JaVale McGee and Corey Brewer totaled 20 points each, as the Denver Nuggets used a late surge to best the Indiana Pacers, 92-89, on Friday. Andre Miller, who dished out eight assists, scored eight of his 15 points in the final quarter for the Nuggets, who have won two of their last three after dropping three in a row. Paul George ended with a game-high 22 points for the Pacers, who suffered their second loss in the last six outings despite having all of their starters score in double digits. David West added 18 points and a game-best 11 rebounds, and George Hill totaled 15 and 10 assists in defeat.
Final Score: Philadelphia 95, Boston 94 (OT)
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Evan Turner scored 26 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 3.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-94 win over the Boston Celtics in an Atlantic Division matchup from the Wells Fargo Center. Turner added 10 rebounds and Thaddeus Young compiled 17 points and 12 boards to help the 76ers halt a two-game losing streak and take the opener of a home- and-home series between the longtime rivals. Jrue Holiday contributed 15 points to the hard-fought victory. Boston suffered its second defeat in its last three outings despite a triple- double from Rajon Rondo and a game-high 27 points out of Paul Pierce. The Celtics also received 19 points off the bench from Jeff Green and a 17-point, 10-rebound effort from Kevin Garnett. Rondo finished with 16 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds.
Final Score: Atlanta 104, Washington 95
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Josh Smith poured in a game-high 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 104-95 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday. Jeff Teague had 19 points and six assists while Al Horford added 14 points and 14 boards for the Hawks, who have won eight of their last nine. DeShawn Stevenson had 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting from 3-point range. Kevin Seraphin dropped in a team-best 19 points and Bradley Beal netted 18 for the Wizards, who fell to an NBA-worst 2-14 this season. Jordan Crawford and Nene added 14 and 12 points, respectively, in the setback.
Final Score: Golden State 109, Brooklyn 102
Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - David Lee scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the Golden State Warriors shut down the Brooklyn Nets in the second half to come away with a 109-102 victory at Barclays Center. Lee also pulled down 15 rebounds -- seven on the offensive glass -- while Stephen Curry netted 28 points for the Warriors, who have won the first two tests on their seven-game road trip and five of six overall. Joe Johnson finished with 32 points to lead New Jersey, with Andray Blatche chipping in 22 points and 15 rebounds. Deron Williams added 23 points and eight assists in the Nets' third straight setback.
Final Score: Chicago 108, Detroit 104
Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Joakim Noah posted a game-high 30 points and 23 rebounds while adding six assists as the Chicago Bulls downed the Detroit Pistons, 108-104. Carlos Boozer gave 24 points and six rebounds while Luol Deng and Marco Belinelli each added 16 points for the Bulls, who have won 16 straight games over the Pistons and haven't lost to the team in close to four years. Rodney Stuckey had 24 points and seven assists, while Brandon Knight gave 21 points for the Pistons, who have lost four of their past five games.
Final Score: Minnesota 91, Cleveland 73
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Kevin Love poured in 36 points and added 13 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves earned a 91-73 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Target Center. Like Ridnour totaled 12 points and seven assists, with Jose Juan Barea added 10 points off the bench for the Timberwolves, who have won four of their last six. Alonzo Gee posted 16 points and C.J. Miles contributed 13 for the Cavaliers, who skidded to their ninth straight defeat.
Final Score: Memphis 96, New Orleans 89
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Rudy Gay matched a season-best with 28 points and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the New Orleans Hornets down the stretch to record a 96-89 road victory on Friday. Gay shot 10-of-18 from the field, while Quincy Pondexter made all six of his shot attempts -- four of which came from 3-point range -- in a 16-point effort as the Grizzlies posted their sixth win in seven games and improved their NBA- best season record to 14-3. Zach Randolph added 15 points for Memphis, which led from the first quarter on and were ahead by as many as 14 points in the second half before the Hornets put forth an unsuccessful comeback try. Austin Rivers had a career-high 15 points and Ryan Anderson and Brian Roberts also netted 15 for the Hornets, who finished off a 5-game homestand at 1-4.
Final Score: Milwaukee 108, Charlotte 93
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Ersan Ilyasova had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 108-93 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday. Marquis Daniels added 18 points, while Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis dropped in 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Bucks, who snapped a two- game skid. Gerald Henderson had 19 points and Kemba Walker added 16 points and six assists for the Bobcats, losers of six straight. Michael Kidd- Gilchrist had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the setback.
Final Score: San Antonio 114, Houston 92
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker led six Spurs in double figures with 17 points while also dishing out seven assists as San Antonio routed the Houston Rockets, 114-92, on Friday. Tim Duncan, Gary Neal, Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills added 12 points apiece, with Duncan also contributing 12 rebounds in San Antonio's third straight win and its eighth victory in nine games. Tiago Splitter rounded out the Spurs' double-digit scorers with 15 points. James Harden scored 29 points to pace the Rockets, who have dropped their last six road games.