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Nets 119, Nuggets 108
Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and Brooklyn came away with a victory over Denver Wednesday night.
All-Star center Brook Lopez had 23 points and eight rebounds and Kris Humphries chipped in 14 points for Brooklyn.
The 119 points were a season high for the Nets. They also tied a season-high with 16 3-pointers.
Brooklyn is now 2-1 in games played without star point guard Deron Williams, who has sat out the last two games due to sore ankles.
Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with 26 points and hit all of his five 3-point attempts. Denver has lost three in a row after winning a season-high seven straight games.
Jordan Hamilton had 15 points and JaVale McGee added 14 points for the Nuggets. Andre Miller scored eight points and had 10 assists.
Brooklyn almost blew a 20-point lead it built in the third quarter. Corey Brewer's layup made it 101-96 after Miller stole the ball from Lopez.
Brooklyn then went on a 14-3 run started by a 3-pointer from Watson that made it 104-96. McGee then answered with a put back slam dunk to make it 104-98.
Watson hit a free throw that made it 105-95 and added a floater off the glass that made it 107-98. After Miller missed a jumper, Tyshawn Taylor hit a 3 that made it 110-98. McGee was then fouled and made one of two from the free throw line.
Raptors 92, Knicks 88
Reserve Alan Anderson scored 26 points in one of the few good offensive performances for either team, and Toronto beat New York for its fourth straight victory.
DeMar DeRozan added 20 points for the Raptors, who overcame a 4-for-21 performance from Rudy Gay because Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was just as bad. Anthony finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds but shot 5 of 24 for the Knicks, who dropped their final two games leading into the All-Star break.
J.R. Smith led the Knicks with 26 points. Raymond Felton had 16 but shot 3 of 9, while Amare Stoudemire was 4 of 13 and had one particularly ghastly miss from right at the basket on his way to 10 points.
Gay finished with 11 points one night after hitting the go-ahead basket with 4.9 seconds left in a victory over Denver. That was his second such basket in three games since his trade from Memphis, but the Raptors had to look elsewhere this time for someone to pick them up in a game that was poorly played and poorly officiated.
Pistons 96, Wizards 85
Will Bynum scored six of his 20 points in a late run and Detroit went on to beat Washington.
With the game tied at 76, but Bynum scored six straight points to give Detroit the lead with 3:23 to play. Jose Calderon made the lead nine points with a 3-pointer, and the margin was 11 before John Wall broke Detroit's surge.
Calderon led the Pistons with 24 points, while Greg Monroe finished with 16 points and 18 rebounds as Detroit rebounded from a lopsided home loss Monday to New Orleans
Emeka Okafor had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Wizards, while John Wall finished with 16 points and nine assists.
Spurs 96, Cavaliers 95
Kawhi Leonard made a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds remaining to give San Antonio a win over Cleveland.
Leonard's clutch basket came after Dion Waiters' jump shot with 9.5 seconds remaining put Cleveland ahead 95-93.
The Spurs, who have won 14 of 15, had stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili on the floor together for the first time since Jan. 13.
Kyrie Irving, who was held to a season-low six points, missed a desperation runner from the top of the key as time expired.
Tony Parker led the Spurs with 24 points while Gary Neal scored 15.
Waiters scored 20 points to lead Cleveland, which has dropped three straight after winning a season-high three in a row.
Hawks 108, Magic 76
Josh Smith had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Al Horford added 26 points and 12 rebounds as Atlanta blew past Orlando.
The Hawks led by as many as 38 points and decimated the Magic defense on the way to earning their ninth consecutive regular-season win over their division rivals.
Jameer Nelson and Andrew Nicholson led the Magic with 10 points apiece. No other Orlando players reached double-figures.
Pacers 101, Bobcats 77
Paul George posted his first career triple-double of the season with 23 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists, and Indiana routed Charlotte.
Tyler Hansbrough tied a season high with 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Pacers starting in place of David West, who was sidelined by an eye injury.
Byron Mullens led the Bobcats with 19 points and Gerald Henderson chipped in 14.