Oklahoma City Thunder 112-95 Miami Heat > see highlights
OKC Thunder forward Kevin Durant has now scored at least 30 points in 12 straight games. The beat goes for Durant. Even though he picked up two early fouls, he clearly won the battle against James. His 12-point third quarter helped the Thunder take control. There’s a reason James calls him among the league’s toughest covers.
Orlando Magic 83-98 Toronto Raptors > see highlights
Kyle Lowry narrowly missed out on his second triple double of the season, grabbing seven rebounds, dishing out 10 assists and scoring a season-high 33 points as the Toronto Raptors (24-21) trounced the Orlando Magic (12-35) 98-83 on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks *Postponed
Philadelphia 76ers 95-94 Boston Celtics > see highlights
Evan Turner hit a game-winning floater as time expired, helping the Philadelphia 76ers defeat the shorthanded Boston Celtics 95-94 in a squeaker at TD Garden. Spencer Hawes finished with 20 points and eight rebounds for the visitors, but it was Turner (16 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists) who was the hero, as he buried a seven-foot floater in the lane to complete the Sixers comeback and snap the team’s three-game losing streak. Jared Sullinger had 24 points and 17 rebounds for the Celtics in the setback, but it wasn’t enough for the hosts, as they struggled without point guard Rajon Rondo (rest). The Celtics have now dropped 16 of their last 18 games overall.
Phoenix Suns 126-117 Milwaukee Bucks > see highlights
Phoenix Suns have some excellent shooters and they showed it by making 12-for-23 from behind the arc and 30-for-32 from the free throw line.
New Orleans Pelicans 77-88 Minnesota Timberwolves > see highlights
Pelicans’ main hope to compete without Davis was to play bombs away from beyond the arc where they are second in the league at 38.6 percent. But even that strategy failed as they went a miserable two for 21 from 3-point range.
Houston Rockets 117-115 Dallas Mavericks > see highlights
Chandler Parsons poured in 26 points and Dwight Howard added 21, helping Houston hold off a late Dallas charge to secure a 117-115 win, Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center.
Charlotte Bobcats 101-98 Denver Nuggets > see highlights
Al Jefferson scored 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. “It was a weird play at the end. The ball got deflected in some kind of way. Mozgov got the ball and had a clean shot layup, but MKG did a heck of a job to block it.” — Al Jefferson.
Chicago Bulls 96-88 San Antonio Spurs > see highlights
With four injured players out of the lineup that are usual starters or spot starters — Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter — the Spurs sent out Jeff Ayers, Nando De Colo and Othyus Jeffers (24 career starts between them) in the first unit with Tim Duncan (1,221 career starts) and Tony Parker (901 starts). The inexperience contributed to the Spurs’ third straight loss for the first time since the final three games of last season.
Memphis Grizzlies 99-89 Sacramento Kings > see highlights
Mike Conley gave the Kings fits all night. The All-Star hopeful finished with 27 points on 8-for-13 shooting and a perfect 9-for-9 shooting at the line.
Washington Wizards 103-110 LA Clippers > see highlights
Jordan finished with 14 points, 17 rebounds and two key blocks, accomplishing his 22nd double-double this season before halftime. Jordan has delivered at least 16 rebounds in 18 games this season, compared to seven such performances in his first five seasons in the league.