76ers 99, Jazz 93
Jrue Holiday scored 26 points to help the host Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
Jason Richardson added 20 points for Philadelphia, which snapped a three-game home losing streak. Thaddeus Young scored 14 and Nick Young finished with 12.
The Sixers (5-4) dropped the first two games of a five-game homestand to Milwaukee and previously winless Detroit before bouncing back against Utah.
On Wednesday night against the Pistons, the Sixers set a dubious mark by shooting 29.8 percent from the field, the worst showing by any pro team in Philly since the Sixers’ arena opened in 1996.
Paul Millsap led the Jazz (4-6) with 22 points. DeMarre Carroll added a career-high 17 points, Al Jefferson had 15 and Mo Williams scored 12.
Philadelphia put together a 13-2 run to take an 84-73 lead midway through the fourth quarter. But Utah responded with a 9-2 spurt to pull within four with 2:53 left, making the most of aggressive play in the low post by Jefferson and Derrick Favors.
Holiday then connected on a layup and Thaddeus Young hit a jumper for an eight-point cushion and the Sixers pulled away for a much-needed home win.
Mavericks 103, Pacers 83
David West and George Hill each scored 15 points to help the host Indiana Pacers beat the Dallas Mavericks.
West and Hill, the Pacers’ top two scorers, had combined for 5-for-19 shooting and 10 points in Wednesday’s loss to Milwaukee.
Roy Hibbert and Sam Young added 14 points apiece for the Pacers, who had lost two in a row before beating the Mavericks and their former coach, Rick Carlisle. Indiana (4-6) improved to 3-1 at home.
The Pacers shot 47 percent from the field in their first blowout win of the season. They had gone six games without scoring at least 100 points.
O.J. Mayo led the Mavericks (5-5) with 19 points. Vince Carter and former Pacer Darren Collison both dropped in 10 points for Dallas.
Dallas led 49-48 at halftime even though Indiana shot 54 percent. The Pacers made just 6 of 14 free throws in the first half and were outrebounded 22-15.
Thunder 110, Hornets 95
Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each scored 27 points, and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to their sixth victory in seven games.
Serge Ibaka added 15 for Oklahoma City, which shot 54 percent (40 of 74) and built leads as big as 30 points in the first half and 34 in the second, allowing the starters to rest for the entire fourth quarter. Thabo Sefolosha scored 11 points, while Russell Westbrook had 10 points and 12 assists.
Oklahoma City made 14 3-pointers, with Martin hitting six.
Ryan Anderson scored 15 points for New Orleans, which dropped its second straight. Anthony Davis tied a career high with 11 rebounds to go with eight points, but hit only 4 of 14 shots.
Magic 110, Pistons 106
J.J. Redick scored 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 42.8 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the host Detroit Pistons.
Arron Afflalo scored 19 and Jameer Nelson added 13 points and 10 assists for Orlando, which had each of its starters score in double figures. Glen Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Nikola Vucevic finished with 11 points and 13 boards.
The Magic (3-5) began the day averaging just 88 points a game, but scored 66 in the second half after trailing by as many as 13.
Greg Monroe had 23 points for Detroit, which has dropped nine of its first 10 games. The Pistons were coming off a 94-76 victory at Philadelphia on Wednesday night that snapped a franchise-worst 0-8 start.
Detroit had six players score in double figures, including each of its starters. Tayshaun Prince had 18 points, Kyle Singler scored 14 and Brandon Knight contributed 10 points and 12 assists.
Warriors 106, Timberwolves 98
David Lee had 18 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors dominated inside during a victory over the host Minnesota Timberwolves.
Carl Landry added 15 points and seven boards and Stephen Curry had 17 points and six assists for the Warriors (5-4), who outscored Minnesota 58-22 in the paint.
Alexey Shved had 22 points and seven assists and Derrick Williams had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves (5-4).