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Vucevic has 24-12 as Magic upend Celtics

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BOSTON (AP) The way things went on the road for the Orlando Magic last season, one of the final two 3-point attempts by Boston probably would have gone in.

But it's a new season and the ball bounced the right way in the closing seconds for Orlando.

Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 12 rebounds while the Magic survived two 3-point attempts by Boston in the final seconds to beat the Celtics 93-90 on Monday night.

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Leonard scores 22, Raptors move to 4-0

TORONTO (AP) A tough Toronto Raptors defense took the sting out of Charlotte's 3-point shooting.

Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and a season-high 14 assists, and Toronto never trailed in a 127-106 victory over the Hornets on Monday night, the Raptors' fourth straight win to open the season.

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Butler, D key as Wolves knock off Pacers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Through the first three games of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves were not playing the type of defense that head coach Tom Thibodeau wanted to see.

That changed Monday night.

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Conley has 23 to lift Grizzlies by Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Mike Conley had 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 92-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

Marc Gasol finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists before fouling out with 3:41 left. Shelvin Mack added 12 points off the bench for the Grizzlies, who picked up their first road victory despite shooting 36.9 percent (31 of 84).

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Giannis' 31 and 15 help Bucks top Knicks

MILWAUKEE (AP) Khris Middleton is finding plenty of freedom and fun in the Milwaukee Bucks' wide-open offense.

Middleton sank 7 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 30 points - including two critical 3s down the stretch - as the Bucks held off the New York Knicks 124-113 on Monday night.

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Jordan, Doncic lead Mavericks past Bulls

DALLAS (AP) DeAndre Jordan was a double-double machine before and after he stiffed the Dallas Mavericks in free agency three years ago.

Now that the Texas native finally decided to join the Mavericks, the 6-11 center is up to the same old tricks.

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Lakers' Ingram grateful ban not longer

LOS ANGELES (AP) Just three games into LeBron James' tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, they were missing two suspended starters when they faced the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

Although nobody thought James' time on the West Coast would be boring, Brandon Ingram is sorry for his role in getting this season off to a weird start.

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Nuggets F Barton out indefinitely

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets say starting forward Will Barton strained his right hip along with his core and there's no timetable for his return.

Barton was carted off the court Saturday after he said he felt something pop when he took off for the basket during the third quarter of a win over Phoenix. He underwent an MRI on Sunday and missed the Golden State game that night.

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Report: Bazley $1M intern at New Balance

BRIGHTON, Mass. (AP) Former Syracuse recruit Darius Bazley, who opted to forgo college to work toward the 2019 NBA draft, has landed a job as an intern for New Balance.

The New York Times reports the 18-year-old Bazley signed in May with agent Rich Paul, who arranged for the 6-foot-9 forward from Cincinnati to work for the athletic equipment company for the first three months of 2019.

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Paul, Rondo, Ingram suspended for fracas

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit.

Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed down the punishments a day after the incident in the fourth quarter at Staples Center.

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