Atlanta Hawks 112-109 Orlando Magic > see highlights
Leading by three in the closing seconds, the Hawks put the 6-foot-7 Kyle Korver on Jameer Nelson, who predictably forced an unsuccessful 3-point shot at the buzzer.
Chicago Bulls 98-87 Cleveland Cavaliers > see highlights
Point guard D.J. Augustin scored a season-high tying 27 points and power forward Taj Gibson matched his career best with 26 points as the Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-87. Small forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. added 22 points and center Joakim Noah collected nine points and a game-high 18 rebounds for the Bulls, who have won 14 of their last 16 contests against the Cavaliers. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 26 points, while center Anderson Varejao had 10 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
Boston Celtics 113-111 Washington Wizards > see highlights
Gerald Wallace’s layup with 2.9 seconds to go gave the Boston Celtics a 113-111 overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Jeff Green had a season-high 39 points, and rookie point guard Phil Pressey scored a career-high 20 for Boston.
Dallas Mavericks 85-93 Toronto Raptors > see highlights
DeRozan’s 40 points came on 15-for-22 shooting from the floor. DeRozan has now scored 20 or more points in 9 of 12 games in January.
LA Clippers 91-95 Charlotte Bobcats > see highlights
Charlotte is now 18-12 when shooting more free throws that their opponent. The Bobcats were 12-for-20 from the charity stripe while the Clippers were just 7-for-9. The Bobcats are also 1-13 when shooting fewer free throws that their opponents.
Philadelphia 76ers 110-106 New York Knicks > see highlights
The Sixers’ leading scorer on the night, Turner had averaged just 9.7 points over his last three games. Michael Carter-Williams went for 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for Philadelphia (14-28), while Thaddeus Young tallied 19 points and seven rebounds. James Anderson added 18 points and seven rebounds.
Sacramento Kings 98-119 Houston Rockets > see highlights
Dwight Howard took charge shortly after Cousins’ exit, netting 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting in the second period. The 6-foot-11 center has posted three consecutive 20-point, 10-rebound performances and is averaging 23.3 points on 69.2 percent (27-for-39) shooting and 13.0 boards over his last three outings.
Detroit Pistons 101-104 Milwaukee Bucks > see highlights
Bucks coach Larry Drew would normally go back to his starting five a few minutes into the fourth quarter but recognized who had the hot hand. Thus, he kept Butler, Khris Middleton and Raduljica on the floor for all but a couple of seconds in the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 San Antonio Spurs > see highlights
Kevin Durant now has scored 30 or more points in nine consecutive games. Kobe Bryant’s run of 16-straight games in 2003 is the longest in NBA history.
Indiana Pacers 100-124 Phoenix Suns > see highlights
Phoenix Suns Suns shot 11-for-16 on 3-pointers, Goran Dragic scored 21, Markieff Morris 20, P.J. Tucker 13, Miles Plumlee 11 and Channing Frye 10 points for Phoenix Suns. Paul George scored 26, Hill 16 and David West 13 for the Pacers.