Hawks 126, Kings 80
Dewayne Dedmon scored a career-high 20 points and had 14 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks rode a dominant first half to the most lopsided win in franchise history over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Atlanta’s 46-point margin of victory was two points better than its previous best, a 141-97 win over Detroit on Feb. 7, 1994.
Dennis Schroder had 21 points and eight assists for hot-shooting Atlanta.
Atlanta pulled away with two 12-0 runs in the second quarter and took a 64-35 lead into halftime. The Hawks made six 3-pointers in the quarter.
Zach Randolph led the Kings with 16 points. Atlanta made its first eight shots and 50 of 79 (63.3 percent). The Hawks made 16 of their 32 3-point attempts.
Knicks 106, Jazz 101
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points, including a key 3-pointer with 32.9 seconds left, to help the New York Knicks rally in the second half and beat the visiting Utah Jazz.
New York trailed by 10 late in the third quarter but got its third comeback victory in eight days.
Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and Courtney Lee added 19 as the Knicks rebounded after blowing a 15-point fourth quarter lead in a loss to the Cavaliers on Monday. Enes Kanter added 13 points.
Rodney Hood scored 30 points off the bench and rookie Donovan Mitchell chipped in 19 for the Jazz, who dropped to 1-2 since losing Rudy Gobert for four weeks with a bone bruise.
Timberwolves 98, Spurs 86
Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 16 rebounds on his 22nd birthday, and the host Minnesota Timberwolves stopped a 12-game losing streak to the San Antonio Spurs.
Jeff Teague pitched in 16 points and six assists, and Nemanja Bjelica added 11 points off the bench.
LaMarcus Aldridge fell off from his 32-point game the night before, finishing with a quiet 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Thunder 92, Bulls 79
Russell Westbrook had 21 points and seven assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Chicago Bulls for their third straight victory.
Carmelo Anthony returned to the Thunder lineup after missing the previous game with a sore lower back and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jerami Grant added 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Lauri Markkanen and Antonio Blakeney each scored 16 points for Chicago.
Bucks 99, Pistons 95
Khris Middleton scored 27 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the visiting Detroit Pistons.
Milwaukee blocked 16 shots, two shy of the team record set in 1980 at Detroit.
The Pistons were led by Avery Bradley’s 28 points and five assists.
Pacers 116, Grizzlies 113
Darren Collison scored a season-high 30 points, Victor Oladipo had 21 and the visiting Indiana Pacers built an early lead before holding off a late rally to beat the Memphis Grizzlies.
Collison added eight assists, made all 12 of his foul shots and connected on 8 of 13 from the field, including 2 of 4 from outside the arc.
Raptors 125, Pelicans 116
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors kept hitting 3s to beat the host New Orleans Pelicans.
The Raptors shot 16 for 34 on 3-pointers, with C.J. Miles going 5 for 9.
Kyle Lowry had 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 21 and Miles 17 for Toronto. Serge Ibaka added 12 points and Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet each had 10.
DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points for the Pelicans and Anthony Davis had 19.
NBA: Atlanta Hawks get their most lopsided win ever, 126-80 over Kings
Hawks 126, Kings 80