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PISTONS (10-5) 100; PACERS (8-8) 107

Indiana rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat Detroit at home behind a big fourth quarter from Lance Stephenson (13/8/2) who scored all of his points in the period. The Pacers had six players in double figures, led by a Victor Oladipo (21/15/4) who put up a big double-double.

Detroit had control of the game until they were outscored 36-19 in the fourth. They were led in scoring by their backcourt duo Reggie Jackson (16/2/7) and Avery Bradley (16/6/0).

HEAT (7-8) 91; WIZARDS (9-6) 88

Hassan Whiteside (22/16/1) led Miami to an impressive road win in the nation's capital with a huge double-double. James Johnson (20/5/4) also made a strong contribution off the bench for Erik Spoelstra's men.

Bradley Beal (26/10/4) had a game-high and tried to rally his team to come back from a 25-point deficit but eventually missed a go-ahead three-pointer at the end. John Wall (8/3/8) had a night to forget as he shot just 3-of-12 and was struggling with a knee injury.

JAZZ (6-10) 107; NETS (6-9) 118

In the absence of D'Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie (25/5/8) stepped up and posted a career-high for Brooklyn as they dispatched Utah at Barclays Center. Allen Crabbe (18/5/3) and DeMarre Carroll (17/2/3) also had big games. 

Brazilian Raul Neto (22/3/1) had a team-high for the Jazz off the bench and Rodney Hood (17/1/2) had a strong night but they have now lost seven of their last eight games.

CLIPPERS (5-9) 113; CAVALIERS (9-7) 118 OT

Cleveland made it four straight wins behind huge performances from LeBron James (39/14/6) and Kevin Love (25/8/2) as they saw off the Clippers in overtime. Dwyane Wade (23/11/5) also made a big contribution to the win with a double-double off the bench. 

Los Angeles had six players score in double digits including all five of their starters. Blake Griffin (23/12/5) and DeAndre Jordan (20/22/1) led the way with big numbers but their horrible skid continues with a ninth loss in the last 10 games. 

KNICKS (8-7) 84; RAPTORS (10-5) 107

Toronto continued its impressive recent form with a third win on the bounce behind typically strong displays from All-Star duo DeMar DeRozan (22/6/7) and Kyle Lowry (22/8/10). C.J. Miles (13/3/1) continues to be a spark off the Raptors bench. 

New York produced one of their worst performances of the season as they struggled offensively. Kristaps Porzingis (13/4/0) shot just 3-of-13 from the field and Tim Hardaway Jr. (13/5/1) shot 5-of-11 as they lost their eighth consecutive game against the Raptors.

HORNETS (5-9) 120; BULLS (3-10) 123

Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak by winning a high-scoring affair at United Center. They had a big performance by Justin Holiday (27/3/0) who shot an efficient 10-of-15. Kris Dunn (22/5/7) posted a career-high off the bench as he played a huge role.

Kemba Walker (47/6/5) put up outstanding numbers for Charlotte but his efforts proved to be in vain as he was unable to prevent a sixth straight loss. 

THUNDER (7-8) 101; SPURS (10-6) 104

San Antonio came back from a 23-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City at home behind a solid display from LaMarcus Aldridge (26/9/1) who continues to carry the team in the absence of Kawhi Leonard. Danny Green (17/5/4) also had a good night as he drained five three-pointers.

Oklahoma City Thunder v San Antonio Spurs

OKC managed to blow another double-digit lead this season when they seemed to have control of the game. Carmelo Anthony (20/6/3) led them in scoring but Russell Westbrook (15/9/9) and Paul George (18/7/6) struggled shooting the ball as they went a combined 10-of-38.

TIMBERWOLVES (10-5) 111; MAVERICKS (2-14) 87

Minnesota cruised to a win in Texas as they ended a five-game losing streak in their opponent's arena. Jimmy Butler (21/8/4) led a balanced offensive effort by the T-Wolves as six players hit double figures. Andrew Wiggins (19/5/1) had a solid outing and Karl-Anthony Towns (15/11/2) posted his customary double-double.

Harrison Barnes (18/4/0) led Dallas and Dirk Nowitzki (15/7/1) produced one of his strongest games of the year but they still have the worst record in the league 

TRAIL BLAZERS (8-7) 82; KINGS (4-11) 86

Sacramento came away with a home win in a low-scoring affair at the Golden 1 Center. Willie Cauley-Stein (22/10/2) had a team-high with a double-double off the bench to snap a three-game losing streak. 

As usual, Portland got big offensive performances from Damian Lillard (29/1/4) and C.J. McCollum (19/3/3) but it wasn't enough to prevent a loss. They'll have an immediate chance to get revenge as they meet again on Sunday. 

PELICANS (8-8) 114; NUGGETS (9-6) 146

Denver produced a huge offensive outburst and they own the highest-scoring game of the season. Jamal Murray (31/2/4) caught fire shooting 13-of-18 from the field. Paul Millsap (20/6/7) did a bit of everything and Wilson Chandler (15/11/4) and Nikola Jokic (13/11/6) each added double-doubles. 

Anthony Davis (17/5/2) led New Orleans in scoring but he only played 21 minutes as he left the game with a concussion in what was a terrible night for the team.

SUNS (6-11) 122; LAKERS (6-10) 113

Phoenix avenged two home losses to Los Angeles already this season by securing a victory at Staples Center thanks to a terrific individual performance by Devin Booker (33/3/4). Six Suns players scored in double figures with Alex Len (17/18/2) posting a huge double-double off the bench. 

Kyle Kuzma (30/10/1) had himself a career night, scoring 28 of his points in the second half but it wasn't enough to secure a W. Brook Lopez (19/10/3) also had a strong outing but Lonzo Ball's (6/6/6) struggles continued.

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