Hornets 123, Hawks 110
Kemba Walker sank a career-high nine 3-pointers and scored 38 points, leading the visiting Charlotte Hornets to a dominant win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Charlotte never trailed while building double-digit leads in each half.
Dwight Howard had 20 points and 12 rebounds in his first return to Atlanta after his one season with his hometown Hawks.
Nicolas Batum had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Charlotte.
Kent Bazemore had 12 of his 25 points in the third quarter to help Atlanta cut into the deficit.
Pacers 105, Grizzlies 101
Myles Turner had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers won their third straight game with a victory over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.
Turner gave the Pacers a 102-101 lead by hitting two free throws with 34 seconds left.
With two seconds remaining, Wayne Selden missed a floater in the lane that would have given Memphis the lead. Indiana came up with the rebound and sealed it at the foul line with less than a second left.
Marc Gasol finished with 23 points and nine rebounds. Selden led the Grizzlies with 24 points but was ejected with 0.7 second remaining after arguing he was fouled on his missed shot.
Celtics 103, Knicks 73
Terry Rozier filled in nicely for Kyrie Irving, logging his first career triple-double in his first NBA start and leading the host Boston Celtics to a victory over the New York Knicks.
Rozier collected 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to become just the second player in NBA history with a triple-double in his first start, joining Tony Wroten for Philadelphia on Nov. 13, 2013, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Irving was sidelined by a right quad contusion after he got hurt during Monday’s win in Denver.
• The Knicks’ Ron Baker is out indefinitely after an MRI exam revealed a shoulder dislocation and torn labrum. Baker injured his shoulder Tuesday against Brooklyn.
Magic 127, Lakers 105
Marreese Speights scored 21 points in his second start of the season, Evan Fournier added 19 and the Orlando Magic ran away from the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in the third quarter for a victory.
The Magic made a franchise-record nine 3s in a 43-point third period.
Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson scored 20 each for the Lakers.
Nets 116, 76ers 108
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points, D’Angelo Russell added 22 in his best performance since returning from knee surgery, and the host Brooklyn Nets snapped a four-game skid with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Rookie center Jarrett Allen had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets.
Joel Embiid had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the 76ers, who dropped their third straight and fell back to .500 at 24-24.
NOTEBOOK: Rasual Butler, wife die
Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday.
Los Angeles police said in a statement that Butler was speeding before his Range Rover jumped a curb, hit three parking meters and a concrete wall and then flipped over twice.
Butler, 38, and Leah LaBelle Vladowski, 31, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Autopsies were pending.
Cousins has surgery
The New Orleans Pelicans say front-court All-Star DeMarcus Cousins had surgery to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon.
Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute says the surgery went well and that Cousins is expected to make a full recovery. The Pelicans said Cousins will miss the remainder of this season.
NBA: Walker’s 38 points, career-high nine 3s lift Hornets past Hawks
Hornets 123, Hawks 110