Celtics 71, Bulls 69
Kevin Garnett scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and added 11 rebounds, and host Boston overcame poor shooting to beat Chicago.
Paul Pierce went only 2-for-12 from the floor but he hit a 3-pointer that bounced around the rim to give Boston a five-point lead with 3 minutes to play. The Celtics shot just 36.8 percent but still had the advantage over the Bulls, who made just 36.5 percent of their shots.
Joakim Noah had 10 points and 16 rebounds, and Carlos Boozer had 11 and 11 for Chicago. Reserve Marco Belinelli added 12 points in under 20 minutes for the Bulls.
Pistons 96, Wizards 85
Will Bynum scored six of his 20 points in a late run and host Detroit went on to beat Washington.
With the game tied at 76, Bynum scored six straight points to give Detroit the lead with 3:23 to play. Jose Calderon made the lead nine points with a 3-pointer, and the margin was 11 before John Wall broke Detroit’s surge.
Calderon led the Pistons with 24 points, while Greg Monroe finished with 16 points and 18 rebounds as Detroit rebounded from a lopsided home loss Monday to New Orleans
Emeka Okafor had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Wizards.
Pacers 101, Bobcats 77
Paul George posted his second triple-double of the season with 23 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists, and host Indiana routed Charlotte.
Tyler Hansbrough tied a season high with 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Pacers starting in place of David West, who was sidelined by an eye injury.
Byron Mullens led the Bobcats with 19 points, and Gerald Henderson added 14.
The first quarter started as a shootout with Indiana and Charlotte combining for 59 points on 55.6 percent shooting.
Hawks 108, Magic 76
Josh Smith had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Al Horford added 26 points and 12 rebounds as Atlanta blew past host Orlando.
The Hawks led by as many as 38 points and decimated the Magic defense on the way to earning their ninth consecutive regular-season win over their division rivals.
Jameer Nelson and Andrew Nicholson led the Magic with 10 points apiece. No other Orlando players reached double figures.
The Magic have lost 24 of their last 27 games.
It was the last game for both teams before the All-Star break. Orlando heads to Charlotte on Feb. 19, and Atlanta next plays at Miami on Feb. 20.
Hornets 98, Trail Blazers 63
Anthony Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and host New Orleans handed Portland its fifth straight loss.
Davis, who missed all seven of his field-goal attempts on Monday night in Detroit, was 10-of-17 against Portland, scoring on an array of dunks, tip-shots and even jumpers from as deep as 20 feet. Ryan Anderson added 14 points and Jason Smith 13, both in reserve roles. Greivis Vasquez had 10 points and eight assists in 26 minutes.
Damian Lillard had 12 points and Victor Claver 11 for Portland.
Raptors 92, Knicks 88
Reserve Alan Anderson scored 26 points in one of the few good offensive performances for either team, and Toronto beat host New York for its fourth straight victory.
DeMar DeRozan added 20 points for the Raptors, who overcame a 4-for-21 performance from Rudy Gay because Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was just as bad.
Anthony finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds but shot 5-of-24 for the Knicks, who dropped their final two games leading into the All-Star break.
Nets 119, Nuggets 108
Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and host Brooklyn avoided another second-half meltdown with a victory over Denver.
All-Star center Brook Lopez had 23 points and eight rebounds and Kris Humphries chipped in 14 points for Brooklyn.
The 119 points were a season high for the Nets. They also tied a season high with 16 3-pointers.
Jazz 97, Timberwolves 93
Al Jefferson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Paul Millsap scored 21 points to power Utah to a victory over host Minnesota.
Jefferson helped the Jazz overcome a sluggish start against his former team to pick up a rare road win against a Western Conference opponent. The Jazz now have four wins in 17 road games in the West.
Derrick Williams had 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and Ricky Rubio had 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves, who shot a season-low 34 percent.
Bucks 94, 76ers 92
Monta Ellis scored 28 points, Brandon Jennings added 21 and host Milwaukee rallied in the fourth quarter for a victory over Philadelphia.
Samuel Dalembert had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Bucks, who ended a four-game losing streak. Milwaukee heads into the All-Star break with a four-game lead over the 76ers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Evan Turner had 20 points for Philadelphia, while Spencer Hawes added 19 points and nine rebounds. Jrue Holiday had 16 points and 12 assists for the Sixers.
Mavericks 123, Kings 100
Vince Carter scored 26 points to pass Larry Bird on the NBA’s career scoring list, and host Dallas headed into the All-Star break with a victory against Sacramento.
Carter scored 17 of Dallas’ last 21 points in the third quarter to help turn aside a Sacramento rally. He made five of seven 3-pointers in the quarter and ended the night with 21,796 career points for 29th on the all-time list. Bird had 21,791.
Dirk Nowitzki finished with 17 points.