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NBA Wednesday night round up: Charlotte Bobcats crush the Indiana Pacers

Al Jefferson had 34 points against the Indiana Pacers
Al Jefferson had 34 points against the Indiana Pacers.

There were 10 games available to watch in the NBA on Wednesday night and the big shock came in Charlotte where the hometown Bobcats crushed the East-leading Indiana Pacers 109-87.

Indiana Pacers 87-109 Charlotte Bobcats

The Bobcats have now won five straight and its mainly down to the incredible play from big-man Al Jefferson, he continued his fine form by scoring 34 points against the Indiana Pacers in their 109-87 win in Charlotte.

The weak East allows a team like Charlotte to go under the radar in the playoff picture and now that the Bobcats are 28-33 they have a legitimate chance of making the post season.

Houston Rockets 101-89 Orlando Magic

James Harden scored 25 of his 31 points in the second half as the Rockets shook off a sluggish start to outlast the Orlando Magic 101-89.

Dwight Howard played for the first time in Orlando as a member of the Houston Rockets had recorded 19 points along with 13 rebounds, Magic had the returning Aaron Afflalo top score for them with 18 points in the loss.

Utah Jazz 91-104 Washington Wizards

Trevor Ariza scored 26 points and recent additions to the Wizards, Drew Gooden and Andre Miller played their part in a 13-point home win for the Washington Wizards.

The Utah Jazz have lost four games of their six game road trip and continue to slide in the Western Conference, they were lead by shooting guard Alec Burks who had 19 points.

Golden State Warriors 108-88 Boston Celtics 

The Golden State Warriors marched into the Boston Garden and came away with a dominant win against the Boston Celtics to put them 14 games above .500 for the season.

Klay Thompson and David Lee both led the Warriors with 18 points, Boston have now lost 7 of their last 8 games and were top scored by center Kelly Olynyk with 19 points in the contest.

Memphis Grizzlies 94-103 Brooklyn Nets

Marcus Thornton was the spark plug in this ball game that Brooklyn hoped he would be when they traded for him as he came off the bench to score 20 points in a 103-94 win over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.

Two of the form teams of 2014 battled it out in this close affair with Brooklyn coming out on top, led by shooting guard Joe Johnson who had 21 points in the game.

Chicago Bulls 105-94 Detroit Pistons

Joakim Noah recorded his second triple double in as many games as the Bulls entered the Palace and came away with a hard fought 105-94 win over the home town Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons bench only gave them 12 points in the game as balanced scoring from the Bulls was enough to down the Pistons who continue to underachieve this season.

Sacramento Kings 116-102 Milwaukee Bucks

The Sacramento Kings shot 52% from the field and were led by point guard Isaiah Thomas with 25 points and six assists in a road victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bucks were trying to win consecutive games for the first time since last March but were unable to overcome the Kings despite 25 points and six assists from their own floor general Brandon Knight.

New York Knicks 118-106 Minnesota Timberwolves

High scoring affair in Minnesota saw the New York Knicks snap a seven game losing streak as they get 33 points from Carmelo Anthony in a 118-106 win over the Timberwolves.

Kevin Love could only add one point in the second half for the T'Wolves as he finished with 19 points and eight rebounds in a disappointing home loss.

Dallas Mavericks 110-115 Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets snapped a six game losing streak by defeating the playoff hopeful-Mavericks on their home court in Denver 115-110.

A returning Ty Lawson had 20 points in the game and really dominated the contest with his ability to find the right man and score at important moments. Dirk Nowtizki managed 27 points but couldn't stop the Mavericks losing their third game in a row.

Atlanta Hawks 78-102 Portland Trail Blazers

The late contest in the NBA saw the Trail Blazers cruise past the banged up Atlanta Hawks and eventually come out winners by a scoreline of 102-78.

The headline of the game was Kyle Korver's three point streak in consecutive games ending at 127, after he failed to make any of his five three point attempts in the big loss to Portland.

Thats the round up of the NBA's action Wednesday night.

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