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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jameer Nelson had 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
Glen Davis added 17 points and 12 rebounds and Nikola Vucevic chipped in with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Arron Afflalo had 16 points.
Nelson came up with a big 3-pointer late for the Magic, and also had seven rebounds and six assists while outplaying fellow point guard Kemba Walker.
The Bobcats shot 37 percent from the field to see their two-game win streak come to an end.
Al Jefferson led Charlotte with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Walker, who had 31 points against Stephen Curry on Monday night, was held to 10 points on 4 of 18 shooting.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers' 90-84 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night was the most-watched game ever on the league's NBA TV outlet.
The network says Wednesday that the telecast averaged 920,000 viewers, topping out at more than 1 million from 10:15 to 10:30 p.m. EST.
The game, the first since Miami's seven-game victory in last season's Eastern Conference finals, surpassed the 868,000 total viewers that watched a Lakers-Portland game on Oct. 31, 2012.
The previous highest game this season came Sunday, when 691,000 watched Kobe Bryant's return for the Lakers against Toronto.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars want running back Maurice Jones-Drew back next season.
Jones-Drew is doing all he can to make it happen.
He's sharing carries, playing through injuries and complaining about nothing. He's all in, fully committed to what's happening in Jacksonville under coach Gus Bradley, general manager Dave Caldwell and owner Shad Khan.
Jones-Drew says, "I want to be here. It's a fun environment. It's different than I've ever been a part of. It works. It takes time to build anything. It's starting to turn around for us, and we're starting to play well. That's exciting."
It also might keep Jones-Drew from testing the free-agent market.
Jones-Drew has three games remaining on a five-year, $31 million contract he signed in 2009. He's earning $4.95 million this season.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is sidelined again, but he's expected to play Sunday against New England.
The reason for Pouncey missing practice Wednesday was listed as "non-injury." The team declined to say whether Pouncey was absent because of his grand jury subpoena related to the criminal case involving his friend, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Pouncey was served with the subpoena following the Dolphins' game at New England in October, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Pouncey hadn't previously missed any practice time because of the subpoena, but he sat out two games in November with a gall bladder illness.
Safety Reshad Jones missed practice Wednesday with a groin injury but said he expects to play Sunday.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin maps out his team's hourly schedule months in advance and reads postgame locker-room speeches from index cards.
He prefers working from a script. But when this season strayed from the planned outline, and a bullying scandal accelerated the team's tailspin, Philbin responded with steady leadership that has won praise from his players and assistants -- and kept Miami in the playoff race.
Given the Dolphins' disarray six week ago, it's remarkable they're 7-6 and in contention for the AFC's final wild-card berth heading into their game Sunday against New England.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick credits Philbin for steady improvement by Miami despite the scandal.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay forward Richard Panik was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for boarding Washington defenseman Karl Alzner.
Panik was given a major penalty for boarding in the second period of the Lightning's shootout loss Tuesday night in Washington. The suspension will cost him $7,590.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Heisman favorite Jameis Winston says he is humbled by all the attention he has received in the week since he led Florida State to a spot in the BCS national championship game.
The freshman quarterback joins Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron as the only multi-award nominees for Thursday's College Football Awards Show. All three are up for the Maxwell Award given to the nation's top player and the Davey O'Brien quarterback award.
Manziel has a Heisman vote as a past winner. He says he didn't vote for himself, but wouldn't reveal his choice.
McCarron, a fifth-year senior with three national titles, says he wouldn't feel slighted if a freshman won the award for a second straight year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Shelton won't get his fourth win on "The Voice" -- at least not this season.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) -- College student Erica Clark has made someone's day.
Asian stocks down as US tapering possibility looms
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Asian stocks extended losses today after an apparent budget deal in the U.S. Congress reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus as early as next week.
DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators are looking into whether a Hyundai Elantra recall should be expanded.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a Recall Query to determine if 52,000 Elantra Touring cars from the 2009 through 2012 model years should be recalled. ...
IN THE NEWS: CONGRESS HOLDS HEARING ON INTERNET GAMBLING
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- There are different sides of the online gambling debate.
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