Bulls 107, Hawks 103
Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points, Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls held off the host Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
Carlos Boozer had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, and Kirk Hinrich scored 14 points, including six free throws in the final 44 seconds to secure the win.
Pacers 118, Lakers 98
Paul George scored 12 of his 20 points in the third quarter, Evan Turner had 13 points in his Pacers debut, and host Indiana beat the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kent Bazemore finished with a career-high 23 points and Jodie Meeks added 15 for the Lakers (19-38), who have the worst record in the West. The loss ended the Lakers’ three-game win streak at Indianapolis.
Timberwolves 110, Suns 101
Kevin Love fell one assist shy of his second triple-double in three games, and the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves used a late outburst to win. Love had 33 points and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who trailed by eight with 7:57 to play, then outscored the Suns 24-6.
Wizards 115, Magic 106
John Wall scored 27 points, and the must-make-playoffs Washington Wizards survived their first game after Nene’s latest injury, handing the Orlando Magic their 16th consecutive road loss.
Trevor Ariza added 22 points and hit all five of his 3-point attempts, and Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards.
Trail Blazers 100, Nuggets 95
Damian Lillard made up for the absence of fellow All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge by scoring 31 points in the visiting Portland Trail Blazers’ win.
Lillard scored 12 in the third quarter when it looked as if the Blazers were headed for a blowout win, but he saved his biggest shots for late in the fourth.