Blazers rally to clip Nuggets in OT

PORTLAND — LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Brandon Roy hit the tying 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left in regulation, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 107-106 in overtime on Friday night.

Roy added 18 points in just his second game since coming back from arthroscopic surgery on both knees. He was supposed to be limited to 15 minutes but played 25, as new acquisition Gerald Wallace was not yet available.

Newcomer Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 30 points and nine rebounds.

Wesley Matthews' 3-pointer gave the Blazers a 100-97 lead in the extra period, but Arron Afflalo's 3-pointer tied it at 104.

Afflalo's 12-foot jumper gave Denver the lead with a minute left. After Matthews missed one of two free throws, Aldridge hit a pair to put Portland up 107-106 with 23 seconds left.

Gallinari missed a 3-pointer and Afflalo missed another on an inbound at the buzzer to give the Blazers the victory.

The Nuggets had an 11-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but Portland closed to 80-78 on Matthews' follow shot with just under six minutes to go. Wilson Chandler answered with a 3-pointer for Denver and Raymond Felton added a jumper to thwart the threat.

The Blazers pulled within 91-88 on Roy's layup, but Afflalo's 3-pointer made it 94-88. Roy added a 3 with 39 seconds left to make it 94-91.

After Felton's jumper, Rudy Fernandez hit a 3-pointer to keep the Blazers close. Gallinari made a pair of free throws before Roy hit another clutch three to tie it at 97 with 5.8 seconds to go and send the game to overtime.

Denver outscored Portland 33-16 in the third quarter to overcome a 49-39 halftime deficit.

Cavaliers 115, Knicks 109

At Cleveland, Carmelo Anthony missed a key late free throw and fouled out of his first road game with the Knicks, who lost to the fired-up Cavaliers.

Anthony, acquired earlier this week from Denver in a blockbuster trade, finished with 27 points but missed a foul shot with 25 seconds left that would have brought New York within two.

Magic 111, Thunder 88

At Orlando, Fla., Dwight Howard had 40 points and 15 rebounds, powering Orlando to its first victory since the All-Star break.

Lakers 108, Clippers 95

At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored 18 of his 24 points in the third quarter, Pau Gasol added 22 points, and the Lakers won their third game in four days out of the All-Star break.

Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 11 rebounds in another breezy win for the Lakers, who had lost three straight before co-hosting the All-Star weekend with their cross-hallway rivals.

76ers 110, Pistons 94

At Philadelphia, Elton Brand had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and Philadelphia reached .500 for the first time this season.

Heat 121, Wizards 113

At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 41 points, LeBron James added 25 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Spurs 106, Nets 96

At San Antonio, All-Star Deron Williams had 14 points and 12 assists in his debut with New Jersey, but Manu Ginobili scored 26 to lead San Antonio Spurs to the victory.

Williams, dealt by the Utah Jazz on Wednesday in an unexpected blockbuster deal before the trade deadline, was 5 for 13 and played 41 minutes. He also helped the lowly Nets keep it interesting against the NBA's best team.

Hawks 95, Warriors 79

At Oakland, Calif., Josh Smith scored 26 points, Al Horford had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Atlanta snapped a three-game slide.

Bobcats 110, Kings 98

At Charlotte, N.C., Stephen Jackson scored 30 points, D.J. Augustin added 23 and routed the Kings.

Suns 110, Raptors 92

At Toronto, Vince Carter scored 17 points, Marcin Gortat had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Phoenix won its 13th straight over Toronto.

Hornets 95, Timberwolves 81

At Minneapolis, Trevor Ariza scored 18 points and Chris Paul had 17 points and eight assists, helping New Orleans hand Minnesota its seventh straight loss.

Jazz 95, Pacers 84

At Indianapolis, Al Jefferson scored 30 points, helping Utah snap a five-game losing streak.

Paul Millsap had 23 points and a season-high 18 rebounds for the Jazz.

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