Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - C.J. Watson scored 15 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter, including 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc in the final frame to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 99-74 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats. Paul George and Lance Stephenson each had 15 points, while Roy Hibbert scored 14 points with 10 rebounds for Indiana, which won its fourth consecutive game over Charlotte. Stephenson also had 10 boards for the Pacers, who have won five in a row overall and 13 of the last 14 against the Bobcats. Al Jefferson scored 16 points with nine rebounds, Kemba Walker netted 15, and Gerald Henderson added 10 points in the loss. Charlotte has now lost three straight at home and six of its last seven at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Final Score: Orlando 105, Philadelphia 94
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Nikola Vucevic poured in 21 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 105-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. Vucevic for 10-for-13 from the field and also dished out five assists against his former club. Vucevic was dealt to the Magic prior to the 2012-13 season. Glen Davis added 19 points, Victor Oladipo had 18 points, five assists and five steals, but also committed eight of Orlando's 17 turnovers. Arron Afflalo finished with 18 points for Orlando, which has won two straight on the heels of a four-game skid. Thaddeus Young scored 26 points off the bench and Evan Turner finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Sixers, losers in six of their last seven games. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams scored 23 points and added four steals in the setback.
Final Score: Memphis 100, Boston 93
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerryd Bayless led five Memphis players in double figures with 22 points in the Grizzlies' 100-93 win over the Boston Celtics. Mike Conley finished with 14 points and nine assists, Zach Randolph had 13 points and seven rebounds and Tony Allen chipped in with 12 points for the Grizzlies, winners in five of their last seven games. Jeff Green scored 26 points and Jared Sullinger added 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who have dropped seven of their last nine games.
Final Score: LA Lakers 99, Brooklyn 94
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Pierce's uncontested 3-pointer rimmed out in the final seconds as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Brooklyn Nets, 99-94, from Barclays Center. Brooklyn trailed by 27 points early in the contest and never led but battled back to tie the score behind Mirza Teletovic, who netted a career-high 17 points in the setback. The Nets, though, could never get over the hump. Jodie Meeks sank a pair of free throws before Pierce found space at the top and unleashed the potential game-tying trey, which was off the mark. Xavier Henry corralled the rebound and drained two at the line for the final margin. Nick Young led the Lakers, who have won four of five, with a season-high 26 points off the bench. Pau Gasol added 21 points while Steve Blake handed out 10 assists. Joe Johnson paced Brooklyn with 18 points. Pierce scored 12 but struggled shooting, converting just 4-of-17 from the field.
Final Score: Miami 95, Cleveland 84
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James had 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Miami Heat stretched their winning streak to eight games Wednesday with a 95-84 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dwyane Wade added 22 points for the Heat and Michael Beasley scored 17 off the bench. The Heat have also won eight straight games over the Cavaliers and are 11-1 against them since James left Cleveland for Miami after the 2009-10 season. They will remain in the Cleveland area for Thanksgiving dinner at James' home on Thursday. Dion Waiters scored 24 points to lead the Cavaliers, who have lost four in a row and seven of their last eight. Kyrie Irving had 16 points and Earl Clark scored 13 in the loss.
Final Score: Chicago 99, Detroit 79
Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Luol Deng poured in a season-high 27 points and the Chicago Bulls got back on track with a 99-79 win over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Taj Gibson put up 23 points on 11-of-13 shooting off the bench to help the Bulls snap a four-game skid and record their first victory since Derrick Rose's latest season-ending knee injury. Deng finished 11-of-17 from the field, while Kirk Hinrich had 13 points and seven assists starting in Rose's place. Hinrich added three steals to head up a stout defensive effort by Chicago, which limited the Pistons to a paltry 26 points and a 27.8 shooting percentage after halftime. Detroit suffered its 19th loss in its last 20 encounters with the Bulls despite a 25- point effort from Rodney Stuckey.
Final Score: Houston 113, Atlanta 84
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Francisco Garcia and Aaron Brooks both scored 21 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets made 14 3-pointers on the way to a 113-84 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Garcia and Brooks combined to go 7-of-12 on 3s and Houston shot 51.9 percent as a team from beyond the arc. Chandler Parsons and Terrence Jones both added 14 points for the Rockets, who have won three in a row without injured guard James Harden (sore foot) and six of their last seven games overall. Houston shot 55.1 percent overall from the floor. Paul Millsap had 16 points to lead the Hawks, who have lost three straight.
Final Score: Washington 100, Milwaukee 92 (OT)
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcin Gortat scored six of his game-high 25 points in overtime and ended 11-of-12 from the field to lead the Washington Wizards to a 100-92 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. John Wall scored 19 points with six assists and five steals and Martell Webster netted 18 points for Washington, which won its third consecutive game. O.J. Mayo, who scored 21 points, hit a 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime. Khris Middleton netted 13 points and Ersan Ilyasova added 12 for Milwaukee, which lost its 10th straight game. It's the Bucks' longest skid since dropping 15 straight, March 4-30, 1996.
Final Score: Denver 117, Minnesota 110
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson led eight Nuggets in double figures with 23 points as Denver survived a late Minnesota rally to top the Timberwolves, 117-110, at Target Center. Nate Robinson and Wilson Chandler netted 15 and 14 points, respectively, as the Nuggets won their fourth straight tilt. Kenneth Faried had 13 points while Jordan Hamilton added 11 and Hickson, Randy Foye and Andre Miller all scored 10. Kevin Martin made 11-of-11 from the free throw line en route to 29 points for the Timberwolves, who have dropped three in a row and five of six.
Final Score: Oklahoma City 94, San Antonio 88
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant scored 24 points, 13 of which came during a dominant second half for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who put an end to the San Antonio Spurs' 11-game win streak with a 94-88 victory at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Serge Ibaka netted 13 of his 17 points after the break to help the Thunder remain unbeaten on their home court this season and post their fifth win in a row overall. Reggie Jackson turned in a big effort as well, matching a career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting off the bench. The Thunder outscored the Spurs by a 51-42 margin over the final two quarters en route to handing San Antonio only its second defeat of the campaign. Tony Parker paced the Spurs with 16 points and seven assists, with Kawhi Leonard notching 14 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a losing cause.
Final Score: Dallas 103, Golden State 99
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki led six Dallas scorers in double figures with 22 points to guide the Mavericks to a 103-99 win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. Jose Calderon and Jae Crowder finished with 12 point apiece while Shawn Marion, Samuel Dalembert and DeJuan Blair each scored 11 for the Mavericks, who improved to 8-1 at American Airlines Center. Stephen Curry had 29 points and eight assists while David Lee and Klay Thompson both turned in double-doubles for the Warriors, who have dropped four of five. Lee had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Thompson finished with 20 points and 10 boards.