Raptors 101, Suns 97
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Amir Johnson added 16, and the host Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns to snap a six-game losing streak on Friday night.
Kyle Lowry scored 15 points, and Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists for the Raptors, who ended Phoenix’s seven-game winning streak in Toronto.
Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown and Jared Dudley all scored 14 points for Phoenix. Goran Dragic had 13.
Phoenix’s Luis Scola scored the first basket of the fourth quarter, but the Raptors answered with a 7-0 run — including five points from Johnson — to lead 87-78 with 9:04 left.
Celtics 96, Trail Blazers 78
Jeff Green scored 19 points, Jason Terry added 17 and the host Boston Celtics cruised to a comfortable win without Rajon Rondo, topping the Portland Trail Blazers. Rondo served the first game of his two-game suspension for his role in a scuffle Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets. Courtney Lee started in his place and finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists. The Celtics never trailed.
Nets 98, Magic 86
Joe Johnson had 22 points and the visiting Brooklyn Nets earned their fifth straight victory. Gerald Wallace added 20 points, including five 3-pointers, as all five Nets starters reached double figures. They beat the Magic for the third time this season. Glen Davis had 16 points to lead the Magic.
Grizzlies 90, Pistons 78
Rudy Gay had 18 points, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley added 17 each, and the host Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth straight. Darrell Arthur added 11 points for Memphis, while Jerryd Bayless scored 10 points. Gasol added 11 rebounds. Greg Monroe led the Detroit Pistons with 17 points and nine rebounds.
Knicks 108, Wizards 87
Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith each scored 20 points, and the host New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards for the 10th straight time. Tyson Chandler and Ronnie Brewer each added 12 points for the Knicks, who improved to 6-0 at home. Chandler finished with 10 rebounds. Raymond Felton scored 11 points for the Knicks, who shot 53 percent from the field.
76ers 104, Bobcats 98
Evan Turner scored 25 points, Jason Richardson hit four 3-pointers down the stretch and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the host Charlotte Bobcats. Jrue Holliday added 13 points and a career-high 15 assists for Philadelphia, which shot 51 percent from the field. Richardson had 14 of his 22 points in the final period, and Turner was 10 of 15 from the field for the game.
Thunder 104, Jazz 96
Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook made a two-pronged bid for his sixth career triple-double and host Oklahoma City finished off an impressive homestand by beating the Utah Jazz. Oklahoma City won all three games by double digits. Westbrook ended up with 23 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists and seven steals.
Timberwolves 95, Bucks 85
Alexey Shved scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Kevin Love overcame a nasty stomach bug to collect 15 points and 14 rebounds in host Minnesota’s victory. Nikola Pekovic had 14 points and tied a career high with 16 rebounds and J.J. Barea added 15 points and five assists for the Wolves.