Hornets 97, Magic 94
Robin Lopez had a season-high 29 points and Greivis Vasquez scored 27 points as the visiting New Orleans Hornets snapped an 11-game losing streak with a victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Orlando had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but came up empty on a 3-point attempt by Nikola Vucevic.
The victory was the Hornetsí first since Dec. 3 and their fourth straight regular-season win over the Magic.
Jameer Nelson had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Orlando and Vucevic added 19 points.
Orlando dropped its third consecutive game. It was also the Magicís third straight loss since starting forward Glen Davis injured his shoulder. They head to Washington on Friday
The Hornets dominated inside, outscoring the Magic 44-38 in the paint.
Bucks 108, Nets 93
Brandon Jennings scored 25 points, Monta Ellis added 20 points and a season-high six steals, and the host Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Brooklyn Nets for the 13th straight time.
Brook Lopez had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Nets missed a chance to get back to .500 on the road (6-7) and lost their third straight.
The Nets were without starting guard Deron Williams. He used his wrist to brace himself as he fell to the court in Tuesdayís 93-76 loss to the Boston Celtics. C.J. Watson made his first start of the season and 60th of his career.
Heat 105, Bobcats 92
LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as the visiting Miami Heat handed the Charlotte Bobcats their 16th straight defeat.
Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and had nine rebounds as Miami extended its winning streak to six.
One night after an emotional win over Oklahoma City, James and Wade made sure there would be no letdown against the Bobcats.
Kemba Walker had 27 points, and Ramon Sessions added 19 points for the Bobcats (7-21), who havenít won since Nov. 24.
76ers 99, Grizzlies 89
Dorell Wright scored 28 points and Spencer Hawes had 20, season-highs for both, and the visiting Philadelphia 76ers snapped a six-game road losing streak with a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Wright, who was starting his fifth game of the season, was inserted into the lineup for Jason Richardson, who sat out with a low back strain. Wright was 8 of 11 from the field, part of the Sixers shooting 52 percent from the field, including 9 of 16 outside the arc. Wright hit 5 of 8 from long range.
Thaddeus Young and Jrue Holiday had 13 points each for Philadelphia, Holiday adding nine assists.
Rockets 87, ?Timberwolves 84
James Harden scored 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the visiting Houston Rockets rallied to win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Hardenís drive to the basket gave Houston (16-12) an 85-84 lead with 39 seconds left. He drove again to make it a three-point lead with 11.7 seconds to go and scored 15 of the Rocketsí final 17 points.
Omer Asik added nine points and 17 rebounds for the Rockets, who edged the Wolves after beating their previous three opponents by at least 22 points.
Alexey Shved shot an airball on a 3-point attempt at the buzzer that could have tied it for the Timberwolves.
J.J. Barea scored 18 for Minnesota (13-13), and Shved added 16.
Hawks 126, ?Pistons 119 (2OT)
Josh Smith scored 31 points, Al Horford scored 22 and the host Atlanta Hawks outlasted the Detroit Pistons for a double-overtime victory.
Smith and Horford each grabbed 10 rebounds to record double-doubles, and Louis Williams and Jeff Teague combined to score 35 points.
Will Bynum scored 31 points off the bench to lead Detroit, which snapped its two-game winning streak with the loss.
Bulls at Pacers ó Postponed