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Pistons rout Pacers; Spurs stay hot; Mavs stun Raptors

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Pistons (19-14) 107; Pacers (19-15) 83

Tobias Harris (30/6/1) was unconscious in Detroit's blowout win, going 10-for-11 shooting overall, including 7-of-8 from three-point range. He has 21 points in the first quarter as the Pistons jumped out to a 40-19 lead and never looked back. Andre Drummond (21/18/3) posted a double-double for the Pistons. Victor Oladipo (13/1/3) led the Pacers in the scoring column, but was limited to just 26 minutes due to the blowout.

Mavericks (10-25) 98; Raptors (23-9) 93

The Raptors entered this game with the best record in the Eastern Conference, but still came up short against the struggling Mavs. Led by J.J. Barea (20/3/4), Dirk Nowitzki (18/7/1), Harrison Barnes (16/10/2) and Maxi Kleber (15/8/2), who added five blocks, Dallas upset Kyle Lowry (23/8/6) and Toronto. DeMar DeRozan (8/3/5) struggled mightily for the Raptors, going just 3-for-16 shooting in the loss.

Heat (18-16) 107; Magic (11-24) 89

Playing without Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon due to injuries, Elfrid Payton (19/8/6) stepped up for the Magic, but the shorthanded club couldn't get things going offensively, going just 5-of-20 from three-point range. Josh Richardson (20/7/5) continued his strong recent play for the Heat, while Hassan Whiteside (7/8/0) played 18 minutes in his return from the knee injury that kept him out of the last 13 contests.

Bulls (11-22) 115; Bucks (17-15) 106

The Bulls started the year 3-20 and are now 8-2 since Nikola Mirotic (24/8/1) made his season debut. Kris Dunn (20/2/12) had a double-double at point guard for Chicago in the impressive road win. Giannis Antetokounmpo (28/7/4) and Eric Bledsoe (22/5/6) both had strong individual games for the Bucks, but the Bulls outscored them 32-23 in the final quarter to come away with the victory.

Spurs (24-11) 109; Nets (12-21) 97

Kawhi Leonard (21/2/2) led the Spurs in scoring in 26 minutes of play while LaMarcus Aldridge (20/9/2) and Pau Gasol (15/12/5) both contributed strong efforts from the frontcourt. Caris LeVert (18/0/5) went 8-for-11 shooting off the bench to lead Brooklyn in scoring.

Nuggets (19-15) 107; Jazz (15-20) 83

The Nuggets held a 16-point halftime lead and took care of business in the second half. Jamal Murray (22/8/2) led Denver in scoring in the lopsided win while Derrick Favors (20/6/2) led the Jazz, going 8-for-11 from the free throw line in the process. Denver shot 48.1 percent from the field while Utah shot just 32.1 percent.

Suns (13-23) 99; Grizzlies (10-24) 97

Phoenix won the game in miraculous fashion, as Tyson Chandler (7/6/2) dunked home an ally-oop pass with just 0.6 seconds remaining to break the tie. Devin Booker (32/5/6) returned from a three-week injury absence for the Suns and was dominant, going 9-of-21 shooting and 11-of-12 from the free-throw line in the win. Tyreke Evans (25/5/5) led the Grizzlies with a strong individual effort, but it wasn't enough in the end.

Clippers (14-19) 122; Kings (11-22) 95

Montrezl Harrell (22/8/3) and Jamil Wilson (17/1/0) turned in surprising performances for the Clippers in their blowout win. Wilson went 5-for-7 from beyond the arc while Harrell went 7-of-12 shooting and 8-of-9 from the free-throw line. Willie Cauley-Stein (17/7/3) led the Kings in points, rebounds and steals in the loss.

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Detroit Pistons
Central Division
Eastern Conference
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Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division
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Southwest Division
Western Conference
Dallas Mavericks
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Indiana Pacers
L.A. Clippers
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