Atlanta Hawks 98-108 Indiana Pacers > see highlights
Pacers came out blistering, scoring on 14 consecutive possessions in jumping to a 31-9 lead. George hit his first six shots, scoring 14 in that opening burst. Behind a strong performance from the second unit, Atlanta steadily chipped away, closing to 52-49 late in the half, but George Hill’s late 3-pointer gave the Pacers momentum heading into the break and they emerged from it on a roll, hitting seven of nine shots in extending the lead to 75-56. Though Indiana missed nine shots in a row, Atlanta could get no closer than seven the rest of the way.
Cleveland Cavaliers 114-85 Philadelphia 76ers > see highlights
Tyler Zeller led seven players in double figures as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 114-85, Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Zeller had a season-best 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the ninth double-double of his career. Kyrie Irving scored 14 points and played only 23:45 just two days after being named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA All-Star Game.
Toronto Raptors 103-93 Washington Wizards > see highlights
Kyle Lowry scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter and had 10 assists as the Toronto Raptors opened the post All-Star break with a 103-93 over the skidding Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.
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Charlotte Bobcats 108-96 Detroit Pistons > see highlights
Charlotte center Al Jefferson has scored at least 30 points in six of the last nine games, including his 32-point outing on Tuesday. The Pistons center Andre Drummond, coming off his MVP Performance in the All-Star Game’s BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, had another monster game around the boards as he tied his career high with 22 rebounds. Drummond also scored 16 points while achieving his 40th double-double, an Eastern Conference best and the most by a Piston since Grant Hill’s 44 double-doubles in 1995-96. He has grabbed at least 6 offensive rebounds in eight consecutive games, the most by any NBA player since Dennis Rodman did that eight straight times in 1992.
New York Knicks 93-98 Memphis Grizzlies > see highlights
Memphis Grizzlies guard Miller knocked down a season-high five 3-pointers as he scored 19 points in 20 minutes. None was bigger than his wide-open 3 with 45 seconds left that put the Grizzlies on top for good at 94-93. Miller was 7 of 11 from the floor and 5 of 7 from long range.
Orlando Magic 100-104 Milwaukee Bucks > see highlights
The Bucks Rookie Nate Wolters’ 3-pointer with 29.5 seconds left and the shot clock running down lifted the Milwaukee Bucks to a 104-100 victory over the Orlando Magic Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Miami Heat 117-106 Dallas Mavericks > see highlights
LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points, and Chris Bosh added 22 to power the Heat to a 117-106 win over the Mavericks Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.
Phoenix Suns 112-107 Denver Nuggets > see highlights
Gerald Green scored 27 of his career-high 36 points in the second half and overtime, Goran Dragic had 21 points and a season-high 14 assists and the Phoenix Suns rallied in the final minute of the fourth quarter to beat the Denver Nuggets 112-107 in overtime on Tuesday.
San Antonio Spurs 113-103 LA Clippers > see highlights
The top performance hardly came out of nowhere for Patty Mills, who scored a career-high 32 points 10 days earlier against the Bobcats and has three games of more than 20 points this month after collecting four in his previous four years in the league. “Patty Mills was unbelievable. We never could really slow him down.”- Clippers guard Chris Paul