second overall pick in last summer's draft, led Toronto with a season-high 29 points.