Basketball - Stephenson leads Pacers to win over Bobcats

Lance Stephenson scored 20 points to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-94.

Pacers 99, Bobcats 94

Stephenson made nine of 14 field goals and had 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Roy Hibbert added 18 points and 11 rebounds and David West added 14 points and eight rebounds as the Pacers (20-3) remained undefeated in 11 home games.

Charlotte center Al Jefferson had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats (10-13).

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Cavaliers 109, Magic 100

Kyrie Irving scored 31 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to just their second road win of the season, beating the Orlando Magic 109-100.

Irving, who had 37 points in Tuesday's win over the New York Knicks, hit 12 of 24 shots as the Cavs (9-13) won for the fifth time in their last six games.

Dion Waters had 21 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter when he sparked the Cavs to the game-winning run.

Rookie guard Victor Oladipo led the Magic with a season-high 26 points.

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Raptors 108, 76ers 100

DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 108-100.

Terrence Ross added 24 points for the Raptors (8-13), who have won two of their past eight games while the Sixers (7-16) lost their fifth in a row.

Tony Wroten led the 76ers with 23 points.

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Celtics 90, Knicks 86

The Boston Celtics blew a 17-point second-quarter lead and then rallied from 11 points down in the fourth to beat the New York Knicks 90-86.

It was Boston's second win over New York in six days, but this one was entirely different than the 114-73 blowout last Sunday.

The Celtics, down 79-68 with 10:32 left, held the Knicks (6-16) to just two field goals in the final 7:16 and took the lead for good on Avery Bradley's three-pointer from the right corner with 2:38 left.

Jared Sullinger led the first-place Celtics with 19 points.

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Hawks 101, Wizards 99 (overtime)

Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford had his best game of the season.

Horford hit two tying free throws with five seconds to play to force overtime and then hit a fade-away jumper as time expired to lift the Hawks over the Wizards 101-99.

Horford finished with a season-high 34 points and 15 rebounds to lead Atlanta (12-11) to their 11th straight home win over Washington (9-12).

Washington forward Trevor Booker had a season-high 22 points, including a reverse layup that tied the game 99-99 with one second left in overtime.

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Pistons 103, Nets 99

Andre Drummond scored 22 points and 13 rebounds and Greg Monroe contributed 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons ended a three-game losing streak with a 103-99 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Detroit (11-13) led by 21 early in the fourth and survived the Nets' (8-15) late surge.

Nets power forward Kevin Garnett grabbed his 14,000th rebound during the third quarter, becoming the 10th player in league history to reach that mark.

He is only the third player to have 25,000 points, 14,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.

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Pelicans 104, Grizzlies 98

Eric Gordon scored 17 of his game-high 25 points in the second half and Jrue Holiday added 20 points and 12 assists to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to a 104-98 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Gordon and Holiday combined for eight of the Pelicans' final 10 points as New Orleans (11-10) won their second consecutive home game.

The Grizzlies (10-12) were led by Jon Leuer with 19 points and Mike Conley with 18.