DALLAS (AP) _ Luka Doncic scored 27 points and Dallas drew two charges on Aaron Gordon in the final minute of the fourth quarter, helping the Mavericks hang on for a 107-106 victory over the Orlando Magic. Trying to protect a one-point lead, the Mavericks had two of their 17 turnovers on consecutive possessions before each of the fouls on Gordon. Nikola Vucevic was off target on a 3-pointer at the buzzer after two missed free throws by Seth Curry.
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 36 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets routed Golden State 129-112 Wednesday night, sending the short-handed Warriors to their sixth loss in eight games this season. Russell Westbrook had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. P.J. Tucker had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Clint Capela added 19 points and 16 rebounds, and Austin Rivers was 4 for 4 from 3 with 12 points.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard isn’t healthy three weeks into the season, according to the NBA, which says that as a result the Los Angeles Clippers can rest their new superstar. He was on the bench against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks for a national TV game Wednesday night, the first half of a back-to-back for the Clippers. They host Portland on Thursday night, and coach Doc Rivers said Leonard would play.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ The St. Louis Blues acquired forward Jacob de la Rose from the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night in exchange for forward Robby Fabbri. The 24-year-old de la Rose had a goal and three assists in 16 games for the Red Wings this season.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Two days into the free agent market, the players’ association already is angry at a club. Union head Tony Clark issued a statement in response to remarks attributed to Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos during a conference call with media. Anthopoulos mentioned “connecting” with other clubs to find out what their plans for free agency might be, and the union characterized his remarks as evidence of prohibited collusion. The union says it’s investigating the matter.