ATLANTA — Thaddeus Young scored 21 points, Domantas Sabonis and Tyreke Evans each added 19, and the Indiana Pacers won their third straight game with a 129-121 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
The Pacers, who began the night with the third-best record in the Eastern Conference, have won 10 of 12. Indiana coach Nate McMillan used nine players, eight of whom finished in double figures.
Kent Bazemore tied a career high with 32 points, John Collins added 21 points and 11 rebounds and Dewayne Dedmon had 18 points and a season-best 15 rebounds for the rebuilding Hawks, who had won three straight.
It was an off night for the Pacers' defense, which entered with the NBA's best scoring average. The Hawks, who have the league's second-worst offense, stayed close by hitting 17 3-pointers.
RAPTORS 106, HEAT 104 — Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Danny Green's 3-pointer with 22.7 seconds left put the Raptors ahead for good and Toronto beat host Miami to improve the NBA's best record to 26-10. Green had 18 points and Fred VanVleet added 16 for the Raptors, who survived a wild fourth quarter that saw 13 lead changes and three ties. Miami had three shots on the game's final possession, with Dwyane Wade and Justise Winslow missing 3-pointers and Wade having a chance at a tip-in that wouldn't fall. Winslow scored 21 points for Miami, which saw its five-game winning streak snapped. Josh Richardson scored 17 and Hassan Whiteside scored 16 for Miami.
PISTONS 106, WIZARDS 95 — Blake Griffin had 23 points and nine rebounds, Andre Drummond got his 10th straight double-double, and host Detroit beat Washington. Detroit had lost 9-of-11 but used a hot start in the third quarter to pull away. Drummond had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Langston Galloway scored 22 points off the bench. The Wizards lost for the eighth time in 10 games and are 4-16 on the road. John Wall had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Bradley Beal scored 21 points. Drummond, the second-worst free-throw shooter in NBA history, hit two with 2:32 left to give the Pistons a 100-93 advantage.
SUNS 122, MAGIC 120 (OT) — Devin Booker scored 35 points and T.J. Warren added 24 points, including all four Suns points in overtime, as Phoenix beat host Orlando. Kelly Oubre Jr. scored had 19 points and Josh Jackson added 10 for Phoenix, which has won five of its last seven games. D.J. Augustin led Orlando with 27 points and six assists. Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Terrence Ross scored 18 points off the bench. Orlando has lost four straight. Phoenix outscored the Magic 4-2 in overtime. Vucevic hit a jumper with 4:26 left in the extra period to account for Orlando's only points on 1-for-10 shooting. Fournier had a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won the game for Orlando.
TIMBERWOLVES 119, BULLS 94 — Derrick Rose had 24 points and eight assists in just his second career game in the United Center against his former team, lifting Minnesota over host Chicago. Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 20 rebounds as the Timberwolves won their second straight on the road. Rose, the top pick in the 2008 draft, played his first seven seasons in Chicago and was named the NBA's most valuable player in 2011. He had missed Minnesota's previous game with a sore left ankle. Because of an assortment of injuries, this was just Rose's fourth career game against the Bulls. Zach LaVine had 28 points in 26 minutes off the bench and Lauri Markkanen added 16 for Chicago.