Magic 105, 76ers 94
Nik Vucevic had 21 points and 16 rebounds as the host Orlando Magic beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night to post back-to-back wins for the first time since early this month. Glen Davis had 19 points, and Arron Afflalo and Victor Oladipo each added 18.
The Magic led by 15 points before fighting off several second-half surges by the Sixers, whom they beat for the 17th time in 20 meetings.
Thaddeus Young led Philadelphia with 26 points and Michael Carter-Williams added 23. It was Young’s first game in a week after missing three games.
Pacers 99, Bobcats 74
C.J. Watson knocked down five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 18 points to pace the visiting Indiana Pacers to their fifth win in a row. The Pacers (14-1) limited the Bobcats to 31 percent shooting. Watson, who had made just 6-of-29 3-pointers this season, was 6-of-8 against the Bobcats. Lance Stephenson had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers.
Grizzlies 100, Celtics 93
The visiting Memphis Grizzlies grabbed a 14-point lead late in the first quarter and held on to beat the Boston Celtics. Jerryd Bayless scored 22 points and Mike Conley had 14 with nine assists to propel the Grizzlies.
Lakers 99, Nets 94
Wesley Johnson made the tie-breaking basket on a steal and dunk with 1:35 left, and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers rebounded to beat the Nets after blowing a 27-point lead.
Bulls 99, Pistons 79
Taj Gibson had a career-high 23 points and the visiting Chicago Bulls pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons.
Rockets 113, Hawks 84
Guards Aaron Brooks and Francisco Garcia both scored 21 points off the bench to spark the host Houston Rockets.