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BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Substitute Rodrigo scored a 90th-minute winner to give Benfica a thrilling 3-2 win over Anderlecht in the Champions League on Wednesday. [url=http://www.cheapwestvirginiajerseys.com/?tag=west-virginia-will-grier-college-jersey]Will Grier College Jersey[/url] . Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba scored a goal and conceded an own goal as the Belgian champions European campaign ended. The result means Anderlecht remains anchored to the bottom of Group C while Benfica goes level on points with Olympiakos which lost 2-1 at Paris Saint-Germain but stayed second on goal difference. Mbemba opened the scoring and then deflected a shot by Nicolas Gaitan into his own goal in the 52nd minute to give Benfica the lead after Nemjana Matic had equalized in the 34th. Massimo Bruno levelled again in the 77th minute when he turned and fired in a low shot that beat Artur at his near post. Rodrigo sealed the win for Benfica on a late break. John van den Broms Anderlecht was playing without injured playmaker Matias Suarez and suspended midfielder Sacha Kljestan, who impressed in the draw against PSG two weeks ago before being sent off. Benfica also had injury troubles, with top scorer Oscar Cardozo sidelined with a back injury. But the goals flowed at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium despite the missing stars. In a scrappy first half, both strikes came from set pieces as Anderlecht and Benfica failed to carve out clear-cut scoring chances from open play. Anderlecht finally scored its first goal at home in this Champions League campaign when Benfica failed to clear a corner in the 18th minute and the ball fell to 19-year-old centre back Mbemba, who controlled it on his chest under pressure from Benfica captain Luisao and shot under goalkeeper Artur. Benfica equalized in the 34th when Matic headed home a curling free kick from the left by Enzo Perez. After scoring his first Champions League goal in the first half, Mbemba got on the scoresheet a second time, but at the wrong end, when he deflected a shot into his own net after Nicolas Gaitan had turned sharply away from Guillaume Gillet and shot in the 52nd minute. Bruno looked to have earned Anderlecht a point in the 77th minute when a quick pass from Anthony Vanden Borre set him free behind the Benfica defence and he turned and shot past Artur from a tight angle. Mbemba came close to stealing a winner with two minutes to play, but was ruled offside after finding the net. Instead, it was left to Rodrigo to snatch the win for Benfica just minutes after coming on to replace Perez. [url=http://www.cheapwestvirginiajerseys.com/?tag=west-virginia-karl-joseph-college-jersey]Karl Joseph College Jersey[/url] . 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Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night.HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets are heading to the playoffs for the second straight year and believe wins like the one they picked up Friday night will help them when they get there. James Harden scored 39 points and the Rockets ended a three-game skid and clinched a playoff berth with a 111-107 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder "It was a great win for us ... just to give ourselves confidence, especially going into the playoffs," Harden said. "We might see them. It was a big win for us. It shows the resilience we have." Kevin Durant scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his 40th straight game with at least 25 points, the longest streak since Michael Jordan also did it 40 consecutive times in 1986-87. But he was in no mood to talk about matching the feat after the game. "We lost the game thats all Im worried about," he said. "I dont care. We lost." The normally mild-mannered Durant, who leads the NBA with 32.1 points a game, talked a little trash afterward when asked if he was frustrated by the physical defence Houstons Chandler Parsons and Francisco Garcia played on him. "Those dudes cant check me 1-on-1," he said. "They know that. I aint afraid to say it either. They know that. So I was playing the double-teams, triple-teams, but you still got to find a way to do it. Theyre physical just like everybody else and Ive been playing against physical players my whole life, so its nothing different." The Thunder, who had already secured a playoff berth, clinched their fourth consecutive Northwest Division title with a loss by Portland later Friday. Durants 3-pointer cut Houstons lead to one with 1:01 remaining, but Houston answered with four straight free throws. He made another 3 with 16 seconds left, but Harden made two free throws to push the lead to 111-107. Harden was 17 of 20 from the line and had nine rebounds and seven assists. The Rockets were playing without Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley, who both missed their fourth straight games. Howard has missed seven games recently because of a left ankle strain and Beverley is out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his right knee. "Theres all kind of adversity in playoff games and playoff runs," coacch Kevin McHale said. [url=http://www.cheapwestvirginiajerseys.com/]Authentic West Virginia Jerseys[/url]. . "Youve got to be resilient and thats what Ive been preaching with the guys and the coaching staff. Youve just got to stay in the fight and keep swinging. When we do that, were OK." Serge Ibaka tied a career high with 27 points in a game that Russell Westbrook didnt play because the Thunder were playing the second night of a back-to-back. Parsons added 23 points for Houston and Terrence Jones had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Oklahoma City was up by one before Houston scored seven straight points to take a 104-98 lead with less than three minutes left. The Rockets made four free throws before a 3-pointer by Garcia. The Rockets started the fourth quarter with 3-pointers by Jeremy Lin, Isaiah Canaan and Harden for a 9-2 spurt which gave them a 91-86 lead with about 10 minutes left. Durant scored the next four points to get Oklahoma City within 91-90. Houston scored the last six points of the third quarter to cut the lead to 84-82 entering the fourth quarter. The Thunder scored 39 points in the third quarter to take the lead after trailing the entire game. They opened the second half with a 9-0 run punctuated by a dunk by Ibaka to make it 54-52. Houston went right back on top with a 3-pointer by Parsons, but a 9-2 spurt by the Thunder gave them a 63-57 lead with about seven minutes left in the quarter. The Thunder trailed through the first quarter and cut it to three points early in the second quarter on a 3-pointer by Caron Butler before an 11-0 run by Houston pushed the lead to 43-29 about five minutes before halftime. Harden scored the last seven points in that span and capped it by making a 3-pointer with Derek Fisher right in his face. Durant scored Oklahoma Citys final five points to get the Thunder within 50-45 at halftime. The first three points of that run came when Durant was fouled on an off-balance layup he made with his back to the basket and then made the free throw. NOTES: The 39 points the Thunder scored in the third quarter were the most anyone has scored against Houston this season in the quarter. ... Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon watched the game from a courtside seat. ... The win was Houstons 50th, giving them the 10th 50-win season in franchise history. 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