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Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Gerald Green totaled 21 points, while Paul George and George Hill each added 20 as the Indiana Pacers dominated the Utah Jazz, 104-84, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. George also had 11 rebounds and four blocks, as the Pacers won for the fourth time in five games. Indiana outscored the Jazz, 22-8, in the second quarter to expand their lead to 53-31 at the break. The Pacers led by as many as 32 in the third quarter. Derrick Favors had 16 points and nine rebounds for Utah, which lost for the third time in four contests. The Jazz shot a paltry 37.2 percent, including a dismal 3-of-20 in the second quarter.

Final Score: New York 100, Brooklyn 86

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup just in time to light up the Brooklyn Nets for 31 points and help the New York Knicks cruise to a 100-86 victory at Madison Square Garden. After splitting a pair of Battle of the Boroughs meetings at the Barclays Center, the Knicks showed why they are currently the toast of the Big Apple. J.R. Smith added 19 points and Tyson Chandler posted 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who committed just eight turnovers to Brooklyn's 14 and allowed a mere 38 points in the second half to bounce back from their first home loss of the season. Joe Johnson paced the Nets with 17 points, while Brook Lopez and Deron Williams each posted double-doubles. Lopez finished with 16 points and 10 boards and Williams chipped in 16 points and 10 assists.

Final Score: Orlando 90, Washington 83

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - J.J. Redick knocked down four 3-pointers en route to a team-high 17 points on Wednesday, as the Orlando Magic held off the Washington Wizards, 90-83, at Amway Center. Arron Afflalo and E'Twaun Moore donated 15 points apiece for the Magic, who have won four straight games and five of their last six. Glen Davis contributed 12 points and nine rebounds in the victory, but left the game late in the fourth quarter after taking a hard hit to his shoulder from Washington center Emeka Okafor. Nene led the Wizards with a game-high 20 points off the bench, while Jordan Crawford added 19 points and six assists in the setback, Washington's fifth in a row.

Final Score: Toronto 97, Detroit 91

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and the Toronto Raptors held off the Detroit Pistons, 97-91, on Wednesday. Alan Anderson added 16 points for the Raptors, who have won four in a row. Jonas Valanciunas and Ed Davis tallied 12 and 11 points, respectively. Greg Monroe had a career-high 35 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons, who fell to 2-13 on the road this season. Rodney Stuckey donated 13 points.

Final Score: Oklahoma City 100, Atlanta 92

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant poured in 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, as the streaking Oklahoma City Thunder downed Atlanta, 100-92. Russell Westbrook added 27 points with 11 assists, as the two-man show combined for 68 points, 16 rebounds and 14 assists. The Thunder have now won 12 in a row and haven't lost in nearly a month. Their last loss came at Boston, 108-100, on November 23. Jeff Teague led Atlanta with 19 points and nine assists, while Josh Smith posted a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Lou Williams and Al Horford each scored 13 in the setback, Atlanta's second in three games.

Final Score: Boston 103, Cleveland 91

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Paul Pierce scored a season-high 40 points on 13-of-16 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds as the Boston Celtics knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-91, on Wednesday at TD Garden. Pierce also added five assists and three steals. Rajon Rondo finished with 20 points and eight assists, while Jason Terry contributed 15 points on 6-of-9 from the floor for the Celtics, who have won five straight at home. Kevin Garnett donated 12 points and six boards in the victory. Kyrie Irving scored a team- high 22 points, while Tyler Zeller added 20 points for the Cavs, who played without Anderson Varejao and Daniel Gibson. Both players suffered injuries in Tuesday's game against Toronto. Dion Waiters netted 13 points, while Tristan Thompson and Alonzo Gee netted 11 points apiece in Cavs' fifth straight loss.

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