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Pistons 100, Wizards 68
Greg Monroe had 15 points and nine rebounds and rookie Andre Drummond added a double-double and the Detroit ended a six-game losing streak.
The Pistons, who never trailed, got 15 points from Brandon Knight and 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds from Drummond. Detroit hadn't beaten anyone other than the Cavaliers since late November.
The teams meet again Saturday night in the nation's capital, but the Wizards will have to play a much better game to have a shot at splitting the home-and-home series.
Washington only dressed nine players, with John Wall, Trevor Ariza, Bradley Beal and Nene among the unavailable players, and lost their sixth straight.
Jordan Crawford led Washington with 20 points, but two other players reached double figures.
Raptors 93, Magic 90
DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points, Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists and Toronto won its fifth straight game.
Rookie Terrence Ross scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter while Alan Anderson, Ed Davis and Amir Johnson each had 10 for the Raptors.
Aaron Afflalo scored 26 points and Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Magic, who lost for the first time in five games. Gustavo Ayon had 12 points and 13 rebounds while E'Twaun Moore added 12.
76ers 99, Hawks 80
Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 21 points to help Philadelphia beat Atlanta.
Jason Richardson scored 17 to help the Sixers snap a five-game losing streak. Jrue Holiday had 11 points after missing four games with a sprained left foot.
Josh Smith led the Hawks with 17 points and Lou Williams scored 13.
Pacers 99, Cavaliers 89
Roy Hibbert scored 18 points and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 16 to lead Indiana over Cleveland, which lost its sixth straight game.
Hibbert didn't have to deal with injured Cavs center Anderson Varejao, the NBA's leading rebounder. Varejao missed his second game in a row with a bruised right knee.
David West added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Gerald Green had 14 points - with a ferocious dunk - as the Pacers won for the fifth time in six games.
Kyrie Irving scored 17 points on just 5-of-16 shooting for the Cavs, who are 1-11 in their last 12 games. Tristan Thompson had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland, 3-21 in its past 24.