Pacers 111, Hawks 92

Monta Ellis scored 25 points and Myles Turner added 20 in his first NBA start Thursday to lead the host Indiana Pacers past the Atlanta Hawks.

The Pacers snapped a three-game losing streak by outscoring the Hawks 23-2 over the final 5 minutes, 34 seconds.

Atlanta was led by Indianapolis native Jeff Teague, who had 20 points, and Al Horford, who had 14. It was the Hawks’ second loss in two nights.

After spending most of the final three quarters playing catch-up, the Hawks finally took a 90-88 lead when Horford made a nifty cut for a dunk with 5:55 left in the game.

But the Pacers retook the lead with a 12-0 run flurry and limited Atlanta to only one more basket.

Nuggets 117, Wizards 113

Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and hit four of his five 3-pointers to lead the Denver Nuggets to a victory over the reeling host Washington Wizards.

After the Wizards, who have lost five of six, clawed back from an 18-point, third-quarter deficit to tie the game at 99-all, Gary Harris and Gallinari hit consecutive 3-pointers for a 105-99 lead with 3:16 to go.

Emmanuel Mudiay added 20 points for the Nuggets, who rebounded from Wednesday night’s loss in Boston with a sharp performance from the 3-point line, going 9 for 18.

Garrett Temple had 20 points for Washington, which put seven players in double figures. John Wall, chosen an NBA All-Star for the third time in his career, had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

Raptors 103, Knicks 93

Kyle Lowry had 26 points and 10 assists, DeMar DeRozan also scored 26 points and the host Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory, over the New York Knicks.

Jonas Valanciunas added 11 points and 17 rebounds for Toronto.

Arron Afflalo had 20 points for the undermanned Knicks, who matched a season high with a fourth straight defeat.

Pelicans 114, Kings 105

Ryan Anderson tied his career high with 36 points and New Orleans beat the Sacramento Kings, the Pelicans’ sixth victory in eight games.

The Pelicans won despite the absences of newly named All Star Anthony Davis, who suffered a concussion on Monday night, and Tyreke Evans, who has right knee tendinitis. Jrue Holiday had 25 points and eight assists for New Orleans, while Norris Cole had 17 points and 10 assists.

Bryce Dejean-Jones, making his first NBA start, added 14 points.

DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings, who have lost three straight. Ben McLemore added 26 points for Sacramento and Rajon Rondo 17 points and 15 assists.

Grizzlies 103, Bucks 83

Jeff Green scored 21 points, Marc Gasol added 15 points and eight rebounds, and the host Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the second half for a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Courtney Lee, Tony Allen and Matt Barnes added 13 points for Memphis, with all Barnes’ coming in the fourth, when he connected on four 3-pointers.