Hornets 105, Pistons 86
Ryan Anderson scored 31 points, Robin Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and New Orleans beat host Detroit on Monday. New Orleans had lost five of seven coming in, but was in control for the final 40 minutes even though Eric Gordon sat out to rest his knee. New Orleans finished with 10 blocks to just three for the Pistons.
Bobcats 94, Celtics 91
Byron Mullens had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and host Charlotte defeated Boston to snap the Celtics’ seven-game winning streak. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Celtics, but missed a key 18-footer that would have given Boston the lead late in the game.
Clippers 107, 76ers 90
Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and Los Angeles cruised to a victory over host Philadelphia. Jamal Crawford also scored 20 points and Matt Barnes had 11 for the Pacific Division-leading Clippers.
Nets 89, Pacers 84
Brook Lopez scored 25 points and Brooklyn opened overtime on a 9-3 run to pull away from host Indiana. The Nets ended a five-game losing streak at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and won for just the second time in six games overall despite playing without injured guard Deron Williams.
Spurs 103, Bulls 89
Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 26 points and Danny Green scored 18, helping short-handed San Antonio beat host Chicago without its three biggest stars. Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili were all out with injuries, and swingman Stephen Jackson also missed the game due to “personal business,” according to the team.
Wizards 102, Bucks 90
Rookie Brandon Beal scored a season-high 28 points as Washington beat host Milwaukee, earning a rare road win. Washington has won four consecutive games and 11-of-18. The Wizards are 10-7 since John Wall returned from injury and won for only the fourth time in 25 road games this year.
Hawks 105, Mavericks 101
Josh Smith had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Devin Harris made a key steal in the final minute and Atlanta beat host Dallas. Al Horford had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Jeff Teague scored 20 points to help the Hawks win.