NBA scores: Magic top Lakers over weekend in first meeting since Dwight Howard trade

Harry How

Recapping the weekend's big games.

There was plenty of NBA action over the weekend, even with only two games being played on Sunday.

Perhaps the biggest matchup all weekend was the Orlando Magic's first game against the Los Angeles Lakers since the Dwight Howard trade. Howard played well against his old team, putting up 21 points and 15 rebounds, but the Magic got the final laugh, scoring 40 points in the fourth quarter to win, 113-103.

In one of the more exciting games of the weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers needed two overtimes to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 118-117, on Saturday. Nicolas Batum's first attempt at a game-winning basket in overtime was called off after it came too late. He drained a three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Blazers the win.

The San Antonio Spurs needed overtime but scored a big 99-95 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizz lead the Southwest division at 12-3, but the Spurs sit just a half game behind at 14-4.

With the Grizzlies loss and the Miami Heat's 102-89 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, the Heat are now tied with the Grizz for the best record in the NBA at 12-3. The Heat held the Nets to just 11 points in the fourth quarter as they overcame a 14-point deficit to win.

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