Orlando Magic 90-101 Brooklyn Nets > see highlights
Deron Williams came off the bench for the second straight game since returning from an ankle injury. Williams played 28 minutes, tallying nine points and nine assists. …. Kevin Garnett (eight points, five rebounds) is shooting 68.4 percent in January.
Boston Celtics 86-93 Miami Heat > see highlights
“It wasn’t a perfect game. Boston played extremely well. They did a good job defensively even with all the adversity they’ve had. They did a good job but it meant something to us tonight. Even if it wasn’t perfect, the possessions meant something to us, mistakes meant something to us … It starts with that type of pride in our defense.” — Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
Sacramento Kings 114-97 New Orleans Pelicans > see highlights
Since its acquisition of Rudy Gay on Dec. 8, the Sacramento Kings’ have featured the NBA’s second-highest scoring trio when combining Gay with Isiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins. The trio, which averages 57.9 points per game, put together once of its most efficient outings, by scoring 79 points on just 52 shots in Tuesday’s win over New Orleans.
Portland Trail Blazers 97-105 Oklahoma City Thunder > see highlights
After allowing the Blazers to shoot 57.1 percent in the first half, the Thunder locked down on defense and turned things around in the second half. Portland shot just 36.4 percent in the last 24 minutes and just 33.3 percent in the fourth quarter. At the same time, the Thunder offense kicked it in high gear shooting 55.3 percent in the second half and sizzling 68.8 percent in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Timberwolves 112-97 Utah Jazz > see highlights
Kevin Love paced the Timberwolves with 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Corey Brewer also had 19 points, Nikola Pekovic added 18 points and nine rebounds, and Kevin Martin had 18 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a cut on his right pinky finger.