Celtics drop Lakers; Warriors dominate T-Wolves; Dragic gets revenge

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Pistons (8-3) 114; Pacers (5-7) 97

Detroit won their sixth game in seven tries by shooting 51.8 percent from the floor and dominating the glass by a 50-to-38 margin. Andre Drummond (14/21/4) owned the boards with another double-double while Tobias Harris (23/8/1) and Reggie Jackson (18/3/6) also had solid games. Victor Oladipo (21/3/2) led the Pacers in scoring, but Indiana's early momentum and lead was erased by a lopsided second quarter in which Detroit outscored them 37-to-22. From there, the Pistons extended their seven-point halftime lead to 17 by pulling away in the fourth.

Magic (7-4) 112; Knicks (6-5) 99

Playing without Kristaps Porzingis (ankle), the Knicks relied on Tim Hardaway Jr. (26/11/1) and he delivered, going 11-of-21 from the floor. No other Knick attempted more than seven shots in the loss. The Magic were led by the trio of Nikola Vucevic (24/5/1), Evan Fournier (23/2/5) and Aaron Gordon (21/4/1) and point guard Elfrid Payton (11/6/11) had a double-double in his return from injury. Orlando dished out 31 assists and had just 12 turnovers, which was 11 fewer than the 23 turnovers that New York had.

Celtics (10-2) 107; Lakers (5-6) 96

Al Horford (concussion) missed the game, but backup center Aron Baynes (21/8/3) stepped in and dominated the paint for the Celtics, leading the team in scoring after playing just 23 minutes. Kyrie Irving (19/6/5) and Marcus Morris (18/1/2) were the two other Celtics starters to score in double-figures. Boston rookie Jayson Tatum (ankle) left the game in the first quarter. Brandon Ingram (18/7/1), Jordan Clarkson (18/5/2) and Julius Randle (16/12/2) led Los Angeles in scoring, but the Lakers shot a miserable 5-of-24 from three-point range in the loss.

Heat (5-6) 126; Suns (4-8) 115

Goran Dragic (29/9/4) got revenge on his former team, going 10-of-10 from the free-throw line in the victory. After getting benched last game, Hassan Whiteside (23/10/1) had a double-double and rejected four shots in just 28 minutes. Miami dominated the glass by a wide 53-to-34 margin. Devin Booker (30/3/6) did the best he could to keep the game close, but the Heat got off to a 69-54 lead by halftime and held on.

Warriors (9-3) 125; Timberwolves (7-4) 101

Kevin Durant (thigh) missed the game, but Klay Thompson (28/5/3) and Stephen Curry (22/8/8) shouldered the load for the Warriors, who won their fifth-straight game and eighth game out of nine opportunities overall. After getting off to a slow start with 22 points in the first quarter, Golden State came out firing after halftime, scoring a season-high 44 points in the third quarter to gain a large lead. All five Timberwolves starters scored in double-figures, but no one topped 17 points. Minnesota went just 5-of-24 from three while Golden State went 15-of-36. The Warriors also had a ridiculous 37 assists on 48 made field goals.

Boston Celtics
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
Phoenix Suns
Pacific Division
Western Conference
New York Knicks
Miami Heat
Southeast Division
L.A. Lakers
Golden State Warriors
Minnesota Timberwolves
Northwest Division

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