AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Raymond Felton scored 26 points, and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons 87-77 on Wednesday night despite Carmelo Anthony’s absence.
Anthony sat out after injuring his right knee Monday, but New York went on a 16-0 run in the fourth to put away the game. The Pistons were without big man Greg Monroe, who has a sore left ankle, and Detroit coach Lawrence Frank missed the game because of a personal matter.
Hawks 107, 76ers 96
ATLANTA — Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Anthony Tolliver added a season-high 21 and the Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a sluggish start for a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Celtics 83, Pacers 81
INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Garnett found Jeff Green all alone under the basket for a layup with 0.5 seconds remaining to finish off a fourth-quarter comeback from 14 points down, and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers.
Cavaliers 104, Jazz 101
CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving scored 20 points and Cleveland’s All-Star guard made all the big plays down the stretch, rallying the Cavaliers to a victory over the Utah Jazz.
Nets 99, Bobcats 78
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Deron Williams had 20 points and eight assists, Joe Johnson added 22 points, and Brooklyn Nets got a needed win over the Charlotte Bobcats.