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NBA Report: Lakers beat Kings for second win in row since Mike Brown's firing

Dwight Howard had 23 points and 18 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 20 and the host Los Angeles Lakers continued warming up for a possible return by Phil Jackson with a 103-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings Sunday night. Jimmer Fredette scored 18 points and Jason Thompson had 15 points and 10 assists for Sacramento.

Grizzlies 104, Heat 86: Wayne Ellington hit seven three-pointers and scored 25 points to lead host Memphis to its fifth straight win. Chris Bosh scored 22 points and LeBron James had 20 for Miami.

Clippers 89, Hawks 76: Blake Griffin scored 16 points and Chris Paul had 15 points and eight assists for host Los Angeles. Josh Smith had 13 points for the Hawks.

Thunder 106, Cavaliers 91: Russell Westbrook banked in a shot from midcourt during a 27-point outing and Kevin Durant scored 26 points for host Oklahoma City. Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 20 points.

-- AP

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