Heat 103, Hawks 90
LeBron James scored 24 points and 11 assists and the visiting Miami Heat scored the first 13 points in the fourth quarter to rally past the Atlanta Hawks.
The Hawks led 73-63 entering the fourth quarter, but did not score a point for the first 3½ minutes.
Ray Allen’s basket gave the Heat a 74-73 lead and James then added two free throws to complete the early surge.
Shane Battier and Allen hit 3-pointers to increase Miami’s margin to 86-79 midway through the fourth quarter. The Heat ultimately outscored the Rockets 40-17 in the fourth quarter.
Hawks center Al Horford scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Grizzlies 88, Raptors 82
Zach Randolph had 17 points and 18 rebounds, Mike Conley scored 17 points and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth consecutive game.
Toronto’s Rudy Gay came up short against his former team as the Raptors had their five-game winning streak ended.
Acquired from Memphis in a three-team trade on Jan. 30, Gay had 13 points and nine rebounds but struggled with his shooting, making just five of 15 attempts. He also had a game-high five turnovers.
Tony Allen scored 12 points and Tayshaun Prince had 11 as the Grizzlies won for the eighth time in nine meetings with the Raptors and posted their fourth consecutive win in Toronto. Alan Anderson scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as the Raptors erased a nine-point deficit to tie the score, but couldn’t take the lead.
Pistons 105, Bobcats 99
Greg Monroe scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, stepping up with Brandon Knight on the bench nursing a hyperextended right knee, to lead the visiting Detroit Pistons.
Knight had 21 points before injuring his knee late in the third quarter. Monroe then took over, finishing with seven rebounds and seven assists as the Pistons denied the Bobcats their first back-to-back wins since November.
Jose Calderon finished with 17 points for Detroit. Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 24 points.
Pacers 125, Knicks 91
Paul George scored 27 points and the host Indiana Pacers powered their way closer to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the New York Knicks. David West had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Lance Stephenson added 14 points for Indiana (33-21), which pulled within a half-game of the Knicks for second place in the East.
The Pacers shot 53 percent from the field, scored a season-high point total and had a season-best 28 assists against the Atlantic Division leaders. It was Indiana’s largest margin of victory this season and New York’s worst loss.
Tyson Chandler led New York with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony, the league’s No. 2 scorer, finished with 15 points on 7-for-21 shooting.
Nets 97, Bucks 94
The visiting Brooklyn Nets scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter to rally from an eight-point deficit and beat the Milwaukee Bucks. Deron Williams scored 23 points to lead the Nets.
Timberwolves 94, 76ers 87
Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and tied a career high with 18 rebounds to power the host Minnesota Timberwolves. Derrick Williams had 17 points and eight rebounds and Andrei Kirilenko added 15 points and five assists in his return from a thigh injury for the Timberwolves, who won for the fourth time in their last 20 games.
Rockets 122, Thunder 119
James Harden scored a career-high 46 points and Jeremy Lin added 29 as the host Houston Rockets mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback. Houston was down by 14 points with about seven minutes left. The Rockets used a 21-4 run to erase the deficit and take a 114-111 lead with 1:46 remaining. Harden stepped back under heavy pressure from Serge Ibaka to sink a 3 to tie it, before Lin connected on one seconds later to give the Rockets their first lead of the second half.
Mavericks 111, Magic 96
Shawn Marion and Elton Brand scored 17 apiece, Vince Carter again provided a spark off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks won. The victory snapped a nine-game winning streak for the road team in the series, and the Magic lost for the 26th time in 29 games despite a third-quarter surge that put them in front.