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Miller scores 52 in Portland victory

Miller scores 52 in Portland victory

Andre Miller scored a career-high 52 points and Juwan Howard hit a jumper with 44.8 seconds left to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 Saturday.
Miller was 22 of 31 from the floor and hit 7 of 8 from the foul line as the Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak. He hit 25 of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime.
Portland scored the final six points, including Miller's layup that tied the game at 112. On the Blazers' next possession, Howard connected on a 15-foot jumper that gave Portland a 114-112 lead.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points, but he missed two shots in the final minute and one just before the buzzer that could have sent the game into a second overtime.
Magic 104, Hawks 86
At Orlando, Florida, Dwight Howard had 31 points and 19 rebounds as Orlando coasted over Atlanta.
The Magic took over first place in the Southeast Division with the victory and beat the Hawks for the third straight time this season. Rashard Lewis added 17 points, Ryan Anderson had 16 and J.J. Redick had eight points and a career-high seven assists as the Magic reserves had 32 points and 11 assists.
Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford had 19 points apiece for the Hawks, who shot only 39.5 percent in the game.
Hornets 109, Grizzlies 102, OT
At Memphis, Tennessee, Emeka Okafor had 21 points, and Darren Collison added 17 points and a career-high 18 assists as New Orleans ended Memphis' 11-game home winning streak.
New Orleans overcame a 21-point deficit in the third quarter to win its third game out of the past four. Four of the Hornets past 10 games have gone to overtime, and New Orleans had lost the previous three before Saturday's victory.
David West led New Orleans with 22 points, while Peja Stojakovic had 20 points. Marcus Thornton finished with 14 for the Hornets.
Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol had 25 points each for Memphis.
Bucks 95, Heat 84
At Milwaukee, Hakim Warrick scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as Milwaukee held off short-handed Miami.
Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings each had 17 points for Milwaukee.
Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 21 points, but was in foul trouble most of the game. Quentin Richardson had 16 points and Jermaine O'Neal had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Wizards 106, Knicks 96
At Washington, Mike Miller scored a season-high 25 points _ including seven 3-pointers _ and Antawn Jamison had 21 points and a career-high 23 rebounds to lead Washington over New York.
Miller, who missed 26 games due to injuries this season, had four 3-pointers late in the third quarter and early in the fourth as the Wizards took an 85-73 lead with 10:45 to play in the fourth quarter.
On Friday, Washington had a two-point win over the New Jersey Nets despite all five of its starters failing to score in double figures for the first time since Dec. 27, 2001.