Bucks 108, Suns 99
Brandon Jennings scored 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks gave Jim Boylan a win in his first game as coach with a victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
The Bucks won despite an off-night from leading scorer Monta Ellis, who missed 14 out of 19 shots and committed five turnovers. Ellis finished with 13 points.
Boylan made a couple of significant changes in his first game at the helm, inserting forward Ersan Ilyasova into the starting lineup and giving more minutes to rookie forward John Henson.
Ilyasova had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes. Henson had 12 points and 11 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Goran Dragic scored 21 points and Jared Dudley added 18 for Phoenix.
Nets 109, 76ers 89
Reggie Evans grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds, Deron Williams scored 22 points and the visiting Brooklyn Nets improved to 6-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Evans dominated on the glass, outrebounding the undersized Sixers 23-22 through three quarters. Evans had 22 rebounds against Seattle in 2006.
Andray Blatche scored 20 points for the Nets, hours after he was questioned by Philadelphia police as part of a sexual assault investigation at an upscale hotel.
Up by one at halftime, the Nets routed the Sixers in the third. Joe Johnson, who scored 15 points, and Gerald Wallace each hit 3-pointers during a game-changing 16-2 run to open the third. The Nets hit 14 out of 19 shots in the quarter to stretch the lead to 23 points.
Pacers 87, Heat 77
Paul George had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the host Indiana Pacers held Miami to a season-low point total in a win over the Heat.
George made four 3-pointers to get the best of his matchup with LeBron James. David West added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson chipped in with 13 points for the Pacers (21-14), who have won 11 of their past 13 games.
Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and James had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Miami (23-10), which still has the best record in the East.
Rockets 125, Lakers 112
James Harden scored 31 and Chandler Parsons added 20 to help the host Houston Rockets pick up their fifth straight win, a victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers.
Houston trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, but used two runs in the third quarter to go on top and build a big lead.
Metta World Peace had a season-high 24 points for the Lakers, who were playing without their top three big men Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill — all out with injuries.
Kobe Bryant added 20 for the Lakers and Steve Nash had 16 as they tied a season high with their fourth straight loss.
Timberwolves 108, Hawks 103
Nikola Pekovic had 25 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko added 21 points and the host Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Atlanta Hawks.
Derrick Williams scored 17 points and Alexey Shved had 15 for the Timberwolves, who were missing coach Rick Adelman due to personal reasons. Terry Porter filled in and led the Wolves to their first victory over Atlanta since 2006, snapping an 11-game skid.
Josh Smith had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Al Horford had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks.