Celtics 109, Grizzlies 98
Kyrie Irving scored 25 points in three quarters of work and the host Boston Celtics held off the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.
Boston has won all three of its games coming out of the All-Star break. Terry Rozier finished with 15 points. Jaylen Brown added 13.
After scoring a basket early in the second quarter, the Grizzlies went nearly eight minutes without a field goal. The Celtics rallied during Memphis’ drought, and used a 22-6 run to increase their lead to 55-30.
Boston (43-19) led by as many as 28 points in the second half.
JaMychal Green had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies. Marc Gasol added 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Raptors 123, Pistons 94
DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry each scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 19 and the host Toronto Raptors routed the Detroit Pistons.
Pascal Siakam added 11 points as the Raptors improved to 25-5 at home, the best in the NBA.
Andre Drummond had 18 points and 18 rebounds but Detroit lost its fourth consecutive meeting with Toronto.
Nets 104, Bulls 87
Alan Crabbe scored 21 points and the host Brooklyn Nets snapped an eight-game losing streak with a win over the Chicago Bulls.
Jarrett Allen and DeMarre Carroll each had 18 points for the Nets, and Joe Harris added 15.
Kris Dunn led Chicago with 23 points and Lauri Markkanen had 19.
Warriors 125, Knicks 111
Klay Thompson scored 26 points and Stephen Curry had 14 of his 21 in the third quarter, when the Golden State Warriors ran another opponent off the floor on their way to a victory over the host New York Knicks.
Kevin Durant added 22 points and nine rebounds for Golden State, which trailed by one at halftime before outscoring New York 39-18 in the third to end things early.
The Warriors improved to 3-0 since the All-Star break and beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time, one shy of their longest winning streak in the series.
Pelicans 125, Suns 116
Anthony Davis scored a season-high 53 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked five shots, and the host New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to six with a victory over the Phoenix Suns.
Jrue Holiday scored 20 points for the Pelicans.
Devin Booker had 40 points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix, which lost its 10th straight.
• New Orleans announced it has signed the 6-foot-10 Emeka Okafor through the rest of the season. He scored 14 points Monday.
Thunder 112, Magic 105
Paul George scored 26 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Orlando Magic 112-105.
George, who scored just five points on 1-for-14 shooting in a blowout loss to Golden State on Saturday, made 9 of 20 shots against the Magic and Frank Vogel, who was his coach when he played for the Indiana Pacers.
Steven Adams scored 16 points and Russell Westbrook had eight points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Thunder.
Evan Fournier and Johnathon Simmons each scored 19 points and Aaron Gordon added 18 for Orlando, which lost its sixth straight.
Lakers 123, Hawks 104
Brandon Ingram had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading nine Los Angeles scorers in double figures, and the visiting Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks for their third straight win.
Julius Randle added 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers overcame 23 turnovers to keep their lead in double figures through the second half.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 14 rebounds but was held to 10 points while making only 4 of 12 shots — including a 3-pointer in the final minute.
Taurean Prince had 24 points in Atlanta’s fourth straight loss. Dennis Schroder added 20 points.
• The Hawks announced they requested waivers on veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova. It was another step to clear playing time for younger players, including rookie John Collins, who started. Atlanta released veteran guard Marco Belinelli in a similar move on Feb. 9.
NOTEBOOK: Victim was Wade fan
One of the Florida school shooting victims was buried in a Dwyane Wade jersey, and the Miami Heat guard says he was touched to learn that. Wade said it was difficult to find the words to describe the emotions of his reaction.
Joaquin Oliver, 17, was excited about Wade’s recent return to the Heat. His parents revealed on Univision talk show Al Punto that Oliver was buried Feb. 17 in his Heat jersey bearing Wade’s number.
NBA: Irving scores 25, Celtics hold off Grizzlies 109-98
Celtics 109, Grizzlies 98