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November 13, 2012

Rockets can’t stay with Heat

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HOUSTON —

Jazz 140Raptors 133, 3OT

TORONTO — Paul Millsap scored seven of his 34 points in the third overtime, Al Jefferson had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and Utah beat Toronto for its first road win of the season.

The Jazz rallied after trailing by 11 in the fourth quarter, and no basket was bigger than Jefferson’s 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation, a shot that bounced around the rim before falling through. It was just the second 3-pointer of Jefferson’s nine-year career. He came in 1 for 25 from 3-point range.

Mo Williams had 17 points and 14 assists, Randy Foye scored 20 points and Marvin Williams had 17 as the Jazz opened a four-game trip by avoiding their first 0-5 start away from home since 1987.

DeMar DeRozan matched his career high with 37 points, Jose Calderon had 20 points and 17 assists, and Amir Johnson fouled out with 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost their fourth straight.

Toronto has dropped eight consecutive home games against Utah.

THUNDER 92, PISTONS 90

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 33 points and keyed a fourth-quarter comeback as Oklahoma City rallied to beat winless Detroit.

The loss left the Pistons with an 0-8 record, the worst start in franchise history. It was the fourth game in five nights for the Thunder, who improved to 6-2.

Westbrook, who also had 10 rebounds and four assists, contributed six points — all on free throws — to a 13-0 Thunder run to open the fourth quarter that turned a 73-62 deficit into a 75-73 lead with 8:11 left.

Kevin Durant, who hit a tough runner with 47.8 seconds remaining that gave Oklahoma City an 88-85 advantage, added 26 points and nine rebounds.

Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 19 points and Greg Monroe had 17.

BUCKS 105, 76ERS 96

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Jennings scored 33 points and Monta Ellis had 18 to lead Milwaukee past Philadelphia.

The Bucks improved to 3-0 on the road for the first time since they won their first four in 2001-02. Mike Dunleavy added 13 points and Milwaukee shot around 60 percent most of the game.

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