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NBA Roundup

April 14, 2008

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Lakers 106, Spurs 85

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Lakers took sole possession of the Western Conference lead.

MVP candidate Kobe Bryant had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Magic 104, Bulls 84

Chicago - Hedo Turkoglu scored 24 points, and Orlando reached the 50-win mark for the first time in 12 years.

Cavaliers 84, Heat 76

Cleveland - Daniel Gibson made a three-pointer and three straight free throws early in the fourth quarter to give Cleveland some cushion while LeBron James rested, and the Cavaliers moved closer to the East's No. 4 seed.

Pistons 91, Raptors 84

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Rodney Stuckey scored 18 points, and Jason Maxiell had 14 as Detroit won without playing its starters in the fourth quarter.

The loss drops Toronto into a tie with Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference's sixth seed.

Nuggets 111, Rockets 94

Denver - Allen Iverson scored 33 points, J.R. Smith scored 23 points, and Denver moved a victory away from earning a playoff spot.

All the Nuggets have to do now to reach the playoffs is beat lowly Memphis on Wednesday night at home.

SuperSonics 99, Mavericks 95

Seattle - Rookie Kevin Durant scored twice in the final 45 seconds, and the Sonics won what could be the team's last game in Seattle.

Nick Collison had 18 points and 11 rebounds.

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