On song: Whiteside shines as Heat post 12th straight win against Milwaukee Bucks
Cavaliers 132, Pacers 117
Kyrie Irving and Kyle Korver each scored 29 points to help the Cavaliers end the Pacers’ seven-game winning streak.
LeBron James added 25 points for the Cavaliers, who won their fourth game in a row. Korver hit 10 of 12 shots, including 8 of 9 three-point shots. Kevin Love chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.
Trailing by six at half-time, the Cavaliers blew open the game by outscoring the Pacers 40-18 in the third quarter to take a 97-81 lead.
CJ Miles led the Pacers with 23 points, hitting 6 of 9 3-pointers. Paul George and Teague each had 22 points.
Heat 106, Bucks 88
Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and James Johnson added 20 as the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 106-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 21 points and Jabari Parker had 14 to lead the Bucks (22-29), who lost for the 11th time in their last 13 games.
Parker sprained his left knee while driving to the basket with 6:34 left in the third quarter. Parker had to be helped off the court and did not return.
Hawks 117, Nuggets 106
Dennis Schroder had 24 points and 10 assists as the Hawks, up by 20 points early in the third quarter, withstood a Nuggets rally for the victory.
Denver was within four points with less than two minutes remaining, but Paul Millsap completed a three-point play and Schroder hit a pair of free throws to put the Hawks back in control.
Millsap had 23 points as Atlanta placed seven players in double figures.
Wilson Chandler scored 24 points for the Nuggets, and Nikola Jokic contributed 18 points and 15 rebounds.
Pistons 121, Lakers 102
Andre Drummond scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Detroit to victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jon Leuer had 20 points, Tobias Harris tossed in 19, and Marcus Morris supplied 14 points for Detroit.
Julius Randle and Lou Williams had 17 points apiece to lead the Lakers.
Spurs 111, 76ers 103
Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, eight in a pivotal stretch late in the game, as the Spurs held off the 76ers.
Tony Parker added 18 points for the Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge collected 15 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio, and Dewayne Dedmon had 10 points and 11 boards.
Jahlil Okafor and Dario Saric had 20 points apiece to lead Philadelphia, who were without rookie centre Joel Embiid, their leading scorer and rebounder, for the seventh straight game with a bruised left knee.
Jazz 127, Pelicans 94
Joe Johnson came off the bench to score 27 points on a season-high six three-pointers, pacing seven players in double figures and lifting the Jazz to a victory.
Johnson made his first four attempts from long range and finished 6-of-8 from behind the arc as Utah built a 37-point lead in the fourth quarter and coasted to its fourth consecutive win.
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis missed 8 of 12 shots, but finished with a double-double — 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Wizards 114, Knicks 110 (Overtime)
Otto Porter Jr scored six of his 20 points in overtime as the Wizards blew a 12-point fourth-quarter lead before escaping with the win.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 31 points and John Wall added 23 points and 12 assists.
The Nets had a chance for the tie in the closing seconds but Bojan Bogdanovic missed a three-pointer with 3.9 seconds left.
Grizzlies 110, Suns 91
Mike Conley scored 23 points and Marc Gasol added 19 to lead the Grizzlies to a victory that saw three players ejected in the final minutes.
The Grizzlies, playing without reserves Zach Randolph (foot injury) and Vince Carter (scheduled rest), led for all but the game’s first four minutes.
Devin Booker paced Phoenix with 20 points.
A late-game skirmish led to the ejection of Tyler Ulis and Marquese Chriss of the Suns and Troy Daniels of the Grizzlies.
Clippers 119, Knicks 115
Blake Griffin scored 32 points and DeAndre Jordan tossed in 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Clippers to a win.
Carmelo Anthony topped the Knicks with 28 points and nine rebounds, but he missed a potential tying three-pointer with 8.9 seconds left. Kristaps Porzingis added 27 points and Derrick Rose scored 20.
The Knicks matched their most points in the first half, but trailed 68-67.
Tyus Jones hit a three-pointer with 19.5 seconds remaining and Andrew Wiggins hit a pair of late free throws to lift the Timberwolves.
After Jones’ shot, Wiggins’ free throws extended Minnesota’s lead to three with 10.6 seconds to play, and a desperation three-point attempt at the buzzer by Toronto’s Kyle Lowry hit the side of the backboard.
Wiggins had a game-high 31 points and teammate Karl-Anthony Towns notched his 41st double-double of the season with 29 points and 14 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan paced Toronto with 30 points.
Warriors 123, Bulls 92
Klay Thompson celebrated his 27th birthday by hitting six three-pointers as he scored a game-high 28 points for the Golden State Warriors in their comfortable win over the Chicago bulls.
Kevin Durant recorded a 22-point, 10-rebound double-double with seven assists, and Draymond Green added 19 points to complement eight rebounds and six assists.
Kings 108, Celtics 92
Darren Collison scored 26 points in leading the Sacramento Kings past the Boston Celtics.
Collison made 12 of 21 shots from the field and added five assists, including a blind, over-the-shoulder alley-oop to team-mate Willie Cauley-Stein for a ferocious dunk in the fourth quarter.