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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lakers Work Magic, Top Hawks

INGLEWOOD, California -- Magic Johnson, in his longest stint since his return, logged his first triple-double in five years with 15 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers edged the Atlanta Hawks, 87-86.


Johnson, in his sixth game since coming out of retirement Jan. 29, played 39 minutes and was orchestrating the show for the Lakers as Wednesday's game went down to the wire.


With the Lakers trailing 86-85, Johnson passed to Vlade Divac, who was fouled and made both free throws to put Los Angeles up by a point with 19 seconds left.


Craig Ehlo missed a desperation shot at the buzzer for the Hawks.


Nets 88, Pacers 87. In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Armon Gilliam had his second clutch fourth quarter in two nights against Indiana, scoring 15 in the final period as the New Jersey Nets edged the Pacers.


Gilliam, who had 17 fourth-quarter points Tuesday night in the Nets' victory at Indianapolis, scored 13 of New Jersey's final 17 points and finished with 25 on Wednesday.


The victory was a costly one for the Nets, though, as guard Kendall Gill broke a bone in his hand in the first quarter. He will be sidelined indefinitely.


Hornets 120, Knicks 100. In Charlotte, North Carolina, Glen Rice and Kenny Anderson led a fast-break offense that helped Charlotte match its largest winning margin of the season with a defeat of New York.


Pistons 102, 76ers 83. In Philadelphia, Grant Hill scored 24 points and Joe Dumars had 10 of his 17 during a 22-5 fourth-quarter spurt that carried Detroit past Philadelphia.


Warriors 106, Celtics 103. In Oakland, California, Clifford Rozier's follow shot with 2:02 left gave Golden State the lead for good, and the Warriors outscored Boston 13-2 in the final five minutes.


SuperSonics 130, Timberwolves 93. In Seattle, Ervin Johnson scored a career-high 28 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, as Seattle bombed Minnesota.


Johnson, a third-year center, also pulled down a dozen rebounds. He shot 10-for-16 from the floor before fouling out with 11.8 seconds to go. His previous career high was just 15 points.


Grizzlies 93, Kings 86. In Vancouver, British Columbia, Greg Anthony scored 21 points and Bryant Reeves had 14 points and 11 rebounds as Vancouver snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating Sacramento.