Bucks 120 (13-21), Pacers 116 (18-14)
Milwaukee survived a 39-point fourth quarter from the Pacers. Their lead was trimmed to just two with 7.7 seconds remaining, but Khris Middleton hit two free throws to seal the win. He finished with 33 points.
T-Wolves 90 (12-21), Pistons 115 (18-15)
Detroit snapped a three-game skid behind Andre Drummond’s 23 points and 18 rebounds. The Pistons pulled away with a 14-0 burst midway through the fourth to open a 25-point lead.
Warriors 114 (30-2), Rockets 110 (16-18)
Without Stephen Curry for the second straight game, Golden State rallied behind Klay Thompson’s 38 points and Draymond Green’s triple-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds and 16 assists.
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Clippers 95 (21-13), Pelicans 89 (10-22)
The Clippers finished a perfect 5-0 on their road trip. JJ Redick scored 26 points for a second straight night, and Chris Paul hit a step-back jumper with a minute left to go to give Los Angeles the lead for good.
Suns 106 (12-23), Thunder 110 (23-10)
Phoenix fought neck-and-neck with OKC until the final minute. Russell Westbrook rejected Devin Booker at the end of regulation to seal the win. But the Suns were not happy when a fired-up Westbrook gave them a thumbs down at the end of regulation.
Blazers 96 (14-21), Jazz 109 (14-17)
Utah outscored Portland 32-14 in the second quarter and cruised the rest of the way. Trey Burke scored a season-high 27 points.