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ATLANTA — Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat Brooklyn 109-95 on Wednesday night to stop the Nets' seven-game winning streak.


The Hawks played without leading scorer Josh Smith, suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for conduct detrimental to the team following an incident in practice Tuesday.


The Hawks, who had lost six of seven, almost doubled their point total from Monday night's 97-58 loss at Chicago.


Pachulia had 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight assists. Al Horford had 17 points and 13 rebounds. Brook Lopez had 22 points for the Nets, who lost for only the second time in 11 games under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.


Bulls 107, Raptors 105

TORONTO — Luol Deng hit a tiebreaking jump shot with 3 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto in overtime, their eighth victory in nine meetings against the Raptors.


Carlos Boozer had a season-high 36 points and 12 rebounds, and Joakim Noah added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls.


Deng scored 19 points and Richard Hamilton had 15 as Chicago won its fourth straight road game. The Bulls have won nine of their past 11 away from home.



Magic 97, Pacers 86

ORLANDO, Fla. — Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic snap a six-game home losing streak with a 97-86 victory over Indiana Pacers.


Orlando has won two of its last three, having also slipped past the red hot Los Angeles Clippers last week. It was the Magic's first home victory since Dec. 19.


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Thunder 117, Nuggets 97

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Martin had 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver's six-game winning streak by beating the Nuggets.


Kevin Durant added 20 points and tied his career high with five steals as NBA-best Oklahoma City led wire-to-wire for just the second time this season.




Hornets 90, Celtics 78

BOSTON — Greivis Vasquez scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Austin Rivers won his first NBA game against his father as the New Orleans Hornets beat coach Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics.


Al-Farouq Aminu had 18 points and nine rebounds and Anthony Davis had 10 of each for New Orleans, which won for the sixth time in seven games. Austin Rivers scored eight points against his father's team; they became the fourth father-son matchup in NBA history.


Mavericks 105, Rockets 100

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, O.J. Mayo hit two tiebreaking free throws and the Dallas Mavericks held off a Jeremy Lin-led surge to beat the Houston Rockets.


Lin and James Harden combined to score the last 18 points for the Rockets, who erased an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit and got even at 97. After Elton Brand blocked a layup attempt by Harden, Mayo hit both free throws after getting fouled on a layup at the other end.



Spurs 103, Grizzlies 82

SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists and Tim Duncan added 19 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies, extending their home winning streak to 13 games.


The Spurs shot 58 percent from the field in becoming just the third team to score more than 100 points against the Grizzlies.Boris Diaw added 14, Kawhi Leonard 13 and Tiago Splitter 10 for San Antonio (30-11).



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