Thunder 110, Grizzlies 92
Paul George scored 33 points and Oklahoma City beat Memphis without fellow stars Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. Westbrook missed the game with a sprained left ankle and Carmelo Anthony sat out with a sprained right ankle. George responded by making 10 of 24 shots and adding eight assists. Alex Abrines scored 16 points and Raymond Felton, Jerami Grant and Patrick Patterson each added 14 for the Thunder.Marc Gasol scored 18 points for the Grizzlies.
Pacers 121, Knicks 113
Victor Oladipo had 30 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to help Indiana beat New York. Bojan Bogdanovic made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points and Thaddeus Young added 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. The Pacers have won six of eight. Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway, Jr. each scored 17 points, and Michael Beasley had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks. They have lost six in a row.
Timberwolves 111, Kings 106
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 29 points, Jeff Teague added 12 points and 10 assists and Minnesota overcame an uncharacteristic sloppy performance at home to beat Sacramento. Minnesota had 17 turnovers and allowed Sacramento 22 second-chance points, but prevailed after back-to-back road losses. Jimmy Butler scored 18 points, 15 in the second half, for the Timberwolves in their 13th straight home win. De’Aaron Fox had 23 points for Sacramento.
Rockets 104, Mavericks 97
James Harden scored 27 points, Chris Paul added 25 and Houston routed Dallas. The Rockets have won eight straight and 12 of 13. Yogi Ferrell scored 20 points for the Mavericks. They have lost eight of 10.
Raptors 123, Hornets 103
DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and eight assists, C.J. Miles added 24 points and Toronto routed Charlotte for its fifth straight victory. Jonas Valanciunas added 21 points and nine rebounds for Toronto, sparking the Raptors’ pivotal run in the third quarter. Dwane Casey earned his 300th victory as head coach of the team. Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 23 points and nine assists.
Hawks 118, Pistons 115
Dewayne Dedmon gave Atlanta the lead with a three-point play and then padded the margin with a 3-pointer, lifting the Hawks past Detroit. Dedmon matched his career high with 20 points and had 13 rebounds in his matchup with Andre Drummond, who had 25 points and 15 rebounds for Detroit. Dennis Schroder had 23 points, including six free throws in the final 20 seconds, for Atlanta. Blake Griffin had 23 points for Detroit. The Pistons have lost two straight after winning five in a row, including four with the newly acquired Griffin.
Jazz 115, Trail Blazers 96
Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and newcomer Jae Crowder had 15 in his Utah debut to help the Jazz win their ninth straight game. Joe Ingles added 24 points for the Jazz, who were playing without Ricky Rubio because of a sore hip. It is Utah’s longest winning streak since also stringing together nine in 2010.