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Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Kyrie Irving netted a game-high 22 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled over the Charlotte Bobcats, 122-95, at Quicken Loans Arena. Dion Waiters added 19 points, Wayne Ellington scored 16 and Tristan Thompson contributed 17 with nine rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have won two straight. Byron Mullens had 15 points off the bench to pace Charlotte, which has dropped its last five games.

Final Score: LA Clippers 86, Orlando 76

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Eric Bledsoe scored 27 points to go along with six rebounds and six steals, as the shorthanded Los Angeles Clippers grinded out an 86-76 victory over the struggling Orlando Magic. DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers, who finally had something to smile about on the Grammy road trip, snapping a three-game skid. They did it without Blake Griffin, who missed his second straight game with a strained left hamstring, and Chris Paul, who sat out his ninth straight contest with a bruised right kneecap. Jameer Nelson led Orlando with 18 points and five rebounds, while Nikola Vucevic recorded a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. The Magic were the cure to the Clippers' ails, dropping their 11th straight game. Orlando is just 2-22 since Dec. 21.

Final Score: Indiana 88, Philadelphia 69

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The heavy-legged Indiana Pacers, led by Roy Hibbert's 18 points and 14 rebounds, displayed their defensive prowess in downing the Philadelphia 76ers, 88-69, for their third win in as many days. Playing the final test in the NBA's only back-to-back-to-back this season, the Pacers held Philadelphia to 34 percent shooting in rolling to their fifth consecutive victory, including a rescheduled Central-Division clash with the Bulls on Monday and a double-digit win over the Hawks on Tuesday. George Hill, Paul George and David West all chipped in 15 points for the victors. The already-ailing Sixers fell to 4-2 on their eight-game homestand and received more dire news Wednesday as it is being reported starting guard Jason Richardson will need to undergo season-ending surgery on his knee. On Monday, the club's second-leading scorer and top rebounder, Thaddeus Young, suffered a grade one left hamstring strain and will miss the next three weeks. Rookie Arnett Moultrie saw more playing time as a result and netted 12 points to follow up Jrue Holiday's team-high 19-point effort in the club's lowest scoring output of season.

Final Score: Boston 99, Toronto 95

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Doc Rivers tallied his 400th win as a Boston head coach, as Kevin Garnett had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the Celtics' 99-95 win over the Toronto Raptors. Courtney Lee added 15 points for Boston, which has won five in a row since standout point guard Rajon Rondo went down. The Celtics had dropped six straight prior to the Rondo injury. Paul Pierce finished with 12 points, 11 boards and six assists in the triumph. Rudy Gay posted 25 points, 12 rebounds and four steals for the Raptors, who have dropped 10 of their last 13 contests.

Final Score: Washington 106, New York 96

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - John Wall led six Washington players in double figures with 21 points, as the Wizards earned a rare victory over the New York Knicks with a 106-96 decision on Wednesday at Verizon Center. Wall added nine assists and five rebounds, while Trevor Ariza knocked down five 3-pointers en route to a season-high 20 points off the bench for the Wizards, who had lost their last 10 meetings with the Knicks. Martell Webster added 19 points, Nene donated 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Emeka Okafor and Chris Singleton scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, in Washington's second consecutive victory. Carmelo Anthony poured in a game-high 31 points to go with nine rebounds, while Amare Stoudemire netted 19 points off the bench for the Knicks, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Atlanta 103, Memphis 92

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Jeff Teague scored 22 points and dished out 13 assists to pace the Atlanta Hawks to a 103-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Josh Smith had 19 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three blocks and Al Horford added 17 points and 11 boards for the Hawks, who had dropped three of their last four entering the contest. Zach Randolph scored 20 points and Mike Conley had 17 points and eight assists for the Grizzlies, who have dropped three of their last four games overall. Marc Gasol scored 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the setback.

Final Score: Brooklyn 93, Detroit 90

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Joe Johnson buried a pair of free throws with 8.8 seconds remaining, as the Brooklyn Nets held on for a 93-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Brook Lopez scored a tough lay-in with 17.8 seconds to play, giving the visitors a crucial three-point cushion, and finished with 17 points to go with nine rebounds for the Nets, who ended a 10-game road losing streak at Detroit. Johnson finished with 16 points and four boards, while Gerald Wallace contributed 14 points in the victory. Greg Monroe netted a game-high 23 points and grabbed 10 boards for the Pistons, who have dropped three straight and five of their last six overall. Will Bynum donated 13 points and dished out seven helpers, while Kyle Singler and Brandon Knight each registered 12 points in the setback.

Final Score: Miami 114, Houston 108

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had 32 and 31 points, respectively, and the Miami Heat continued their home success with a 114-108 victory over the Houston Rockets. Wade also had eight assists and four steals for the Heat, who improved to 20-3 at home this season. Shane Battier and Norris Cole donated 12 and 10 points, respectively. Miami was without the services of Chris Bosh due to the flu. James Harden ended with 36 points, 12 boards and seven assists for the Rockets, who tied an NBA record with an eye-popping 23 3-pointers in Tuesday's 140-109 win over Golden State. Houston went just 9-of-25 from beyond the arc on Wednesday. Omer Asik had a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds, Patrick Patterson donated 15 points and Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin added 13 points apiece.

Final Score: New Orleans 93, Phoenix 84

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Al-Farouq Aminu scored six of his 16 points during a game-sealing run late in the fourth quarter, helping the New Orleans Hornets snap a four-game slide with a 93-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Aminu also pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds, and Greivis Vasquez recorded a double-double of his own with 19 points and 12 assists for the Hornets, who shot 52 percent from the field and allowed just 31 points in the second half. The Suns, coming off a win at Memphis on Tuesday, received 14 points apiece from Jared Dudley and Marcin Gortat.

Final Score: Oklahoma City 119, Golden State 98

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant poured in a game-high 25 points to go with seven rebounds, as the Oklahoma City Thunder throttled the Golden State Warriors, 119-98, on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Russell Westbrook added 22 points and Kevin Martin donated 21 points off the bench for the Thunder, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since winning six straight from Jan. 9-18. Serge Ibaka finished with 15 points, nine boards and six blocks to help Oklahoma City improve to 22-3 at home. Harrison Barnes paced the Warriors with 19 points and Stephen Curry stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in the team's second straight defeat.

Final Score: Dallas 105, Portland 99

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - O.J. Mayo poured in a game-high 28 points and dished out five assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 105-99 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Vince Carter added 17 points off the bench and Dirk Nowitzki finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Mavericks, who had dropped three of their last four games entering the contest. Shawn Marion finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the triumph. With the victory, Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle became the 28th coach to reach 500 career wins. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Wesley Matthews tallied 21 points and Damian Lillard scored 19 points and dished out six assists for the Trail Blazers, who saw their two- game win streak come to an end.

Final Score: San Antonio 104, Minnesota 94

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Tony Parker had 31 points and eight assists in the San Antonio Spurs' 11th straight win, a 104-94 triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Danny Green added 28 points for the Spurs, who have prevailed in 20 of their last 23 contests overall. Kawhi Leonard finished with 19 points and 10 boards in the victory. Nikola Pekovic tallied 21 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, which has dropped 13 of its last 15 tilts.

Final Score: Utah 100, Milwaukee 86

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap scored 19 points apiece to lead the Utah Jazz to a 100-86 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. Jefferson also had 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who have won four of their past five games. Enes Kanter registered 17 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points apiece for the Bucks, who came into the game off a loss against Denver on Tuesday. Samuel Dalembert recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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