Hornets 96, Pacers 95

Kemba Walker scored 22 points and hit the game-winning shot with 2.4 seconds left to lead the visiting Charlotte Hornets over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Monta Ellis gave Indiana the lead with a layup over Walker with 16.2 seconds to go. Walker then split two defenders above the 3-point line to get to the rim on Charlotte’s ensuing possession and sank a left-handed scoop shot over Paul George.

The Pacers had a chance at the buzzer, but George’s shot from the top of the key missed. George finished with 32 points.

Marvin Williams had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who began the night with a one-game lead over Detroit for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They won for the second time this month at Indiana after dropping 12 straight on the Pacers’ home court.

Walker, who also had 10 assists, scored nine points in the final 5:08 to help Charlotte fend off a late Pacers charge. Indiana native Cody Zeller finished with 14 points and five rebounds.

Rookie center Myles Turner scored 15 for Indiana.

Hawks 103, Bulls 88

Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Al Horford added 18 and the host Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the short-handed Chicago Bulls.

Paul Millsap had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks, who ended a four-game home skid.

Chicago, which had won three straight, played without its top three scorers because Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and Nikola Mirotic were nursing injuries. A sore right hamstring sidelined Rose for the second straight game.

Doug McDermott finished with 20 points and Paul Gasol had 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Bulls.

Wizards 103, 76ers 94

John Wall had 23 points and 11 assists to lead the Washington Wizards over the host Philadelphia 76ers.

Jared Dudley scored 14 points and Ramon Sessions added 12 for the Wizards. Wall finished two rebounds short of a triple-double.

Washington snapped a three-game road losing streak while winning for the eighth time in nine games against Philadelphia.

Jahlil Okafor scored 21 points and Robert Covington had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers, who lost their seventh straight and 11th in 12 games. Philadelphia dropped to 8-49, preserving their chances of breaking the NBA record for losses in an 82-game season.

Knicks 108, Magic 95

Carmelo Anthony had 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and the host New York Knicks quickly jumped on an Orlando team that appeared to still be staggered by Stephen Curry, beating the Magic.

A night after yielding 51 points and 10 3-pointers to Curry in a 130-114 loss to Golden State, the Magic were barely in a game after the first 10 minutes that their coach said they needed to win.

Kristaps Porzingis added 18 points for the Knicks, who won for only the third time in 16 games. Jose Calderon, Robin Lopez and Arron Afflalo all finished with 14.

Nikola Vucevic scored 18 for the Magic, and Aaron Gordon had 17 points and eight rebounds.

NOTEBOOK: ?Eric Gordon returning

Pelicans guard Eric Gordon, who has missed 16 games with a fractured right ring finger, will return to the lineup against Minnesota on Saturday, New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said.

“He was playing pretty good basketball when he got hurt, so hopefully we can get him back” to that level, Gentry said after Friday’s practice. “It will just be good to have him out there.”