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Blazers dish past Magic

PORTLAND — Damian Lillard scored 19 points and had 10 of Portland's season-high 34 assists as the Trail Blazers beat the short-handed Orlando Magic 121-84 on Saturday night.

C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe each had 18 points for the Blazers, who won for the sixth time in their last seven home games.

Victor Oladipo scored 18 points for the Magic, who were without starters Elfrid Payton (sprained elbow) and Nikola Vucevic (strained groin), as well as backup guard Brandon Jennings (sore Achilles).

An otherwise sleepy affair heated up midway through the third quarter. Already a blowout, Lillard and Orlando's Jason Smith had to be separated after exchanging words following an offensive foul on Smith.

Later in the quarter, Blazers reserve Ed Davis was ejected for a flagrant foul on Smith.

Davis used both arms to come down hard on Smith as he drove to the basket. Initially called a common foul, officials reviewed the play and upgraded it to a Flagrant 2 and ejection.

Replays showed Davis' forearm catching Smith across the nose without much of an attempt to play the ball.

The Blazers led 82-60 at the time of the ejection.

After falling behind 11-2 to open the game, Portland found its game and closed the first by outscoring the Magic 29-13, taking the lead for good with 1:55 to go.

Lillard dished out nine assists in the first half while taking only two shots. Crabbe and McCollum carried the scoring burden, combining for 25 points as Portland led by as many as 23 before heading to the half with a 63-42 advantage.

Six Blazers scored in double figures. Meyers Leonard had 13 and Gerald Henderson 11 off the bench. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 11 points and added seven rebounds.

Aaron Gordon had 17 points and Evan Fournier scored 13 of his 15 points in the first quarter for Orlando. Mario Hezonja added 11.

WARRIORS 123, SUNS 116: At Oakland, Calif., Stephen Curry scored 15 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a nine-point deficit over the final 12 minutes to beat the Phoenix Suns.

Curry, who spent most of the third quarter on the bench in foul trouble, made three of his seven 3-pointers in the fourth, including two as part of a 18-8 run to close out the game.

The NBA's reigning MVP capped his night with a behind-the-back pass to Shaun Livingston for a layup that helped extend the Warriors' record home winning streak to 48 games.

Golden State (59-6) also stayed one game ahead of the pace of the 1995-96 Bulls, who set an NBA record with 72 wins.

Marreese Speights added 25 points and nine rebounds off the bench, Klay Thompson scored 20 points and Draymond Green had 19 points and six assists.

SPURS 93, THUNDER 85: At San Antonio, Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder for their 41st straight home victory, the third-longest streak in NBA history.

The Spurs avenged a season-opening loss to the Thunder and made it 32 straight wins to open this season at home, where they haven't lost in the regular season since last March.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points, and Tim Duncan had 11 for San Antonio. The Spurs extended their lead over Oklahoma City to 12 games for the second seed in the Western Conference.

Kevin Durant had 28 points for the Thunder.

HORNETS 125, ROCKERS 109: At Charlotte, N.C., Kemba Walker scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half and Charlotte used a 27-8 run to open the fourth quarter and beat Houston for its seventh straight victory.

Marvin Williams added 25 points, Jeremy Lin had 16, and Al Jefferson added 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Hornets. They have won 13 of their last 15 games.

Corey Brewer had 21 points, and Dwight Howard added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets. James Harden struggled from the field, shooting 2 of 14 and finishing with 12 points and 10 assists.

RAPTORS 112, HEAT 104, OT: At Toronto, DeMar DeRozan matched his season high with 38 points and added 10 rebounds and Toronto outlasted Miami in overtime.

Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 16 points for the Raptors. They secured the season series against the Heat for the second straight season, as well as a potential playoff tiebreaker should they finish with the same record.

Joe Johnson had 28 points, and Luol Deng added 20 for the Heat.

PACERS 112, MAVERICKS 105: At Dallas, Monta Ellis scored 17 points in his return to Dallas, Paul George had 18 of his 20 in the second half and Indiana extended the Mavericks' longest losing streak of the season to five games.

Ellis got a warm greeting in his first visit since the end of last season, when he was the first leading scorer not named Dirk Nowitzki for Dallas since 2000. He signed with Indiana as a free agent.

Nowitzki scored 30 points to lead the Mavericks.

PISTONS 125, 76ERS 111: At Philadelphia, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 23 points, Tobias Harris added 21 and Detroit used a big second half to beat Philadelphia.

Trailing 57-52 at halftime, the Pistons shot 15 for 20 in a 38-point third quarter and finished with 73 points over the final two periods while erasing two 10-point deficits.

Reggie Jackson scored 15 of his 24 points in the first half for the Pistons. Andre Drummond had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Marcus Morris also finished with 19 points.

HAWKS 95, GRIZZLIES 83: At Atlanta, Paul Millsap scored 21 points to help Atlanta beat depleted Memphis.

Al Horford had 19 points, and Jeff Teague 18. The Hawks closed the first half with a 30-10 run.

Lance Stephenson scored 18 points for Memphis, and Tony Allen had 15. Before the game, the Grizzlies said guard Mike Conley will miss at least three to four weeks with Achilles tendinitis in his left foot.

NUGGETS 116, WIZARDS 100: At Denver, Jusuf Nurkic scored all of his season-high 17 points in the second half and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Wizards.

Gary Harris, D.J. Augustin and Darrell Arthur also scored 17 points and Will Barton finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets outscored Washington 41-17 in the final 12 minutes to win their fourth straight for the first time this season.

John Wall had 19 points and 11 assists, and Otto Porter scored 21 points for the Wizards, who have lost five straight.

BUCKS 103, PELICANS 92: At Milwaukee, Khris Middleton scored 19 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 in Milwaukee's victory over New Orleans.

Jerryd Bayless had 17 points to help Milwaukee end a six-game losing streak to New Orleans that dated to 2012. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans. They have lost seven of eight.

Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard shoots a 3-pointer against Orlando on Saturday night. AP PHOTO