Orlando Magic 93-101 Cleveland Cavaliers > see highlights
The Magic lost their 14th consecutive road game and are an NBA-worst 3-25 away from Amway Center.
Chicago Bulls 94-92 Toronto Raptors > see highlights
D.J. Augustin was waived by the Raptors on Dec. 9 and returned to scorch his old team for 19 points off the bench, 13 of which he scored in the fourth quarter.
Detroit Pistons 98-116 Charlotte Bobcats > see highlights
Al Jefferson scored a game-high 29 points Wednesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena as the Charlotte Bobcats picked up a 116-98 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Washington Wizards 114-97 Atlanta Hawks > see highlights
Wizards built a huge first quarter lead and never trailed in a 114-97 win over the Hawks that snapped Washington’s 11-game losing streak in Atlanta, and pushed the Wizards past the Hawks into second place in the Southeast.
Indiana Pacers 91-104 Minnesota Timberwolves > see highlights
“We played well from the get-go. This is one of my favorite wins of the seasons just because they’re a very good team and we did it without two key players. We fought hard.”…Kevin Love
New York Knicks 98-91 New Orleans Pelicans > see highlights
New York Knicks were just 6-for-27 from 3-point range in their Tuesday night loss to Memphis. But Wednesday, in New Orleans, New York, turned it on from outside in the first half, hitting 7 of their 12 3-point attempts it took. It helped the Knicks own a six-point halftime lead.
Boston Celtics 94-100 Phoenix Suns > see highlights
Markieff Morris led the Suns with 18 points off the bench. Dragic and Gerald Green both scored 17. Other than the late fouls, Tucker had an outstanding game with 10 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. He also tied a career high with six assists.
Brooklyn Nets 105-95 Utah Jazz > see highlights
“It has gotten better and better every year. Maybe in a couple years I will get all cheers, you never know.”…Deron Williams on how he was greeted by the Utah crowd
San Antonio Spurs 111-109 Portland Trail Blazers > see highlights
Patty Mills scored 29 points in exactly 29 minutes off the bench to lead the Spurs to a 111-109 victory Wednesday night at the Moda Center. Marco Belinelli added 20 points for the Spurs (40-15), who won their third straight game despite the absence of starters Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard. Damian Lillard scored 31 points and guard Mo Williams added a season-high 19 points off the bench for the Trail Blazers (36-18), who were missing injured front-liners Aldridge, Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard.
Golden State Warriors 101-92 Sacramento Kings > see highlights
Warriors came into the game with the league’s second best 3-point percentage at 38.4 percent. Tonight they shot just 3-for-19 (15.8 percent) from long range. This game wouldn’t have been close if the Warriors were hitting from the perimeter.
Houston Rockets 134-108 LA Lakers > see highlights
“Dwight played really well. He had great energy, he rebounded the ball real well, was blocking shots and made great decisions in the post.”-Houston coach Kevin McHale. The Rockets set season highs for points, field goals (52), field goals attempted (102) and second-chance points (26).