PHILADELPHIA — Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 14 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to five games Tuesday night with a 114-85 victory over the skidding Philadelphia 76ers.
Irving, selected MVP of the NBA All-Star game on Sunday with 31 points and 14 assists, played only 23 minutes in this rout.
Dion Waiters had 13 points before leaving with a knee injury in the second quarter. Luol Deng also scored 13 and Tristan Thompson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers (21-33), on their longest winning streak since an eight-game run in March 2010. That was LeBron James’ final season in Cleveland.
The reeling Sixers fell to 15-40 with their ninth loss in a row and eighth straight at home — their longest skid since the 1996-97 season. Philadelphia has dropped 19 of 22 overall.
Bucks 104, Magic 100
MILWAUKEE — Brandon Knight overcame a bizarre foot injury, scoring 18 points and making two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to seal Milwaukee’s victory in a game between two of the NBA’s worst teams.
Orlando fell to 3-24 on the road. Despite snapping a four-game losing streak, the Bucks have lost 19 of 22 overall.
Bobcats 108, Pistons 96
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Al Jefferson had 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead Charlotte.
Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Josh McRoberts added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bobcats extend their lead over the Pistons to 1½ games for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Jefferson reached 30 points for the sixth time in nine games.
The teams conclude home-and-home set in Charlotte on Wednesday night.
Raptors 103 Wizards 93
WASHINGTON — Kyle Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists as the Raptors broke open a close game in the third quarter and held on for the win.
Five Raptors joined Lowry in double figures, including Amir Johnson, who returned after missing two games with a sore right ankle. He scored 14 points.
The Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, who have won three straight, also got 14 from DeMar DeRozan and Greivis Vasquez.
Pacers 108, Hawks 98
INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Indiana.
David West had 17 points and Lance Stephenson added 13 to help the Pacers beat the Hawks for the second time in three meetings this season.
Kyle Korver scored 19 points, shooting 5 for 7 on 3-pointers, and Lou Williams added 18 points for the Hawks, who have lost six straight.
Grizzlies 98, Knicks 93
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mike Conley scored 22 points in his return after missing seven games with an ankle injury, Mike Miller added a season-high 19, and the Memphis weathered New York’s second-half rally to pull out the win.
Miller shot 7 for 11 from the field, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers, to help Memphis win its third straight. Miller’s 3 with 45.9 seconds remaining gave the Grizzlies the lead for good as they scored the game’s final seven points.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points to lead the Knicks, including 14 during the Knicks’ fourth-quarter push. Carmelo Anthony finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Amare Stoudemire added 12 points.