NBA Recap: Indiana Pacers have good shooting night and win

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Pacers 101, Pistons 94

Paul George led the Pacers with 27 points and 13 rebounds, in the Pacers' best offensive showing in several weeks.

Indiana shot 49 percent from the floor, the first time the Pacers have shot over 40 percent in a game since a March 14th 101-94 win over Philadelphia.

David West had 15 points and eight rebounds in the win. 

Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 17 points and 16 rebounds, and Andrew Drummond also had a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. 

The Pacers are still sitting second in the east, just percentage points behind the Heat.

Knicks 110, Nets 81

J.R. Smith had 24 and Carmelo Anthony had 23 in the Knicks blowout win over the Nets. 

With the win, the Knicks jumped percentage points ahead of the Atlanta Hawks with the win. The Knicks have won one more and lost one more than the Hawks, having played two more games.

Tim Hardaway, Jr. added 17 off the bench.

Joe Johnson had 16 points for the Nets in the loss.

Brooklyn clinched a playoff berth over the weekend, and is sitting in fifth in the east, two and a half games back of the Bulls.

Toronto 107, Houston 103

The Houston Rockets are on a three game slide after falling to the Raptors north of the border.

DeMarr DeRozan had 29 points to lead the Raptors, and Jonas Valanciunas and Vazquez each scored 15 points. 

James Harden score 26 points in the loss. Harden has seven straight games of at least 26 points.

The Rockets were without Dwight Howard for the sixth time in the past eight games because of an ankle injury.

Cavaliers 119, Magic 98

Kyrie Irving returned from a biceps injury for the first time in eight games, and scored 17 points on 7-of-8 from the field in the Cavaliers blowout win.

Dion Waiters led the way for the Cavs with 26 points, and Spencer Hawes had 20.

Victor Oladipo had 16 off the bench to lead the Magic, who had four reserves in double figures in the loss.

The Magic have the third worst record in the league, and are lottery bound, while the Cavaliers are just two games back of the Knicks and Hawks for the eight and final playoff spot in the east. 

The Cavs have won five of six, including a win over New York, and play the Hawks on April 4.

Bobcats 123, 76ers 93

The Philadelphia 76ers win streak ended at one game, as the Bobcats rolled into Philly and blew out 76ers.

Al Jefferson had 25 points and 10 rebounds in just 31 minutes of work in the 30 point win. 

All but one Bobcat scored at least two points, as Charlotte 53 percent from the floor, and 55 percent from three point range. 

Charlotte can clinch a playoff berth with an Atlanta loss.

Michael Carter-Williams was the lone bright spot for Philadelphia, as he has been for much of the season, as the leading candidate for the rookie of the year award. He had 22 points and seven assists in the loss. 

Wizards 118, Celtics 92

The Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, with Washington's win over the Celtics. 

Marcin Gortat led the way in front of the home crowd with 22 points and eight boards, and John Wall had 13 points and 10 assists. 

Washington is in the six-spot right now in the east playoff between Brooklyn and Charlotte.

The Celtics are headed to the draft lottery for the first time 2007, when they traded for Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.

Jared Sullinger had 25 points and four rebounds in the loss. 

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