Brooklyn Nets 96-97 Indiana Pacers > see highlights
David West scoring 7 of the team’s final 8 points down the stretch as Indiana held off Brooklyn 97-96 Saturday before a sellout crowd of 18,165 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Milwaukee Bucks 90-99 Memphis Grizzlies > see highlights
Nick Calathes was making his first career start in place of Mike Conley, who suffered a Grade 2 sprained left ankle and will miss at least a week. Calathes, a rookie who has struggled for most of the season, had a career night. He was 8 of 12 from the floor, made 4 of 5 3-pointers, and had a career-high five rebounds. Most important, though, Calathes committed zero turnovers.
Oklahoma City Thunder 81-96 Washington Wizards > see highlights
John Wall scored 17 points, handed out 15 assists and matched his career-high with six steals as the Washington Wizards knocked off the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-81 on Saturday night at the Verizon Center.
Minnesota Timberwolves 113-120 Atlanta Hawks > see highlights
Paul Millsap had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Atlanta before fouling out in the fourth quarter, and Teague and DeMarre Carroll scored 19 each for the Hawks. Martin scored 17 for Minnesota, and J.J. Barea had 12 off the bench before being ejected midway through the fourth quarter for arguing with officials.
Philadelphia 76ers 96-113 Detroit Pistons > see highlights
Andre Drummond has been a huge factor in all of three of the Pistons’ victories over the Sixers this season. He is averaging 21.3 points on 71.1 percent shooting, 15.0 rebounds and 4.3 blocks. Drummond only missed one of his 11 field-goal attempts on Saturday while collecting his Eastern Conference-high 34th double-double this season.
Chicago Bulls 79-88 New Orleans Pelicans > see highlights
Despite shooting 23 more free throws than the Pelicans, Chicago couldn’t cut its lingering deficit to single-digits until the game’s final minute. New Orleans converted eight of its 10 free throws, while Chicago knocked down 22-for-33 from the stripe. However, the Pelicans rendered the disparity meaningless by making 11 more field goals and shooting nine percentage points better than the Bulls.
Sacramento Kings 93-95 San Antonio Spurs > see highlights
The Spurs snapped a season-long losing streak of three games Saturday night by beating the Kings, who left Sacramento with a season-long seven-game losing streak, all but one of those coming with DeMarcus Cousins sidelined with a sprained ankle.
Cleveland Cavaliers 92-106 Houston Rockets > see highlights
Jeremy Lin posted his first career triple-double (15 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) off the bench, and James Harden scored a game-high 28 points on 10-for-17 shooting in his return from a bruised left thumb as the Houston Rockets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-92 on Saturday at Toyota Center. Dwight Howard added 26 points on 10-for-12 shooting and three blocks for Houston (32-17), which has won three straight games overall and five of six at home.
Miami Heat 106-91 New York Knicks > see highlights
LeBron James went for 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals and Dwyane Wade added 22 points as the Miami Heat avenged a 10-point loss to the Knicks last month with a 106-91 victory at Madison Square Garden.
Charlotte Bobcats 95-105 Phoenix Suns > see highlights
For the Bobcats, Cody Zeller had 11 points and six boards in 19 minutes. For the Suns, Archie Goodwin, after a brief trip to the NBA’s D-League, had four points, two rebounds and an assist in 15 minutes. Alex Len had two points, three rebounds, a block and four fouls in 19 minutes. Dionte Christmas had four points in eight minutes.
Toronto Raptors 103-106 Portland Trail Blazers > see highlights
Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, but it was his defensive work on the game’s final possession that keyed the Trail Blazers’ 106-103 victory over Toronto Saturday night at the Moda Center.
Utah Jazz 87-102 LA Clippers > see highlights
Crawford is obviously beginning to feel more comfortable now that he’s back in his reserve role. He was forced into the starting lineup while J.J. Redick was out with a hand injury, but Redick returned Jan.10. Crawford shot 9-for-15 against Utah, his third game in the last five that he has shot at least 52 percent from the floor. Griffin finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, likely continuing as the only player in the NBA averaging at least 22 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and shooting at least 50 percent from the floor.