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Fil-Am Clarkson too hot even for Rockets

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Myles Turner scored 30 points, tied his career high with 16 rebounds and made a 3-pointer with 1:18 left in overtime to start an 8-0 run that allowed the Indiana Pacers to close out a 130-121 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks.

Three-time All-Star Paul George added 25 points, including another 3 with 55 seconds left.

THUNDER 103, 76ERS 97
Russell Westbrook had 32 points, 12 rebounds and took over late to lead the Thunder to a victory over the 76ers.

NUGGETS 107, PELICANS 102
Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points, Will Barton added 22, and the Nuggets survived a dominant performance by Anthony Davis to defeat the Pelicans.

LAKERS 120, ROCKETS 114
Jordan Clarkson scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers won coach Luke Walton’s debut, holding off the Rockets.

D’Angelo Russell scored 20 points and Julius Randle added 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the young Lakers, who got off to an exciting start in the franchise’s first season without Kobe Bryant since 1995.

HORNETS 107, BUCKS 96
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 23 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a shoulder injury, Roy Hibbert added 15 points, and the Hornets opened their season with a victory over the Bucks.

HEAT 108, MAGIC 96
Miami center Hassan White had 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots and point guard Goran Dragic added 16 points as the Heat cruised to a season-opening victory over the Magic.

CELTICS 122, NETS 117
Isaiah Thomas had 25 points and nine assists, Jae Crowder added 21 points and Al Horford pitched in 11 in his Boston debut as the Celtics survived a late scare to beat the Nets.

RAPTORS 109, PISTONS 91
TORONTO (AP) – DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points and Jonas Valanciunas added a career-high 32 as the Raptors opened their season with a victory over the Pistons.

GRIZZLIES 102, TIMBERWOLVES 98
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Mike Conley scored 24 points, Marc Gasol added 18 and the Grizzlies overcame a slow start for a victory over the Timberwolves.

KINGS 113, SUNS 94
DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Kings beat the Suns in the season opener for both teams.

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