Pistons 108, Raptors 98
Greg Monroe scored 24 points, Jose Calderon had 19 points and nine assists against his former team, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Raptors in Toronto on Monday. Rodney Stuckey scored 18 points, Jonas Jerebko had 10 of his 15 in the fourth quarter and rookie Khris Middleton added 11 as the Pistons won for just the third time in 19 games.
Rockets 111, Magic 103
Omer Asik matched his career high with 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and host Houston beat Orlando without James Harden and Chandler Parsons. Jeremy Lin had 19 points and 11 assists for the Rockets. Rookie Maurice Harkless scored a career-high 28 points for the Magic.
Timberwolves 110, Celtics 100
Nikola Pekovic bruised and battered the overmatched Boston front line for 29 points to lead host Minnesota. Andrei Kirilenko had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Dante Cunningham scored 19 points off the bench for the Wolves.
Grizzlies 92, Spurs 90
Mike Conley drove for a layup with 0.6 second left, and host Memphis rallied to beat San Antonio for their third straight victory. The Grizzlies matched their franchise record with their 50th win this season. Conley scored the final five points and finished with 23.
Bucks 131, Bobcats 102
Larry Sanders had a career-high 24 points and 13 rebounds in host Milwaukee’s highest-scoring total in more than four years. Monta Ellis had 19 points, a career-high 14 assists and six steals for Milwaukee.
Jazz 112, Trail Blazers 102
Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Mo Williams hit six 3-pointers and the host Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to a season-best five games. Portland rookie standout Damian Lillard added 17 points, including three 3-pointers to break the NBA’s single-season rookie record (166) for 3s.