ORLANDO, Fla. — Jonathon Simmons scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the third quarter and the Orlando Magic overcame a 21-point deficit Tuesday night to beat the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers, 116-98.

The Cavaliers scored 43 points in the first quarter, but then went almost 6 1/2 minutes without scoring in the fourth and lost for the 14th time in 21 games. They played the second half without coach Tyronn Lue, who went to the locker room in the second quarter with what the team said was an illness.

The Magic made their first 10 shots of the second half and won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 8-10.

LeBron James had 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Cavaliers, but did not have a rebound or an assist in a foul-plagued second half.

Evan Fournier scored 19 points for the Magic, who broke a nine-game home losing streak against Cleveland.

ROCKETS 123, NETS 113: James Harden scored 36 points, surpassing 15,000 for his career, and Houston beat Brooklyn for its fifth straight victory, in New York.

Chris Paul added 25 points for the Rockets, who kept right on rolling in their first game since their nationally televised romp in Cleveland on Saturday.

Both teams made 16 3-pointers in an entertaining shootout between Mike D’Antoni’s Rockets and the Nets of Kenny Atkinson, who assisted D’Antoni in New York and has the Nets trying to do some of the things Houston does on offense.

But it’s one thing to be like the Rockets and another to beat them. Houston simply went to another gear when Brooklyn took the lead late in the third quarter and never stopped scoring long enough in the fourth to let the Nets get too close.

HAWKS 108, GRIZZLIES 82: Dennis Schroder scored 22 points and Atlanta beat turnover-plagued Memphis, giving the struggling Grizzlies their fourth straight loss, in Atlanta.

Schroder, who sat out the final period, had five assists. Rookie John Collins had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Mario Chalmers had 13 points for Memphis, which has lost six of seven. Dillon Brooks had 12 points.

NOTES

Pistons: Detroit center Willie Reed has been suspended for six games by the NBA after the league investigated the circumstances surrounding his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Reed was arrested last August on a misdemeanor battery charge involving his wife. He entered a pretrial diversion program in October to resolve the charge against him.

Lakers: Los Angeles has been fined $50,000 for violating the NBA’s tampering rule again.

Officials said the fine was in response to team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s interview with ESPN where he was discussing the skills of Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and said the Greek native would put the Bucks “on the map” and bring them a title.

It’s the third time in less than 12 months the Lakers have been disciplined for tampering.

Mavericks: Dallas guard Seth Curry will have surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg, an injury that has sidelined him all season, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.

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